Open Wheel 2021 NTT Indy Car Series

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  1. Dotini

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    This column by Robin Miller contains highly interesting cost information comparing 2021 costs to 1994.
    https://racer.com/2021/03/22/miller-the-cost-of-doing-business/

    The good news:
    TV Schedule as of March 3.

    Date Race/Track Network Time (ET)
    Sun Apr 18 Barber Motorsports Park NBC 3 p.m.
    Sun Apr 25 Streets of St. Petersburg NBC 12 p.m.
    Sat May 1 Texas Motor Speedway 1 NBCSN 7 p.m.
    Sun May 2 Texas Motor Speedway 2 NBCSN 5 p.m.
    Sat May 15 Indianapolis (Road Course) NBC 2:30 p.m.
    Sun May 30 Indianapolis 500 NBC 11 a.m.
    Sat Jun 12 Belle Isle Park/Detroit 1 NBC 2 p.m.
    Sun Jun 13 Belle Isle Park/Detroit 2 NBC 12 p.m.
    Sun. Jun 20 Road America NBCSN 12 p.m.
    Sun Jul 4 Mid-Ohio NBC 12 p.m.
    Sun Jul 11 Toronto NBCSN 12 p.m.
    Sun Aug 8 Nashville NBCSN 5:30 p.m.
    Sat Aug 14 Indianapolis (Road Course) NBCSN 12:30 p.m.
    Sat Aug 21 World Wide Tech. Raceway NBCSN 8 p.m.
    Sun Sep 12 Portland Int’l Raceway NBC 3 p.m.
    Sun Sept. 19 Laguna Seca NBC 3 p.m.
    Sun Sep 26 Long Beach NBCSN 3 p.m.
    Note: dates and networks are subject to change


    The Cast of Teams and Drivers

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_IndyCar_Series
     
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    Is it just me, or is $6.5m not actually that much to run a top-flight international racing team? Obviously you're not going to make much money or score many points, but it doesn't seem that expensive to me.
     
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    It's really not, essentially a rounding error for an F1 team and the bodywork bill for NASCAR, but speaks volumes to the state of racing nowadays that it's so tough to get that together to go racing at a professional level.

    On the upside, 34-37 entries for the 500 says that maybe this IndyCar thing might be catching back on.
    https://racer.com/2021/03/23/pruett-bumping-back-on-the-cards-for-the-2021-indy-500-field/
     
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    Montoya to run Revson's number 86 at Indy.

    https://racer.com/2021/04/05/montoya-to-run-revsons-no-86-at-indy-500/


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    Latest schedule for NBC broadcasts.


    By Marshall Pruett | April 5, 2021 3:22 PM

    NBC Sports has finalized the air times and channels where the 2021 NTT IndyCar Season will be broadcast, and of the 17 races on tap, nine will be featured on the NBC network. The eight remaining rounds are scheduled for its NBCSN cable outlet. In a new development, NBC’s Peacock live streaming platform will play host to practice and qualifying sessions, as well as significant coverage of action leading up to the Indy 500 as part of 120 hours of digital presentations.

    Altogether, NBC Sports expects to deliver more than 165 hours of broadcast and streaming content.

    NBC Sports also confirmed its on-air talent for the season, noting its commentary team “will include Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), Townsend Bell (analyst), and Paul Tracy (analyst) as well as pit reporters Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns, Kevin Lee, and Dillon Welch.”

    NBC Schedule & Times
    Date Race/Track Network Time (ET)
    Sun., April 18 Barber Motorsports Park NBC 3 p.m.
    Sun., April 25 Streets of St. Petersburg NBC 12 p.m.
    Sat., May 15 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course) NBC 2:30 p.m.
    Sun., May 30 The 105th Indianapolis 500 NBC 11 a.m.
    Sat., June 12 Raceway at Belle Isle Park/Detroit – Race 1 NBC 2 p.m.
    Sun., June 13 Raceway at Belle Isle Park/Detroit – Race 2 NBC 12 p.m.
    Sun., July 4 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course NBC 12 p.m.
    Sun., Sept. 12 Portland International Raceway NBC 3 p.m.
    Sun, Sept. 19 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca NBC 3 p.m.


