What's more pathetic is that JR crashed while doing 185 mph. That's 25 mph off the pace, and yet he still slid into the wall like he was driving on ice by merely driving on the outside line. The current Indy track is a joke, they really need to repave the aprons.
(warning this post may not be well received )
1wonder if the bigger problem in fact is the cars are now and have been too fast for the speedway for at least 15 years.When folks make comments about repaving aprons ot other alterrations to the speedway itself i have to wonder.
I suspect the cars speed ability has made a start of 11 row 3 wide next to immpossible ever again. The 2 wide restarts we saw last sundey while exciting, were just one bad lane selection from taking out a bunch of the racers.
Most if not all of the cautions last sunday were for accidents not mechanical failures.
( BTW i do support the use of the SAFER walls )
It just seems to me the racing was better when the top speeds were in the 190 mph range as opposed to the laps they now turn at speeds up into the 223 speed ( within the race itself)). And the supposed new cars coming next year are supposed to have higher speed ability over this year's cars. And i exepct as a result you will see even more single file racing as the speeds go up , with the pit stops being even more important than they are now.
So an i off base thinking this?