IZOD TO DRESS UP INDYCAR: It appears the IndyCar Series is going to at least be the best-dressed group in racing for the next six years. But the announcement Thursday that apparel manufacturer IZOD has signed on as the title sponsor for the American open-wheel series is far more than just great news for the drivers’ sartorial choices. (By Mike Harris @
MASSEY SHORTCHANGED: Space is unlimited here on the World Wide Web. We can write to infinity, although it’s unlikely anyone would want to read that much of my stuff.
But in the world of printed newspapers, space is limited. Reporters and editors have to make tough decisions when determining what will appear in a newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal in my case. (By Jeff Wolf @ http://www.lvrj.com/blogs/heavypedal/Massey_shortchanged.html)
NO SALE: Jeff Belskus hasn’t said much publicly since assuming the leadership of Indianapolis Motor Speedway from Tony George in July, but what he said Thursday came through loud and clear. "The Speedway and the Indy Racing League are not for sale," he said after Izod was confirmed as the new title sponsor of the IndyCar Series. "Absolutely not." (By Curt Cavin @ http://www.indystar.com/article/20091106/SPORTS0107/911060326/1052/SPORTS01/Belskus+says+Speedway++IRL+not+for+sale)
REMEBERING WALTER: It’s hard to believe that 10 years ago last Sunday we lost Walter Payton. For all of his accomplishments on the football field and in life, few people remember that he was also a gigantic racing fan. Shortly after his retirement from the NFL in 1988, he started hanging around the track at celebrity events and in 1992 made his professional racing debut in Trans-Am. By ’95 he’d bought into Dale Coyne Racing as a co-owner in the CART Indy Car World Series, which eventually became Champ Car. (Ryan McGee @ http://insider.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4622204&name=mcgee_ryan&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fespn%2fblog%2findex%3fentryID%3d4622204%26name%3dmcgee_ryan)
PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE: Two seasons in the Camping World Truck Series have taught Colin Braun something. Be patient. That’s what NASCAR racing is all about. "The first 75 percent of the race is just an opportunity to get your truck driving well and running well for the end of the race," Braun said. "That’s the biggest thing I’ve learned." (By Carlos Mendez @ http://www.star-telegram.com/340/story/1741157.html)