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September 16, 2010

Another Randy Bernard Mission: Cultivate Respect for Indy Car from Mainstream America

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 4:48 pm

There is a big brouhaha inside the Web forums about, of all things, a Zig Ziglar gathering of famous speakers in Indianapolis in October. About the only thing they motivate anyone to do is buy merchandise from the organization. One of the speakers is conspicuous by her presence and title:

‘Elite NASCAR Driver Danica Patrick.’

This is odd in a few areas. For starters, she drives a part time Nationwide schedule and remains firmly ensconced in the rear of the field, nowhere close to any sort of victory. Most other speakers in the program have achieved much more, relatively speaking, in their chosen professions.

She actually won a race in Indy Car. The utter lack of respect accorded the IZOD Indy Car Series is not acceptable. Randy Bernard or someone high up should get the Ziglar folks on the horn and inform them about their false advertising claims. My guess is that they are too stupid to have done the accuracy due diligence. After all, the word ‘NASCAR’ is to racing what ‘John Deere’ is to farm equipment. If they were not stupid and did it on purpose that makes them irresponsible.

The supposition from most people is that her agency will lead her toward NASCAR when her Indy Car deal is up, and her oft-stated dream about winning Indy will remain just that. Until that happens, however, the fact remains she is driving full time in Indy Cars and should be referred to as ‘Elite IZOD Indy Car driver Danica Patrick.’ Under threat of being sued.

Indy Car, please do not ‘aw shucks’ your way past this one. Put a boot up their arses.



  1. “Under threat of being sued?” Good luck with that one. My guess is that Danica would rather be advertised in that way than your way.

    Comment by TroyM — September 16, 2010 @ 5:11 pm | Reply

    • That’s a big “guess”. Looks bad for NASCAR to have their “Elite” driver bringing up the rear in IndyCar.

      Comment by M. Miller — September 17, 2010 @ 12:49 pm | Reply

  2. Awwwwww! You changed the header on your blog but left the domain untouched in vestige (like the texas indycar race). YOUR irl is almost completely gone, replace with a very cart like izod indy”cur” series, you must be soooooo happy.

    Editor’s Note: Actually, I remain very happy. I love Indy Car racing. Always have. Since 1959 as a matter of fact. The only people who believe this is a big deal are cart idiot children looking for an excuse to taunt actual racing fans. As usual.

    Comment by Offender — September 17, 2010 @ 12:38 am | Reply

    • I agree, IndyCar is on the upswing again and should protect their investment. NASCAR ratings on espn abc have fallen through the floor. Just like professional wrestling once the masses get a taste, soon they are board and go back to buying junk at the mall. Plus who wants to watch a bunch of mouth breathers murder the English language and drive in a slow circle for 4 hours.

      Comment by Patrick — September 17, 2010 @ 12:31 pm | Reply

  3. When I see Farley doing his “van down by the river” bit, I always think of Barnhart and his “four good ones” speech during Indy qualifying.

    Comment by Boo Boo — September 17, 2010 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

  4. Dear Defender:

    Us CART-centric idiots also love Indy Car racing…have since watching Danny Sullivan’s spin in ’85….

    Editor’s Note: That happened in front of our seats…good stuff.

    Comment by Neil Rubin — September 17, 2010 @ 8:56 pm | Reply

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