Here is, without question, the single most willfully retarded, idiotic supposition folks who have zero cognizance of the history of American open wheel (except for mostly self-perceived periods of utopia mostly after the middle 1980s based mostly on their physical but not emotional ages) are currently shrieking:
Variations of ‘…the IndyCar Series/IMS will limp along until 2016 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 500 then shut down for good…’
There are so many other more logical things that could happen:
-A change of ownership control, even to the worst, most potentially damaging possible entities such as ISC or SMI.
-Partial change of ownership control.
-Business as usual.
Many of the more radical ‘fans’ screeching this particular flavor of doom seem to believe that the IMS property would have far more economic value if converted to some other use; e.g., a giant Wal-Mart distribution facility or something equally clueless.
Discussion of what happens after the 100th running is legitimate discussion fodder, but when such discussion turns completely stupid that is when laughter from those of us who learn from history begins.