IndyCar » Official: Randy Bernard exits as series CEO


The CEO of the IZOD IndyCar Series Randy Bernard has resigned from his position following an emergency board meeting of the series owners on Sunday afternoon.

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Dylan - Unregistered

October 29, 2012 12:02 AM

I don't wish this guy any bad but thank god Indycar got rid of this guy. But as of costume Indycar will replace him with someone worse than him altough I think that's impossible sourcing in the planet we live in.

shaken - Unregistered

October 29, 2012 1:02 AM

I dont know whether to call this good or bad news but 'unfortunately' it is not unexpected if the recent reports and news was and is anything to go by. All I can say is (being an IndyCar fan living in Europe) I hope IndyCar sorts itself out with a new person. What particularly matters is the 'Greatest Spectacle in Racing' (Indy500) in the month of May.

Dylan - Unregistered

October 29, 2012 10:54 AM

Yep that's pretty much it! But if the owners would at least sell the series to some bigger investors who would manage it as it should but they don't need to as Indycar doesn't make money but they don't lose money with it so they are happy with the status of owning the Indycar Series still brings to a mid-wealthy family. The teams also have no where to go so unless the family goes broke Indycar will continue dead.

David Chaste - Unregistered

October 29, 2012 3:05 PM

He should have pursued racing contracts of the U.S
All the venues hosting races in the U.S are privately funded, so they negotiate based on their ability to make money.

On the other hand the international contracts are funded by the respective governments. They should try to get surfers' paradise back while Ryan Briscoe and Scott Dixon are still in their prime.

But they need to do something quick because with Grand Am and ALMS merging that means a bigger juggernaut they have to deal with.

Ryan Hunter-Reay is the latest American to win the championship since 2006. They're not making any effort to promote him. He should literally be everywhere, at every football game every baseball game, every radio and TV talk show, newspapers. And almost every Chevy commercial. But nothing at all. Well at least not the way you would expect for a champion of a major sport series.

johnnymat

October 29, 2012 3:15 PM

It's hard to believe that the board would be foolish enough to take a step backward like this. Roger Penske was quoted as saying you can't manage a business (which is exactly what Indy Car is) by replacing the top manager every few years.

2012 produced the best open wheel racing that the U.S. has seen in many years. An American champion, oval racing where you actually had to drive the car, lot's of passing on road courses and 8 different winners.

An extremely short sighted decision.

DGAS - Unregistered

October 29, 2012 4:20 PM

Get Tony Cochrane the former V8 Supercars CEO in and sort out this god awful mess. He has done an amazing job in Australia turning V8's into a real force in world motorsports and is stepping down from his post after 16years.

Sir Charles - Unregistered

October 30, 2012 12:30 AM

CEO's come and go at all corporations, move on. The fans don't pay to watch the CEO. The racing has been fantastic and will continue to be so next year. Get a new guy at the helm and full steam ahead.

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