As I was perusing Twitter this afternoon, I came across this tweet from @TonyJWriter:
I guess since I’m already complaining, I’ll ask this: Why does IndyCar supposedly NEED Graham and Marco to be successful?
As you can all imagine, his tweet made me think. I’ve never tried to hide the fact I’m a big fan of Marco Andretti. If you didn’t know it before, this post from last year left no doubt. I’m a fan, but I can still be objective. As I said last year, 2012 was not an easy year to be a fan of Marco. He had a lot of bad luck, most of which he created for himself. But, as I also wrote last year, he took matters in his own hands after that nightmarish season, worked on areas in which he needed improvement, and it worked. He turned in much better results in 2013, and finished a career-best 5th in championship points.
By now most of you have probably read this post from Zack over at IndyCar Advocate. I had a feeling, when the articles were fewer in recent weeks, something like this would be coming. I completely understand it–I’ve had other blogs in the past, and eventually they just run their course. Sometimes it’s because the subject of the blog goes away, sometimes the passion for the topic ebbs, and sometimes you just have to make the right decision for yourself and your family. It’s the reason I have never established or promised a set schedule of posts for this blog. Because I want it to remain fun for me, and not something that becomes a chore.
Hello again everyone! I thought I’d try something new for today’s race. I’m going to blog my thoughts and reactions as I watch the race. I make no apologies for having drivers who I like and drivers who I don’t like, so don’t expect me to be objective. You’re free to disagree, as long as you remain respectful. Variety is the spice of life, after all.