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July 25, 2011

Indy Car Canadian Swing Mercifully Concluded

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 1:14 pm

Watching Indy Cars in action yesterday was great, but on a day when there was no NASCAR and the lead-in was Formula 1 on a much better rack was Edmonton the right venue to try and take advantage of virtually no other sports on television? Yesterday typifies the traditional marketing approach of Indy Car. Squandered golden opportunities and people not enough in tune with common sense.

As for the race, Will Power and Helio Castroneves got redemption, but the end result was predictable and Prince Darnell still leads the points. The Chip Ganassi B-team are still bastard stepchildren, but Scott Dixon threw ‘em a bone. Not many folks were happy with Alex Tagliani, and even more were ready to administer an arse whooping on E.J. Viso.

The Edmonton circuit of years past used to get compared to Cleveland in terms of being wide open. This year the reconfigured track drew comparisons to narrow, alley-like street circuits. The configuration encouraged ill-advised moves that always look bad on television.

Indy Car suggestion box: Strive for exciting venues on NASCAR off days in the future. Up next: Mid-Ohio.

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3 Comments »

  1. Good advice.
    Couldn’t believe ESPN even had a segment about the race, granted they led off with Danica, but still ESPN featured an IndyCar race.

    Comment by IcyFog — July 25, 2011 @ 8:13 pm | Reply

  2. Canada thanks the USA for taking their garbage back. The IndyCar Series is pretty much just like the good ‘ole US of A, pretty much bankrupt and forcing themselves upon people who don’t care. Knob Polishing Disciple The Thank Me Later Knob Polishing Disciple Of Indy Car

    Editor’s Note: You do not represent the great country of Canada with any sort of maturity or dignity. Go figure.

    Comment by Knob Polishing Disciple — July 25, 2011 @ 11:09 pm | Reply

  3. Yeah! Like another cookie cutter oval like Richmond! Super!

    Comment by Bill — July 28, 2011 @ 4:12 am | Reply


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