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Charlotte race 5 of the Chase.

Saturday Night Cup race with a Friday Night Nationwide race. 

Although the Chase is dominating headlines here the past couple of weeks we all know there will be attention given to Las Vegas Motor Speedway at the activities going on there. It's the 800 pound gorilla in the room...The Saturday afternoon Truck Race!

But seriously it is the final race of the Indy Car season,  and only 1 driver has taken up the $5 million dollar challenge, former champ Dan Wheldon. You think he has a shot to pull one over on the Indy regulars and win the race?

October 14, 2011  08:03 AM ET

Saw a commercial on ABC touting the IRL even as the finale to the career that made Kermita the Superstar she is.

After that and throwing up, I had another beer.

October 14, 2011  08:03 AM ET

IRL EVENT
oops

October 14, 2011  08:26 AM ET

I have not watched a IRL race for some time.
I watched bits of the Indy 500.
Was not what it use to be in my eyes.
Is the end near for IRL?
Cup racing a Saturday Night race ... hopfully I will get home in time to see most of it

October 14, 2011  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Is the end near for IRL?

Doubtful. If the split didn't kill it then I think it is safe for a while yet.

Exposure will drop with Danica leaving. And I really think having most of their races broadcasted on Vs it hurting exposure as well.

But one redeeming quality, if you want to call him that, is Randy Bernard. Say what you will about some of his ideas, at least he it thinking outside of the box. Just think how many people, and media, would show up if NASCAR tried a similar high money promotion for a non-regular driver winning their finale, or even the Daytona 500 or the Brickyard 400.

October 14, 2011  08:57 AM ET

IRL had to change "The GoDaddy.com Challange" ...

One lucky fan could win $2.5 million! .... 2011 INDY 500, Champion Dan Wheldon will start from the .. BACK the field at Las Vegas. If Dan WINS the race, he and one lucky fan will split $5 million. ... Awarded in the form of a 40-year annuity with 40 annual payments of approximately $62,500. .. would IF Dan gets $2.5m or an annuity too! ...

cause Dan Wheldon is not from another series, but just an Unemployed IRL driver ...

Rumor has it ... Dan maybe DANICA replacement for next season ....

THAT a TOUGH ACT to Fellow .... LOL

October 14, 2011  09:13 AM ET

I love Saturday Night Races.
The only time I will watch IRL is if I'm at work and they happen to televise.

October 14, 2011  09:14 AM ET

Wheldon in the # 77 from Sam Schmidt Motorsports ...

ran Kentucky two weeks ago as a warm up to Vegas ... Started 28th / Finished 14th ...

Fastest Driver in Practice at 224.7 mph .... of course ... #7 DANICA ...

Do I smell a SET UP for .... a WIN of her last IRL race ;-) ...

October 14, 2011  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I love Saturday Night Races.The only time I will watch IRL is if I'm at work and they happen to televise.

IRL On ABC Sunday at 3 PM / ET ...;) ...

Problem is, it a BEAT, St. Louis teams weekend ....

PACK vs Rams at 1 ET, then Game 6, Brewers vs Cards at 4 ET ...

October 14, 2011  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Is the end near for IRL?

Well, next year with the New engine package ...
Ilmor-CHEVROLET V-6 2.4 Turbo-charged,
LOTUS-Cosworth, and a HONDA V-6 TC too, vs all teams used Honda 3.5 non TC seal spec. engines ... should open it UP somewhat ...

Penske-Chevrolet, Chip Target-Honda, Andretti-CHEVROLET, Kannan driving a LOTUS

October 14, 2011  10:08 AM ET

pond, if her over exposure upsets your tummy now, just wait till she actually gets to NASCAR. You ain't seen nothing yet!

Usually not a fan of Saturday night races. football changes that. I'll have a chance to catch the race with less distraction.

October 14, 2011  10:09 AM ET

Over/Under on how many races before we get the Danica Cam? All D All Race!

October 14, 2011  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Over/Under on how many races before we get the Danica Cam? All D All Race!

2012 Daytona 500.

October 14, 2011  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

pond, if her over exposure upsets your tummy now, just wait till she actually gets to NASCAR. You ain't seen nothing yet!Usually not a fan of Saturday night races. football changes that. I'll have a chance to catch the race with less distraction.

I expect ABC and ESPN will use the split screen full time.. one half on the leaders and people actually racing, the other full time on the lime green car.

October 14, 2011  11:21 AM ET

EWWWWW

October 14, 2011  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I expect ABC and ESPN will use the split screen full time.. one half on the leaders and people actually racing, the other full time on the lime green car.

I heard they are redesigning her firesuit next year. Supposedly all that is going to fit is www.godaddy.com, but it is going to have to be divided up into 2 parts.

October 14, 2011  01:06 PM ET

Don't forget, the Charlotte race is on ABC this weekend, which means there will be NO online Race Buddy coverage. This is because of ABC's clause that no live sporting event is simulcast online and TV.

October 14, 2011  02:18 PM ET

YEAH, we actually show up for Truck races!

not so much you folks down there where this sport started, unless you dress like empty seats in NC.

October 14, 2011  05:56 PM ET

Was watching Nationwide Quals and Cup practice, they had a few commercials for the IRL race this weekend and asked us to watch the racing that made Danica Patrick a " Superstar " HUH !!!

October 14, 2011  06:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Was watching Nationwide Quals and Cup practice, they had a few commercials for the IRL race this weekend and asked us to watch the racing that made Danica Patrick a " Superstar " HUH !!!

See #1

 
October 14, 2011  06:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Was watching Nationwide Quals and Cup practice, they had a few commercials for the IRL race this weekend and asked us to watch the racing that made Danica Patrick a " Superstar " HUH !!

And I will think your new avatar pic is a new electric shaver

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