IndyCar » Chevy teams grow restless with Bernard


Reports that team owners affiliated with Chevrolet are growing increasingly unhappy and want IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard out have gained momentum following the Indy 500.

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cruachan - Unregistered

May 31, 2012 12:56 PM

One race is hardly representative. If Honda go on a string of wins now then it may be grounds for complaint. This was also the first oval of the year and the car trim was very different from the road courses. Chevy were dominant right up until Carb Day as well.

JOHN - Unregistered

May 31, 2012 2:14 PM

@Gorbachov

Very good comment and I really did not know this ridiculous 'rule' - that Lotus were not allowed to tune their engines while Honda were given preferential treatment to tune theirs. Its clear as well, Honda were the better engine on race day. As for Lotus even if they were allowed, it would've been making up the numbers at best

SP3 - Unregistered

May 31, 2012 3:00 PM

@FrankG - actually, GM was and still is "Govt. Motors". Don't want to divert from the topic but the Federal govt. still owns 33% of the shares. GM did NOT pay back its loan as it loudly crowed at the time. It 'paid' the loan with TARP funds. All of this is found easily, not made up. As for your comment about whether they'd exist without the bailout, sure they would. They'd have gone through a regular bankruptcy just as any other company. The difference would have been that the tax payers wouldn't have had to foot the bill.

ridgerunners - Unregistered

May 31, 2012 3:40 PM

Obviously ****** has never been to the Indianapolis 500 to understand what "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" means. The phrase alone has a long history, coined by Sid Collins in 1955 in his world wide radio broadcast of the race. If you want bumper cars go the circus, fair or Bristol. If you want history past, present and future go to the Indianapolis 500.

johnnymat

May 31, 2012 4:27 PM

It would be a huge mistake to get rid of Randy Bernard now. He's been the one most responsible for the big improvements in the series this year. All of the races so far have been quite good , and as Crash says, television ratings and race attendance numbers are up. The competition has been better than anything in recent years.
He was given a near impossible task when he took over and should be given credit for what he's done. There is still room for improvement, but kudos to Randy so far.

Julie - Unregistered

May 31, 2012 6:04 PM

In regards to Townsend Bell's tweet....only full-time series partipants were given new engines for carb day and the race. One-off teams had to use the same engine for the entire month of May.

One thing not mentioned in the article and is of note is the amount of practice the Honda teams did on the Sunday and Carb day. Both the Target cars were out there running a large amount of laps in the same conditions they would encounter on race day. A lot of the Chevy teams ran a few laps and then packed it up. Honda won because of hard work during the week before the race.

Don - Unregistered

June 01, 2012 1:23 AM

Why is Chevrolet so PO'd still? They won the first four races, lost at Indy. Suck it up and make some improvements like Honda did.

Quit all this whining and get back to racing. Haven't the owners learned anything from history?

just sayin - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 7:14 PM

The largest joke is Honda knew what areas they were weak in , and thT THEY had a new spec engine on the way.. But still wined , and petitioned for, and won a rules concession. Very unethical.. In light of how fast the new spec engine is The only way indycar will ever have any creditability is to return the turbo to it's original size. Chevy has every right to be mad.. Now that the Honda is faster chevy should petition for a larger turbo.. Lol..

Lusk - Unregistered

November 10, 2012 7:05 PM

You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but
I find this topic to be actually something that I
think I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me.

I'm looking forward for your next post, I'll try to get the hang of
it!

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