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  • Before I go, how about some predictions

    For those who think the IRL is headed in the right direction, how long do you think it will be before the series is healthy again? Already healthy is an acceptable answer if that's the way you feel about it.

    And for those of us, who think the IRL made a 180 followed fairly quickly by another 180, how long until it bites the dust for good?

    Mr prediction is it will take another 5 years to totally tank. Possible slight bump this year, followed by "we need another gimmick, we need better marketing, we need more mfg. etc." and some cash infusions from TG and Honda or whoever he can get to help.
    Some people will do nearly anything in order to be able to not do anything.

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    I agree with the premise,

    But, the power of Indy will help sustain the thing longer than you would guess, no matter how many Toes TG lops off.

    Driver stability a surefire key to sustaining a target audience. Every six years TG decides on a new direction effectively wiping out half the drivers and a chuck of the audience.

    I sall an IBJ report today that said in 2000 the IRL had $145 million in sponsorship and CART had $495 million.

    How the hell do they screw that up???
    Natural Born Cynic

    What irks me (maybe its too soon for the truth), DW was a 16-oval WIN specialist, yet the vast majority those boohooing for him, hardcarders & fans, alike are the same ones trying to kill anything with more than 9 deg banking & 4 corners, where Dan ultimately made his home...

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    • #3
      TG needs to turn this thing over to someone and let them run with it. Keep his hands off and allow that person to grow the sport without him looking over his shoulder and putting roadblocks up.

      I doubt that will happen though.
      Trump, he's one of the nicest, most decent human beings possibly ever to walk the planet..

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      • #4
        And whose money would that new person use?

        What would they do differently?
        "Each day well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this one day for it, and it alone, is life"
        ~ Sanskrit poem attributed to Kalidasa, "Salutation to the Dawn"


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        • #5
          Originally posted by Turn13
          And whose money would that new person use?

          What would they do differently?
          I'll give you a perfect example.

          It's a mind set. It's what sets NASCAR apart from Indy car.

          It's about making sure that Tony George or Brian Barnhart was on that podium last year to reward the season championship winner (Dario) while the TV camera's were rolling.

          They didn't bother to take the time.

          It's what led this sport to the first split in 1979, to the 2nd 15 years later. It's the all about Indy attitude. The series can never fulfill it's true potential when the series owner is mostly concerned with filling the seats to a single race.

          Nascar figured out a long time ago that's it's NOT all about Daytona.
          Trump, he's one of the nicest, most decent human beings possibly ever to walk the planet..

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            www.dulcetroad.com

            My Band's website!!!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by badart
              A appreciate you not rubbing in last nights upset, lest I hope the mighty Monon Ditch swallow you whole (all four feet it in North Judson )

              Why not a dancing nana...
              Natural Born Cynic

              What irks me (maybe its too soon for the truth), DW was a 16-oval WIN specialist, yet the vast majority those boohooing for him, hardcarders & fans, alike are the same ones trying to kill anything with more than 9 deg banking & 4 corners, where Dan ultimately made his home...

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