Feb 4, 2010

Troubled reign ended with a whimper

My latest column in the Globe and Mail on Tony George's time leading the IRL:

Love him or hate him, Tony George certainly made things interesting.

A controversial and divisive figure who will probably be remembered as the man who destroyed open-wheel racing, George closed his Vision Racing outfit last week, effectively severing his final link to the IndyCar Series.

It was the last chapter in George's Pyrrhic victory in North America racing's open-wheel war, which weakened the sport and allowed NASCAR to dominate the landscape.

More at Globe Drive

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