Ground(ed) Effects

Indycar and general autosport opinion

“…we also pay homage to those men who have given their lives unselfishly and without fear to make racing the most spectacular spectator sport.” – Jim Phillippe, IMS Public Address – Indianapolis 500 Raceday. For decades, the words and actions that lead to the start of the Indianapolis 500 were crafted carefully, scripted to meet …

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The phrase, “unlike any other” is often used by promoters, public relations managers, and, yes, sometimes even journalists in the aggrandizement of something which seeks to establish a unique or perhaps elevated identity. The phrase has become a particularly wearisome trope when reading about most anything, but especially sporting events. Yes, the Superfantastico Sportsing Event …

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Bleary-eyed, in the ever-earlier darkness of morning, after dutifully shutting off my phone alarm clock, I gathered myself for another day in the COVID-19 era, and scanned my personal email. Surprisingly (and one email that really shouldn’t have), I saw my annual fees to WordPress.com were automatically paid. While there have been numerous opportunities to …

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Ground(ed) Effects

Indycar and general autosport opinion

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