Could the 2014 IndyCar season end on Indy's road course?

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Could the 2014 IndyCar season end on Indy's road course?

Post by crl on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:18 pm


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Re: Could the 2014 IndyCar season end on Indy's road course?

Post by AntmanB on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:39 pm

I wouldnt be against It. The Race at ims road coourse, anyways.

we dont need a chase in another series. Please.
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Re: Could the 2014 IndyCar season end on Indy's road course?

Post by crl on Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:05 am

From the AP article that's linked from the article linked above:

Jenna Fryer wrote:— IndyCar should split the schedule into two seasons — a 15-race U.S. calendar from April to August and an international series during the offseason. The championship would be decided during the U.S. season, and the hypothetical schedule proposed by BCG included seven cities not currently visited by IndyCar. It opened at Houston, then Phoenix, the Indy 500, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Pocono, Toronto, Seattle, Sonoma and Fontana. The "playoffs" portion included Texas, Long Beach and the Indy road course. BCG argued for a playoff because "the current IndyCar schedule lacks consequence and the television ratings are at the lowest at the end of the season because the series does not have a mechanism to create suspense."

Did these people not see the way last season ended? It came down to the last race, as has the last few championship fights.

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Post by RealRacer4 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:11 am

Jenna Fryer wrote:— IndyCar should split the schedule into two seasons — a 15-race U.S. calendar from April to August and an international series during the offseason. The championship would be decided during the U.S. season, and the hypothetical schedule proposed by BCG included seven cities not currently visited by IndyCar. It opened at Houston, then Phoenix, the Indy 500, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Pocono, Toronto, Seattle, Sonoma and Fontana. The "playoffs" portion included Texas, Long Beach and the Indy road course. BCG argued for a playoff because "the current IndyCar schedule lacks consequence and the television ratings are at the lowest at the end of the season because the series does not have a mechanism to create suspense."


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Re: Could the 2014 IndyCar season end on Indy's road course?

Post by Alta on Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:15 am

crl wrote:From the AP article that's linked from the article linked above:

Jenna Fryer wrote:BCG argued for a playoff because "the current IndyCar schedule lacks consequence and the television ratings are at the lowest at the end of the season because the series does not have a mechanism to create suspense."

Did these people not see the way last season ended? It came down to the last race, as has the last few championship fights.
Translation: We were more worried about ratings then actually watching the race last year.

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Re: Could the 2014 IndyCar season end on Indy's road course?

Post by SpeedDemon37 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:22 am

Sweet! I think it'd be pretty cool to see the finale on Indy's road course!

Another playoff system, however... WHY?!?
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Re: Could the 2014 IndyCar season end on Indy's road course?

Post by AntmanB on Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:53 am

Remember , this is coming from someone that dissed the indycar opener lastr year. ( the person writing it)
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Re: Could the 2014 IndyCar season end on Indy's road course?

Post by crl on Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:42 am

Fryer's not the one making the suggestion; she's simply quoting what's in the report the Boston-based firm submitted to IndyCar after their meeting last month.

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Re: Could the 2014 IndyCar season end on Indy's road course?

Post by Chives2112 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:35 am

We saw how the season ended really early in September, why would we want to end the season in August? Just so that we can have an offseason championship?! They have no idea what they're talking about.
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Re: Could the 2014 IndyCar season end on Indy's road course?

Post by f1fan12 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:40 pm

Jenna Fryer wrote:— IndyCar should split the schedule into two seasons — a 15-race U.S. calendar from April to August and an international series during the offseason. The championship would be decided during the U.S. season, and the hypothetical schedule proposed by BCG included seven cities not currently visited by IndyCar. It opened at Houston, then Phoenix, the Indy 500, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Pocono, Toronto, Seattle, Sonoma and Fontana. The "playoffs" portion included Texas, Long Beach and the Indy road course. BCG argued for a playoff because "the current IndyCar schedule lacks consequence and the television ratings are at the lowest at the end of the season because the series does not have a mechanism to create suspense."

This is from the same person who asked this winner of a question...

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Re: Could the 2014 IndyCar season end on Indy's road course?

Post by Mystrsyko on Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:19 pm

I thought we already established that the Boston Consulting Group had no real grasp of how to set up a racing series.
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Re: Could the 2014 IndyCar season end on Indy's road course?

Post by crl on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:47 pm

Jenna Fryer wrote:One television partner, preferably ABC/ESPN, or placing as many races as possible on ABC. The report also suggested the NBC Sports Network may be in violation of its contract with IndyCar if it promotes any other motorsports series more than IndyCar. NBCSN will broadcast Formula One this year, but the promotional clause in the contract pertains only to the cable channel and not network television. The report said NBCSN has indicated it would "release the series from the deal" because the rights fees increase from $5.5 million this year to $10 million in 2018 when the contract expires. But NBCSN has indicated it's happy with the IndyCar deal and wasn't interested in ending the relationship early.

Yeah, spurn the TV partner who gives you extensive coverage for the one who doesn't give a damn about you.

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Re: Could the 2014 IndyCar season end on Indy's road course?

Post by bigdc48 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:36 pm

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