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December 20, 2010

Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 100. How About the Next 100?

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 12:01 am

One of the more popular claims by obsessed Indy Car ‘fans’ who claim to hate the series and the people who run it but discuss it all the time anyway is that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sale. This has become even more popular than the omnipresent ‘The IRL/Indy Car Series will not survive beyond (insert your wildest guesstimation here).

All anyone has as reference are rare but always honest on the record comments from the family, and they have consistently said the track is not for sale. That never stops the speculation. On the other hand, folks are as obsessed as much about that family and their quirks as the British are about their royal family.

If there is fire with the hot air, you can be certain someone in the press would run with it. As a whole the press corps has gone after the family, their track and the series with reckless abandon since 1996 with some of the most unprofessional behavior ever seen in sports writing.  Indianapolis is a relatively small town in terms of gossip, so such a sale would be easy to track even though cloaked behind the walls of a private company.

The common wisdom that says anything is for sale at the right price is just as applicable with regard to Indy, but how do you put a price on that institution, particularly when Indy Car momentum is on the upswing? Who has deep enough pockets?

It appears obvious that what we have is simply more hot air by the obsessed. Is anyone else getting impatient for the season to start?




  1. [“”Indianapolis is a relatively small town in terms of gossip, so such a sale would be easy to track even though cloaked behind the walls of a private company.””} you say a lot of ridiculously stupid things, but this one takes the cake…at least for today. the vajayjay four are gonna dump the joint in a fire sale. my guesstimation is that Bruton Smith is gonna line up financing or start banging away at the deal in a different manner from a different angle. with that said, you heard it here first. ROGER PENSKE = owns IMS. he’s gonna paint it yellow too. already a done deal.

    Editor’s Note: In actual fact, you are pretty far away from any sort of reality. Not only with regard to IMS, but life in general. As is typical of your ilk, all you have is jaded opinion. Frankly, everyone has those. Show me some substance, or at least talk someone reputable into doing some investigation. You dig?

    Comment by The Sith — December 20, 2010 @ 12:39 am | Reply

  2. Sith, You talk like someone with a paper poop chute.

    Comment by rosco — December 20, 2010 @ 8:52 pm | Reply

  3. Please go piss on an electric fence, Sith.

    Comment by MTroy — December 20, 2010 @ 10:27 pm | Reply

  4. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been designated a National Historic Site. Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t that exempt it from sale of any kind, unless it’s with Federal permission? By the way, Defender, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, it’s been a pleasure trading comments with you this year.

    Comment by DOUG — December 21, 2010 @ 4:03 pm | Reply

  5. what a p*#&y little D is. dish out recycled spew for years

    when you are beaten at your own game you cower and run.

    delete. delete. delete

    gutless hypocrite.

    Editor’s Note: One final, and slowed down even more, reminder. Here are the 5 keys to successfully seeing your commentary on these pages in the future:

    1. Frame your comments within the context of the blog topic.
    2. Be literate.
    3. Try to have a point.
    4. Primates belong in zoos or out in the natural habitat. Not behind keyboards.
    5. Cussing and name calling should be reserved for when the second grade resumes.

    Is there any morsel of this adult advice with which your limited intellect has problems grasping?

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    Comment by D the wanker — December 24, 2010 @ 2:33 am | Reply

  6. was watching some classic CART races i found whilst moving, some of those races were bloody awesome races. Much better than some of the races now.

    Editor’s Note: I always enjoyed the old cart races too, seeing the precision driving against the clock and such, but if we’re being nostalgic my personal favorite years were IRL years between ’98 and ’02, which featured thrilling actual racing, kind of like the old cart Handford shows at Michigan, only far less contrived. Still, I am a person who looks toward the future and leaves the past in my nostalgic memory bank.

    Comment by nosh pitt — December 27, 2010 @ 3:21 am | Reply

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