Edsel Ford II quashed the rumor of Ford’s return to IndyCar in no uncertain terms in a recent interview. He indicated that empty grandstands show that there is a lack of value for corporate support of the series.
No one watching on TV either! Ford has good management – that’s why they were the only US based manufacturer not to go on corporate welfare. IndyCar has followed suit accepting and courting taxpayer funds to prop up profits. Until IndyCar management is decentralized and the myopic focus on IMS is eliminated the series will continue to limp along.