IRL teams may have to cut staff or broaden horizons: Mechanics could feel biggest impact of shorter season

The 2006 Indy Racing League schedule-which is two months shorter and has three fewer races than 2005-has teams considering either cutting staff or expanding into other race series to fill the void. "You hate to make any staff cuts, but that's one question facing all the [IRL] teams," said Doug Boles, chief operating officer for locally based Panther Racing. "This is a very competitive industry and to keep your good people, you want to keep them employed year-round." But with...

 

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