Ground(ed) Effects

Indycar and general autosport opinion

It’s Indianapolis.It’s May.It’s the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and all that accompanies it.Speed. Danger. Thrills. Drama. This Sunday will be my 28th Indy 500.In light of the recent uproar regarding the on-track incidents of the past week, (largely from those voices with a marginal or myopic understanding at best of the history of this event), it should …

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One of the most enjoyable parts of the Indy 500 is not only the amazing and rich history of the event, but knowing that each year is an opportunity to see something amazing.  Some of the richest lore comes from events that seemed destined for a certain end if not for the intervention of fate’s …

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I am, perhaps, quite predictable. I can’t possibly know this, however, unless evidenced by others. For those that know me well, they register only faint surprise when I produce one of two sports-related anecdotes; one that employs use of comparative statistics, or one that reflects my nostalgic nature.Today’s post is a little of both.As a nostalgist, a …

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It’s been over 50 years since those heady days of the 1960s science and technology boom in the US. Electronic (vacuum) tubes were soon to be replaced by an interesting, solid-state device, known as an integrated circuit board. (What was it about the 1960s that made it so damned amazing anyway?)Gordon Moore was one of …

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There have been several treatises written by many much more skilled than I dealing with the sturm und drang surrounding Indycar and it’s TV ratings (which is oft used by media and advertising folks to indicate its relative popularity in our culture, and, in some cases, to indicate relative worth in the commercial marketplace) so …

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“the middle of the road, is no private cul-de-sac…”– Chryssie Hynde, The PretendersAs my tens of readers may or may not have noticed, there was no post last Tuesday. Due to a much-needed and enjoyable vacation week, I elected to enjoy my day at the beach and pool rather than stuff more content of questionable …

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Newton’s First Law of Blogging:  Blogs at rest stay at rest,  Blogs in motion stay in constant motion,   unless either is acted upon by another force. My blogging inertia was acted upon by a recent reminder (active mention on video) of my visit to Nashville which gave me time to hang out with our …

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Mug-N-Bun never fails to satisfy Following the #GPofINDY, and surviving a near brain-freeze from rapidly trying to ingest too much Mug-N-Bun root beer float, I had a three-hour drive home to recount the day’s events. It’s my opinion that direct and unfiltered customer-to-provider feedback is a good thing and especially when the experience is fresh in …

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