I think that it will be rained out and that NASCAR should have made the race earlier in the day. Now i cant see the race because i got work tomorrow. Sunday is my only semi-free day and rain ruined it.
Are there any drivers doing both Indy 500 and Coca Cola 600?
A few years ago they switched the start of the Indy 500 from noon Indianapolis time to 1:00. Since then there's no time to do both races.
The first guy to do it was John Andretti back in the mid 90s. After that guys like Tony Stewart and Robby Gordon also ran both races in one day.
Is T. Stewart & R. Gordon racing BOTH the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 next weekend?
No, it's not possible now since they moved the start time for Indy up an hour, making it impossible for them to get back to Charlotte in time for the 600. What you don't think Penske, would'nt kill for Hornish to be able to pull it off as well.
The All Star race is usually more exciting, but the Coke 600 is more racing for your buck. I usually go to both though, Since Charlotte is only a 4.5-5 hour drive. If I had to pick one, I'd go with the 600 though. If you're flying in or driving half way across the country you'll want to see a race that lasts more than 90 minutes.
I don't believe there's access anywhere near the track. Your best bet is to get in line and drive to the track. You need to get to the track about 1 oclock if you want to come even close to enjoying everything there. If you only want to show up and go to your seat, then you need to be there about 4 oclock at the latest or you'll miss one of the best prerace shows in Nascar. You only need to get within 4 miles of the track. By then, you'll know where to go because the traffic will be nuts, always is in Concord.
Which drivers have driven both the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 in the same year?
In 1995 John Andretti finished 6th in the indy and got a DNF in the 600.
In 1999 Tony Stewart finished 9th in indy and 4th in the 600, I think. Maybe it was the other way around.
In 2000 Robby Gordon finished 6th in indy and got a DNF in the 600.
In 2001 Tony Stewart finished 6th in the indy and 3rd in the 600, completing all 1100 miles.
Katy, this is what I like to do. Park down by Hooters off the side of the road. Exit 49 off of 85. It's about a 1.5 mile hike to the track, but at the end of the race, you walk back, jump in your car and within 10 mins your back on 85. I normally go to Hooters, eat have a few beers, then make my way through the parking lots finding who is having a good time and join in. It's a ball and you'll love the seats.
Whose car wont make the full 600 miles in the Coca Cola 600?
Lynn is a good girl. Not many folks around are any better nor that inquisitive. Internet cliques are for people with no outside life. I preach it as I see it. The biggest pet peeve of mine is political correctness. I know for a fact there are a few people around here that say what they say to be accepted. . Ya'all need a chill pill. Oh well!
I'll go with Casey Mears. He still sucks!
Have a good one Fluff.
I'd have to say Kyle and Carl because they have running great but Jimmie Johnson has to be considered as well. It is still Lowe's Motor Speedway and Jimmie's record speaks for itself. The thing to remember with the 600 is it can easily come down to a fuel mileage or pit strategy race and a lot of drivers have gotten their first win there. A lot of times the best car doesn't win that race and it can be a crap shoot.
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To all racing fans,which are you looking foward to the most: the Indy 500, Coca-Cola 600, or the Monaco GP?
I was planning on asking a question similar to this one, but asking what they were going to watch.
AS for me, I'm going to watch all of those. The Coke 600 is probably my favorite (of the choices available). Lots of passing, and a long endurance race!!
As for the rest of my Memorial Day weekend.....I plan to go to Farmer City on Friday night for some UMP Late Models, Modifieds, and Sportsman action.
Saturday is NASCAR Nationwide series on TV, followed by a trip to Macon Speedway for more UMP LM's. Mods, and sportsman.
Sunday, I almost could run to Indy to catch the race, and be home in time for the 600, but if I do that, I'd miss Monaco, so, I'll stay home and watch all 3 on TV.
Monday, it's back to Macon for NASCAR night. Kenny Wallace, Ken Schrader, and Kevin Harvick are slated to be there.
Tuesday is NTPA Tractor Pulling on RFD-TV.
Looks like I'll have a busy (extended) weekend!!!
How come they had to keep push starting Jimmie Johnsons car at the Coca Cola 600?
I'm sure it was due to all the rain and moisture. Kyle Busch also had a problem that they figured was due to the rain. Kyle said he was smelling electrical smoke and everyone came to the conclusion that some water probably caused that as well.
Numbers don't like. Jimmie Johnson is stellar at Lowe's Motor Speedway. He has won the last 4 points races there, and added the All-Star race to his resume Saturday night. This is his track, and he is the man to beat. If he doesn't get caught up in a wreck or have some mechanical issue with his car, he will win the race. I do think that the new surface will cause problems for many of the teams, as was evident in the Nextel Open and the All-star race Saturday night. I don't think their will be as many cautions as there was last year. Goodyear has brought a tire to the race that is harder than anything the drivers have ever run before, and it seems to have alleviated most of the problems the cars might have on the new surface. And on a side note, to the person who tells us to turn to Superbike or F1 for "real" racing, please don't make unfounded unintelligent comments on something you know nothing about. Last time I checked, F1 was dominated by only those teams willing to put hundreds of millions of dollars into their cars and programs. You can have a guy with all the talent in the world who simply can't compete b/c he isn't backed sufficiently in regard to his finances. There is so much more competitiveness involved in NASCAR when you factor in the finite mechanical aspects of the car. And if F1 is so superior to NASCAR, then why can't a road course specialist (F1 or Indy car drivers) outrun NASCAR regulars on road courses such as Infineon or Watkins Glenn and win those races as a handful of such drivers attempt to do on both tracks each time NASCAR runs there?
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