    NBCSN Schedule & Times
    Date Race/Track Network Time (ET)
    Sat., May 1 Texas Motor Speedway – Race 1 NBCSN 7 p.m.
    Sun., May 2 Texas Motor Speedway – Race 2 NBCSN 5 p.m.
    Sun., June 20 Road America NBCSN 12 p.m.
    Sun., July 11 Streets of Toronto NBCSN 12 p.m.
    Sun., Aug. 8 Streets of Nashville NBCSN 5:30 p.m.
    Sat., Aug. 14 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course) NBCSN 12:30 p.m.
    Sat., Aug. 21 World Wide Technology Raceway NBCSN 8 p.m.
    Sun, Sept. 26 Streets of Long Beach NBCSN 3 p.m.
     
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    More good news for Aussies;


    https://racer.com/2021/04/09/mclaughlin-embraces-first-serious-running-at-indy/

     
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    So next weekend is the first weekend of the 2021 season of IndyCar Series racing? Bring it, baby! I'm ready! Always ready for this great series.
     
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    I still can't believe we haven't claimed the other Scott (Dixon) :sly:
     
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    We'll give you back Russell Crowe in exchange for McLaughlin. Deal? :dopey:
     
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    No no ... Russell is all yours !! :lol:
     
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    Is driver names on the car a new thing this year? I've seen some pics, particularly of Penske cars, that appear to have the driver name on the front of the aeroscreen. I don't remember that last year, but not sure if that's just a render or an actual thing?
     
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    Penske had the names there last year, I can’t recall if any other teams did as well. I’m kind of surprised it hasn’t been made a rule yet since it seems like a good idea.
     
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    I agree. I would almost think the series would want to normalize it like Nascar with their window banner.
     
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    Remember around the early naughts, they tried to put the names on the rear wing, which sadly never caught on (probably because that’s a good spot to put a sponsor logo).

    A very good showing by Grosjean. We know he can drive the car solo really well. Let’s just hope when he gets into the pack, that same skill remains.

    I’m starting to worry about the race in Belle Isle. I’ve already written off Toronto, and given Detroit is one of the hardest hit places in the world with COVID, I’m wondering if the city will go ahead. Especially as they should be starting construction about this time, and I haven’t seen any news about the race (really needed my racing fix and that’s the closest drive).
     
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    Go Sato!
     
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    I keep getting more and more back into this series. Rooting for my fellow Ohioan Graham Rahal, but also excited to see how Jimmie Johnson fairs. I'm taking my son to see them in Mid-Ohio this year. Let's go racing!

    Edit: the big one lap one
     
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    Lots of good cars in that one. :scared:
     
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    Romain looking very solid so far.
     
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    Hey, GTPlaneteers!

    It is great seeing IndyCar return! I've seen most of the race from when it was Lap 14. Jimmie Johnson's car looks lovely. As someone who loves blue and gold, it looks impressive for the ex 7-time NASCAR Cup champ. Anyhow... loving the action!
     
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    One heckuva race! Big win for Palou (and well done, that was a good run!) but I think Power may have just put everyone on notice for the title run.
     
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    Nothing new from Power or Dixon. Good calls from good teams. O’Ward is the one in that race saying, “Hey, boys!” And once McLaren figure it out like their F1 counterpart, he will be a definite threat.
     
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    There were some really strong performances by many today. Power is a notoriously slow starter, which usually kills any title hopes dead before April is over, especially when he gets behind, starts pressing and the mistakes start piling up. O'Ward and SPAM will be a threat of course, and there were some pretty strong drives from a lot of drivers today. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised to see a race win from nearly every team this year (and that would be awesome!). But at the end Dixon's main threat will be WP, if he can keep it together.

    Favourite quote of the broadcast, Paul Tracy on Bourdais right here :lol:
     
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  28. pumaATTACK

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    I cant get over how stupid the windshield looks on an Indycar. The Halo looks so much better.
     
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    I disagree. If I had to pick one I’d go with the windshield.
     
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    Pretty is as pretty does. What matters the most is that apparently halo and aeroscreen saved about 30 drivers lives since they were introduced...
     
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