Tag Archives: Indianapolis 500

Top 10 celebrities who should drop green flag rather than Chris Pine
May 19, 2016

“Who is Chris Pine?” I was asked by a long time Indianapolis sports media type in an actual conversation earlier today. “I don’t know,” I replied. “He’s dropping the green flag.” “For today’s practice?” “For the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.” “Is he a country music guy?” “Let me google him…  Nope, he played […]

Top 10 reasons I will never drive an IndyCar despite having the chance last night
May 18, 2016

I found myself alone yesterday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Jonathan Byrd Racing’s garage with four fully functional and (one would assume) fueled IndyCars. The track was empty because of the rain that washed out practice, but by the time my radio show ended, the grounds were dry.  It occurred to me that I had […]

Top 10 reasons to love the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500
May 13, 2016

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of my favorite places on the planet, and when May rolls around that is where I choose to work. Because of technology, we can do my radio show anyplace we like with minimal tech support, so why not do the show from Jonathan Byrd Racing’s garage (B-20) everyday the track […]

Indy 500 – Pole Day chaos shouldn’t ruin enjoyment of Greatest Spectacle in Racing
May 18, 2015

by Kent Sterling Hey, IndyCar had to do something!  Three cars in four days flipped over during practice, and a wonderful combination of luck and great engineering allowed all three drivers to walk away unscathed.  How long could that be expected to continue? Somebody was going to get hurt or killed, and until somebody figures […]

Paul Page Named New Voice of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network
December 3, 2013

by Kent Sterling Other than bring Sid Collins back from the dead, there is no hire that could evoke the history of the IMS Radio Network like that of Paul Page.  Given that he still does great work, the decision to name Page to replace the easily agitated and verbose Mike King was logical. The […]

NASCAR’s Move to NBC Sports Is a Big Deal for IndyCar
July 24, 2013

by Kent Sterling What a break for IndyCar!  NASCAR is leaving ESPN in favor of NBC Sports Network and NBC.  This is like your uncle owning a gas station in the middle of nowhere as the Simons decide to build a 1.2 million square foot shopping mall next door. If IndyCar can’t bring NASCAR fans […]

Jim Harbaugh Embracing Indy 500 Pace Car Opportunity
May 25, 2013

By Bert Beiswanger Based on the hearty handshake San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh gave me after taking a few minutes to talk at Carb Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a few things were immediately apparent to me: 1). I felt more respect from Harbaugh than Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz probably does […]