That was the week that was, Michael Schumacher came then went and Luca Badoer came, while everyone only seems to remember why he went.
However, as one comeback is called off, another (almost) came of, as the Corvette works team re-entered the American Le Mans Series, dropping a class to GT2, to actually (shock! horror!) find some competition at Mid-Ohio, while Indycar returned to form after the Interest at Kentucky, with Ganassi and Penske battling for the win.
Oh, and there was some NASCAR, which solely seemed to involve drivers driving into the same tyre barrier all weekend before Tony Stewart and Marcos Ambrose took the plaudits.
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