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Kurt's Attempt at the Double "Indy 500"

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Read an Article that Kurt may run in the Indy 500. What do you think. Report states that Andretti racing switched from chevy to Honda motors and that could be an issue. Tony Stewart has commented that he is on board and would be there with Kurt using Tony's plain to travel back and forth. I say run the Double and hey why not win both races. Wouldn't that be something? Highly doubtful but it would be cool

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Kurt has little to no chance to win or even do well at the Indy500 if he trys it with Andretti as they've had NO success winning at the 500 since 2007 when Dario won when it was AGR. Testing for them last yr is nothing compared to an actual 500 race and he'll find that out the hard way. These Nascar drivers think they can just go into another series and win--what a joke--and Indycar is so desperate they think it'll give them some needed PR---not really? AJ had a chance last yr with Penske but he's had previous open wheel experience and Penske has won the 500 alot. Kurt needs to focus on SHR moreso for his new buddy boss Haas then a PR stunt that wont even be that. 8-)
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Post Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:01 pm

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Doesn't Kurt already have enough enemies in Nascar?
Why would he want to race at Indy and add several more??
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Doesn't Kurt already have enough enemies in Nascar?



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Why would he want to race at Indy and add several more??
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I am curious how Danica feels about this?
She was told that SHR didn't want her trying the double, yet Kurt has their blessing!

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Post Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:57 pm

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Stir, stir, stir. Who cares about her?
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onerockindoc wrote:Stir, stir, stir. Who cares about her?

Hey!
She happens to be my favorite SHR driver!
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I don't see the problem with it. He has Tony's blessing and Tony said he'd be there and they'd use his plane to get back and forth. I think Kurt will do well as long as he has enough practice time. Chances are he'll do better than a certain person who shall remain nameless AND probably winless too. :lol:
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"Stir, stir, stir. Who cares about her?"

That's funny--You clearly no nothing about her after all this time proving what she can do for ratings etc when she does well. Facts are a lot more fans care about her in the mainstream then they do Kurt or other Nascar drivers whose fan bases depend on Nascar fans only--hers doesn't.

Danica is the ONLY driver who would cause a media storm like no others if she decided to do the Indy500 again. Its true SHR wants Danica to focus on Nascar but facts are Tony S said he would support her IF she wanted to do the double at some point. Check her stats at the Indy500 all her yrs there as she always finished in the top 10 or much better setting records like a 4th start & finish and laps led as a rookie, best for any female driver and many other male drivers. Even Tony S best finish at the 500 was 9th only & Danica also got a podium 3rd at the 500 in 2009, easily proving she is probably the only Nascar driver now with a real chance of winning the 500 if she can get a decent ride and decides to do so?.

BTW how many know that Danicas brother in law Chase Selman is a manager for DRR in Indycar, but sadly they aren't a top team for her to run the 500 with as they aren't even running a Indycar team except maybe PT nowdays although rumors say they may get started at some point to run some races?. Danicas dad still loves Indycar and introduced her sister Brook to him yrs ago and in pictures on twitter of the family they all hang out quite often but--who knows in time??

Kurt is a waste of time and while some media will cover him it wont be close to what Danica has proven she can bring--let him try and watch and see as most Indycar fans hate Nascar anyway and even AJ last yr for Penske did well but didn't help the ratings--proof enough for you?
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racer1 wrote:"Stir, stir, stir. Who cares about her?"

That's funny--You clearly no nothing about her after all this time proving what she can do for ratings etc when she does well. Facts are a lot more fans care about her in the mainstream then they do Kurt or other Nascar drivers whose fan bases depend on Nascar fans only--hers doesn't.

Danica is the ONLY driver who would cause a media storm like no others if she decided to do the Indy500 again but as she said it would only be with a top team capable of giving her a winning car and what most didn't know is that it also meant NO Andretti although her contract said if she came back for the Indy500 within a certain time frame, it had to be with AA. That relationship ended badly for obvious reasons, Andretti lost millions in sponsorship $$$'s when she left as Godaddy had to buy her out to move her to Nascar and that's why they had to fund the other driver W/Andretti (at a much lower amount) & when that contract was up, they pulled out of Indycar completely.

SHR wants Danica to focus on Nascar but facts are Tony S said he would support her IF she wanted to do the double at some point. Check her stats at the Indy500 all her yrs there as she always finished in the top 10 or much better setting records like a record 4th star 7 finish and laps led as a rookie, best for any female driver and many other male drivers. Even Tony S best finish at the 500 was 9th only & Danica also got a podium 3rd at the 500 in 2009, easily proving she is probably the only Nascar driver now with a real chance of winning the 500 if she can get a decent ride and decides to do so--that's all.

Kurt is a waste of time and while some media will cover him it wont be close to what Danica has proven she can bring--let him try and watch and see as most Indycar fans hate Nascar anyway and even AJ last yr for Penske did well but didn't help the ratings--proof enough for you?



