Just read this AP column by Jenna Fryer this morning, and I have a few thoughts and responses. First, Danica Patrick coming back to race the 500 would not generate NEAR the amount of buzz you think it would. Second, “the series seems to cater to it’s homegrown fans, and unfortunately often settles for mediocrity”???? You … Continue reading Editorial: Negative Nancy finally rears her head
Let me start off by saying that I do have a personal relationship with Stefan. I was a small part of the deal that put him in the Baltimore Grand Prix to run with Dale Coyne Racing alongside his brother. Hell, Stefan was a big reason why I started my business RacerSponsor. That May … Continue reading Editorial: Stefan Wilson – IndyCar Hero?
Many big name reporters and editors, as well as world famous race car drivers around the world have shared anecdotal stories about JW over the past few days, and I too wanted to find some way to honor his legacy and legend. Mine, however, may be a bit different. About 5 years ago, I … Continue reading Editorial: Justin Wilson: One in a Million
“My mentality on what we do is, it’s all dangerous,” Ed Carpenter said. “And that’s part of my frustration. Any time I get in a car, I know it might be my last day. There’s no guarantees in what we do, ever. That’s what frustrates me, some drivers who think the only way we’re going … Continue reading For the Love of Racing…….
NOTE: This will be a VERY unpopular editorial, as IndyCar fans are some of the most loyal in the racing world. This is CLEARLY one mans opinion, and is not to be taken as the strict beliefs of open-wheels.com and its additional contributors. Over the last couple of weeks there has been a lot of … Continue reading Does Honda have a power problem, or a driver problem?
37. No, that is not his age, though he is getting close. 37 is the number of American open wheel wins that Scott Dixon has on his storied resume. That’s good for fifth on the all time win list. This list above him is full of historical names, such as AJ Foyt, Mario Andretti, … Continue reading Hi, my name is…….. or, Why Scott Dixon should win the 2015 Championship
Will there be record speeds? Will there be an excess number of drivers vying for those 33 treasured spots? Will it be the most exciting version of the Indy 500 in years? With the 100th running just around the corner, the excitement is already building. Honda and Chevy have already committed to making more engines … Continue reading Fast. Forward. The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500
In 2010, Mike Conway made contact with Ryan Hunter-Reay, and went airborne into the catch fence at IMS. He will not ever race at Indy again, according to him. He flew while facing forward. The air went under the front of the car, and lifted him. Same with Kenny Brack, and many others, including Dan … Continue reading Editorial: Watch Out For High-Flying IndyCars
Yes I know, Danica is no longer with us. But what Danica, and IndyCar has done to women in racing in my opinion can’t go overlooked. I don’t think you will hear Elton John singing a new version of “Philadelphia Freedom” about Danica anytime soon. Or for that matter women going out and burning their … Continue reading IndyCar and Sexism: The day Danica Patrick slammed the door on women!