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Saving Ryan – and others much blame on the series' front Schu’s on the other foot
So Ryan Hunter-Reay doesn’t have a
full ride for 2010 yet? What does it
take for a quick, proven winner
office and overlooked a large part of
IndyCar's ongoing marketing woes:
the sponsors they already have.
If you grab the “most entertaining”
I can’t deny it: the first time I heard
that Michael Schumacher might
return to Formula 1, I was skeptical.
from these shores with a ride in, How many times have you seen a letter slot in the March 2010 issue As a man who always seemed to
of RACER, we’ll
let’s say, the third best IndyCar commercial featuring an IndyCar make the right decision in his career
send you the
Series team, to get sponsorship to driver on TV, besides Danica or the (and to hell with the consequences),
stretch beyond the Indy 500? occasional Marco Andretti Gillette ad? Motorsports a return to open-wheel racing’s top
There seems to be an inexplicable Now, think how many times you've HERO Wide class after a three-year hiatus
lethargy among companies to back seen Tony Stewart talk about the camera with a seemed unlikely. How would he blow
our own drivers. A Brit like Dan swagger he’s got because he uses Old 170- degree the rust off to get up to the status of
Wheldon gets a good full-time ride, Spice, Dale Jr. tell you that he prefers wide-angle lens when he left – that is to say, the very
apparently because he’s a former Wrangler jeans, or Carl Edwards tell and 5-megapixel sensor. For more peak of his profession, and therefore
Indy 500 winner. But why didn’t viewers about his favorite Subway information, visit able to take on the Alonsos,
that help ’04 Indy winner Buddy sandwich. What IndyCar needs to Hamiltons, Kubicas and (maybe
Rice? Someone please explain! increase exposure, besides a title again some day) Raikkonens?
Please explain also why Graham sponsor, is have existing team MAIL TO RACER LETTERS But now I’m genuinely excited,
Rahal has nothing confirmed yet, sponsors assist in presenting their 16842 Von Karman Ave., Ste. 125, because if Michael himself is
Irvine, CA 92606, or e-mail to
and neither does J.R. Hildebrand – driver(s) to the public. email@example.com confident that he can do it – and
the Indy Lights champion, dammit! Honestly, would it kill 7-Eleven to self-belief was never one of his
I don’t blame teams taking drivers put more cardboard cutouts of Tony weak points! – then I guess we
with sponsorship, especially in this Kanaan holding a Slurpee in their should be. But it raises a bunch of
economic situation, but I am fed up stores, with a simple slogan like questions such as, (1) how will a 41-
that U.S. drivers can’t get funding. “Catch Tony and the 7-Eleven car in MOST ENTERTAINING year-old find the motivation to race
I’d love to put my money where the IZOD IndyCar Series all season LETTER... for three years if he’s not in the best
my mouth is, but sadly I don’t have long!” Or think about Target for a car? (2) Will the extremely restricted
any (money, that is). moment. Their IndyCar pilots, Scott NASCAR, finish the job! test schedule prevent him from