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UNCONVENTIONAL WISDOM: If reports that Jeff Gordon's last Indianapolis race helped boost ticket sales by 15 percent are accurate, then Sunday's Brickyard 400 attendance is especially troubling. Those overhead TV shots don't lie.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
There is much that could be said. No doubt, given the realities of social media, others will do at least some of that. Out of respect to the family, friends and fans of Dan Wheldon, I will stay silent this week. Thank you. God Bless.