Posts Tagged ‘ The Toby ’


Posted on: July 13, 2010 | Comments(13) | Fans | By: Daniel

On Friday we posted an opportunity for fans to attend to the new car announcement, tomorrow at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. A few hours later, we had over 50 comments. As of right now, we have 138 comments. That’s incredible. You’re incredible.

We’re sending out e-mails to fans today, btw. We hope to see a lot of you tomorrow. If you’re not in the Indy area or can’t attend tomorrow, you can watch live streaming video of this big occasion on The event starts at 12:30 pm ET.

A lot of us at IndyCar have thoroughly enjoyed your comments. It’s reinforced your status as passionate, educated and loyal fans. We’ve loved your comments. We’ve laughed. We’ve forwarded them onto friends and co-workers. It’s been a blast to read them. So a big thank you to everyone.

Here are some of the memorable one’s:

“For the last 35 years just about every decision I’ve made has revolved around Indy car racing. Every vacation day was used on a race weekend. All financial decisions were made so I’d have enough money for the next race. I’ve watched the old change into the new without missing a beat.”

“Our son’s named Indy….fans?? Hell yes!”

“I have been to IMS every since 1965 when I attended my first pole day! I am very excited at the direction that IndyCar is heading … and the new car design will be a huge step in accomplishing the long term goal of returning the excitement of IndyCar racing to prominense in the eyes of everyone!!”

“I want to go because…..I BLEED ETHANOL!!!!!”

“I have not missed a race since 72. I have dogs named rutherford and ruby.”

“When does the IMA lot open? Do they have any rules against tailgating? I will be the bald guy in a bowling shirt cooking brats and trying to update my twitter account whilst not dropping my phone onto the coals.”

“I can’t think of a single reason to attend. The IRL is a failed “Vision”. A new car is simply a fresh coat of paint on an outhouse. In the end, it still stinks…” (OUCH)

“The Top Ten Reasons You Should Pick Me:
10. I was conceived in the Snake Pit” (YOU CAN GO TO THE COMMENT FIELD TO READ THE REST :) )

“I have absolutely nothing to do on Wednesday and I will even promise to dress nice.”

Innovative, ( I came up with a clever way to comment)
Competitive, (My plan is to win a ticket to the confrence)
Open-Wheel, (I could ride my motorcycle, no fenders)
New, (I will walk through the new 100 acre exhibit )
Industry-Relevant, (I am a consumer, Male 34 years old)
Cost-Effective, (the ticket may be free but the experience would be Priceless!)”

“My wish was for my daughter’s wedding was a black and white checkered carpet runner, and to wave little checkered flags when they left the church. (didn’t happen).”

“I have two pets, one is named Indy, and the other is named Danica (Believe me she has the attitude to match!).”

And there are 100’s more. Thank you again for taking time to tell us what you think. Here’s to a good day tomorrow.

New Car announcement and YOU

Posted on: July 9, 2010 | Comments(157) | Fans | By: Daniel

This upcoming Wednesday (7/14 – 12:30pm) at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in The Toby, the IZOD IndyCar Series will announce the future car strategy. It’s a huge event!

What do you have planned that day?

Future Car Strategy Announcement

We want you!

IZOD IndyCar Drivers, Team Owners, VIP’s and media will all be in the crowd.  We will be streaming live video directly to We’ll also be Tweeting, Facebook-ing, and live blogging. We want to give our fans complete access.

We’ve even reserved a select number of seats for you. Interested?

If you are, it’s easy.

Leave us a comment on this post. Tell us why you want to attend the announcement or why you love the IZOD IndyCar Series.

We’ll pick the best, most creative, witty, funny, impassioned, persuasive comments as winners. It’s that easy.

Tell your friends, have fun with this, and stay tuned. Hope to see you next Wednesday.

Fine print stuff – Please use your real name, and please list your e-mail address in the comment field (this will not be published, but will allow us to contact you).