The IRL is so disgracing, nothing of it worth embracing,
Is there? Is there hope for OW Racing? Tell me, I implore!
Quoth the Raven: "Nevermore".
(apologies to Mr. Poe)
Alcohol will destroy your brain cells. But only the weak ones.
There isn't a sarkasm* smilie. I don't usually use regular smilies, either. *I'm sarcasmic.
"I'm on a track and I'm traveling so fast.
Oh for sure I'm crazy..."
"I Am An Animal" - Pete Townshend, 1980
This is unusual - the Watkins Glen # apparently went UP from the overnight (source).
ABC drew a 0.9 final rating for last weekend's IndyCar Camping World Grand Prix, even with last year (0.9), but down a tick from both 2008 and 2007 (1.0).
And, updating the Hot Dog contest data, I already posted that it drew 847,000HH and a 1.2 cable rating, but I can now add that another source reports that the number of individual viewers was 1,677,000. (source)
As we're comparing IndyCar vs Hot Dog Eating Contest popularity, let's not forget to compare at-the-event crowd sizes.2010 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest from Coney Island (ESPN) 12-1pm: 1.677 million viewers
- Watkins Glen, IndyCar, July 4th 2010, as reported by Robin Miller (source) :
Originally Posted by Robin Mealer
- Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, July 4th 2010, per a Major League Eating & International Federation of Competitive Eating press release (source)
Originally Posted by MLE
And now for some pics:
Hot Dog crowd:
Watkins Glen (note: all images from during the "race" under green flag conditions)
front straight stands:
Red, White & Blue stands near the Esses:
The Heel of the Boot, inside field(R) and outside field(L):
Last edited by RenegadeX; 07-13-2010 at 02:40 AM.
Peter Gethin, ex-F1 driver, in the racing documentary Jo Siffert - Live Fast, Die Young:"To be a racing driver, you have to have a bad memory, and be a little bit stupid"
note: this was well before IndyCar came about - to be an IndyCar driver, you have to be a LOT stupid!
World Cup Final gets a 24.3 rating in the US...You could add the ratings for the past 4 Mindy 500's and it still wouldn't get the total for the US ratings of a World Cup Final which happens every 4 years.