IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard wisely didn’t let too much time pass before making a statement about last weekend’s, or more pointedly, yesterday’s controversy. (cause face it, the shit REALLY hit the fan when Jr. stuck his foot in his mouth up to his fucking KNEE on Wednesday)
Thanks again to the uber-awesome Marshall Pruett for this tome http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/indycar-bernard-offers-thoughts-on-race-control/P1/
As expected, he took the side of his employees. (an admirable trait actually, as I have been thrown under the bus more than a few times by former employers) and remained rational in the face of the shitstorm that I’m sure is his inbox this week. He did however say they would explore some other options with regards to the officiating.
No, he didn’t guarantee that there actually would be any or that it would be fair or balanced. (that ain’t gonna happen anytime soon who are we kidding there?) But he did allude to exploring and researching the F1 notification system that is in play in that series. Meh… it’s a start I guess.
In the meantime one can only hope that off the record, behind closed doors, he has had Mr. Penske give his staff a “stern talking to”. Cause we all know that would be a worse punishment than actually calling them to task on their poor officiating.
Oh, and Randy, I’ll attempt to answer your question for you. (not that you would ever troll the gutter long enough to ever find my little foul mouthed gin-joint on the WWW)
“If anyone thinks there’s favoritism, it’s just not true. Where were those people [questioning favoritism] when the call was made to penalize Helio for blocking at Edmonton last year? “
Let me spell it out for you: There was no outcry because THE PENALTY WAS WARRANTED! I’ll go even further and clarify the “outcry” from last weekend for you too. It’s not that Tracy was punished that has people pissed off. It’s that Helio WASN’T, for the same offense. Simple logic.