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April 19, 2010

IZOD Indy Car: And Now On to the OVALS!

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 4:41 pm

Congratulations to a few:

-Ryan Hunter-Reay, who won the Long Beach street event in the way a driver should.

-Andretti Autosport, for winning one that was nearly a year and a half from the last time they did that.

-The folks in Long Beach who put on a fine show.

-Fans who showed up in droves.

-Any sponsor bright enough to step up and ensure RHR is funded for the entire season at AA. The fact that he remains a part time driver is pretty ridiculous.

We are now headed into a stretch of the schedule that REALLY appeals to fans like me. Ovals. Kansas has new leadership for this year’s Indy Car event, and I hope no one finds a way to screw up this event. Kansas usually has a good turnout and now fans do not have to have season tickets.

One thing ovals have going against them is when 45,000 people show up in a big stadium, the other 50,000 or so empty seats causes shortsighted people to freak. When 45,000 show up for a street event (where there are no permanent seats) it is far easier to lie about attendance. The Defender crew hopes the weather in KC is better this year than last…when it was cold, windy and moist.

Kansas should be a good lead-in to the half-a-month of May for Indy, where the common wish is for good weather on the one qualifying weekend.

My pulse is quickening.

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1 Comment »

  1. The ovals will be especially entertaining if other teams besides Penske and Ganassi dominate. Also, if Randy Bernard is thinking about a tripple crown, he is on the right track and this would help the ovals.

    Comment by Mr. Miller — April 19, 2010 @ 6:43 pm | Reply


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