The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Auto Racing

October 1, 2013

Ken de la Bastide: Anderson Speedway to crown 9 champions

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The IZOD IndyCar Series will be competing in its first ever road course race at IMS to kick off the month leading to the Indianapolis 500.

Adding the IndyCars on the IMS road course makes sense to me, particularly with the race on the Baltimore street course being eliminated in 2014.

I like the idea of running on the IMS road course, I just don’t like scheduling the race in the month of May. Just seems to take something away from the Indy 500.

Whether NASCAR wants to admit it or not, the Chase for the championship has become a three-driver battle after only three races. Matt Kenseth leads Jimmie Johnson — the most recent race winner — by eight points with Kyle Busch holding down the third spot.

The other 10 drivers are all almost behind by more points than can be won at a single race. Needing three drivers to stumble more than once is a tall order for those drivers that will be reciting the familiar refrain of long-suffering Cubs fans, “Wait till Next Year.”

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