The Hulman-George family should retain ownership of the IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, according to a report from a consulting group it hired to evaluate business operations, including running the Indianapolis 500.
Interim IndyCar CEO Jeff Belskus insisted Thursday it was business as usual for the series after a week of upheaval that included sharp criticism over the abrupt and awkward end of a three-year run by CEO Randy Bernard.
Tony George was not trying to regain control of IndyCar for himself in his recent attempt to purchase the series, but rather bring in a new management team to replace the current board of directors, according to a copy of his proposal obtained Monday by T
Tire issues, F1's departure, open-wheel unification, the fall of Tony George, Helio Castroneves' three trips to Victory Lane and the emergence of one Danica Patrick took center stage at Indy in the 2000s.
Tony George succeeded in killing CART as the American open-wheel war dragged to its conclusion, but the win was costly for him, his speedway and the IRL. One question still resonates: Could it all have been avoided?