Some of the best racing at The Brickyard was Friday evening, and the grandstands were all but empty. There were people about the place, but for the most part the seating looked more like aluminum storage.
This first visit to Indianapolis Motor Speedway by the ROLEX Grand-Am series showcased everything that defines motor racing and few, a very few, even bothered to give the race an eye.
When the green flag drops on Sunday’s Curtiss Shaver 400, the NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the grandstands will be crowded, filled and full of “race” fans. Or should we say “NASCAR” fans… They aren’t “race” fans. The proof was the empty aluminum on Friday. With that omission, they deprived themselves of a great event. (more…)