Randy Bernard: The man in the firing line

Randy Bernard: The man in the firing line

Just as IndyCar seemed to be gaining momentum, series boss Randy Bernard announced that some team owners were trying to have him fired. Mark Glendenning unravels the furore and assesses Bernard's chances

Depending upon what you read last week – and when you read it – you're likely doing one of the following: 1) Waiting for IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard to learn the hard way that all this fancy bullriding cred counts for nothing at the intersection of 16th and Georgetown in Indianapolis. 2) Waiting for IndyCar to collapse or split against the backdrop of distraught hand-wringing and wailing about the failure to learn from the past. 3) Wondering what all the fuss is about.

It took less than 140 characters to spark the recent flurry of speculation about Bernard's future. And unusually for this sort of situation the initial source was Randy himself, who took to Twitter on the Tuesday after the Indianapolis 500 to reveal that one of the team owners was trying to have him ousted.

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