Jimmie Johnson Clarifies Comments About IndyCar on Ovals
I'll go one step further and say that if IndyCar can prevent the pack racing that has occurred on these high banked ovals over the years, then they can be raced on safely. If they can't, then yes, I agree with Johnson and others (including current IndyCar drivers) who have stated this. This issue will presumably be near the top of IndyCar's to do list this offseason as testing of the 2012 car (which will be named after Wheldon) continues.
For the record, while other fans were highly critical of Johnson's comments, I didn't have a problem with them. I did think they were more emotional and intellectual, but I certainly am not begrudging anyone their emotional response to this tragedy. It's those in the media that know nothing about racing that suddenly act like IndyCar experts that bother me.