The 2016 Motorsports Thread

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Sports' started by semipenguin, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    It also gets preempted by MLS Soccer, golf, or whatever else they feel like. NBCSN's a shitty 3rd tier channel to start with, so you'd think that the #1 spectator sport in the world (F1) would get priority. I just love scanning through a couple hundred channels to see where they decided to put qualifying.
     
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  2. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    Yeah, it's officially Rosberg's fault.
     
  3. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    I'm not a fan of wrecks. Rosburg said his brakes were going out. Oh well. I guess his steering had issues, too
     
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  4. semipenguin

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    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

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  6. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    I guess that made Juan Pablo Montoya the first Colombian redneck...

    Maybe they can get Sofia Vergara to be the grand marshal of the first gay pride parade at a NASCAR race
     
  7. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    Other than Montoya being overqualified for NASCAR, he doesn't stand out much as a Latin American. Half the Indy car drivers are from South America, and there's a lot of crossover.
     
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  8. semipenguin

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  9. scotchandcigar

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  10. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    In happier news

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  11. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    F1 US grand prix this weekend in Austin!
     
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  12. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Yeah, I'm on my way down there for the Taylor Swift concert tonight. Then the race tomorrow
     
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  13. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Not too impressed with the way the track is run. Hopefully it will be better for the F1 race tomorrow.

    It was nice to see a lot of people from all different cultures & nationalities at the track, tho
     
  14. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    That's awesome!
     
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  15. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    If you ever decide to come watch the race, buy seats & bring lots of money.

    Trying to find general admission areas is a bitch
     
  16. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    I'd post pics from turn 11, but my signal isn't very good, and the file size is too large. Need to figure out how to lower it
     
  17. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

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    I only stayed for the first half of the race. Turn 11 was the only place I could really watch the race from.

    Once was fine. I don't think I'd go back unless someone offered me tickets & lodging


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  18. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Still looks like it was cool.
     
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  19. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    I went to the USGP in Indianapolis in 2002. The best part was practice day (Friday), as we were able to stand just a few feet from some of the infield turns. Qualifying was good for being able to see the pit action. But our seats on race day were between the start-finish and turn 1, which sounds good. However, the front straight is shared by the Indy 500 oval, so it has a huge wall and catch fence. The cars hug the wall, and the grandstands are 10 ft above, so you can't see the cars when they pass by. We basically watched the race on the big screen. And you needed headphones tuned to a local FM carrier to get the race announcing.
     
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  20. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    I'm less than 5 hours from Montreal. One day, we will drive up for Friday practice, stay in Vermont, see Saturday qualifying, then drive home in time to see the race on TV Sunday.
     
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