The 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place tomorrow at noon. ABC will provide the usual live coverage, and viewers will watch to see if pole-sitter Helio Castroneves manages to do his Spider-Man thing at the race's conclusion. Or if Danica makes history. Or maybe you're just looking for a race – and a finish – as exciting as the spectacular ending to the 2006 Indy 500.
Or maybe you don't care anymore.
Maybe you tuned out after the nasty CART/IRL split and never looked back.
So here we are, into the second season of the freshly-reunited Indy Racing League, hours away from its signature event – the most storied race in American motorsports. The starting grid boasts plenty of fast drivers. Young ones, too. Some are scions of Indy legends. But the variety pretty much ends there. Everyone's running a Dallara chassis with a Honda engine. Fast as hell, to be sure–Helio qualified with an average speed of 224.824 mph. But still, to many, the 500 now almost feels more like a habitual event instead of the massively-important, "Capital-E" Event it was prior to 1996.
So here's where we toss it to you. Do you care about Indy anymore? Did you ever? Are you planning to watch the 500? Vote after the jump, and comment away.
[Image: Jamie Squire/Getty]
|Yes, it's the pinnacle of American motorsports.||769 (13.9%)|
|No, they lost me after the split. It's not the same.||674 (12.2%)|
|I have mixed emotions about it.||752 (13.6%)|
|I haven't cared in a long time.||1131 (20.5%)|
|I never cared in the first place.||2192 (39.7%)|
|Hell yes, I'm going to the race.||199 (4.2%)|
|I'll watch it live on ABC.||584 (12.4%)|
|I'll DVR it and watch it later.||191 (4.1%)|
|I'll check in periodically, but don't plan on watching the whole thing.||1011 (21.4%)|
|No, I'm not interested in watching.||2731 (57.9%)|