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  1. Turbopanzer

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    Why ? The ratings are lousy, the fan attendance is poor and no one cares about "spec" racing. Why would any company put money in to a dying dog? You can sell anything if no one is watching. Before anyone will sponsor it they need to fix it.
     
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    Moore needs to remove his head from his butt. The fans made it clear what they want and this isn't it!
     
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    Completely agree. But keep in mind that Indy Car will want a sponsor that implies viability... they might contract with AutoZone for $1 to get the appearance of health.

    If the title sponsor turns out to be JoAnn Fabrics or JC Penney on the other hand...
     
  4. GuyIncognito

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    NAPA stickin' it to NASCAR? ;)
     
  5. Turbopanzer

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    I would think Ex-Lax would be better suited to Indy Car. Both would benefit from this. :D
     
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    Or better still... Phillips HeartStart.

    Philips HeartStart Defibrillator- AED
     
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    FWIW, With IZOD leaving, there's two likely candidates that make sense for IndyCar | MotorSportsTalk

     
  10. GuyIncognito

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    I think Verizon is the more likely option, for two reasons. one, they apparently see value in Indycar (huge $$$ in the Penske deal, along with a big activation and retail tie in), and also they could start a nice little battle with their competition at Sprint for best racing title sponsorship :)

    Firestone was going to back out of Indycar a few years ago, and I think they still somewhat want to. I don't see them "doubling down" on Indycar.
     
  11. Turbopanzer

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    Do you really think Mr Penske wants to share his sponsor with Indy Car?
     
  12. GuyIncognito

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    he did it with Izod....

    btw I think the Verizon deal is managed by JMI. I'm not sure how much involvement Penske has in managing/directing that deal.
     
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    No disrespect, but I don't think Verizon would want involvement from Indy Car considering the value of it presently. They would get far more bang for the buck just staying at Penske Racing. (imho)
     
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    the flipside is, I bet title sponsorship could be had for less than 5% of what NASCAR gets from Sprint. it doesn't have the impact, but at the right price it could have value.
     
  15. Turbopanzer

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    Maybe. But considering that Penske Racing receives the most on air camera time, I would think that has more value than just a title and a snipet when the go to 2 screen commercial views. Your guess is as good as mine but with all the changes, I think they are just about done. If the ratings don't improve next year, I would say for most sponsors it will be "abandon ship".
     
  16. GuyIncognito

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    depends on how they activate it. Sprint does a brilliant job with NASCAR. Verizon can just steal their playbook :) (which they already kinda do, with the Verizon-only smartphone Indycar app, etc)

    there are very few true sponsors in Indycar as it is...maybe only half a dozen. fat lady is warming up :(
     
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    I was thinking Camel, Kool, Marlboro or Winston...

    Still rooted in 80's thinking, ha!

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    Ahhhh yes....that reckless tobacco money!!! When a cigarette sponsorship was more then just a smoke!! Great racing funded by that killer weed!!! And we wonder why the racing sucks these days.
     
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  21. GuyIncognito

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    I miss those cars :(
     
  22. Turbopanzer

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    Welcome to the club. I miss real racing.
     
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    Vicious accident between Dario and Sato in Houston on the last lap. Hope all involved are safe and sound including those in the stands. Dario seen moving in the car.
     
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    There was a lot of debris that looked like it went right into the stands. Fencing, wheels, and car parts. Vicious indeed. :eek:
     
  25. Simon^2

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    Just saw the highlights. Terrible. As stated... lots of debris into the stands. Hope all injuries are minor.
     

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