At the beginning of this season, I read a blogger opine on whether IndyCar needs a “villain” to help drum up more interest in the sport. I’m sorry I can’t recall who it was at the moment, if I remember I will update with a link to the post. I remember thinking at the time that he had a point, because while I have a few drivers for whom I don’t particularly care, there isn’t really any one driver who I intensely dislike. After today’s race I realized IndyCar doesn’t need a driver who is a villain. IndyCar already has a villain.
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With the advent of the month of May has come much rejoicing among my IndyCar Twitter friends. I have wholeheartedly joined in as I eagerly anticipate my May 23 touchdown in Indianapolis. Among that rejoicing, several voices have been heard reminding us all that there is another race this weekend–the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300, which will take place this Sunday, May 5, at 11 AM EDT. Those voices usually argue that the Indy 500 is already the biggest and best-known IndyCar race on the schedule, and efforts should be directed away from things like the #Indy500orBust campaign and toward the less-popular races. I can see both sides, and here are my thoughts.