IndyCar » Ganassi warns against more non-US races


Team owner Chip Ganassi has cautioned the IndyCar Series organisers against holing too many races out of North America in the future.

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Manny Fold - Unregistered

December 28, 2011 8:19 PM



Sound reasoning as the economy slides,unless the rewards are of the Ecclestone great train robbery caliber not a good idea.
P.S. Mr Rose,s Spelling is no better than his profane English,better directed at his lager lout buddies than a great guy like Chip.

Paul Kirk - Unregistered

December 28, 2011 11:26 PM

What else could you expect from a foriegner with the name of Rose?
I agree with Chip and his very valid comments.
Anyway it's my belief that Indycar should be concentrating on getting more American competitors in the series if they're to improve their rateings at home, they seem to be attracting too many drivers with funny names and who talk funny.
PK.

chasmunch

December 29, 2011 4:03 PM

...wow les rose, what are you doing hanging around the IndyCar posts? ...you've managed to expose yourself as a tool, plain and simple. It's hardly worth the few minutes needed to type out some long standing IndyCar facts... for your only interest is to agitate. You are an empty assortment of smelly clothes...with a few flys landing around your mouth to drink up the drooling hops staining your unshaven chin...get lost and close the door on your way out...loser!

RJM - Unregistered

December 29, 2011 9:50 PM

Ganassi is right. I have the feeling the series pushed overseas in it's popular years and never made enough of an impact. Now it's struggling, it's best to concentrate on the core market at home.

I think they have too many races on abysmal street circuits though. There's lots of good ovals and excellent road circuits in North America, so push towards using threm!

chasmunch

December 31, 2011 3:18 PM

@joey wallaby. kicked out of what tracks? ..and why?...and Indy isn't one of them, i'd assume May brings tons of money to the whole region...

are their crowds to small? too rowdy? this is news to me that they have been kicked out of anyplace...maybe priced out due to Nascar popularity, emmense schedule, so heightened fees and rents...priced out isn't kicked out

chasmunch

December 31, 2011 3:46 PM

agree w/ RJM that the series really needs to be run here at home...not exclusively, but mostly...I wonder what interest they might have in England if in fact they have any road circuits that might work?

I saw them race here in Baltimore this year and it was a pretty terrible circuit...no flow...and they raced in a canyon of stands where you got a fleeting glimpse of the machinery...plus, it wasn't so safe. Ask Tony Kanan who touched wheels at the end of the main straight and got launched during practice into a runoff just missing a concrete barrier by an inch...the barrier was out of place and wasn't even pushed aside for the main race.

Cart, IRL, IndyCar...whatever they become, were, are...needs to do something as the Indy 500 is about the only place that creates any buzzz...beyond that race, it's more zzzzz, as in snore.

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