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Old 13 May 2018, 00:35 (Ref:3821925)   #1
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Old 13 May 2018, 00:37 (Ref:3821926)   #2
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Old 13 May 2018, 00:52 (Ref:3821928)   #3
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No paywall with this one.

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Old 13 May 2018, 04:12 (Ref:3821943)   #4
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Old 13 May 2018, 04:27 (Ref:3821945)   #5
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Better still when will Mr Phelps retire?

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Old 13 May 2018, 04:35 (Ref:3821946)   #6
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Better still when will Mr Phelps retire?

Bring back The Truth newspaper.
Better late then never.

I'll believe Lowndes retiring when I hear it from his own mouth. Until then its everyone else scrabbling to make a headline out something that probably will happen in the future but they have no idea when. Only CL knows
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Old 13 May 2018, 04:37 (Ref:3821947)   #7
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So James "I'm not a dribbling idiot, I just look like one" Phelps strikes again?

Even if the story was true, shows a complete lack of respect to not allow Craig to announce it himself.

Amazing that this "journalist" gets it wrong so many times and yet still has a gig.
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Old 13 May 2018, 04:42 (Ref:3821948)   #8
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i fill like we have heard this before

But i also feel james Phelps announces something, party denies it. Happens anyway
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Old 13 May 2018, 05:08 (Ref:3821950)   #9
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i fill like we have heard this before

But i also feel james Phelps announces something, party denies it. Happens anyway


That’s happened I think once hasn’t it? Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Definitely a possibility that Craig might stop full time in the timeframe so could go either way & like I say, even if true, shows a massive lack of respect.
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That’s happened I think once hasn’t it? Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Definitely a possibility that Craig might stop full time in the timeframe so could go either way & like I say, even if true, shows a massive lack of respect.
Mustang was a pretty big once
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Old 13 May 2018, 06:21 (Ref:3821956)   #11
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For sure - depending of course when he did the article, may have just been the same as Fogarty breaking an embargo.
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Old 13 May 2018, 07:32 (Ref:3821964)   #12
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What chance 888 are/were looking to put together a 2019 retirement tour for Mr Lowndes, and Mr Phelps let the cat out of the bag early?

Stranger things have happened...

Can Simona hang on in the krate for another year, that is the real question...
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Old 13 May 2018, 08:07 (Ref:3821975)   #13
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Supercars great Craig Lowndes to retire as full-time driver at end of next year


JAMES PHELPS, The Sunday Telegraph
May 12, 2018 5:34pm


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THE chequered flag will drop on one of Australia’s greatest motor racing careers at the end of next year with Craig Lowndes revealing he will retire as a full-time driver

The most popular driver since Peter Brock and an undisputed legend of the sport, Lowndes, 43, declared he would become solely an endurance round driver in 2020 in a move that will mark the end of a V8 era.
The Holden immortal revealed his retirement plan when asked about the prospect of extending his race start record to 700.
“I didn’t think I would have had a career as long as this,’’ said Lowndes, whose contract with Triple Eight Race Engineering expires in 2019.
“And I didn’t ever think I would achieve a number like that. But hopefully I get this year and next year (as a full-time driver) and then we might get to 700.’’
The three-time champion will next week become the first driver to reach 650 race starts when he races at the Winton SuperSprint in Victoria, beginning on Friday.


Holden driver Craig Lowndes celebrates winning race 2 in Tasmania last month.

Debuting with the Holden Racing Team as a full-time driver in 1996 when he was 22, Lowndes will end his championship career on 698 races should he retire next year.
Set to continue as an endurance only driver, Lowndes is likely to rack up his 700th race start at Bathurst in 2020.
“There will be another 31 starts next year,’’ Lowndes said
“So we will go close to achieving that milestone. Hopefully it becomes a reality because once I finish the main game side of it. I will go into the enduros and that will still give me a chance to accumulate.
“It would be nice to be in the 700 bracket by the end of my career.’’
But right now Lowndes is not thinking about milestones.
Sitting fourth in the championship standings, the Autobarn racer is out to continue his solid season start as he vies to becomes a four times Supercars champion.
“It is a big number and I think it will become more apparent as to what it represents as I get closer to hanging up my helmet,’’ Lowndes said.

“It is really just a number right now but it is great that I have had a career in Supercars that looks like it will be long enough to do that.’’
Lowndes kept himself in contention to break his 19-year championship drought last round when he went from 25th to third to pull off one of his greatest rescue missions.
Lowndes stormed through the Perth field to claim the stunning podium after starting on the last row of the grid.


Craig Lowndes pictured at Bathurst in 1995, the year before he became a full-time driver.

The six-time Bathurst 1000 winner is out to continue his charge at Winton this week.
“Winton is a great track for me,’’ Lowndes said.
“It was my home track while I was growing up so it has always been a special place. It was my club track in Formula Ford and I was lucky enough to win that championship there.
“I have also done go-kart races there and production class races there so I have so many found memories of the place.’’
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Old 13 May 2018, 09:54 (Ref:3822001)   #14
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Better still when will Mr Phelps retire?

Bring back The Truth newspaper.
Reminds me of an interview I once saw with Mark Day, co-owner of The Truth.

When asked why he called the paper "The Truth" he replied "if I called it absolute bulls***, nobody would buy it..."
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Thanks Forda for posting that - couldn't see behind the pay wall before that.

Sounds like Mr Phelps has simply taken CL's comments re the length of his current contract and number of races in that period and turned that into a retirement announcement.

Hmmm - sounds more like adding 2 + 2 and getting 63 to me.
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