Currently, the Indy car race in Belle Island is under a red flag. Why? Big accident? No. Rain? No. Danica flashing the cameras? Thank goodness no.
Nope, the race track is breaking up into small and large pieces.
Sounds like Detroit: Full of holes, falling apart, track throwing rocks at the drivers, nothing going on, people have no clue about the problem or how to fix it, and TV people just talking away and making little sense and people are pissed off.
Indy cars have had some nasty misfortune on national TV this season and last. Late last year, on ABC and in Las Vegas, Dan Wheldon died in a race that lasted that went just 13 laps and ABC stayed with the race for several hours. The Indy 500 was pretty good but now they have major problems, not of the IZOD Indy cars making in Detroit.
Hopefully, the race will restart fairly soon.
Update: At 3:45, they started to call the drivers to their cars and immediately, they cut off television from ABC and switched it to ESPN news. What a bunch of buffoons. They sent it to a cable TV station with low viewership and not that many people have on their cable system without paying more, like those of us in Las Vegas.
They are going to run another 15 laps and then call it a day, but hardly anyone will be able to watch it.
What a bunch of buffoons at ABC and ESPN.
Update: From ESPN: Leave it to the Izod IndyCar Series to turn a boring race into … well, something completely different.Approaching
the halfway point of its scheduled 90-lap distance, the Chevrolet
Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix was a parade, led from the start by Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing. Then
came a two-hour red flag to repair a disintegrating track surface,
sending most of the crowd estimated at 50,000 home. The race finally
resumed at 6:53 p.m. for a 15-lap sprint, during which Dixon was again
untouchable. He earned his 28th career Indy car victory by 1.963 seconds over teammate Dario Franchitti,
who made two places on each of the last two restarts and salvaged a
rather miraculous second-place finish from what had been a terrible
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