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First off I saw a post of Andy/Sly yesterday. Good to see you back and hope all is good. 

Here we are on a Monday and hoping we get this race off.

I heard some the interviews were off the wall yesterday. I know it can be so boring waiting on the rian to stop and reporters are willing to report anything that moves just so they somewhat earn their paycheck.

From what I heard Jr's interview was one of the weirder ones. More than one of us have said Jr did not really care if he was on the track long term.

Hopefully we will have a good race today

August 15, 2011  07:12 AM ET

Looked on the radar and I can't really tell if they can get it in.

August 15, 2011  07:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Looked on the radar and I can't really tell if they can get it in.

Looks like we might get a road course in the Chase this year!

August 15, 2011  07:39 AM ET

the interviews ad naseum were just meant for filler between the more important part of the broadcast = the commercials.

August 15, 2011  07:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Looked on the radar and I can't really tell if they can get it in.

Weather Channel calling for 60% chance again today. and radar is "green,green,green!"

August 15, 2011  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

"green,green,green!"

Worked for Indy Car yesterday...

August 15, 2011  08:17 AM ET

I don't watch rain coverage, mainly because they try to do all this goofy stuff to fill in the time. Didn't they have like turtle drag races during one delay?

But with what I've been hearing about Jr's interview I have to wonder if someone woke him up from a nap. I know that tends to disorient me, and if I had to give an interview it probably wouldn't be one of my better ones!

August 15, 2011  08:24 AM ET
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Worked for Indy Car yesterday...

how did Kermita do?

August 15, 2011  08:26 AM ET

New Avatar to go along with how I feel today.......... tired................

August 15, 2011  08:27 AM ET

Check out the last restart and you will see how Kermit did. Seriously she did pretty good up until that point. LOL

August 15, 2011  08:38 AM ET
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Seriously she did pretty good up until that point.

Well yeah it was an oval.

She's one of those drivers who gets messed up when you turn left AND right!

August 15, 2011  08:50 AM ET

"That was definitely my mistake," said Kermit'la Patrick, who felt the final restart was wrong. "I got on the throttle and the car came around. I take full responsibility for that one and the mess that it created. ... I'm one to finish races and be smart and get through it all, but it was pretty slippery out there." ...

; NOT her fault ... wet track, slick tires, 1500# car with 650 hp ... What could go wrong! ;(

Michael Andretti, owner of Andretti Autosports, which has Hunter-Reay (Winner) and Kermit'la Patrick -- was livid. (carrry live by ABC) .."This is the worst officiating I've ever seen," he said.

Others felt the same.

"It was really wet out there and we shouldn't have gone out," said runner-up Oriol Servia.

Barnhart said he received input from his group of spotters and officials but said it was a difficult decision because the rain was very light. But he knew immediately after making it that it was the WRONG ONE.

August 15, 2011  09:00 AM ET

The crash occurred seconds after a decision to resume the race on a wet track that angered drivers.

Will Power even flashed an obscene gesture (CARRY LIVE on TV) two hand single finger salute!! at race officials after being involved in the wreck.

That brought out the caution flag and, a short time later, the race was declared over 10 miles short of its scheduled 225-mile distance on the mile oval....

Then Barnhart reset the field to before the Restart gone Wrong. ....

so Kermit'la Patrick finished 6th ... started 15th ...

August 15, 2011  09:28 AM ET

I am amazed that they admitted the mess was their fault. If only Nascar could do the same.
I do notice one thing about these Indy drivers, very RARELY will they own up to causing a problem on track, it's always the other guys fault. LOL In Nascar a driver is much more apt to say that he is sorry and he caused the problem. These Indy folks seem to be spoiled brats.

August 15, 2011  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Worked for Indy Car yesterday...

Danica really made a late race impression on a few drivers.

August 15, 2011  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Well yeah it was an oval.


She's one of those drivers who gets messed up when you turn left AND right!

Which is strange that Kermit'la Patrick is in the #7 for the Nationwide race at at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve this weekend .... maybe she got a lot of Loonies ;)

.... warm up for IRL at Sonoma in two weeks???

August 15, 2011  09:34 AM ET
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Danica really made a late race impression on a few drivers.

Ooops I meant Kermit. Why do the two wome drivers have the same last name?

August 15, 2011  09:57 AM ET
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Ooops I meant Kermit. Why do the two wome drivers have the same last name?

WHO? .... has the same last name?

August 15, 2011  10:02 AM ET
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WHO? .... has the same last name?

oh,... Kermit'la & Danica .... Patrick ....

August 15, 2011  10:08 AM ET

Thanks guys. I need the humor this AM.

 
August 15, 2011  10:19 AM ET

And the race is green!

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