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November 2, 2012

IndyCar in turmoil

(Continued)

IndyCar can not survive on the Indianapolis 500 alone, it needs to have a strong schedule of oval, street and road courses. Each race must build on the rest to be successful.

There isn’t an announced timetable for the naming of a new IndyCar CEO, but it should include some input from the team owners and series title sponsor, IZOD.

Open wheel racing has gone through a crisis in the past when CART and the IRL split, a split that almost ended the racing for good.

An immediate and long-term solution is mandatory to alleviate the fears of the sponsors, team owners and most importantly, the fans.

In other racing news: The Chase for the Sprint Cup title is basically down to five-time champion Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski. Johnson holds a two-point lead over Keselowski with three races remaining.

Denny Hamlin’s chances of the title ended when his Toyota suffered a mechanical problem resulting in a 33rd place finish at Martinsville.

Keselowski salvaged a sixth place finish at Martinsville after starting 32nd. The right pit strategy at the finish kept him in the hunt for the title.

— The United States Speed Association has announced that the Glen Niebel Classic for non-wing sprint cars will take place Sunday, April 14 at Anderson Speedway. The 100-lap event will be the first of as many as eight USSA sanctioned non-winged sprint races in the Midwest.

Series officials are in discussions with Lucas Oil Raceway, Illiana Speedway, Limaland Speedway, Toledo Speedway and Angola Speedway about potential race dates.

If USSA can’t make the non-wing series financially successful in 2013, it could mean the end of traditional non-wing pavement sprint car races in the Midwest.

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  • Danville dominates Greencastle, 68-31

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