There is yet another round of rumors about the future of the IndyCar organization going through the media. This time, it is being reported that there is a group of owners banding together to find an investor to stage a takeover. The goal is for the investor to buyout the organization so that the owners can run it. The owners of some teams have been more than unhappy with the choices made by Randy Bernard, the CEO of the organization. To me, it does seem a little far fetched and surely there would be an easier way to take over. Though these rumors, if true, could mean the end of Bernard's job, he is taking it all in stride and dismissing the reports as mere rumors. It seems with so many rumors, if he let himself worry about each, he wouldn't be able to concentrate on his work for IndyCar.
Chip Ganassi, owner of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, is denying these reports. He indicated that he had no knowledge of any attempts to takeover the organization but knows that there have been rumors in the past. For now, the team is more focused on the championship and the final races of the season. He believes that IndyCar is coming to a resolution over the pricing problems. If a resolution is imminent, it would seem that a big part of the problem will be solved.
The IndyCar organization, as well as the organizations that came before the current one, has already been through enough stability issues over the years. I would think that any changes in leadership would likely be ok at first, but then that leader would also have detractors and owners who wanted a change made. There have been troubles in the organization in the last couple of years and there have been questionable decisions made by those in charge. That would happen no matter who was in charge. As a fan, I doubt that these rumors are going to turn into anything serious for IndyCar or Bernard. Hopefully, he will be able to get the team owners appeased next season when there will inevitably be changes made. That is doubtful, however, given the long history of dissatisfied teams.
Kristin Watt has been a fan of motorsports since she was a young girl and she watched NASCAR races with her mother. That love of NASCAR quickly evolved into a great enjoyment of many different motorsports including everything from local dirt track action to the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans to the adrenaline rush of the extreme motocross events. She has been following motorsports for many years.
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