Hopefully the news has settled in, and everyone has come to some sort of acceptance that May of 2020 won’t be the May we’ve come to know and love. In fact, everything around INDYCAR this year was thrown into upheaval. Races have been canceled or moved. We’re ending the season in St. Petersburg after we tried … Continue reading The Times the Indy 500 Was Canceled and Three Rain Moves
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
Listen Here News It’s been quite the season for announcements, and we’ve not even hit two-months since the season ended! Some news we’d been hoping for finally has came through - Meyer Shank Racing will be entering the 2020 INDYCAR season as a full-time team. They committed to 2020 and 2021 for the full season. … Continue reading S3E39 – Full Timers and INDYCAR Moms
The 1992 Indianapolis 500 holds as one of my earliest memories of listening to the race on the radio while my father filled out the grid on the back page of the Indianapolis Star. That year there was but one woman in the race, and as a staunch girl-power third-grader I was cheering for Lyn … Continue reading The First for Me (Lyn St. James)
Yagle is the first, and only, female owner to win the Indianapolis 500.
Arlene Hiss, a dance teacher from California, underwent numerous tests and was required to drive in ovals during the regular season prior to attempting to qualify for the Indianapolis 500.
She’s known as the “First Woman Racing Driver” and in numerous articles has the moniker ‘daredevil’ attached to her.
We'll see what 2019 brings, but that papaya color is going to be at Indy for a while.
There are some firsts that seem insignificant. Genevra Delphine Mudge (what a name!) is the very first recorded female driver. She first obtained a drivers license in 1898 in the State of New York. The first working design of an automobile had only happened approximately five years before. In 1899 there were 2,500 motor vehicles … Continue reading Genevra Delphine Mudge: All of the Firsts
We all know the answer, but only a few want to say it out loud.