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Postby BigJon@Work » Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:39 pm

How about the A. J. Allmendinger story? Fired by the team he grew up with, picked up by a first-rank, but struggling, team for a "two-race tryout" winning three races on the trot and is now in contention for the season championship. Cinderella stories can happen!

Now if anyone was paying attention to open-wheel racing in the US, think of the momentum Champ Car could gain from this story. The only US born competitor in the series, up against some of the most talented youngsters in the world and beating them all. Oh well. :(
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Postby barfle » Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:32 pm

It's a sad thing that Champ Car is lagging behind the senior circuit of Indy Car, and even sadder that open-wheel racing is thought of as the Indy 500 and little else in the US.

It looks like he has plenty of talent, it looks like he has a fair share of racing luck, but wouldn't it be wonderful if he could go to Indy and show his stuff there?
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Postby barfle » Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:42 pm

Looks like he's heading for NASCAR. Certainly more bucks, but IMNSHO, far less prestige. But prestige doesn't buy you dinner.
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Postby BigJon » Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:16 pm

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