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December 19, 2008


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My Name Is IRL

Stupendous quote, p-dog, although I think Dental Plan Dan meant "willpower". "Will Power" WAS at Detroit and even he couldn't overtake on that circuit.

Matthew Little

Considering the economic woes hitting Detroit, seeing this race get the axe wasn't surprising. As street circuits go, Belle Isle wasn't anything to celebrate(street courses rarely are, if ever).

Now, the question is.....will they find another venue to replace Detroit on Labor Day? Hopefully they'll figure out a way to slot Road America back onto the calendar or...maybe even a trip back to Michigan.


You've hit the nail on the head once again, pressdog. Thanks for the unabashed and dead-on racing coverage. Luv the Wheldon interview!

I agree with Matthew, as I've always thought that the Michigan 500 was a much needed asset of Indy Car Racing.

As for Belle Isle...zzzzzzz...

Matthew Little

Pressdog's the best at it; we fellow OW bloggers are just following his example.... :)

Like I said in my earlier post, I'd love to see Road America back on the calendar[it's the last natural-terrain circuit in North America that hasn't been neutered for reasons of safety......] but if they can ever work out their disagreements with MIS over scheduling, I actually wouldn't mind seeing both races on the schedule once again. RA always saw drivers/teams use every strategy known in the book to win[think Tagliani's win back in 2004] while Michigan's always been a horsepower track with some very close finishes over the years.


Will power, willpower, vegemite, it's all the same to me.

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