Traffic is usually a problem when leaving an event.
I loved his quote "we had some financial issues related to that race..." What an azz. Jerking the race from a Sat. night in August to Labor Day weekend, then to an NFL Sunday in October...that MIGHT have been the problem there, bud. It was a well attended race until you screwed with the date. Chase that NASCAR $$!!! I hope you have another parking nightmare for all I care...I will never go back there for anything other than IndyCar again. And better yet, when you do repave, be sure to add in variable banking for the Cup cars, wheee!!!
"We named the dog Indiana"
Both, IMO. IndyCar spent the last 10 years cannibalizing good oval dates for street/road courses....and Kentucky wanted cup..
Kentucky wanted to yank our date, IndyCar thought it wouldn't affect them....dumb and dumber
"I think there's only so many people that can take care of themselves, and can take care of other people. And the rest of the people … they're useful in terms of compost for the whole planet, you know." - Bill Murray
The problem with saying the season needs to end before the NFL starts is, that now basically means the second week of August. I agree head to head on Saturdays or sundays with College and NFL football is just a no win for TV ratings. Even if we mean the REGULAR season, just finding locations for the races themselves that don't have to battle college or the NFL is hard enough, but finding airtime AND eyeballs to watch the races is potentially an even bigger challenge, and the way the NFL schedules rotate, you have no idea when you may be facing a sunday line up of epic games on TV. Our local pre-game show more than quadruples a local Indycar rating.
It can be. In general Getting out of Dover after a cup race used to be a nightmare no matter where you parked until they figured out that if they turned the tolls off a mile up the road getting onto Del. rt 1 for an hour or so after the race, it was a piece of cake to clear that place out. Well that and about 40K less fans showing up for the cup races.
As a personal opinion, I don't give a rat's ass about the NFL.
I am a fan of the IZOD IndyCar Series, Formula 1, and AMA Supercross in that respective order.
We were caught in traffic for 2 hours after the 2010 Indycar race. Last year I ran to my car right after Ed crossed the finish line and I think I was the 3rd person out of the parking lot.
numetalbizkit, the more I read over it the more I realize that I took that out of context; you don't owe the apology. We're going to have to just disagree on the subject.