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July 21, 2009

The Thrill Is Gone

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 1:41 am

Joie ChitwoodThe big news today is another defection from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Joie Chitwood is the guy who actually ran the place for a long time, and a lot of great things happened while he was there. As a matter of fact, he was one of the very first people hired with the Indy Car Series was founded. He also helped get Chicagoland going.Chitwood Car

He is headed for ISC. Perhaps he can slap some sense into that bunch, but since it is a public company, he may have his work cut out. As if the France family was not enough with which to contend. Theer is no real bridge burning, and the folks in Indy seem genuinely sad to see him go.

I hope whoever ends up running the place (looks like Mr. Belksus for now) can contend with ‘the sisters,’ plug the leaks and exterminate the rat infestation.

By the way, RIP to John Surtees’ son…killed in a freak accident over the weekend by a flying tire. That stinks. Horrible.

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