Wednesday, May 26, 2010


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 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:

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 . . . ]