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January 11, 2011

IZOD INDYCAR Series Oval Racing Gets More Exciting!

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 1:37 am

With Daytona a month or so away racing fans are beginning to get excited. There is even IZOD INDYCAR Series news. Danica is slated to don the cheesy garb for GoDaddy once again (that’s great sponsorship) and will be featured in Super Bowl spots, which is the most watched event every year. Hopefully she’ll also carry IZOD INDYCAR Series branding.

When the oval part of the 2011 season begins, we’re told restarts will be two wide, just like our fendered friends. The thought is that new excitement will be added. Unlike NASCAR, the slowpokes won’t be sent to the back. I love fresh ideas that are badly needed. I just hope the series does not fall into a gimmickry trap that results in a joke. Like the first lap of the ’96 US 500. Given the relative speed of Indy Cars, any oval restart that is less choreographed should be spectacular.

A.J. Foyt Racing announced that ABC Supply is returning as Vitor Miera’s primary sponsor. That is great news, and hopefully the consistency in the crew will result in Viotr’s first, long overdue win in 2011.

Randy Bernard’s state of the series address occurs tomorrow. Inexplicably, it is not open to the public, nor will it be broadcast anywhere. I guess the state of the series is a secret. As long as the 100th anniversary gets lots of promotion starting two weeks ago, I will be happy. Hopefully the official press release summary will not be too flowery.

Fans are enjoying the forward momentum!




  1. Sounds like the state of the series address is really a yearly meeting between the league and participants—it’s meant for the teams, sponsors, etc. I think we fans got the wrong impression about what was happening tomorrow.

    Comment by Boo Boo — January 11, 2011 @ 3:32 am | Reply

  2. I was disappointed they didn’t livestream the speech. Guess I’ll have to rely on Curt Cavin and the bloggers to find out what Bernard said.

    Comment by redd — January 11, 2011 @ 3:45 pm | Reply

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