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Old 5 Feb 2000, 22:46 (Ref:6866)   #1
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Supposedly, Jackie Stewart has expressed an interest in giving a test session to Tony Stewart. Tony said that he would definately be interested in racing in F1 but not full time. He said that Jackie hasn't exactly called him yet either. He said he would especially be interested in racing at the U.S. Grand Prix at Indy. Wouldn't that be interesting.
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Old 6 Feb 2000, 17:44 (Ref:6867)   #2
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It certainly would be very interesting. At least Stewart is an excellent driver whatever he climbs into...it's a shame Jeff Gordon is allergic to open wheelers.
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Old 6 Feb 2000, 19:37 (Ref:6868)   #3
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Invader, Jeff Gordon would love to test an F1 car but look who offered him the test--Frank Williams. I wouldn't trust that guy as far as I could throw him.
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Old 7 Feb 2000, 07:59 (Ref:6869)   #4
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I think what Jackie Stewart says and what Jackie Stewart does could be two totally different things. Oh anyone tell Jeff that there are right hand corners in the track? I would also love to test an F1 car, would i be any good? Hell no...
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Old 7 Feb 2000, 19:34 (Ref:6870)   #5
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IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE A NASCAR DRIVER IN F1 BUT AFTER THE LAST TWO ATEMPTS BY CART DRIVERS IT IS UNDERSTANDABLE THAT F1 TEAM BOSSES WOULD BE A LITTLE RELUCTANT.
I'M ALL FOR GREAT DRIVERS DRIVING GREAT CARS BUT WOULDN'T IT BE MORE INTERESTING TO SEE SCHUEMY DRIVE A NASCAR?
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Old 7 Feb 2000, 20:06 (Ref:6871)   #6
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Didn't JYS offer Jeff Gordon a run in the Stewart last year ? (allegedly)

Harpoon ? What the hell sort of name is that ? Reminds me of a beached whale!
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Old 7 Feb 2000, 20:40 (Ref:6872)   #7
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Thats funny, Mr. Bloke. I was about to say the same about your name.
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Old 7 Feb 2000, 21:44 (Ref:6873)   #8
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Looky here...when someone kindly takes up moderatorship on this very forum, the new Mod can decide whether blobby, sizeist puns are allowed.....for now.... Shut it, you'll offend the chunkies

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Old 8 Feb 2000, 00:20 (Ref:6874)   #9
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Kind of funny I was thinking that you reminded me of some black helmeted penis looking thing...
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Old 8 Feb 2000, 00:37 (Ref:6876)   #10
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Last two drivers tio come out of cart were duds so Nascar drivers wont get a go? Correct me if im wrong Villeneuve is in that 2 and won the world championship. The mere thought of a nascar driver in an F1 car is soooo laughable. If you cant see that they will go like a steaming pile of ****, you should get your head out from between your legs. The only reason a nascar driver would get a ride in an F1 car would be if they had the most money to rent a drive....
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It would be interesting to see how some of the NASCAR drivers would fare in the US Grand Prix.However,the race at Dover Downs is scheduled on the same day as the Formula-1 race and its highly unlikley that any NASCAR drivers would attempt to make both events.Even if Stewart were of a mind to try I doubt if Joe Gibbs would allow it.
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Old 8 Feb 2000, 14:26 (Ref:6877)   #12
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Its pretty apparent that your knowledge of NASCAR is quite limited based on the following statement.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Oh anyone tell Jeff that there are right hand corners in the track<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

NASCAR's schedule includes two road courses anually.One is at Watkins Glen,New York the other at Sonoma,California(Sears Point)Jeff Gordon has dominated these events,having won the last five road races in a row.The implication that Gordon cant drive on a track with right turns is totally asinine.

Also,if you think that if Jeff Gordon or Tony Stewart were to decide to shift their carrers to F-1 or any other open wheel series that they would'nt be able to secure a seat,guess again.There would be a stampede of teams lining up to put one of these young men in their cars.


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Old 9 Feb 2000, 04:36 (Ref:6878)   #13
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Tony might have a chance to be an OK F1 driver.

BUT....

Not overnight. JV practiced all winter to be able to almost win the first race, and he was going from one high-power open wheeler to antoher. The only reason I can see Tony Stewart testing an F1 car at Indy, is as a one time deal where he comes out, does a few slow laps and goes back in. Just for the purpose of showing off F1 to American stock car fans.

It takes a lot of practice to drive an F1 car fast, and Tony has none. If he were to run at the US GP as a one time thing in a Jaguar, he would undoubtably crash off trying to push the Minardis around. It's not worth it.

Don't take this as an open-wheel fan bashing tin-tops. I am just giving my opinion.
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Old 9 Feb 2000, 09:11 (Ref:6879)   #14
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okok, i we all know that they race on road tracks, we aren't that ignorant. What can the rest of you folk tell us about Nascar, Auscar, Legends, Sportsmans, HQs in Australia? I really am interested in some replies here, i know i didn't get any the last time i asked...

I'm not into ragging Nascar, i love it. But to think that one of it's drivers can take on F1 is a bit silly. How many drivers come from major open wheel backgrounds (Outlaws, midgets etc don't count) and all of Stewart's history in open wheelers is on ovals. Driving a nascar around an oval and an F1 car around a road track are like apples and oranges. Everything is so very different between the two, what's in common between the two? 4 tires, an engine, and a steering wheel. (ok, theres more, but F1 is space age compared to the ol stockers.)

Why hasn't there been a stampede to F1 from Nascar? Lets face it, why do these people become professional racing drivers? They love the sport, and the money is very very good. If these guys really are the best, why don't they take on Schumacher and his pay check?

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Old 10 Feb 2000, 01:22 (Ref:6880)   #15
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CrashTest, although I agree with your comment that NASCAR and F1 are as different as Apples and Oranges, I can't agree with your assumption that F1 drivers are vastly superior than NASCAR drivers.

David Pearson, Bobby Allison and others fared pretty well in IROC in comparison to F1 drivers. In fact, check out how they did racing against current WDC Emerson Fittipaldi and 1967 WDC Denny Hulme racing in Porsche Carreras when all four of these races were on road courses. Click here: www.irocracing.com/1974History.htm

NASCAR driver Donnie Allison, who wasn't even selected as one of the top fifty greatest NASCAR drivers by NASCAR for its 50th year anniversary, placed 4th in his first attempt in the 1970 Indianapolis 500. He followed this up with a 6th place finish in his second attempt. Click here: www.Indy500.com/stats/drivers.php3?drivername=Donnie+Allison

Your statement that if these drivers want to be the best then why don't they take on Schumacher in F1 is ridiculous. Who would want to leave their own country where they can be the second and third richest drivers in the world to race in a series where their ride is a more important component of their success, where team orders exist and where there are only four or five decent rides in the whole series that they would be lucky to get a shot at even if they produced in inferior equipment?

Any top NASCAR driver would be stupid to give up fame and fortune here in the U.S. to become a couple of fine print lines in the Monday morning newspaper.


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