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Dave chats with SPEED's Open-Wheel Analyst Robin Miller about the big stories in the IZOD IndyCar series and the upcoming Indianapolis 500.
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First and 500 Memorial Day in 19113. Weeks from today you're celebrating its hundredth birthday and so this week so burning question about the greatest spectacle in racing is those. Why didn't they ask AJ. In the first place instead of having to get rid of Donald Trump in order to have injected. While I think the speed they probably got a bad rap -- blame them but I think title sponsor eyes -- had a an actual travel I think there were the ones and made a strong suggesting we'd like he Donald Trump on the pace car. And in a lot of people. Everybody said everybody saw the throw beer bottles adding it'll be terrible like the you know brought a governor on the track once years ago and that's what happened that. You know I got a feeling that half the people -- -- he 500 might -- who knows that Doug Halladay doesn't matter now I got the right hander basically isn't a no brainer as to exactly what you want. They boil down to schedule opening day next Saturday practice starts necks on their qualifying all happens the following weekend all. What are they doing to celebrate the hundredth anniversary the lights you up to that you excellent. Well -- got all the winning cars in the museum and that's still the greatest bargain in the world pay five bucks and go see degree all all the cars and they got him lined up in the order they won. They're gonna have a driver autograph party the -- before the Indy 500 with everybody that ever drove in the Indy 500 courses we separate tables for. For everybody and I think that's what's cool is in a memorabilia show that day. So I think what they've really tried to do is it is they've really tried to embrace history and what made this such a great event and and just think that everybody's coming back and mean guys that haven't -- our buddy Joe Leonard. I think -- is gonna come back isn't the only guy that we're having trouble convincing was John cut. What -- reason. He's afraid you're gonna sitting next on -- -- -- have -- authority at all we all sit cute next to somebody that you like a but a -- Bobby unser I don't know. -- -- -- -- -- They could photography to race -- the pole of the race make beer prediction perhaps for the pole or four for -- -- I don't wanna pick out what I wanna pick is I think some of that there's been 26 cars every week Harris is here I think what's gonna Patten David is that there's so many good one off teams. Buddy rice Dan Wheldon bridge and Kara. Cut speed who's never done any IndyCar oval. Townsend bell Thomas Schechter I think three -- -- of the series regulars are gonna -- the show him. Obama is going to be -- -- Monday will be its best it's been since the split. Away from the 500 the owners unanimously unanimously voting this week did not help the so called aero kits at 75000 dollars a copy next year. Dallara makes the chassis the idea was that other companies could make body work it would look different what what's going on their. It's basically the owner saying we can't afford it had a fantasy and you got a forty promises you're gonna have these different looking cars. Tony -- basically says just must make a decision and it's probably had Randy Bernard -- that took to make this decision because it IndyCar not a drivers association it -- the Indy cars and make decision but I think. Randy doesn't want to alienate either side it's just that. Is gonna hurt if it goes back to 2013. As good as the races have been this year we're gonna have three new turbocharged engines next year. Hopefully fans will understand if they just say okay we're gonna run to. Lost for an earlier group quirk is Ernie update on the verses Comcast NBC thing -- a lot of people won't quite be the celebration that. TV contract. What I hear is NBC's gone after the Indy 500 ABC's at one more year after you after 2012 what's that it's up for negotiation I think NBC wants to be there if NBC would get the Indy 500 away from AB CB the best thing had an IndyCar Racing because. NBC including -- they -- six or seven other races on. They're gonna blow -- make -- NBC sports and certainly you can cross promoter races get a few million more homes and people actually be able to figure out this is now the series is all one connected here this kind.