I came across an opinion article written by Laura Lee Smith for The New York Times after it was shared several times by figures in the Verizon IndyCar Series community on Twitter, including track owners and teams.
Titled “Florida at 200 M.P.H.,” the piece is about Smith’s experience at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, based on her perspective as a Florida resident who “grew up in a motor-head family.”
Fans know that IndyCar is an incredible secret. Thus, exposure in The Times is valuable. I just don’t think this exposure was very good.
Very recently, I was walking in Downtown Detroit. If you’ve recently paid a visit to the D, you’ve likely at least seen or at most been pestered by a few persons with clipboards going on about how Jerry is having trouble learning Mandarin.
At least, that’s what it sounded like when I first encountered these people, given my lack of competence on the subject they wanted to raise my awareness of.
The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is no stranger to me.
In fact, I’ve been to this racetrack more than any other on the planet thanks to family trips to AMA motorcycle events while I was growing up. I even saw my first Verizon IndyCar Series race here back in 2011 or 2013 or something.
But my first few hours awake today made this place my new favorite racetrack, complicating my love for the Raceway at Belle Isle Park.