Posts Tagged ‘Danica Patrick’
Paul’s Friday thoughts from the 2010 event at Chicagoland Speedway.
Bash’s Sunday thoughts from the 2010 event at Infineon Raceway.
Paul’s thoughts from Sunday at the 2010 Honda Indy Toronto.
Podcast episode 27: From our earliest beginnings back at Planet-IRL.com.
Though they have had their share of run-ins since arriving in the IZOD IndyCar Series, both 2005 Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon and 2005 Rookie of the Year Danica Patrick say there are no lingering issues and that neither driver has held a grudge towards the other.
Thoughts from Pole Day 2010 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Much ado has been made in recent days over the issue of whether lapped cars have a duty to make way for lead-lap cars that come up behind them. Three specific incidents in the last two races have been of particular interest.
As the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series takes a week off after the first quarter of play, things in the Series are pretty much where most people expected them to be following the first block of road and street courses on the schedule.
If one is to provide a well-rounded position on IndyCar’s place in the world of motorsport, it’s necessary to sample the other products on offer from time to time. It was in that spirit that I sat down to watch the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Wait a minute — or was that the Daytona 510? Or 520? Sorry. I lost track.
With IZOD’s title sponsorship aiming to reach a younger, more urban potential fan base, what does the series need to do to ensure that it doesn’t inadvertently disconnect itself from its most faithful?
By now, if you’re reading this blog, I’m sure you know that IZOD has been announced as the official title sponsor of the IZOD IndyCar Series, effective immediately and running at least six years. If you’re looking for more in-depth details, I suggest you read any number of the other websites that will be able to give you all the ins and outs of the sponsorship. What I’m more concerned with is what the immediate effect will be on us — the IZOD IndyCar Nation of loyal race fans.
All right. Let’s dive into an offshoot topic from yesterday’s post. The overall question: why aren’t we more invested in the drivers these days? A lack of meaningful rivalries was one of the first things that came to mind.