Ground(ed) Effects

Indycar and general autosport opinion

“Now is the summer of our discontent Made glorious winter by this sun of Anton; And all the clouds that lower’d upon IMS In the deep bosom of racing buried.” In paraphrasing Shakespeare’s Richard III, I am comparing the rise and fall of not only the oft-maligned leadership of Indycar by Anton Hulman George, but …

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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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“Bizarre title, that” I can hear you say… bear with me. Yesterday I ran across this quote attributed to writer J.K. Rowling: “I always surprise myself on my ability to turn a phrase.  Words are, in my not so humble opinion, a most inexhaustible source of magic;  capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.”  …

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I’ve been going to the Indianapolis 500 for many, many years now and almost nothing about Indy and it’s changes have caused me any angst. Nothing except for one seemingly small but ignominious detail, which I humbly submit for reversion back to its previous form, for your review… There are precious few truly outstanding and …

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