Disciple of INDYCAR Weblog

October 29, 2009

The Indy Car Series: Lots of People are Loving It

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 11:01 am

Dan Wheldons Two Panther YearsWhenever inspiration is needed to determine blogging topics, a great place to find ideas are sites that claim to ‘hate’ the Indy Car Series but have some of the most comprehensive coverage of it. Better, even, than some paid sites.

On one of them, the hot topic list lately includes:

-Dan Wheldon returning to Panther. Haters conclusion: Wheldon is stupid. Panther is stupid. Boy does he have white teeth.

No Paul Newman Salad Dressing in Sight-Television ratings (hilarious reading, because no one who offers commentary has the first clue about what the numbers mean or how they are used) Haters conclusion: The Indy Car Series is doomed.

-Chiding about title sponsorship (although angst in this case is warranted; those in charge use the cart playbook about making grandiose proclamations before contracts are signed and it has gotten to the point of ‘little boy crying wolf’ ridiculous. Haters conclusion: The Indy Car Series is doomed.

-McDonalds may be leaving NHL as a ‘sponsor.’ Haters conclusion: Boy that unified IRL really attracts the sponsorship.

-The Indy Car calendar (marketing tool) for next year. Haters conclusion: Ed Carpenter is included?

-Speculation about IMS being for sale (along with more unproven claims that the family lost a lot money in the Madoff ponzi scheme). Haters conclusion: Turn it into a 24-hour multilingual mega Wal-Mart to serve the Eagledale populace.

-Speculation about whether there will actually be a street race in Rio or anywhere in Brazil. Haters conclusion: Hey, we want to go to Australia too.

With that much interest in Indy Car, how could it possibly be on the verge of extinction? There are just too many fans, even though some of them are not the most literate people on the planet.



  1. What is most funny is the fact that you devote a blog to battle it out with the so-called haters.

    Comment by TroyM — October 29, 2009 @ 4:41 pm | Reply

  2. The catch is that those who display that hate on this board still get their ink here. That is a show of class on the part of Defender.

    Seems to me it’s not as much a ‘battle it out’ as it is a ‘calling out’ of people who follow IndyCar closely and seemingly hide it behind of veil if negativity.

    I think you’re being welcomed as a fan Troy. Just a guess.

    Comment by Mike Miller — October 29, 2009 @ 6:50 pm | Reply

  3. You have said it yourself. No road/street course leagues has made it long term. If the IRL becomes predominately a road course league the IRL won’t make it. Indy will never go away, but we may end up with a second split. How ironic would that be.

    I don’t even follow the IRL on road course weekends (no interest in parade cars) and I’m not the only one. No one can go to Kentucky Speedway and watch that race, and then settle for a parade course.

    Except perhaps the haters….

    Comment by Bob F. — October 29, 2009 @ 9:07 pm | Reply

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