IndyCar » Series refutes reports of CEO sacking


The IZOD IndyCar Series strongly denied media rumours circulating late on Friday afternoon that its CEO Randy Bernard had been fired by the series owners.

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Dylan - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 12:40 PM

Bernard did the impossible he topped Tony George who was the worse ever Indycar Series CEO. Indycar had the momentum into 2012 but this guy completely messed up things from the broadcasting deals to circuit deals to attracting new sponsors to many other things this year alone not to mention the 2011 or so decisions which even took the life of one driver. I can't understand how Indycar went after someone with NO experience in racing management or let's call him an outsider and gave this guy all the power he got. From the moment he signed the Dallara fiasco deal I knew it was game over and many new years in the dark for Indycar Series.

DGAS - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 3:28 PM

Oh when will this sorry saga ever end. Indycar in its current format is going to fail regardless who is the CEO.It doesn't matter if its Bernard, George, even Bernie or God himself. The series is flawed in so many ways and the problems with it are set in stone with no way out. The TV coverage is shocking. Simple. There is nothing they can do about that for 4 more years. The cars are not pretty but worse is the fact that its a single series spec car. That seems to me like its a feeder series but to whom? Get more chassis manufacturers in. Firestone have nobody to race against so open the doors for Goodyear, Pirelli, Cooper, whoever. Keep them interested. They got the engines right but again get more manufacturers in and encourage Lotus to get it right and catch up. Its not rocket science. Competition breeds competition and that breeds interest which breeds viewership. Look at the V8 Supercars in Australia. Nissan and Mercedes joining Holden & Ford. Now that's competition, the fastest gr

kingleo75 - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 11:02 PM

And yet today (Sunday the 28th) IMS has just announced Randy has been fired from his position and will stay on in a token role until the 2 years remaining on his contract are up.

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