It seems harder now, looking back, to say that this particular announcement was the most shocking one in the 2019/2020 INDYCAR Silly Season. While many of us had hope that Arrow McLaren SP switching from Honda to Chevrolet engines would mean James Hinchcliffe would have a ride, deep down everyone knew it was a long … Continue reading Hinch On Track and Off Track (You’re Welcome for the Pun)
It’s been a pretty traumatic silly season. We’ve had teams completely reform, dropping their flagship drivers. It is a similar refrain of each silly season: good drivers don’t have rides and any deal made can be crumpled up and thrown away. It was over a year ago that James Hinchcliffe made the very unexpected public … Continue reading Unionization – A Primer and Players
It’s like Christmas for anyone in the racing industry, and thankfully it happens just a few weeks prior to Christmas. Indianapolis, the racing capital of the world, hosts the Performance Racing Industry conference. It's a gathering of individuals involved in any and all parts of racing industry. The trade show is the ultimate in racing … Continue reading Performance Racing Industry – 2019
Did it help? Did it hinder?
It’s the summer of construction here in Indiana. We’ve had three different stretches of three different main highways closed this summer. Another long stretch is closed up through the end of August. It’s at times an annoyance or interference. If three lanes are turned into two lanes it’s an annoyance; if the whole road is … Continue reading Did it Interfere? Or Are They Annoyed?
A great race capping off a great weekend of both on and off track activity.
It’s hard to write about another race while in the midst of Indy-pression (though, this year I’m not as depressed because I’m looking forward to a lot more races in person). But unlike the drivers, I too can’t take a weekend off and so onward to the Motor City, the Dual in Detroit, Penske’s Playground, … Continue reading Detroit – Land of Rock n’ Surprises (Detroit Grand Prix 2019)