The Indianapolis 500 might have finally turned a corner this year.
A bigger question is whether it is steering down a dead-end alley.
In the wake of a most exciting May at the Speedway, it turns out that a record number of those outside of 16th and Georgetown simply don’t care.
Excitement was there, but viewers were not.
It was a race fan’s dream — hometown hero Ed Carpenter on the pole, a record four women in the field, twice as many lead changes as ever, the fastest race of all time and a tremendously popular winner.