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November 24, 2009

IndyCar Silly Season: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 4:58 pm

As the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series continue getting down to business in the off season, dramatic change announcements continue unabated. They created a CIO position and installed Rhonda Winter, a gal with lots of blue chip experience. That bodes well for the future. The long time VP of Public Relations, John Griffin, turned in his resignation the other day and there is no word on a replacement.

These actions closely follow the purging of the IMS/IRL workforce. It is the hope of fans everywhere who believe the IndyCar Series can return to wide scale prominence that these changes will pay dividends long term.

Momentum also continues on the team side. That Fazzt Racing idea from Alex Tagliani and the old Rubicon folks has largely been poo-pooed as some sort of racing fantasy wet dream, but it appears that group is more together and ready to go than even Gil DeFerran’s proposed team. Evidently they are the buyer of Marty Roth’s old equipment and are now in possession.

Sarah Fisher and her team move out of their old shop and into a much bigger one after less than a year to accommodate their increased presence and the addition of Jay Howard for a handful of races.

Add to that the announcement of Will Power full time and 2010 should be another great season!


  1. So do all these new people believe in racing on ovals? Or are they from the “Cart of old”?

    Comment by Bob F. — November 24, 2009 @ 5:25 pm | Reply

  2. To Bob F:

    They are not running ovals because they are not profitable. TG used his checkbook to get some of the oval dates in the early years of the IRL. Many of the ovals the IRL ran were very costly to IMS.

    Comment by TroyM — November 24, 2009 @ 10:53 pm | Reply

  3. Excuse me for responding to the actual subject at hand. But I am glad for for Sarah and Will Power will be a contender for the title.

    Comment by Mike Miller — November 25, 2009 @ 2:34 pm | Reply

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