Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week’s program we’ll learn more about the newly announced Rural Radio channel on Sirius XM. I visited with Randy Bernard, CEO, Rural Media Group, who says that a full time satellite channel … Continue reading ?
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway denies its for sale. Sent the denial out on the back-side of the press release they used to deny Randy Bernard would not be fired as IndyCar CEO [He was. Within days]. Frankly, the question is not IF IMS is for sale. Show More Summary
Randy Bernard was CEO of IndyCar for an entire two years and yet somehow managed to squander all the positive press, the solid business plan, and the massive media footprint the sport had gained since the split with CART and while under the wise leadership of Tony George. Therefore, the IndyCar board's decision to fire him earlier today makes perfect sense. More »
Before QP yesterday, the Conservatives used four members’ statements—from Shelly Glover, Randy Hoback, Bernard...
Goodness, where do we begin? Tuesday night, a mere 48 hours and change after Dario Franchitti's third Indianapolis 500 victory, IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard tweeted this: #INDYCAR @INDYCAR it is true that an owner is calling others trying to get me fired. Show More Summary
Television ratings for the 500 have been trending down for several years, from a high of 6.5. in 2005 to below 4.0 in both 2010 and 2011. That has put a lot of pressure on Randy Bernard, who became CEO of the Izod IndyCar Series in early 2010. Bernard told me a year ago that his tenure will be largely [...]
A man who could give Randy Couture some pointers about giving Father Time the finger, the legendary Bernard Hopkins, looked to continue his improbable reign as king of the light heavyweight division last night, taking on the highly-ranked...Show More Summary
Randy Bernard has a tough job: Running a racing series that has lost a large amount of its fan following since the mid-90s and is still sliding downhill somewhat. If Randy was to come to me and hand the keys to Indycar over to me here is what I would do
The IndyCar Series has announced that it will be making a return to Houston, Texas in October 2013. The date has been confirmed by IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard and race advocate Mi-Jack Promotions. Taking place between 4-6 October, the event will be labelled the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston.
IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard has summoned IndyCar drivers to meet on Monday to discuss Dan Wheldon's fatal accident that happened at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. From the AP: A series official said Friday that Bernard asked the drivers via email to meet with him at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Show More Summary
In a June interview that seems eerily prescient in light of Dan Wheldon’s death, IndyCar Chief Executive Randy Bernard promised more “carnage and wrecks” in the upcoming races. IndyCar, struggling to compete with the more popular NASCAR, was attempting to make its races more exciting by increasing the risks: more...
Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died today after a massive crash during the Indy 300 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Three other riders were injured in the fiery 15-car wreck. IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said: “IndyCar is very sad to announce that Dan Wheldon has passed away from unsurvivable injuries. Our thoughts and prayers [...]Show More Summary
According to AP: "IndyCar is very sad to announce that Dan Wheldon has passed away from unsurvivable injuries," IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family today. IndyCar, its drivers and owners, have decided to end the race.
With the eyes of the entire world of motorsports upon them, what's about to happen in Vegas for Randy Bernard and his series will most definitely not stay in Vegas. And they are hoping to God that that is a good thing.
In a move that was always more hype than substance, IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard made a bold offer to drivers from competing series’: climb into an IndyCar and win the last race of the season, and we’ll pay you $5 million. The move was supposed to illustrate that IndyCar drivers are among the best in [...]
Yes, it is another story about the never-ending discussion of who would win in a fight between a boxer and a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, and because it is never-ending discussion, here is chapter 271,134 (the number of Google results about this topic). Show More Summary
When is INDYCAR going to fess up and stop denying its officiating incompetence? The buck clearly stops at the feet of CEO Randy Bernard, who is a year and a half into tenure and, by now, surely has figured out how things work in the world of high-stakes motorsports. Bernard inherited an ailing franchise when he joined what was known as the Indy...
The introduction of alternative aero kits has been delayed until 2013, with IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard citing cost concerns as the main cause. The option of different wing packages for oval and street/road venues was due to coincide with the next generation 2012 Dallara chassis, but the new car will now remain the same all year long.
And so the tragic melodrama that IndyCar racing has become continues. Series CEO Randy Bernard recently told the Toronto Star that he’d quit his job if ratings for the last race are poor. Last year’s season ender, televised on Versus, drew in just a.3 share. This year’s season finale is on ABC, which almost [...]
The CEO of the Indy Racing League is Randy Bernard, seen shaking hands with Iowa Corn Growers CEO, Craig Floss, during last weekend’s Iowa Corn Indy 250 activities. I spoke with Randy who says that the League has been working to create a lot more buzz and excitement this year. Judging by the sell out [...]