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Daly, Rossi, Herta deliver plenty of laughs in iRacing Twitch stream

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Conor Daly may not have won Saturday’s IndyCar iRacing Challenge race at virtual Barber Motorsports Park, but he still put on a show.

The Ed Carpenter Racing driver streamed his point of view of the race live on his Twitch account, with special guests Colton Herta and Alexander Rossi also participating.

While none of the three drivers was in contention for the race victory (with Daly jokingly calling his poor performance “one of the top 10 worst days of his life”), they all provided plenty of laughs with their humourous commentary and jabs at each other throughout the race.

WINNER: Scott McLaughlin holds off teammate Will Power

WHAT DRIVERS SAID: Postrace reactions on social media

Below is a collection of some of the best exchanges between the trio of drivers:


Practice/qualifying:

ROSSI: I will never ever, ever, ever, ever, ever drive a sim again once we go back to real racing.

DALY: Yup, I agree (laughs).


ROSSI: Is there actually like a points championship?

DALY: No, I don’t think so. You get a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card if you finish with the most points. 


DALY: Scott Speed’s trying to fender-blast me.


Race:

DALY: I think we’re going to let one of my subscribers do my race for me next weekend. Unless it’s an oval. 


DALY: Alex, I noticed I haven’t found you yet.

ROSSI: I just crashed.

DALY: Oh, that’s good. 


(after narrowly avoiding a crash)

DALY: That was the save of my entire life right there. 

HERTA: That was a great save.

DALY: I should have been upside down, in the stands, buying a hot dog with a guy named Steve!


HERTA: There’s just no comedy in this one.

DALY: No loud f-bombs under yellow?

HERTA: Yeah. No Will Power going off.


(seven minutes later)

POWER (on IndyCar’s driver feed): Guys, get out of the f**king way!

DALY: (laughs) Will Power, dropping f-bombs. Alright. Will Power cares more about this, I think, than surviving the pandemic.


(three minutes later)

POWER: Dixon, you are a wanker, man!

DALY: (laughs) Wow! Will Power calling Scott Dixon a wanker on the internet! Cite your sources, it has been heard.

ROSSI: What a rude human being.

DALY: Will Power, this is the Internet, man!


(Ten minutes later, Daly spins off course and merges back onto the track in front of Power)

POWER (on IndyCar’s driver’s feed): DALY!

Daly (on IndyCar’s driver feed): Will Power, this is the Internet, dude! Calm down! Seriously! I’m trying my best! Goodness gracious!

RACE CONTROL: Gentlemen!

ROSSI: Uh oh, principal’s mad!

(Power’s audio was then muted by race moderators.)


DALY: We have finally got to the point of the race where I can no longer feel my butt.


(Daly crashes head-first into a guardrail after crossing the finish line, causing it to flip multiple times)

HERTA: Oh no!

(Rossi and Herta begin laughing hysterically)

DALY: Yay! It’s over! Finally! Oh my gosh, get me out of here as soon as possible.

Click here to watch a full replay of the race Daly’s Twitch stream (warning: contains adult language)

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Simon Pagenaud’s engineer relives 2019 Indy 500 victory on Twitter

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The Team Penske engineer for last year’s Indianapolis 500 winner is reliving Simon Pagenaud’s day by tweeting about what he was doing each moment a year later.

Starting with an observation that he awoke in his Indianapolis hotel room at 4:30 a.m., Ben Bretzman (@benbretzman) sent nearly two dozen tweets by 11 a.m. ET about how the morning before the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 unfolded.

Bretzman was through the infield tunnel and in Gasoline Alley by 6 a.m. By 7:30 a.m., he was wondering if his driver was awake yet, but he had heard for the first time from Pagenaud 45 minutes later.

‘BACK HOME AGAIN’Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, NBC

FIERCE FRIENDSHIPPagenaud, Rossi recall epic battle of 2019 Indy 500

Among other highlights: The team’s last strategy meeting was at 8:30 a.m.; final check of the weather was at 9:30 a.m. and Bretzman gave the No. 22 Dallara-Chevrolet a once-over at 10:35 a.m. before it was pushed to the grid.

Follow @BenBretzman to watch the day unfold from the pit box and tune into “Back Home Again at 2 p.m. ET on NBC as Pageanud and Alexander Rossi, who are good friends off the track, recap their epic duel with host Mike Tirico.

Simon Pagenaud and engineer Ben Bretzman debrief at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IndyCar photo by Joe Skibinski).