Love it or hate it, you’ve gotta admit that NASCAR has been a pretty successful enterprise here in the good ol’ US-of-A these past few years. As recently as 20 years ago it was the nearly-exclusive domain of southern rednecks; the only names in racing I really heard as a kid were names like Unser, Andretti, and Foyt. Back then, kids outside the trailer park grew up dreaming of racing in the Indy 500 rather than the Goody’s Headache Powder 500.
A generation later, however, open wheel racing in the USA is on life support. Formula 1 has all but abandoned the country and if it wasn’t for Danica Patrick, nobody would even remember Indy racing exists. The races are boring, there’s no passing, and the sport’s governing body is clueless. Or rather, was clueless. But all that is about to change, now that the Indy Racing League has introduced the greatest innovation in auto racing since the internal combustion engine - TURBO BOOST!