In May 1996, Andrew Craig was at the epicentre of the political storm tearing US single-seater racing apart.
As CART CEO, he was striving to keep his championship alive despite the loss of the talismanic Indianapolis 500 to Tony George's rival Indy Racing League, and working feverishly to ensure the success of CART's new US 500 at Michigan, which was going head to head with Indy.
Fast forward to 2008, and the warring series have been united, but with the IRL emerging triumphant and effectively absorbing Champ Car - the outcome that Craig was once determined to avoid.
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