Open-Wheels’ 2019 IndyCar Holiday Wishlist

First and foremost, Open-Wheels would love to wish you a Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and a wonderful new year in 2020. Indy 500 Live updates. Thank you to all of our readers that encourage the website on a daily basis — we appreciate each and every one of you personally.

2019 was a fantastic year for IndyCar — that the series ushered in a new entitlement sponsor in NTT, the Indianapolis 500 had been filled with drama and intrigue, the championship battle continued to the last round of this year, Watch Indy 500 Live. and the most prosperous businessman in racing ended up buying all of it in November.

But while 2019 was great, in this industry, you are constantly searching for a little more — than an additional benefit that has been move you forward towards progress and success.

Today, Open-Wheels’ owner/editor Tanner Watkins and assistant editor Spencer Neff have compiled a wish list of three thoughts each, representing key points to victory for IndyCar in 2019 –Indy 500 Live updates- and beyond.  Have a look at them below!

Arrow McLaren SP and new driver Patricio (Pato) O’Ward test the aeroscreen in Sebring on November 5 (Arrow McLaren SP)

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NEFF: Over the last ten years, cockpit protection has become an increasingly important topic of discussion for IndyCar. 

For 2020, there will be a new aeroscreen implemented on every car for the NTT IndyCar Series. Indy 500 Live updates.

Since that time, it has been tested at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with positive testimonials from previous IndyCar winners May Power and Scott Dixon. Watch Indy 500 Live. A month afterward, Arrow McLaren SP also tested the aeroscreen in Sebring International Raceway on November 5 with Patricio O’Ward.

Moving ahead, the series also looks toward its 2022 chassis, which will have the aero screen incorporated into the plan.  As the series looks toward the 2020 season opener, Indy 500 Live updates, here is hoping that this type of the aero screen is a major step in the right direction.

WATKINS: As a semi-active member of this iRacing community, Watch Indy 500 Live, it has been a serious disappointment to view IndyCar be stagnant in the specialty of eSports while its rivals have success.

NASCAR, that hosts three exceptional racing series on both PC and console gaming platforms, Indy 500 Live updates, has made considerable strides in adopting the value of eSports and implementing it into virtual stock car racing.

For its NASCAR Maximum iRacing Series, the maximum NASCAR branch on iRacing that handed out more than $100,000 in prizes this season, Indy 500 Live updates, real-life organizations and drivers such as Roush Fenway Racing, the Wood Brothers, Watch Indy 500 Live Online, along with JR Motorsports had teams on-track — increasing exposure by substantial margins.

While the raw information has yet to be published, Sports Business Journal reported that NASCAR saw a 195 percent viewership growth for its premiere run across all digital platforms — and that does not even factor in the live cable broadcast NBCSN for the season finale.

Meanwhile, the IndyCar loyal have been fed an identical announcement for the previous 3 years –Indy 500 Live updates, that the sanctioning body is assessing their choices and they are wanting to enlarge their presence in that market soon.

Unfortunately, their rival is already light years ahead of them and there’s plenty of ground to make up if they get to move at all. Watch Indy 500 Live Online.

Kyle Kaiser celebrates after qualifying for his second Indianapolis 500 (Chris Jones)

NEFF: For 2018 and 2019, 35 and 36 cars have taken part in credentials for the Indy 500 Live updates.  Before then, it was since 2011 that over 34 automobiles had entered to be part of the 33-car grid.

In 2018, James Davison was one of the most notable drivers to make his way to the field. Watch Indy 500 Live Online. A day after a practice mess, his Foyt-Byrd-Hollinger-Belardi had their car ready and was able to adapt 33rd, as James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann would not make the area.

This season produced an identical situation.  Indy 500 Live updates, On Quick Friday, Juncos Racing’s Kyle Kaiser had a massive crash at Turn 3.

After not making a qualifying attempt on Day 1, Kaiser narrowly bumped his way to the field and knocked out McLaren’s Fernando Alonso in one of Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Bump Day efforts. Indy 500 Streaming Live, For 2020 and the near future, let’s hope the delight of qualifying and Bump Day remains within this month of May.

WATKINS: Using new ownership in the helm, the timing is now to re-introduce popular paths such as Pocono Raceway and Watkins Glen International into the IndyCar calendar.Indy 500 Live updates.

While there should not be some expectations of seeing these courses on the 2020 schedule, targeting a 2021 yield for every would add a bit more punch to an already diverse championship.

With Pocono off of the 2020 schedule, the closest thing that the U.S. has into a northeast race in Richmond or even Mid-Ohio (not counting Toronto), Indy 500 Live updates, so the inclusion of Pocono and/or Watkins Glen would do well to fill that gap.

Additionally, both classes are iconic United States motorsport circuits with tons of history. Indy 500 Streaming Live,  Watkins Glen is one of the more prestigious road courses in North America, and Pocono boasts a slew of IndyCar legacy which shouldn’t be forgotten so easily.

Sure there are barriers to re-entry.  Watkins Glen and IndyCar have to settle on a date which every party agrees, Indy 500 Live updates, also it appears that the previous ownership regime at IndyCar either believed that Pocono was too dangerous to race or was not making enough to justify the threat, or possibly both.

No matter IndyCar is suffering from only one superspeedway on the schedule in addition to a lack of northeastern presence, Indy 500 Streaming Live, and adding the two aforementioned tracks to 2021’s schedule would solve both problems.

In May, Roger Penske celebrated the 50th anniversary of his first appearance at the Indianapolis 500. 

Eight days after, the Frenchman became the first driver because Greg Ray in 2000 to win the pole for the Indianapolis 500 a year after the starting moment.  On Race Day, Indy 500 Live updates, Pagenaud headed 116 of 200 laps and gave Penske their 18th win along with the 18th pole he made a week before.

On November 4, it was announced that his firm’s Penske Entertainment Corporation would acquire Hulman and Company, which include Indycar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Although Mr. Penske is a businessman first and foremost, his passion for the game runs deep. Indy 500 Live updates, From the press conference announcing the purchase, Penske recalled his first time at the speedway with his father in 1951.  Together with his knowledge and enthusiasm, IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has a bright future to look ahead. 

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