Changing Lanes

March 2013

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Crazy Woman Driver By Kay Bell The Rest of Racing Revs Up NASCAR got the green flag last month. Now it���s time for Formula 1, IndyCar, NHRA and American Le Mans drivers to hit their tracks. The NASCAR Sprint Cup season kicked off at Daytona a few days ago, but most of our other major series will crank up the engines in the next few weeks. So while we digest the doings at Daytona, let���s also take a quick look at what else awaits us. CHANGING LANES IndyCar Racing After introducing new cars and engines in 2013, last winter should have been peaceful. Instead, it turned into the biggest melodrama in motorsports when CEO Randy Bernard got the boot. He did a decent job of marketing and promotion, but apparently the team owners didn���t like him. 18 crazy woman driver 0313 cl.indd 1 The IndyCar folks are still shaking up their front of���ce, and whoever winds up with a chair when the music stops faces a big job ��� NASCAR is running much-improved new cars; Formula 1���s return to the United States was a big success; and the 2014 merger between the American Le Mans Series and Rolex Grand-Am Series will give endurance racing a much-needed boost. So good luck, IndyCar ��� you���re gonna need it! Fortunately, the open-wheelers are coming off a pretty good year. The championship battle was close and MARCH 2013 // WWW.CHANGINGLANESDIGITAL.COM 2/5/13 9:20 AM

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