Consulting Firm Urges Hulman-George Family To Retain IndyCar, IMS
The Boston Consulting Group found that the Hulman-George family should "retain ownership" of the Izod IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. BCG in its 115-page report suggested that IndyCar should "split the schedule into two seasons -- a 15-race U.S. calendar from April to August and an international series during the offseason." The report also suggested that IndyCar select "one TV partner, preferably ABC/ESPN," or place "as many races as possible on ABC." The report said IndyCar was "the best pure racing motorsports league in the U.S. ... but the series suffers from lack of awareness" (AP, 3/2).