Posts Tagged ‘Bruton Smith’
In today’s edition of Counterpoint, Paul and Steph weigh the pros and cons of Tuesday’s announcement. First up is Paul’s view against the concept, followed by Steph’s view in favor.
Steph’s Saturday thoughts from the 2010 Honda 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
I’m sure everyone who follows the IZOD IndyCar Series has heard the news that Bruton Smith of Speedway Motorsports Inc. and Indy Racing League CEO Randy Bernard have reached some sort of agreement to offer a $20 million bonus to any driver who can win both the Coca-Cola 600 and the Indianapolis 500 on the same day. The logic behind the deal is obviously that cross-pollinating drivers between the IZOD IndyCar Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will bring greater attention to both, but I have to wonder how much this is really going to be of benefit to the nation’s premier open-wheel racing series.