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Tonight, we have Doug “The Professor” Patterson and Tom “The Motorsports Monk” Firth.  John “The Race Fan” Olsakovsky is off being an adult tonight.  We have one thing on our minds: Barber Motorsports Park!  There’s a little bit of news, and a bit of a twitter storm, but mostly, we look forward to the first natural terrain road course of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season.  

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  • With Rahal saying this, Veach looks to have little chance with him. Then again money talks. https://www.motorsport.com/indycar/news/rahal-says-second-indycar-would-cost-7m-820366/

    Correct about only two cars with ECR.

    Manor had Air B&B, so and IndyCar should be able to grab something like Lyft.

    Go to Outback after Harvick gets a top 10 finish. Free Bloomin’ Onion.

    Haas’ model was to not have a title sponsor other than his own company. I can’t recall who I heard it from but his business reportly has picked up, so that’s immediately successful in some respect.

    Would you rather see in IndyCar many sponsors that consistently return or only a few who are present?

    I kind of vote for the former – a broader range, reaches more people, easier to replace a sponsor who drops out if that company has say, three races rather than and entire schedule or outpouring. Then you’d have to fully every race instead of a select few with a targeted market. It also helps to show many people/companies have interest.

    Seb should still be leading after this weekend, even if he does poorly. The chances of Hinch or those guys repeating well enough while Seb drops is slim at this stage. Imagine if they win IMS though. That would be awesome.

    I get that the lady’s article is news, or more so Mario’s response, but why are we giving service to her… I didn’t give her a view by reading the article, but what does one view do in the grand scheme, I’m aware.

    My only fear about Alonso doing well is that those viewers who are on the fringe of considering IC as a competitive series will leave and not come back. First Rossi winning in his first try, then Alonso in his. You follow? While I could say I don’t care if they don’t watch because they’re missing out, I do care, because I want the series to do well, and all sets of eyes and TV ratings help accomplish that.