Looks like all of a sudden folks are scraping the bottoms of their wallets to scare up some tickets for IndyCar races.
Fritz figures his track (Richmond International Raceway) got a 20 percent goose in ticket sales from Patrick's captivating fourth-place finish at Indy in'05. Patrick figures everybody makes out, starting with this week's race in Kansas.
"I think that it would be a rational thought to think there would be a bump right after and it would hopefully increase," Patrick said yesterday. "There's a chain reaction. It's not just about me, it's about finding out about the league. I hope it keeps growing." - Richmond Times Dispatch
"The momentum is spectacular," she said. "As for ticket sales (for Mid Ohio Sports Car Course), from what I'm hearing from our call center, they're excited about what's coming." - Mansfield News Journal
Danica Patrick’s historic IndyCar Series victory this past weekend in Japan has fueled a huge spike in ticket sales at Infineon Raceway for its upcoming Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma County weekend, Aug. 22-24.
The raceway’s ticket sales department enjoyed an increase of more than 400-percent for the first three days of this week (Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday), as compared with this same time period last week. - WhoWon.com
Now, if they can just do something about these hideous shirts (less is more, people) they might finally be turning the fiscal corner.
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