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Indy 500 Puts IRL Teams’ Financial Disparity On Display
Published May 25, 2007
|Top-Funded IRL Teams Leave Little
Chance For Other Indy 500 Entries
MONEY TALKS: The AP’s Michael Marot noted nine of the ten drivers under Penske, Green and Andretti qualified in the first three rows of the race. IRL President & COO Brian Barnhart said, “There is no replacement for being well-funded. That’s the case in every form of motorsports. That’s why you have to do everything you can to reduce the amount it takes to compete.” Marot noted the IRL “has tried to level the playing field,” as each team now uses a spec Honda engine, and testing has been reduced (AP, 5/23).