Wrong AGAIN......of course, what did we expect though. Check your dates, in 2000 Tony ran the Indy and Coke 600 on the same day. He fininshed 6th at Indy and I believe that was due to either engine problems or something mechanical, THEEEEEEEENNNNN, he flew to Charlotte and finished 3rd in the Coke 600. If you think Princess Sparkle pony could do that EVEN in her prime AND with a good ride, you need to go back to sleep and start tomorrow fresh with a REALISTIC outlook. Do yourself AND the rest of us here a BIIIIIIIIIG favor and PUUUHHHLLEEEEEEEZE put away your rose colored shot glasses. :P :P :P ......Hope you have some irrefutable evidence and info because I hate being right all the time, just ask MJ. :lol:
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NO Tony didn't finish 6th and even IF he did--Hello-- that's not better then Danicas 4th or her 3rd at the Indy500--grow a brain. Take your sexism outlook and you put on your glasses and read the better stats between him and Danica running the Indy500--not even close his entire Indycar career or nascar as we are NOT talking about Nascar or the Coke 600 as its about whos got the the best chance to win the Indy 500. Tonys a great driver but the Indy500 was NEVER his best race--Oh and BTW--the topic is about the Indy500 & Kurt, other then bringing Danica in it in a sarcastic way as usual from you old foggys who cant stand a female driver. Danica, Kurt and Tony in the same equip wouldn't even be a race at the Indy 500--she'd easily beat both of them--no contest --Nascar now a different story--so far? :roll:
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I would take AJ hands down over Danica as far as nascar drivers driving in the Indy 500. (so would Penske who knows a little about the Indy 500)
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"I would take AJ hands down over Danica as far as nascar drivers driving in the Indy 500. (so would Penske who knows a little about the Indy 500)"

NOT if she had the same equip as AJ--just saying? Penske has never offered ANY female a ride, although he did include her name with Tonys a few yrs ago when Tony turned it down and then they said she needed to focus on Nascar anyway so who knows? BTW--AJ was only picked as no one else said yes if you remember-- and AJ had NO ride in nascar if you think about it and yes he did well but so could Danica in a Penske car. Oh well this is about Kurt doing the double and remember I said it-- he will fail miserably if he trys to do so but I'd expect Haas to want him to focus on the Coke 600 moreso? :roll:
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racer1 wrote:Kurt has little to no chance to win or even do well at the Indy500 if he trys it with Andretti as they've had NO success winning at the 500 since 2007 when Dario won when it was AGR. Testing for them last yr is nothing compared to an actual 500 race and he'll find that out the hard way. These Nascar drivers think they can just go into another series and win--what a joke--and Indycar is so desperate they think it'll give them some needed PR---not really? AJ had a chance last yr with Penske but he's had previous open wheel experience and Penske has won the 500 alot. Kurt needs to focus on SHR moreso for his new buddy boss Haas then a PR stunt that wont even be that. 8-)


So AR had no success except for a win in 2007? one would call that success and you wanna rag about nascar drivers going to indy and having success, well the same can be said about danica, her performance in nascar is below par and it wont get better :mrgreen:
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racer1 wrote:NO Tony didn't finish 6th and even IF he did--Hello-- that's not better then Danicas 4th or her 3rd at the Indy500--grow a brain. Take your sexism outlook and you put on your glasses and read the better stats between him and Danica running the Indy500--not even close his entire Indycar career or nascar as we are NOT talking about Nascar or the Coke 600 as its about whos got the the best chance to win the Indy 500. Tonys a great driver but the Indy500 was NEVER his best race--Oh and BTW--the topic is about the Indy500 & Kurt, other then bringing Danica in it in a sarcastic way as usual from you old foggys who cant stand a female driver. Danica, Kurt and Tony in the same equip wouldn't even be a race at the Indy 500--she'd easily beat both of them--no contest --Nascar now a different story--so far? :roll:


OOOOOPS, Sorry smart guy/girl... :shock: :shock: ....I missed by a year it was 2001.......here ya go, put this somewhere and "smoke" it....Tony Stewart attempted the Indy/Charlotte "Double Duty" for the second time in his racing career. Criticized by members of the media as being overweight and unfit for the grueling task, Stewart undertook a month-long fitness and dietary program with a personal trainer. Stewart, still driving the #20 The Home Depot Pontiac for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, signed with Chip Ganassi Racing, part of a four driver effort at Indy.

Stewart qualified in 7th at Indy and 12th at Charlotte. Due to the new television package on Fox, the start of the Coca-Cola 600 was moved up. A strict schedule was put into place, and regardless if the race was not over at Indy, Stewart was allegedly required to get out of the car at 4:00 p.m. to fly to Charlotte on time. During a 17-minute red flag, he had to visit first aid for a cramping leg. Relief driver Richie Hearn almost took over, but Stewart got back in the car.

The race was eventually resumed, and Stewart continued. The race was completed, and he finished 6th, on the lead lap. Immediately he flew to Lowe's Motor Speedway, and made the start of the race on time. He was moved to the back of the pack during the pace lap for missing the drivers' meeting. On the second lap, Stewart spun while running last, in an incident he claimed was unrelated to fatigue. As the race wore on, he steadily climbed the standings, and finished 3rd on the lead lap. He became the first driver ever to complete all 1,100 miles (1,800 km). Feeling that he proved his critics wrong, Stewart called them "idiots."
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