Additional series post 2012 chassis announcement quotes

ADDITIONAL WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT NEW 2012 IZOD INDYCAR SERIES CAR STRATEGY INDIANAPOLIS (July 16, 2010) - Additional quotes from selected IZOD IndyCar Series drivers, team owners, manufacturer representatives and others about the 2012 car ...

ADDITIONAL WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT NEW 2012 IZOD INDYCAR SERIES CAR STRATEGY

INDIANAPOLIS (July 16, 2010) - Additional quotes from selected IZOD IndyCar Series drivers, team owners, manufacturer representatives and others about the 2012 car strategy unveiled by the IZOD IndyCar Series on July 14 (in alphabetical order):

We at Apex-Brasil celebrate the new IZOD IndyCar strategy for the 2012 season and beyond, featuring a rolling chassis with an enhanced safety cell produced by longtime series partner Dallara, based on a recommendation from the ICONIC Advisory Committee, which also recommended ethanol-fueled engines that will produce between 550 and 700 horsepower. We certainly believe this decision will contribute to bring even more excitement and emotions to the IZOD IndyCar Series, keeping costs under control and improving safety at the same time. We look forward to continue our very successful relationship with the IZOD IndyCar Series for many years to come." -- Apex-Brasil, Brazilian Trade and Promotion Agency

"I spent eight years fully understanding professional sports and the struggles that are involved in forming and managing a team in this business climate. I see the value in having the manufacturer of your race car located just minutes from you business. As an attorney and a marketer that works with businesses on legal issues, communication and sponsorship issues and other business issues, I find this approach to the new chassis for IndyCar to be good solution to a difficult task. As a manager of professional race car drivers and a consultant on sports sponsorship spends for various companies, this is exciting news for drivers and corporations invested in IndyCar." -- J. Douglas Boles, attorney and former COO/CMO of Panther Racing

"I believe that the advisory committee gave us the best possible rules package given the economic times that we are currently faced with. When I first came to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a rookie in 1990, Indy car was in its heyday with different engine and chassis suppliers. Fans could see and hear the difference of the cars from the stands. Starting in 2012, IndyCar fans will be rewarded with renewed visual excitement of the new cars along with the audible difference of the future engines. I am excited for the future of IndyCar racing." -- Scott Goodyear, ESPN on ABC IZOD IndyCar Series broadcaster, former driver

"I think it's the best thing for the series. It's cost-effective. We'll see loads of race cars back on the tracks. We'll see more sponsors get involved because they can get involved, and with the new bodies people can be creative so it will be great." -- Davey Hamilton, IZOD IndyCar Series driver and driver analyst for IMS Radio Network

"It helps encourage other thinking and that's how you get new ideas. I think it's impossible to go back to what just about everybody says is 'the good old days.' Those days are gone because of the economy, costs of doing business in this sport and other factors. This scenario is the best of both worlds. It helps contain the costs, keeping it equal for teams and making it easier for new teams to get involved. This will open it up a little like the old days where people liked to have a little more custom, having a little more input in what they want in their cars." -- Rick Mears, four-time Indianapolis 500 champion

"I think the ICONIC Committee put a lot of thought and work into their due diligence. (Business partner) Kim Green and I completely agree with their decision to use Dallara for the base construction of the chassis. For Dallara to make the investment in Speedway, Ind., it's positive for Indiana. It's so exciting to see IndyCar racing taking the next step. Not only will it be a great chassis, but to have the turbos out there will be pretty car. We're looking forward to hosting the series and the new car in Toronto and St. Petersburg." -- Kevin Savoree, co-owner, Green Savoree Promotions

"I think it's a great opportunity for sponsors to get involved and manufacturers. You couldn't ask for a better way to structure it. The opportunities are endless. I think it's going to make for a lot of creativity and a way for even some young engineers or engineering students with computers to come up with ideas that will work. You'll have different looks to the car and that's what the fans want." -- Jeff Sinden, owner, Indy Racing Experience

-source: irl

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Davey Hamilton , Rick Mears , Kim Green
Teams Panther Racing