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2014 Grand Prix of Long Beach

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    Keith Collantine

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    That was shaping up to be am interesting race but was spoiled by some silliness and, I’m sorry to say, weak stewarding calls.

    Power took Pagenaud out with a speculative lunge which wasn’t even a half-move and should’ve been penalised. Then Hunter-Reay did the same to Newgarden.

    It’s disappointing because that means the highlights video turns into a crash feel on a day when there was some really good racing.

    #256886

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    SP

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    I was confused by the non-call on Power. Unfortunately RHR’s mistake collected cars behind them due to the nature of turns 4 and 5 (low visibility, barriers all the way round). Though Sato seemed make zero effort to avoid the wreck… I think he’s going to be out of a seat next year if he continues to produce poor results.

    #256922

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    R.J. O’Connell

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    Death, taxes, questionable stewarding at IndyCar.

    Good result for Mike Conway. He could be a bonafide title contender if he hadn’t sworn off ovals.

    #257212

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    Keith Collantine

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    Some great onboard footage from the race:

    #257377

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    SP

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    Montoya looked a lot better in traffic this time. Plenty of action through the field despite the tight track, especially on the first lap.

    #257501

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    Atticus

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    I’m just watching the race and was just about to write my humble opinion on Hunter-Reay’s move on Newgarden and what must have been some ridiculously sluggish flag marshalling that enabled the field the halve itself, but I mostly just wanted to emphasize the latter point, otherwise I’m completely with Keith’s #256852 post.

    #257515

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    SP

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    I don’t know about Sato, but Kanaan was aware of the local yellow condition but still put himself out. By the way, 5 cars retired (Hunter-Reay, Newgarden, Hinchcliffe, Kanaan, Sato) and 1 lost a few laps in the pits (Hawksworth). 23 started the race. More like one-quarter.

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