It used to be that IndyCar was a sport that money ruled and brought about inovated change to the sport. Money buys victory. Nascar in those days was the good ole Boys where the small team could win. Maufacturers sold engins but it was a build it yourself endeavor.
Mercedes, Offenhauser, Ford and Chevy all assaulted the Brickyard with endless budgets until victory was achieved. Nascar revelled in the difference in racing. They touted themself as the good ole Boys.
The times have changed. Indycar is now a 1 engine, 1 body race, and boring. Nascar is ruled by the corperate dollar. He who spends most wins. Sort of like the Yankees of old.
With America's economic downswing and major sponsors being harder and harder to find, the future for NASCAR is not as bright as it once was. Toyota is just adding to this financial pressure, so much so, that former Winston cup champion owners, Moirgan McClure Motorsports, who used to field the most feared cars in the sport have had to close their doors.
This is just one of many names.
Other teams are seeking mergers to keep their heads above water. Rousch and Robert Yates Racing have joined forces in the motor department and GINN Racing basically folded and molded into Dale Earnhardt Incorporated, but it was called a merger at the time.
In the end, Toyota's spending will do nothing but hurt the sport that has become America's real pastime. I find it largly boring to watch at present. Put all the teams on an even budget and lets watch em race.
Due to increased spending the Camrey has extracted 8 to 12 horsepower more than Ford, Chevy or Dodge. It does not take much imagination to forcast the end of a race when there is a car with more horsepower than the others. It just becomes which driver in a Camrey will win.
I quit watching Indy Car when it became boring.
Last edited by Duds; 04-23-2012 at 08:59 AM.