Disciple of INDYCAR Weblog

October 16, 2008

Flying Under The Radar

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 12:28 pm

Earlier this month Business Week released its annual list of the top 100 most influential sports figures in the country. They also compile one for international figures, and folks like Bernie Eccelstone, Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher are on it. Domestically there is a significant presence of NASCAR folks, including Brian France at 6, Dale Jr. at 38, Jack Rousch at 60, Mike Helton at 71, Lesa France Kennedy at 75, and even Richard Petty at 80. Indy Racing is represented by Danica at 50 and Roger Penske at 90.


Perhaps not so conspicuously absent: Tony George. I would bet money he is OK with that. His money continues to get plowed right back into the center of motorsports, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Those who get publicity tend to like to get more of it. The Hulman-George family is concerned about only two things: Operating the finest facility in the entire sport and keeping it self-sustaining (and profitable). I hope they keep it up. Under the radar is probably even better.


As a ticket holder who renews every year no matter what, IMS began sending highlight DVDs a few years ago that revisits the month of May at Indy including race recaps featuring the great on-air team of the IMS Radio Network. These have become collectors items and are great.


How long until next May?



  1. continue licking Tony’s boots. You’re good at it.

    Editor’s note: Looks like your intelligence ran all the way out this time.

    Comment by TroyM — October 16, 2008 @ 10:19 pm | Reply

  2. Troy M is proof positive that the IRL has a homosexual fan base.

    Comment by Robin Miller — October 17, 2008 @ 1:06 am | Reply

  3. Hi, I’m Troy McClure. You may remember me from such activities as living in my mom’s basement watching old CART races on VHS.

    Comment by Demond Sanders — October 18, 2008 @ 12:44 am | Reply

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