The first Indianapolis Grand Prix was run at IMS today. We have good news and bad news: the crowd was great and they bought a lot of beer and hotdogs; on the other hand the race was crap. What’s more important here. If you’re IMS It’s the crowd the beer and the hotdogs; if you’re a fan it’s the racing. Anyone with an ounce of brains knows you can’t do a standing start on a 45′ wide grid between concrete walls (unless, of course you are F1 which did it repeatedly without a hitch but they have a lot more experience and cars designed to do standing starts). IMS got what it wanted – lots of highlights on NBCSN, FSN, and SportCenter. If you can’t be good be spectacular.