Everything is bigger in Texas, even the racing! The IZOD IndyCar Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway has historically been an exciting event with close side-by-side, wheel-to-wheel racing. Last year was a disappointment as we saw a procession with exception of Briscoe who darn near lapped the entire field until a caution for “debris” obliterated the huge lead he’d built. This year, however, the close racing was back! As you may remember, the league made mid-season changes to the oval aero rules, allowing the teams to use some devices…Read More
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IndyCar – PR Mouthpiece Says Nuh-uh!
The stories posted at IndyCar.com usually contain all the pleasantries about how Shaq has bigger feet than Danica, how the cars could run on a ceiling and how Stanton Barrett is a stunt driver. To sum it up, it amounts to PR. Enter the phantom caution at TMS that took away Briscoe’s staggering lead around lap 150. Today, the IndyCar PR mouthpiece put up an article explaining how there was really debris on the track. It seems that we the fans have made our opinion quite clear on these phantom…Read More
IndyCar – Teammates Tussle at Texas
The IndyCars under the lights at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX always look spectacular, and this year was no exception. The weather was excellent and so was the crowd. Attendance at this week’s event was strong, something that the series desperately needed for a 1.5-mile oval after the anemic showing at Kansas. As usual this year, the start’s and the restarts were fantastic with lots of jockeying for position all through the grid. After a few laps, however, the ability for drivers to pass lapped traffic, let…Read More