1. Perfection in Perspective

    With congrats to Roy Halladay for his no-hitter, here's a bit of perspective on perfection. Good luck to the 2010 Phillies and their fans in making the final game a victorious ...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about 4 years ago 271 reads 0 comments

  2. IndyCar Series: Izod Exposure

    There are plenty of great reasons to watch the IndyCar Series Championship finale at Homestead-Miami this evening. Izod girl Cameron Haven adds to the list! Tune in tonight at 6:00 PM on Versus for full exposure...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about 4 years ago 837 reads 2 comments

  3. IndyCar Series: Izod Perspective

    Television ratings and attendance figures for the 2010 Izod IndyCar Series events are often difficult to nail down...

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  4. Indycar Series: News That Qualifies

    If you browse a lot of IndyCar sites, you probably have found some pretty amazing claims passed off as news this week. As always, the pundits and fans engage in serious debate about what the rumors really mean...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about 4 years ago 195 reads 4 comments

  5. IndyCar Series: 60 Laps Versus 30 Minutes

    Yesterday, the Izod IndyCar Series announced that qualifying for the remaining four oval races of the 2010 season will be shortened. In case you haven't read the details yet, here is a link to the full article on IndyCar...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about 4 years ago 161 reads 4 comments

  6. IndyCar Series: Extra Points From Infineon

    Nothing too groundbreaking to discuss at the moment, but there are a few random thoughts from the weekend at Sonoma...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about 4 years ago 546 reads 6 comments

  7. IndyCar Series: The Twins, a Closer Look

    Sitting here on my analytical perch, atop nowhere, I have watched Izod's campaign unfold throughout the last 10 months. Maybe "The Race to the Party" has sold a lot of clothing. Maybe 500 people watching an online stream of P...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about 4 years ago 229 reads 3 comments

  8. IndyCar Series: Show Us Your Twins

    It wasn't a bad idea. Here's what looks wrong: The Twin 275 KM races at Texas Motor Speedway on June 11, 2011 will be broadcast on Versus, at the starting time of 8:00 PM CDT. The first race will run about one hour...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about 4 years ago 367 reads 7 comments

  9. California Off-Road Race Crash: Motorsports and Reality

    My great sorrow goes out to those who perished and were injured at an off-road truck race last night in California...

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  10. IndyCar Series: The Miss in the Engine Bay

    Here's a parallel universe scenario for you to contemplate: Kenny Brack, winner of the 1999 Indianapolis 500, crosses the finish line and takes the checkered flag. He has just won the 2009 Rally Car gold medal at the 15th edition of ESPN's X Games...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about 4 years ago 1,028 reads 9 comments

  11. IndyCar Series: Who's Ruling Who?

    The photo is from an earlier day in the life of Helio Castroneves. That day was wrecked when his Dallara suffered a non-contact rear suspension failure. The "red shirts" are IRL officials interested in this event...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about 4 years ago 823 reads 21 comments

  12. IndyCar Series: Witch Hunt, Are You In?

    A competitor in a road race has a gearbox malfunction. He pits, but the box is jammed in fourth gear. The team opts to send him back out to finish the race instead of effecting the time-consuming repairs...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about over 4 years ago 297 reads 4 comments

  13. IndyCar Series: Radio Activity

    On Saturday July 17, I submitted two questions to "IndyCar Weekly" host Mike King. Mr. King was interviewing IRL CEO Randy Bernard on his radio broadcast, and read the following questions to him verbatim...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about over 4 years ago 201 reads 1 comments

  14. IndyCar Series: Grand Theft Automobili

    The best chance for variety in IndyCar racing just got stolen. Thank you to Dallara Automobili for publishing this rendering, as it is the only time we will see true variety on the racetrack for the next few years at a minimum...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about over 4 years ago 755 reads 3 comments

  15. IndyCar Series: ICONIC Watch

    No need for concern, the delay of the IRL chassis strategy won't make much difference. The ICONIC decision will be announced on July 14. We might see a narrow set of specifications that awards the contract to a single supplier...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about over 4 years ago 293 reads 2 comments

  16. IndyCar: Baretzky Makes The Pass

    Google translations can be very entertaining. While we can expect nuances to evaporate into the ethernet, "no " is pretty hard to misinterpret...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about over 4 years ago 237 reads 5 comments

  17. IndyCar: ICONIC Cartoon Break

    To the basement of the Brickyard Crossing Inn we travel, for a glimpse at the future...and the Shrek in the room that all are content to ignore...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about over 4 years ago 222 reads 0 comments

  18. IndyCar: Kill Switches and Headrests.

    Simona De Silvestro raised two interesting points in statements made since last Saturday's crash at Texas. The first is that the driver activated the on-board fire system. As a reader, I presume that the system functioned as designed...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about over 4 years ago 274 reads 4 comments

  19. IndyCar Series: Mandated Fuel Levels?

    In the aftermath on Mike Conway's crash at the 94th Indy 500, concerns over the cause have been raised by members of the IRL community. The IRL has been lobbied to establish a minimum fuel level in the race cars so that fuel starvation will not occur...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about over 4 years ago 127 reads 8 comments

  20. IndyCar Series: Safe at Every Stop

    In light of what we all witnessed at Texas the other night, I'm working out details of a remote quick-release for the driver's headrest...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about over 4 years ago 80 reads 1 comments

  21. IndyCar: Who's Chasing Who?

    The stage was set. A winner-take-all finale, with the three top drivers in the sport in a 200 lap showdown. Blasting through lap traffic, Scott Dixon and Ryan Briscoe drove like heroes...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about over 4 years ago 90 reads 1 comments

  22. IndyCar: Mistake of Iconic Proportions

    After two years of roundtable discussions, solicitation of auto manufacturers and a monopoly of power in IndyCar racing, The ICONIC panel announced the outline for the next generation of engines to be used in the Izod IndyCar Series: http://www...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about over 4 years ago 384 reads 7 comments

  23. IndyCar: The Finest Of Lasers

    Sept. 2009 I had been to the current garages and pits years ago, but today I did two laps of the Speedway in a Formula Tour Bus. Most of you have probably shared that pleasure, and I highly recommend it for those who have not...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about over 4 years ago 59 reads 0 comments

  24. Stay On Track: Broken Aero

    Again I have to thank Gordon Kirby, who regularly gets the best interviews in the business. The following is an excerpt from his article dated 2/22/10, as Ben Bowlby discusses the Delta ...

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  25. IndyCar: Swift Engineering Q & A

    The folks at Swift Engineering have been kind enough to engage in some open sourcing with the design philosophies beneath the skin of their IndyCar Series chassis...

    Andy Bernstein Written by Andy Bernstein about over 4 years ago 239 reads 0 comments