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January 4, 2013

Why Do Some Indy Car Fans Feel The Need To Torture Themselves?

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 7:15 pm

An unintended source of humor for many of us racing fans is the statistics section of the IndyCar Series on the IndyCar web site. It seems they only go back to 1996 and pre-asset fire sale acquisition records only include IRL races and drivers. As one might imagine this drives the hardcore cart enthusiasts who refuse to budge from the early 1990s absolutely nuts. Their cacophony of whining, crying and griping (but mostly by the predictable few cart fans angstprone to such animalistic behavior) remains shrill as they attempt to position themselves as victims.

Poor things.

Here is my advice. Grow the f%&# up. The sense of false entitlement the more vociferous a-holes of that ilk possess is as ludicrous as some African-descended American demanding reparation payment from the government because his/her great-great-great-great-great grandparents may have been slaves.

There are plenty of places to find Indy Car historic records that date back to the very earliest part of the 1900s. There are plenty of places to find Indy Car historic records that include cart and Let it gochampcar statistics, and there are plenty of places where folks can find just cart and champcar statistics. The selective victimization these idiots attempt to foist should have run its course a long time ago. The IndyCar Series of today owes these people nothing, and the statistics pages of the IndyCar web site reflect that. So get over it. You people made your own mess. Don’t expect others to clean it up the way you see fit.

If these people were actual fans in it for the grace and purity of the sport none of this would be an issue. I suspect it isn’t for those who are mature adults and enjoy the sport of motor racing. After all, isn’t the racing the most important thing?



  1. Its all about racing… and 2012 was the best season since CART 2000…
    cant wait for 2013

    Comment by Giu — January 5, 2013 @ 4:48 pm | Reply

  2. Dear Defender:

    This post is proof positive that you have lost your ragged ass mind…isn’t there something more important that you can write about than bitching about meaningless records and ranting about slavery?

    Isn’t this series still condition critical and on life support with an aging fan base of us die-hards and diminishing returns for sponsors and television partners?

    How about some real commentary about the sorry state of leadership at every level of the series following the punting of Ropin’ Randy?

    What is the future of the series? I am sick and tired of hearing about the split…face it, us fans lost the war when NASCAR became the second most popular sport in the nation and Indy Car fell of the national sports radar.

    Defender, some of your posts are searing and spot on, especially when you rail against the Hulmans who have apparently failed to maintain the track property and lament the deterioration of the neighborhood around IMS.

    In counterpoint, some of your rants are pointless and do nothing but aggravate us who still follow and love this sport in spite of the mindless decisions made by its management, team owners, manufacturers (this means you Lotus junk), media partners and everybody else who haven’t learned from Bernie and the France family on how to run a motorsports series.

    This is 2013 and we are years away from TG forming the IRL and fracturing our sport so let’s move on from the split and focus on the good things that we have to look forward to this seaons…even if the fools at 16th and Georgetown cannot seem to figure out that the season should start the week after the Super Bowl, weeks before the Daytona 500, not at the end of March after every other major series has already started their season.

    By the way, we are rooting hard for the Irish to end the SEC’s run of National Championships down here in Miami where the temperature is 80 and the skies partly cloudy…go Notre Dame, defeat the Tide!

    Comment by Neil Rubin — January 5, 2013 @ 7:18 pm | Reply

  3. I think it has less to do with IRL vs CART and more to do with historical accuracy. I find it interesting that according to the statistics section of the IndyCar Series on the IndyCar web site, apparently, neither A J Foyt nor Mario Addretti ever drove an Indy car.

    Comment by Chri Lukens — January 7, 2013 @ 7:09 pm | Reply

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