Ground(ed) Effects

Indycar and general autosport opinion

Once again, it’s that time of year that many of us struggle with. Mere hours after the checkers fall for the newest driver to add their name and likeness to the century-old legend, Indy 500 Seasonal Affective Disorder engulfs those for whom “364 days to the Indy 500” is quite possibly the saddest sporting phrase …

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Firstly, I’ll address the post-Pole Day Monday news which is in various parts disturbing, sad, and hopeful. Following those notable items, I’ll forward the lesser, pithy bits I had already planned for this space today. From the “Sad is the news from Italy” department, Kentucky native son and racer at IMS during the Moto GP …

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If you’re currently an Indycar fan or just a fan of the Indy 500, a vast majority of us would recall with great reverence, that first race we attended and became hooked on the entire sensory experience.How many of us recall the second race in a similar manner, however?My second race came in 1980, one …

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The line “wake up the echoes”, as almost everyone from the northern part of Indiana would recall, is a lyric from the Notre Dame Victory March. The line is set within a stanza implores one to recall and revive the glories past; Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame,  Wake up the echoes cheering her name,  …

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There is an axiom that floats about the business world, “people will tell you what they want, if you just listen to them”. The most successful salespersons and businesses shut up and listen, examine that information, and then figure out how to best provide it. Today the Formula 1 drivers Association also took their concerns …

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Without deigning to delve into Detroit’s drenched driving debacle, this week’s post will focus on the update to my Greatest 33, post-2015 Indy 500. If you recall the post prior to the race, I pondered how this might change depending on who won, lead laps, and finished in the top 5. Change it did.After a few …

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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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