In an offseason stretch that has seen more good news than most people could have ever hoped for, I wanted to take the opportunity to wish everyone at the IZOD IndyCar Series, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and all my fellow IndyCar fans the happiest of Thanksgivings!
If you're looking around for some reasons today to be thankful, IndyCar-style, consider:
-Multiple engine manufacturers for 2012, and multiple aero kits in the works, as well.
-It sounds like the Edmononton IndyCar race may not be canceled after all!
-Graham Rahal. Full-time. Oh yes.
-Advocate Fave Bertrand Baguette is sounding probable for a return next year, and is competing at this weekend's Race of Champions (h/t to the most excellent ...and he's on it).
-Helio's new sponsorship for 2011 (I'll bet that is going to be one good-looking car!
-IZOD has been a wonderful series sponsor. I'm definitely thankful for them.
-Randy Bernard has been everything we could have asked for in the top spot of this series, and so much more. He's such a blessing, an asset, and a hope-builder for those who love, follow, or find employment in this sport.
IndyCar right now is a lot like life; there's a lot of challenges, but there's plenty of good stuff, too! Happy Thanksgiving!