Disciple of INDYCAR Weblog

January 30, 2009

Chicken Little Returns

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 1:57 am

The faux fan idiots are out en masse portending doom for Indy Racing again. The primary cause of today’s obsession/angst:

  1. Bobby Rahal indicated he MIGHT not participate in the Indy Racing season because his Ethanol funding vanished more rapidly than his F-1 career. As a result, Indy Racing is DOOMED.
  2. DirecTV is no longer a presenting sponsor because the IRL linked up with Versus. Therefore, Indy Racing is DOOMED.

When will these children ever learn?  Good Lord.


Bobby Rahal

I do feel bad with regard to Rahal.  While he did field an Indy winner and introduce the world on a large scale to Danica, his efforts always seemed sort of half-hearted. His role in trying to continue the existence of cart back in the day probably clouds my viewpoint, but I cannot understand how a team as potentially great as Rahal AND Letterman cannot attract adequate sponsorship even in trying economic times.


Here is a pop quiz for the those using the DirecTV absence as a foolish taunt:  Name the two largest (by a large margin) subscription-based entertainment providers:


  1. Comcast
  2. Sirius/XM Radio

Versus is on all Comcast systems, and Indy Racing will again be featured on the newly merged Sirius/XM platform. How could that possibly be bad? DirecTV also carries Versus, so Indy Racing will continue to be available to their subscribers.


One of the most entertaining aspects of the off-season is watching fans who claim to hate Indy Racing but follow its every move in microscopic detail make complete fools of themselves with one dire prediction after another that never actually come to pass.


Enjoy the season again! 



  1. It’s funny how popular the IRL is amongst those who aren’t even fans. The whole concept of the “champcarfanatics” website is hilarious. Nothing but hate for IndyCar racing and the Indy 500. I visit the site once in awhile just to read the nonsense, and I like to see what the sentiment is on both sides of the spectrum. If PT and KV can put something together for this season, that will be a major blow to those who are still hanging on to the dream of a North American open wheel racing series that does not include the Indy 500. Paul Tracy said flat out that he is an open wheel race car driver, and he wants to race open wheel race cars. IndyCars are the the premier open wheel racing series as well as the fastest race cars (other than dragsters) that are racing on this continent. What more needs to be said?

    Comment by John in Speedway — January 30, 2009 @ 4:45 am | Reply

  2. Defender, I told you the IRL will not turn a wheel in 2009, and I stand by my words. Yer buddy Kal.

    Comment by Douglas K. Aponick — January 30, 2009 @ 10:34 pm | Reply

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