IndyCar » Takeover rumours persist despite denials


Rumours continue to swirl that a group of team owners has presented a buy-out bid for the IndyCar Series, despite denials from the current rights owners.

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XYZ - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 12:31 PM

OMG - here we go again with drama in open wheel racing in the USA. Are they trying to commit suicide just when it was getting good again. And it seems to be Tony George causing the crap. He almost killed open wheel racing in America once before and now he seems to be ready to have another go!

XYZ - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 12:31 PM

OMG - here we go again with drama in open wheel racing in the USA. Are they trying to commit suicide just when it was getting good again. And it seems to be Tony George causing the crap. He almost killed open wheel racing in America once before and now he seems to be ready to have another go!

Wayne - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 1:09 PM

Maybe if the cars weren't so ugly, and went back to the way they were, there'd be more interest.
Remember the Target Chip Ganassi cars v Paul Tracy etc, etc.... THOSE were the days

shaken - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 1:11 PM

This is sad (but not totally unexpected) news indeed. As a big IndyCar fan myself I can only state my own support - this is despite being based in Europe so unfortunately I do not get to see a lot of the races, and even then I have to make do with seeing them on satellite TV! I always, always make sure I see the 'Greatest Spectacle in Racing' thats the INDY 500 in May. Im sure someone (and that will need to be a SPECIAL someone) will sort it out even if only a handful of races will be on the calendar including Indy500. Next years 19 or so race schedule looks promising though. I wish all involved best wishes.

shaken - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 1:16 PM

@Wayne

Sure the cars are ugly but I suppose safety has to come first. The cars are the stuff of airplanes particularly on the speedways and as we saw they were literally 'taking off' when one hit the back of another. The main thing is that the IndyCar series can be saved regardless.

Dylan - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 2:48 PM

As long as they continue running out of date machinery out of a museum Indycar will be in trouble the teams payed for a car and received junk ofcourse they should be upset the way Indycar is being managed. They need a standard car that feels like and looks like an F1. Williams F1 could build them those cars at the same price Dallara got payed for that piece of xiite!

Dylan - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 2:55 PM

Indycar's network deal was a complete failure. They should learn a thing or two from Motogp. I can watch all races live or with no spoilers later on for the MotoGP races Indycar you can't even watch on TV. Too much greed destroyed Indycar series and the only way to maybe bring it back to life is letting the teams run it their own way!

Maxx - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 6:01 PM

This sounds so ridiculous I almost believe it. A group of owners who took Cart, which was once almost as popular as Nascar, and the guy who started a race series that cost his family hundreds of millions of dollars to keep afloat want to try again? Don't downplay the thought of the powers at Nascar, and SMI putting out bad rumors about Indy Car.

Also, don't forget that the horrible 10 year TV contract was another one of the great things given to the series by Tony George.

richard

October 03, 2012 10:08 PM

dylan. how can you say that the current indycar is a museum piece with out of date machinery? the dallara chassis is a good chassis and the bodywork design is far better and safer than the current f1. and why would you choose williams to build a car like their f1 car? they already are providing the gp2 cars.

Strider

October 04, 2012 5:49 PM

The CART teams did this at the end of 2002 and look how that turned out...

IndyCar have a great product, they just need to market the thing properly! It's bad enough they don't show race highlights on YouTube anymore and the full races they upload are only available for American viewers.

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