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  1. The truth of the matter is this: When I cam to this country, the IMS and this Brickyard race were very big. NASCAR was so popular even I knew about it before I comae to this country. Today, this is no longer true. NASCAR has passed its prime and people have moved on to other interests and this event itself is without shine. I will be impressed if they receive an attendance of 80,000. I am told the ticket sales for the event are lackluster. This event was big time when I attened in 1999. Big time, indeed. I bought my ticket in April. This Sunday we will purchase a ticket on the morning of the race and have little to no traffic and space to relax. It is more like a racign meet now than an epic event. It is country-club and that is good. Easy, relaxed it is. No big crowds. In true, just another race at just another track today, but still enjoyable for the discriminating motor racing fan. NASCAR and the Brickyard 400, however, are fading in relevancy as cultural phenoms. And quickly is this. It is just not a popular thing anymore. But I will go as I enjoy it. Somehow, car racing in America is losing fan.

  2. Most well-meaning parents prevent their children from playing violent video games. Michelle O. is trying to regulate school lunches. We ban smoking, rail against fast food and build enclosures around the animal exhibits at the zoo. All in the name of safety. For those of us who view gay marriage as a moral danger, this is no different. It is a fight to prevent our children from being exposed to what we view as spiritual poison. That is where the harm is being done. This is an argument about standing up for the rights to not have out faith trampled upon by a tyrannical minority.

  3. ...have Giordano's & Aurelio's come to Indy, convincing Gino's East or Lou Malnati's to join the Indy market would be the REAL cherry on top! #GinosAndLousAreChicagosBest

  4. So let's see; F1 came to town and regularly drew 80K for the race and it was deemed a complete failure and run out of town. MotoGP brings in nearly this amount and is one of the highest attended MotoGP races of the year, and the media still labels it a failure. Why don't we stop looking at all the empty seats and be thankful that in this economy we can still get nearly 100K people to attend a race in Indy. And while we're at it, let's stop asking everyone if they are in awe of the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway - the "greatest racecourse in the world". It flat out isn't. It's just an aging racetrack with a long history in desperate need of improvements.

  5. The No. 1 Reason people quit their jobs is because they feel unappreciated.