After endless rumors, Tony George trying to buy the series and then resigning from the Hulman board due to “conflict of interest” and even more rumors, Randy Bernard is out at INDYCAR. We think he’d have stuck around if the environment was welcoming, but it doesn’t make sense to work so hard for an organization full of actors willing to place obstacle after obstacle in your path. Here’s the release on the IMS site:
We need to take some time to let the steam pouring out our ears die down so we can actually think about this. We are supremely disappointed by Randy’s departure – no CEO is perfect, but he had the sport heading in a good direction and understood a lot of what it was lacking as an entertainment entity. We’re now very concerned about the future of the sport and wary of who might be placed in control next.
Over the last year, life has made it very difficult for us to do this site and our coverage of IndyCar true justice, and we have to wonder if it will be worth the effort to continue trying. We’ll have to see how we feel after our heads stop spinning.