Ground(ed) Effects

Indycar and general autosport opinion

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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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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“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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Hanging OnHere in the middle-west of the USA, winter has seemingly clung all too desperately, truncating the typical spring rhythms. I’ve been guilty of staying too late at a good party myself, not listening to the signs that tell me “you’re done here”.  I often find it interesting how the subconscious / universe / nature …

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(CONTINUED FROM PART 2) …I used every bit of personal soft good to insulate my head from sound, returning to whatever form of rest I could muster… The next sound I remember hearing was the pitter of a merciful light rain on the tent. I noticed a more balmy temperature as well and settled my …

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