There is an old joke that goes something like this; Q. How do you make a small fortune? A. Start with a large fortune and go racing. While it may apply, chances are that none of those associated with the team formerly known as CFH Racing are laughing very hard today.
Archive for January, 2016
This is not a new topic for me, but reading this article in USA Today last week confirmed what I have been saying for a while now. For some time, I’ve been voicing my concern for motorsports for the long term. I’m not talking strictly about IndyCar, but NASCAR and Formula One and motorsports across the board. I’ve been basing my concern off of more of a gut feeling, but this article backs up my fears with data.
Since the IMS Radio Network was first formed in 1952, there have been only five people to people to anchor the race broadcast. Think about that for a moment. The 1952 Indianapolis 500 was the thirty-sixth running of the race. This year will be the one-hundredth edition of the race. In that sixty-four year span, only five people have anchored the race broadcast. It’s obviously a very tough gig to get.
The emotions tied to sports are an interesting study. When it comes to everyday decisions in my life, I consider myself very logical, rational and consistent. Some would wrap all of those up and just say I’m boring. Something has got to make sense in order for me to act on it. That’s probably why I’m so opposed to change. I really need to see a good reason to change something. Changing for the sake of change is not good enough.
Some have said that I worry too much over little things like logos for each year’s Indianapolis 500 and the series in general. I disagree. But of course I would disagree, since I’m the one doing the worrying.
A couple of weeks ago, Robin Miller caused a justifiable stir when he answered a letter in his weekly mailbag on Racer.com. A reader had suggested that IndyCar should fund a car or cars in the Chili Bowl, which took place this past weekend.
Greetings from a Chattanooga hotel room where I’ve been most of this week for work. Thank God that we are less than two months away from the start of the IndyCar season. I am married to the man who usually writes here. I’ve seen him go through a lot of off-seasons both as a blogger and as a fan. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen him as restless for the season to get going as he is for this one.