Insider Izod Indy Racing news…

Randy Bernard has resigned, or was fired, as CEO by the  Board of Izod Indy Car Racing!  Apparently, the Board felt he was not in touch with the needs and desires of the owners as far as the needs and the future of the series.  The Board felt he did not understand the climate that was being created by his failure to address the concerns of the owners for the future of this sport.  Moreover, Tony George, the founder of the Izod Indy Racing Series has resigned from the Board.  This is not good for the future of this once very popular open wheel racing series.  There has been a lot of controversy over the safety of the cars and oval racing, the hallmark of this series.  One of the most popular and beloved participants in this series is Dario Franchetti, who has won the benchmark Indy 500 three times, including this past year!  I hope they get this series back on track.  I love this kind of car racing, not really a NASCAR fan, or the “taxi cabs” as labeled by my friend who is a spotter for the Indy series, and do not want to see this much beloved and historic brand of racing descend into obscurity.  More ovals are needed to bring it back to relevancy, with safety of course a factor, especially after the tragic death of Dan Wheldon.  Hope the Izod Indy Racing Series gets things squared away and comes back next season bigger and better than ever!


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