IndyCar » Dixon wins despite crumbling Detroit track


Scott Dixon dominated the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix despite a two hour red flag for a crumbling track that ended up helping boost Dario Franchitti to second.

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johnnymat

June 04, 2012 2:59 AM
Last Edited 835 days ago

What a farce this race was!
The television network covering the race, ABC , immediately switched to idiotic infomercials when the allotted time was up. I guess they figured no one wanted to see the rest of the race.
I guarantee this wouldn't have happened had the coverage involved NASCRAP.

cruachan - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 9:36 AM

Entertaining race despite how tight the circuit is (and ignoring the surface issues) and a great drive from Dixie. Great drive from Dario too from 14th.

Bodes well for the title fight, Power was running away with it for a bit but with 3 ovals coming up then 6 road/street courses it will be interesting to see how it pans out.

Robert Jones - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 8:22 PM

Indycar TELL US THE TRUTH! The race at Belle Isle may have happened unavoidably as it did and maybe not? Did the downforce cause the problem or are the (organizers) really negligent in inspecting the track? Did Dan Weldon's death occur from having too many cars on the track. Dan tried to sling shot ahead of the clog of cars that occured. Indy only allows 33 cars on a 2 mile oval(safe spacing) Las Vegas had 35 cars in much less than 2 miles. Admit your ineptness. Stop covering up the truth. Mr Jones

T - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 8:39 PM

Formula 1, Nascar have all had problems with track surfaces breaking up - praise for a fantastic job done by indycar in recovering the situation:
1) Beaux Barfield intelligence in getting the race to half way distance and thus completed if necessary
2) In getting the cars to a lap where all strategies equalised
3) For getting the circuit raceable again - an incredible achievment
4) For putting the fans first

All series have had their bad days - its how you react that shows the true strength of a series.

Robert Jones - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 9:07 PM

A selfish but intelligent reply.

Now put the (drivers) first! I'm all for the fans, Im all for the sport. Ask Will Power how he felt when the Chunk of asphalt hit him. This is what I'm talking about. Their safety ahead of our entertainment

Mr. Barfield's resignation had been called for ahead of this race.INDY Racing can take the criticism. The subject is the mistakes not defending the mistake.

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