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Discussion in 'Other Racing' started by 4re Nut, Jun 1, 2013.
In this economy.......yep!
economy, ratings, budget, etc etc...I can't believe they stayed with Indycar/Andretti past Danica. must have had a contract with the team, not just Danica.
Indy adding road course race in May.
Are they watering down the brand?
IMS to host IndyCar road race in May 2014 | News | Motorsport.com
Not even A.J. Likes this idea.
Why not out the road race on Labor Day weekend?
That way they bookend the summer.
AJ Foyt against Indianapolis road course race for IndyCar - IndyCar news - AUTOSPORT.com
Does it really matter? At the current rate of decline and sponsors leaving the series, it simply is a matter of time before it quietly ends. Based on the marketplace relevance of Indy Car.....I don't expect it to make it more than a few more years. I certainly won't miss another "spec" racing series.
I'm not quite sure if doing it in May is best but in general I like the idea of adding the road course.
I suspect "cost containment" came in to play with scheduling it in May...save a buck to make a buck.
You're just mad that squashed beetles aren't allowed.
meh, been there done that.
it's just a silly idea that waters down the 500 even more.
if they want a big crowd at the Speedway during the month of May, bring back 40 proper entries, bump day that means something, and the ghost of Tom Carnegie announcing a new track record.
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The thought process at IMS makes no sense.
Instead of having the Indy Car teams at the track for the entire month of May to
include the road course event, why not spread it out to Labor Day weekend to bookend
the summer and put it on a twin bill with USCR?
They have the USCR event scheduled on the same weekend as the NASCAR race once
again which makes absolutely no sense as there is literally no one there to watch the
sports car races, raising the question "If IMS hosted a sports car race and no one was
there to see it, does it make a noise?".
To Indy Car's credit, they're trying things like twin races at certain venues but now they're
taking their most traditional event and creating confusion among those whom may not
be racing aficionados and media alike.
It's as if the Hulman family can only control what is within the walls of IMS so they're
trying this in order to keep what is already theirs safe at the risk of watering down their
Traditions die hard but IMS seems hell-bent on suicide.
How about a rule book like we had in the 70's-90's?? I think we can get more than forty cars if that happens. And with that, the rest will follow.
They ran twin races when CART was just starting. One thing......they were ovals and in today's racing environment......we can't have that. We have to have street races and road races no one goes to or watches on TV.
Now IZOD pulls out...
IZOD and IndyCar Series to conclude sponsorship after 2013 | News | Motorsport.com
I think I saw a real estate sign at the Speedway today. Here comes the shopping mall!!!!
nah, NASCAR will buy it first.
Ohhhhh Boyyyyy!!!!! More "spec" racing!!!!
the Daytona Indy Car Racing Series....Dickers!
to go along with TUSCR, or is it TUSCC this week?
Then it will be fete complete.
Hands are rubbing together deep in the fake wood paneled walled offices in Daytonner.
This writer, Covy Moore, suggests Indy Car fans "grow up".
Grow up IndyCar fans | News | Motorsport.com
are the walls at NASCAR really fake wood paneling?
you know, he has a point. innovate or die. so here's some non-idiotic suggestions:
-new track records
-more than 33 entrants
-drivers with personality (actually that's not the problem, fans just don't *know* they have personality)
-cars that aren't hideously ugly
-cars that make nice sounds
all of those are better than a half-assed race on an awful infield road course.
Both sides of the coin...
IMS road course race: The glass half-empty outlook | MotorSportsTalk
IMS road course race: The glass half-full outlook | MotorSportsTalk
A lot will be learned when a new Title Sponsor is announced...
An Auto Parts Chain might pick it up.