“A DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY”

Today IndyCar made its best attempt to date to emulate the 3 Stooges. Making up rules as you go along is not good management.  Dumbing down qualifying is not good for fan relations.  First and foremost experimenting with new, untested aero pieces at your flagship event is begging for disaster. Blind faith in wind tunnels and computer simulations is not foolproof and relying on it for the Indy 500 is just plain ignorance.  Qualifying with new rules with 30 minutes of practice at the world’s greatest race diminishes the value and importance of the event. I’ve seen more interesting qualifying at Eldora Speedway and it only took 30 minutes. Today cost IndyCar tens of thousands of fans who couldn’t find the TV coverage and finally just gave up and went outside to enjoy the weather.  I simply couldn’t stand the tension of the last row shootout.  I used to say that IndyCar management was just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic but it’s too late for that – the ship is now at 90 degrees and sinking fast.  Tell me, if you were a promoter or sponsor would you pay a sanctioning fee and advertising rights for an IndyCar race when they can’t even get the most important race right?  

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