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November 5, 2009

White/Yellow/Red/Checker Flag for Milwaukee…And No Indy Cars

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 1:55 am

106 Years and DeceleratingThe thread to which the oldest continuously operated race track in the country has been clinging became even thinner this week. An investor group interested in promoting races at the Milwaukee Mile could not reconcile the owed debt and announced they are out. The whacko politics of that particular track has been a point of ridicule for years, but that joint has been around for 106 years.

Those who are focused on just hating Tony George as the cause for any problem in racing today miss the big picture as usual. There are not a lot of truly legendary tracks left, and way too many have been bulldozed. It appears that unless someone can pull a Tony Hulman in 1946 out of a hat, it is also in line for a disappearance.

Face of IzodEach day this week has featured a tidbit of good IRL news, and one of the best is a distinct possibility that Ryan Hunter-Reay, an American and the face of IZOD’s one and only commercial that eventually drove everyone nuts by the end of the season, will hook up with a good team for once. AGR needs to recapture the formula that say them in victory lane a lot before this past season, and many say a deal between Mikey and Ryan is imminent.

Keep Your Socks OnDanica will still be there for the forseeable future and so will Tony Kanaan and Marco. The addition of Hunter-Reay would definitely enhance the squad.

On tap for Thursday: Indy Car announcements. Supposedly bigguns. Hold on to your stockings.

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5 Comments »

  1. The best thing IMS could do right now is to buy Milwaukee.

    Comment by hates crappies hates gomers — November 5, 2009 @ 11:50 am | Reply

  2. John Menard also comes into mind for buying the Mile. I can’t believe that those in the financial position to purchase it would just watch it die.

    Comment by Mike Miller — November 5, 2009 @ 12:51 pm | Reply

  3. It’s a shame the CART scorched earth policies destroyed this venue. Had Tony been able to get his hands on this track several years earlier, it would be different.

    Comment by IRLforever — November 5, 2009 @ 1:29 pm | Reply

  4. Question for D:

    You mentioned that Danica is staying. What do you make of the NASCAR press release about Danica? Is it coincidence that they release this at this very time??? I don’t think so. What do you think???

    Editor’s Note: I think the NASCAR publicity is partially designed to take attention away from Indy Car, which will announce several positive items today. If Danica is serious about going to tin tops, she needs to start in a Winston-West-level series from the ground up and not expect more money than anyone else already in those series. I understand the need for NASCAR and its members to create publicity, even if Danica’s part time job is only a couple of races. She needs to be careful, however. Those boys will go out of their way to hand her ass to her on the track.

    Comment by Mike Miller — November 5, 2009 @ 3:38 pm | Reply

  5. Nascar could care less about any indycar announcements. You bootlickers are paranoid

    Editor’s Note: What is a ‘bootlicker?’

    Comment by TroyM — November 5, 2009 @ 11:20 pm | Reply


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