From Steve Ballard, who was doing his best Curt Cavin impersonation for the IndyStar this weekend.
Terry Angstadt, president of the Indy Racing League's commercial division, said his upcoming trip to China and ongoing talks with Brazil don't mean the IndyCar Series is intent on going global.It's important to note that "likely" is Ballard's word and not Angstadt's, but that doesn't mean this is pure fiction. It does, however, mean that we have to look at this picture - taken in Brazil - because you might recognize some of these young men.
"We're a domestic series and will continue to be," he said Sunday. "But to not explore opportunities in countries with emerging economies, we would not be doing our job."
Angstadt leaves Sunday on a five-day junket to China. Any race there is at least two years away, he said, but Brazil is a likely addition to the 2010 schedule.