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2 things happened this week they were odd and kind of funny so I will share it here.

I hit and killed a squirrel yesterday in my truck as I was driving through the parking lot of the Franklin Animal Hospital.  I was going to rush it in but I think it was too late for him.

 

Today i was driving behind a little old lady and i just hate passing older drivers that drive slow.  I was behind her several miles and noticed something that literally made me LOL  . Her handicap license plate had the wheelchair then the following DO 69 ME

When I got to the intersection and she turned I waved at the 85+ year old year grandmother and thought thanks for making my day

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Here's a random one. As someone who didn't miss a televised race from late 90's to around 2010....I just realized the Brickyard is this weekend and I'm an Indy resident. 

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1 hour ago, Seeking6 said:

Here's a random one. As someone who didn't miss a televised race from late 90's to around 2010....I just realized the Brickyard is this weekend and I'm an Indy resident. 

I didn't know about until last night myself.

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10 hours ago, Seeking6 said:

Here's a random one. As someone who didn't miss a televised race from late 90's to around 2010....I just realized the Brickyard is this weekend and I'm an Indy resident. 

I think I read there have only been about 13000 tickets sold. I never miss the 500 but one Brickyard was enough for me. 

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7 hours ago, Zlinedavid said:

How the mighty have fallen. I was at the first 400 in 1994, and it was on par with any 500.

Depending on who  you speak with (not me) some would say Brickyard was bigger in late 90's/early 2000's. Not sure if it's the time of year, the stars retiring or just a combination of those along with boring racing. I've not been back since the tire fiasco. Wish it was attended more but that's a Nascar problem not an Indy problem. Maybe next year having it on 4th weekend will help.

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2 hours ago, Seeking6 said:

Depending on who  you speak with (not me) some would say Brickyard was bigger in late 90's/early 2000's. Not sure if it's the time of year, the stars retiring or just a combination of those along with boring racing. I've not been back since the tire fiasco. Wish it was attended more but that's a Nascar problem not an Indy problem. Maybe next year having it on 4th weekend will help.

I was at every 400 from 94-02. It was packed every year, but nothing matched the feeling from 94, IMO.

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3 hours ago, Seeking6 said:

Depending on who  you speak with (not me) some would say Brickyard was bigger in late 90's/early 2000's. Not sure if it's the time of year, the stars retiring or just a combination of those along with boring racing. I've not been back since the tire fiasco. Wish it was attended more but that's a Nascar problem not an Indy problem. Maybe next year having it on 4th weekend will help.

Nascar has attendance issues across the board...

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2 hours ago, rico said:

Nascar has attendance issues across the board...

All auto racing does, but it’s much more noticeable with NASCAR since they used to have huge crowds. It’s a much discussed topic on a motor sports message board I lurk on. 

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I attended 3 Brickyards around the turn of the century (don't remember exactly what years).  It was hotter than Hades, and the racing was not very good.  

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On 9/7/2019 at 8:26 AM, Zlinedavid said:

I was at every 400 from 94-02. It was packed every year, but nothing matched the feeling from 94, IMO.

To me the prerace festivities leading up to the 500, first lap,etc....will always be my favorite time in any motor sport. I will say this (biased as Tony fan) the Brickyard in 2005 was as electric as it gets for a race/finish and celebration. Was in the infield in turn 2 directly across from Tony's suite when he stopped. Just an awesome day. 

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Nascar is the victim of having very boring stars. Back in the day, the personalities were crazy and colorful and today's crop is just boring and unlikeable.

 

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54 minutes ago, FKIM01 said:

Nascar is the victim of having very boring stars. Back in the day, the personalities were crazy and colorful and today's crop is just boring and unlikeable.

 

The names were much better back then too.  Dick trickle for one was epic. 

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5 minutes ago, mrflynn03 said:

The names were much better back then too.  Dick trickle for one was epic. 

It's a shame Viagra wasn't around when he raced to be his sponsor...

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