I have to credit our buddy meesh for wondering this out loud last week, but lately I too have been asking “Where in the world is the Luczo Dragon Racing web site?”
At first glance it’s just plain silly that an IndyCar team wouldn’t have some kind of internet presence for fans, especially when smaller teams like HVM, Dreyer & Reinbold, and Conquest all have sites. Geez, even Roth Racing has a site (for now).
But on further inspection this becomes a bona fide embarrassment when you look into the backgrounds of the Luczo Dragon partners. From the nearly 80% accurate Wikipedia:
(Jay) Penske is the Chairman, CEO, and founder of VSI. VSI is an interactive media and technology company that owns Mail.com, MovieLine.com, MailTimes; and provides affinity web services to sports franchises, universities, large corporations, non-profit foundations, entertainment entities, and other large affinity organizations. He was also cofounder and Chairman of Firefly Mobile, Inc., a Chicago-based wireless company that develops the firefly (mobile phone) for kids, and other youth targeted mobile products. Penske also owns Dragon Books, Ltd., a Los Angeles based bookstore which sells rare and collectible books.”Do these seem like men who would have maybe a modicum of interest in representing their business ventures online? Or should I ask, “Does the Pope wear a funny hat?”
Stephen J. Luczo (also known as Steve Luczo) is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Seagate Technology. He has also served on the Boards of Directors of Gadzoox Microsystems, Inc. (renamed Gadzoox Networks, Inc. in 1997, and acquired by Broadcom in 2003), Dragon Systems, Inc., Crystal Decisions, Inc. (formerly Seagate Software, acquired by Business Objects in 2003), and e2open.
Come on, LDR - even the most unprofessional of word butchers have web sites these days. For just a few bucks you can go right now to a major domain name registrar and in a matter of minutes you too can have yourself a merry little site. Do it.