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Darwinism
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Post Number: 509
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.209.164.233
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 4:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It is truly fantastic to have Roger Penske continue to help the city of Detroit. It is no doubt that he is brilliant on the racing circuit. Let's give him more opportunity to contribute his brilliance towards the improvement of this city.

Congratulations, Roger Penske and Sam Hornish Jr. !
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Chitaku
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Post Number: 385
Registered: 03-2006
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Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 4:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not a race fan but congrats to them!
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Post Number: 836
Registered: 10-2005
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Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 4:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Alright, number 14 for Penske.

Now he's coming back just in time to launch his clean-up effort...Hopefully there will be more announcements of Penske helping to rebuild Detroit in the future
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Upinottawa
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Post Number: 394
Registered: 09-2005
Posted From: 198.103.184.76
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 5:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Penskes of the world definitely help the city of Detroit, but what the city really needs is more of this....http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs .dll/article?AID=/20060529/OPI NION02/605290331/1122
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 768
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Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 5:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just suppose Penske's racer didn't win by less than 0.07 second. Would there still be a thread on this forum about the Indy 500 or NASCAR?

Almost any mention on DY about motor vehicles is tied to such gripes about sprawl, pollution, mass transit, gasoline costs, etc. There's precious little about the auto industry anymore outside of the ancient car history thread, and even those posts are becoming fewer and fewer. Perhaps, that's just more proof that the Detroit Three and their Tiers are already irrelevant to Detroit.

(Message edited by livernoisyard on May 29, 2006)
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Goat
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Post Number: 8502
Registered: 10-2003
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Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 6:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

DCX has already distanced themselves from being (or wanting) to be called the "Big 3".
I guess it's the Big 2 now.
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Rrl
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Post Number: 512
Registered: 12-2003
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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 10:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I find that one of the most ironic things about Indy "The biggest spectacle of American Auto Racing", is that all the cars run on Honda engines.
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Gravitymachine
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Post Number: 1075
Registered: 05-2005
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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 10:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I still wish the andretti's finished #1 and #2, but it was a great race for sure, and congratulations are definetely in order for penske and and hornish. Its been a family tradition to watch the race since I can remember (dad's family is from indiana) :-)
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Themapman
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Post Number: 236
Registered: 10-2003
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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 12:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Indy isn't what it used to be, that's for sure. When Marco Andretti can go from running mid-pack in the Star Mazda development series to almost winning the Indy 500, something ain't right.
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Gannon
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Post Number: 5807
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 70.236.198.22
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 12:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hell, Saturn used the Honda V-6 in the Vue mini-SUV because they needed to INCREASE their North American-made content.

Where are these Indy Honda engines manufactured?!
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Ray1936
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Post Number: 603
Registered: 01-2005
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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 3:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did'ja know that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is not in Indianapolis?
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 773
Registered: 10-2004
Posted From: 69.242.223.42
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 3:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Brickyard is in Speedway, IN.
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Gravitymachine
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Post Number: 1077
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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 3:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

and the first running of the five hundred was this day (may 30) back in 1911 :-)
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 774
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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 5:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

And young Eddie Rickenbacker raced in it...

He later bought the Brickyard and was the CEO of Eastern Airlanes and had an automobile company named after him on Cabot, whose assets after its bankruptcy were bought by Audi.

(Message edited by livernoisyard on May 30, 2006)
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Angry_dad
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Post Number: 56
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 152.163.100.8
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 6:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Chances are these racing engines are built in the UK or here in the states. Just like the Toyota racing engines, they don't build a bolt, just buy a nameplate.

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