Tag Archives: Indy 500

Top 10 ways to improve the national image of the Indianapolis 500
May 31, 2016

TV ratings don’t lie.  Despite the extensive media coverage for the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, ratings were down nationally from a 4.3 share in 2015 to a 4.1 for the 2016 race. That was despite a 33.6 local rating.  If not for the massive number in Indy, the rating for the race would have […]

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 […]

James Hinchcliffe (@Hinchtown)
April 12, 2016

IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe talks with Kent about his community involvement, the Indy 500, and his beer. Tweet

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 […]