people in the Business and Politics of Motorsports, as selected by long-time journalist/publicist and industry insider Michael Knight.
1. Art St. Cyr -- Honda Performance Development boss gets great comeback from recent struggles, winning both the Indy 500 pole and race.
3. Michael Andretti and Bryan Herta -- Combined forces to field Rossi's car, and got a last-minute (at a bargain rate for NAPA) sponsorship, and Herta called the fuel strategy perfectly to win the 100th Indy 500.
5. Barney Visser -- Furniture Row team owner shows Toyota made the right move to bring him into their fold with Martin Truex Jr.'s great Charlotte 600 victory.
6. Mark Miles -- The 100th Indy 500 was a massive commercial success -- all tickets sold and hugely long lines at the souvenir stores -- but TV numbers disappoint. Now what?
7. Lewis Hamilton -- F1's biggest star wins glamorous Monaco Grand Prix. His public appeal matters as F1 comes to Canada.
8. Roger Penske -- He didn't win the 100th Indy 500 but hosts the IndyCar series with a weekend doubleheader on Detroit's Belle Isle.