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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

THE RANDY BERNARD INTERVIEW

Four days before the 94th Indianapolis 500, new Izod IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard was the Newsmaker guest on my The Race Reporters show Wednesday night on PowerUPChannel.com. I went one-on-one with Bernard for about 15 minutes and covered a lot of ground -- including some things you might not have heard before.

Examples: I've long advocated financial incentives (or rules) to bring more qualified American drivers into the series. Randy: "You might have been reading our strategy . . ." Some of you will be surprised -- maybe shocked -- at the first name Randy mentions as a person who has given him the best advice. And why it's important there be a new car, despite start-up costs for team owners. And a lot more.

Use this link to listen to the entire show:
http://www.voiceamerica.com/voiceamerica/vepisode.aspx?aid=46074


Upcoming The Race Reporters guests:
(Show is live Wednesdays at 7 p.m. EDT, downloadable, and available on-demand at no cost. Click on TRR page logo in upper right-hand column.)

June 2 -- Journalists Roundtable on Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600. Panelists: Holly Cain, Tim May, Al Pearce, Ron Lemasters Jr., Larry Henry.

June 9 -- One Year Anniversary Show featuring original Newsmaker John Force and first panelists Paul Page and Jon Asher. Plus: Special surprise guests from around the racing world.

[ more next Monday . . . ]