Most of you that have followed this site very long know that I’ve never hidden the fact that I’m not a huge fan of Mark Miles, who seems to hold several titles within his organization – Chairman of the Board of Hulman & Company, Chairman of Hulman Motorsports and IndyCar CEO. I’m sure his organizational skills are impeccable and he probably does an excellent job with his top-priority assignment from the Hulman-George family – improve the bottom line.
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The different reactions to races that you see on social media, is an interesting phenomenon. After the Phoenix race, I saw where people thought it was terribly boring. After attending the frigid Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, a check of social media on Saturday night showed some people calling Saturday’s race “epic”. Neither race was as bad or as good, as those on social media thought.
The Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis basically became Simon Pagenaud’s playground. In fact, you could say that about pretty much the Verizon IndyCar Series season. After five races, Pagenaud has won three races in a row, after finishing second in the last two. Consequently, he is currently running away with the championship.
Usually, there are two sides to every story. I’m sure this same principle applies to the cancellation of the Boston Grand Prix that was supposed to take place in about four months over Labor Day weekend.
For those of you who chastised me on Monday for saying Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix from Barber Motorsports Park was a boring race, I will almost completely retract the statement…almost. Susan and I watched the full replay on Monday night. There was a lot more passing at other parts of the track than I realized. I was aware that Montoya had moved up quickly because I kept watching every time he went by and noticed when he was picking up spots. What I was not aware of, was that Marco Andretti was almost as impressive with his run.
The 2016 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama is now in the books. Although eventual winner Simon Pagenaud and Graham Rahal gave us some exciting action late in the race, I think this one could be considered a snooze fest. The disturbing thing is, that will make two snoozers in as many weeks.
For the second weekend in a row, the Verizon IndyCar series tried to put on a snoozer of a race. That was before Graham Rahal and Simon Pagenaud decided to spice things up. After a rocky start to the race, Simon Pagenaud checked out. With no yellows after the aborted attempts, Pagenaud extended his lead. It was boring up front, but Graham Rahal, who started sixth, kept working his way up to the front.