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December 28, 2014

Happy Upcoming New Year Racing Fans!

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 10:53 pm

So LongHere we are in the slowest part of the year and there is not much on which to catch up. Another favorite racing blogger is hanging it up. Pressdog has published its last well written piece. A lot of these bloggers have some real talent and go out of their way to provide quality content along with interviews and carefully researched topics. That is appreciated. They take it much more seriously that I do. This blog, as I am the first to admit, is usually a goofy collection of often strong opinions about the state of the sport. It is done for fun, is not meant to provide a living, and is sort of a hobby that allows escape from real life. As a result, I write when I can and feel no pressure. I also genuinely appreciate the more serious efforts of others despite most of them trying to earn a living in the real world.

CriminalsIn actual IndyCar related news it was revealed that Bryan Herta Autosport was stiffed of most of the sponsorship commitment of Integrity Assets Group (Integrity, yeah right) who distributes the product that adorned the body work of the 98, Energee. This is another case ending in a court room. Note to current and prospective IndyCar owners: Steer clear of non-mainstream energy drink products. Most seem to define fly-by-night and you will end up either on the wrong end of either a pyramid or a Ponzi scheme, you will end up in a futile money chase and will end up stiffed. I hate that it happened to Herta but I would bet he has learned a thing or two. Sponsors who commit then stiff should be sent to jail. In the broadcast business we would accept advertising from sleazeballs, but only on a cash-in-advance basis AFTER the check had been cashed.

AuthorSomeone credible is finally attempting a book about the ‘split.’ Sigur Whitaker is a descendant of James Allison, about whom her first book was penned. Then she wrote one about Tony Hulman. Both are pretty good. She is now tackling the ‘IndyCar Wars.’ Good luck. The most interesting part will be observation of objectivity. Even today some folks are still fighting that particular pointless battle.

Sing ItThe management of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway made a major decision this past week in which they failed in any way to blunder any part of it or completely screw it up. As a matter of fact they hit one right out of the park. For that hearty congratulations are deserved all around. The first replacement for Jim Nabors for ‘Back Home Again in Indiana’ is IU-bred and acclaimed acapella singing group Straight No Chaser. It is the most logical evolution possible. Naturally there are plenty of people who just do not get it who are posting up really stupid commentary slamming the choice. The most stupid usually involves playing recordings of Nabors in future years. Uh, no. Let’s charge ahead. Way to go IMS.

CopycatFinally, and speaking of blithering idiots living in the early 1990s, that particular group of cart fans has been reported by others to be in an absolute tizzy about a comment in a recent blog. The comment in question linked a WordPress page called ‘youthfulcartenthusiast’ that evidently linked all fatal or serious cart crashes through the ‘split’ years. It also evidently features other unoriginal ‘D’ buzzwords like ‘twice.’ Predictably, the blithering idiots in their simplistic mode of thought have assumed yours truly is responsible for that page. Anyone who might believe that is probably clinically insane or at the very least willfully retarded. Look, just because someone on the internet who is incapable of original thought and decides to mimic someone else to get a rise out of others is not a reason to have any angst. Stalkers are creepy. Ignore them.

If we do not communicate before Thursday have a great and prosperous 2015 and let’s watch the IndyCar drop at midnight!

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