SBD/November 30, 2011/People and Pop Culture
IndyCar's Terry Angstadt, Brian Barnhart Removed From Positions
Published November 30, 2011
IndyCar CEO RANDY BERNARD "is replacing" Commercial Division President TERRY ANGSTADT with Dir of Bussiness Development MARK KORETZKY, according to Robin Miller of SPEEDTV.com. Also, after a season of “non-stop controversy, including starting a race in the rain and a lack of consistency in applying on-track penalties, BRIAN BARNHART has finally been removed” as President of Competition & Racing Operations. Barnhart “will be offered to stay on the payroll as president of operations but will no longer have anything to do with the officiating or managing” of races. Angstadt had been in his role since ’07 and “was instrumental in landing IZOD as the title sponsor of IndyCar” in '10. Miller noted Barnhart and Angstadt were “the last major links” to TONY GEORGE’s old IRL regime. Possible candidates to replace Barnhart “are former CART driver SCOTT PRUETT, ALMS chief steward BEAUX BARFIELD and longtime CART team owner STEVE HORNE” (SPEEDTV.com, 11/29).