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Yesterday, were the pits at Indy staffed by the Keystone Kops?

 

From The Cleveland Plain Dealer :

 

A series of pit-stop miscues Sunday spoiled whatever chances the team owner and Shaker Heights native had of gaining his 16th Indianapolis 500 victory.

 

Pole winner Helio Castroneves, looking for his fourth Indy victory, stalled his car in the pits, costing himself critical positions on the track.

 

Another Penske driver, Will Power, was black-flagged for pulling out of the pits with a fuel hose still attached to the car.

 

In the end, Power finished eighth, Castroneves ninth and Briscoe 24th.

 

"Silly mistakes put us in the back," Castroneves said.

 

"As a team, we made too many mistakes today," Power said. "You can't win this race when you keep dropping to the back. We had a bloody fast car. [but] it's the lesson of this place. You have to nail everything on a day like today, and that's how you win this thing. I was just glad to get out of the car at the end.

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View PostYesterday, were the pits at Indy staffed by the Keystone Kops?

 

Nascar was no better last night. A couple of guys got clipped and there were some close-calls too.

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I think when they left the gas hose in the car's gas tank as well as the occasion where they evidently didn't tighten down the lugnuts for the tires (yeah, the tires came right off) were the funniest goof ups of the nightcwm27.gif

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View PostI think when they left the gas hose in the car's gas tank as well as the occasion where they evidently didn't tighten down the lugnuts for the tires (yeah, the tires came right off) were the funniest goof ups of the nightcwm27.gif

 

 

Yeah.

 

redface.gif That ain't 'sposed to happen.redface.gif

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