Racing? Hardly. Mindless passing for the lead is not racing. Racing comes from a indivdual or team that can produce a effort that either allows them to charge from the rear of the field to the front and maintain the lead with the end result being a win or strong finish or a team or individual that can produce a result that dominates their competitiors. Jim Hall/Johnny Rutherford/Chapparal 2K in 1980 is a prime example of the later. Rick Mears/Roger Penske PC-10 1982 Indy 500 is a example of the former. Add the 1992 Indy 500 finish or the 1989 Indy 500 finish and you have examples of real racing. Contrived "parity" deminishes the value of real racing for one reason . It is predictable. Those mentioned above could not have been scripted or planned at any level. It is that reason alone the drove the success of Indy Car in the 80's-90's. Small teams, large teams and innovation help drive this success. When a fan or racer can have a similar chance at success, you get both of them back. Excessive costs, forced usage of technology lacking equipment and less than best drivers only drag the product further down. I speak to many racers and the only series they speak of is NASCAR. Good racers follow the money. Indy Car doesn't have it and under present circumstances it won't draw racers or fans.