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November 3, 2009

Off Season News for Indy Car Keeps Getting Better

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 2:17 am

As Queer As aA Football BatIt is looking more and more as if IZOD will be the Indy car title sponsor to the tune of about 10 extra large per year for five years. Naturally the sky-is-falling brigade is finding fault.

The only fault I can find would be if they did not change their creative effort. They MUST dump that nails-on-a-chalkboard spot that ran ad nauseum the entire racing season. In their efforts to activate, they must get creative. I hope they make the logo’d clothing more mainstream so that haggard old buzzards like myself can buy something without looking completely ridiculous.

It appears those who claimed the Indy Car Series would not have a title sponsor may be wrong again.

Another racing wrinkle is the probability that Comcast may take controlling interest of NBC Universal in a week or so. That would open up a multitude of possibilities for Indy Car and the way and method in which it is broadcast.

Memphis Motorsports RIPThe country is about to lose another racing oval. The Memphis Motorsports Park closes for good November 7. Part of me wishes the economy was better, Indy Car was more enthusiastic about ovals, and someone would pull a Tony Hulman in 1946 kind of rehab on the place. That location and the city of Memphis represents a desirable geographic hole that is now unfilled. The Dover folks are not really known for maintaining state of the art facilities, and the closing of any oval is a shame.

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3 Comments »

  1. I can remember when the bootlicker mantra was: “We don’t want a title sponsor!” I guess when the IMS checkbook is taken away, you need to get something.

    Editor’s Note: Oddly, not one person with whom I associate (i.e., real racing fans) remembers anything even remotely like that. What is a ‘bootlicker?’

    Comment by TroyM — November 3, 2009 @ 2:26 pm | Reply

  2. That was freely spewed all over trackforum back in the day (even as far back as when you were allowed to post over there)

    Editor’s Note: Well good for them, and good for what you believe you think you attempted to read. As previously stated, no real racing fan I know anywhere ever felt that way. What is a ‘bootlicker?’

    Comment by TroyM — November 3, 2009 @ 3:52 pm | Reply

  3. Troy, the Rio race is still on hold, so I’m hearing. That should give you something negative to hang on to while all this other stuff is going on.

    Just trying to help.

    Comment by Mike Miller — November 3, 2009 @ 5:39 pm | Reply


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