The Craziness of May

And just like that, I look up and it’s been 15 days since I last posted.  Shame on me!  Being busy is not an excuse, but I have been insanely busy this month.  While it’s been a lot of fun, the unfortunate side effect of being so busy is I haven’t had a chance to watch a lot of IndyCar.

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The Continued Evolution of Marco Andretti

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.

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Goodbye, friend

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.

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Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach–My Thoughts During the Race

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.

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Firestone Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg–My Thoughts after Qualifying

The Verizon IndyCar Series is back!  And what a weekend it’s been already!!  For various reasons (a movie, shopping, a 7-mile run in the rain), today’s round of qualifying was the first chance I had to follow the action down in St. Petersburg.  Kudos to IndyCar for deciding to wait it out and hold a full qualifying session.  It was definitely worth the wait!

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IndyCar Fans, Start Your Engines!

It’s a glorious time of year!  Yes, it’s supposed to snow here in the DC area tomorrow, but who cares?!  IndyCars will be on track FOR REAL in less than 4 days!!  The excitement began to build last week and it seemed to bust out today with tweets and blog posts and all kinds of detailed analysis.  If you’re looking for that, you’re probably in the wrong place.  But I’ve pledged to get myself off of The IndyCar Blogs “Semi-Active Blogger” list, so here goes!

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I’m Still Here!

So sorry I sort of dropped off the face of the earth for a while.  I have been known to make myself so busy I lose track of time.  Not an excuse, but a fact.  I struggled through the offseason like so many of you, but now we’re on the brink of another exciting VERIZON IndyCar season and I promise I am going to be more active!

To start, have you checked out The IndyCar Blogs?  It’s a new site (@TheIndyCarBlogs on Twitter) compiling all the blogs that cover IndyCar in one place!  They’ve already posted some awesome links so check them out.  You might find a new blog or two to follow!  And I note this blog is on the “semi-active” blogger list.  Well I am going to change that!  My goal for this season is to post at least once a week, hopefully more during race weeks.

I’m excited about this season.  So much awesome news–whether you like the news/changes or not, you have to admit it’s been great having IndyCar in the news so much the past few weeks–and I can’t wait until next weekend when we have actual racing to talk about!!

So if you’ve enjoyed any of my writing in the past, please watch for future articles to appear here.  Thanks, as always, for reading!