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I guess it's because Will's car could have accessed PTP whether he used it or not. Out of spec.




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Doing some extra digging, Ron Ruzewski is in charge of the IndyCar Program at Team Penske and Robby Atkinson is one of the senior IndyCar engineers for all of Team Penske.

Also, Practice 1 is over. Highlights are here:



Race is Tomorrow on NBC at 3:00 PM Eastern.

Second practice and quali are both Peacock only and on later today.
 
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Why are these announcers trying to turn Indy Car into NASCAR?

"We need more banging out there"

"There we go, more rubbing is what we need"

"That is the mixing it up we need out there"


That is not Indy Car... I don't want to see them bashing each other all over the track.




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Depends on the bashing. As long as they're not wrecking each other and just hip checking, I'm fine with it. Besides, Newgarden has a history of doing the hip check and he got quite a bit of payback today.

Besides, Alex Zanardi used Bryan Herta as a cushion quite a bit and Michael Andretti ran into two other cars to win in Toronto in 2001.

 
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Why are these announcers trying to turn Indy Car into NASCAR?

"We need more banging out there"

"There we go, more rubbing is what we need"

"That is the mixing it up we need out there"


That is not Indy Car... I don't want to see them bashing each other all over the track.


Ever notice how that dip s$&t Townsend Bell jacks his jaws making stuff up or supposing stuff up? He is useless and a waste of an announcer spot. Stuff dribbles from his mouth just to talk stuff out of it and he is usually wrong in what he is "guessing at" I hate him with a passion and wife hates me yelling at the TV when he dribbles.
Please send an email to INDY car asking them to get rid of him. End of my rant.......


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Like I mentioned in the Highlight Video comments on YouTube, we've been spoiled. Everything awful that's been mentioned about the announcers on Nothing But Commercials is far better than than Allen Bestwick, Scott Goodyear, and IRL 500 Champion Eddie Cheever on Always Bad Coverage.

I could do without Townsend Bell, but I've experienced far worse.

Back to the race, I think we saw the effects of the Team Penske suspensions. Newgarden was nowhere while Will Power could have jumped everyone on the first pitstop if he stayed out another lap or two. I do have to say Colton Herta probably had the drive of his life after his team didn't give him enough fuel to qualify and his teammate Marcus Ericsson did far more than hip-check him into the gravel. He was pretty much last and drove himself back to 7th. That was impressive.
 
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Colton Herta probably had the drive of his life


He sure did and the coverage mostly managed to miss and not mention any of that until the recap at the end. No one else seemed to make much progress but he did somehow.

I've become spoiled by the F1 coverage options. Both Sky and F1TV are far better, both in the race and the technical shows. Even the grid walks are far more interesting.

Were the Penskes under-performing because of the loss of personnel, or the loss of PTP advantage?
The Power pit-stop timing did look like a poor choice and they admitted that later.

Pato qualified decent and then went nowhere in the race, even without any collisions or screw ups. Not sure what's up with that team.


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Were the Penskes under-performing because of the loss of personnel, or the loss of PTP advantage?
The Power pit-stop timing did look like a poor choice and they admitted that later.


The only Penske that did terrible was Newgarden. He did get bumped around more than normal, but had backmarker speed. I think it was mentioned he had over 100 seconds of P2P left and since he was on the lead lap he could use how much he wanted. Power had a coin-toss pit decision that might have cost him the win, but he still almost got past Palou on the last restart (which the hybrid should fix as they'll be able to restart the cars). Scotty Mac had a quiet day but still went from 13th to 6th.
 
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Were the Penskes under-performing because of the loss of personnel, or the loss of PTP advantage?
The Power pit-stop timing did look like a poor choice and they admitted that later.


The only Penske that did terrible was Newgarden. He did get bumped around more than normal, but had backmarker speed. I think it was mentioned he had over 100 seconds of P2P left and since he was on the lead lap he could use how much he wanted. Power had a coin-toss pit decision that might have cost him the win, but he still almost got past Palou on the last restart (which the hybrid should fix as they'll be able to restart the cars). Scotty Mac had a quiet day but still went from 13th to 6th.


McLaughlin was the other guy that got almost no coverage but made a good recovery.
Not one of NBC's finer days.


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Things are getting a little exciting today during practice:





It's also looking like NBC is going to get the nod over Fox for the next TV contract and after watching several NASCAR races, I think it's for the best as IndyCar would be relegated to FS1 the majority of the time, Fox loads up NASCAR with far more commercial breaks than we see NBC do, and to make matters worse, there's no "side-by-side" so you can still watch the race while the commercials are on.
 
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And so it continues on Fast Friday:



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Siegal is going to have a tough time the next two days as that was the only time to practice with the extra boost.
 
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One of the favorite for pole qualifying wiped out already.

 
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Coming out of turn 3. Never would've expected that to happen there.


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