Posts Tagged ‘Speedway Motorsports Inc.’
INDYCAR CEO Randy Bernard addresses INDYCAR Mobile, Milwaukee, SMI, and more at the State of INDYCAR conference.
It’s the time of year when seasonal carols sing of bells ringing. But for many in the INDYCAR community, the only bells they’re hearing are the sounding of alarms.
Five weeks removed from Dario Franchitti’s clinching of the championship, Paul looks back at the highlights of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series.
Bash’s Saturday thoughts on the 2010 event at Infineon Raceway.
Steph’s Saturday thoughts from the 2010 Honda 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
It’s been a little over a month since we last looked at the 2011 schedule, and things have changed some since then. Some revised speculation appears to be in order.
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.
Following the Indy Lights qualifying this afternoon, news broke that an IndyCar owners’ meeting was being held at Chicagoland Speedway to address the future of the IndyCar Series. After the Indy Lights race, President of the IRL Commercial Division Terry Angstadt stopped by the media center to update reporters on some of the issues raised during that meeting.
My initial thoughts are quite mixed. It’s nice that the League has put the schedule out this early, and it’s good that there actually seems to be a market for IndyCar races these days. However, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed in the announcement of two ovals being lost and two road courses being added.