Why IndyCar has to get it right in 2012
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Why IndyCar has to get it right in 2012

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IndyCar faces tough challenges in 2012 with the introduction of a new car, new rules, a morphing schedule and the need to win back the hearts and minds of the paying public. Jeff Olson explains why there is no margin for error

Visit any online chat board addressing the subject and within minutes you'll have a working comprehension of the mood surrounding the IndyCar Series. You'll be challenged to find words like positive, hopeful or upbeat.

You're more likely to read the phrase "handles like a wheelbarrow" than "I love IndyCar".

What you won't find is any doubt that the series is at a difficult point in time. Following the death of one of its stars, IndyCar scrambles to make itself over with a new car, fewer oval races and a new steward. The kindest way to categorise the opinions surrounding IndyCar is to say the series has an uncertain future. The unkindest way would not be printable.

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