SO, IndyCar kicks off this weekend with a street race in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Sunday, March 30, 3:20 p.m. on ABC). Naturally, a lot of IndyCar fans are excited for the season opener. This is a good thing. Excitement, enjoyment … yay!
Yesterday, as my brain was decompressing from a week-long series of day-job meetings (meetings: necessary for revenue but not my favorite things), I began to muse about my evolution as a racing fan and popped off this series of Tweets:
If you like the road/street racing, then @IndyCar is a great choice. Not real competitive with @NASCAR for oval-centric fans, though.
A lot of @IndyCar's competitive disadvantage on ovals is that they drive too few during the year more than quality of the racing itself.
Fans who dig BOTH oval and street/road enough to watch every race of a diverse series like @IndyCar is a very small audience, IMO.
With that, I'll put on my Kevlar helmet and vest and wait for the INCOMING!
A bunch of good twitter-based discussion ensued. Some agreed with me, some disagreed and there was plenty of lamentation.