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The Pit Straight: Disaster in Detroit

Fresh off the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the NTT IndyCar Series hobbled, then stumbled, then tripped and then fell, hard, on the streets of Detroit during Sunday’s (June 2) Detroit Grand Prix.

Reflecting on a race that had it all, in all the wrong ways, Tom Blackburn and Alex Gintz once again unite on The Pit Straight to hash out different ways to talk some sense into INDYCAR as the series looks to retain some name value in the weeks following the Indianapolis 500.

From the nature of the Detroit street circuit to the standard of respect and conduct among drivers, even regarding the overall nature of the IndyCar schedule, many things could look better than they do. The first step to solving a problem is admitting there is one. Where do we start?

See also
Scott Dixon Stretches Fuel to Win Detroit Melee

The Pit Straight is Frontstretch‘s open-wheel racing podcast, available during the racing season weekly on Tuesdays on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and right here on the web.

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Alex is the IndyCar Content Director at Frontstretch, having initially joined as an entry-level contributor in 2021. He also serves as Managing Director of The Asia Cable, a publication focused on the international affairs and politics of the Asia-Pacific region which he co-founded in 2023. With previous experience in China, Japan and Poland, Alex is particularly passionate about the international realm of motorsport and the politics that make the wheels turn - literally - behind the scenes.

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