Today's Indy 500 Accident Confirms Everyone's Worst Fears About Auto Racing

Today's Indy 500 Accident Confirms Everyone's Worst Fears About Auto Racing

The massive accident involving Scott Dixon and Jay Howard at today's Indy 500 confirms everyone's worst fear.

Crowds at these events watch auto racing for the spectacle - or at least the possibility - of gore, death and destruction. The fact that both drivers were able to walk away complete unscathed from such a tremendous accident confirms that racecars and racetracks today are now just too safe.

Once these crowds realize that what they really long to see at the racetrack is no longer realistically feasible, auto racing will no longer suit their appetite. They'll be left watching all of the old YouTube videos involving racing deaths, and then they will have nothing to get exciting about other than Trump rallies. How sad.

Ari Socolow
Ari Socolow: Ari Socolow is the Chief Economist and Editor-in-Chief at BestCashCow. He is particularly interested in issues relating to bank transparency and the climate crisis. Since co-founding BestCashCow in 2005, Ari has been frequently cited in the media as an expert on local and national savings accounts, CD products, mortgage and loan products and credit card rewards products.

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  • fackert

    June 22, 2019

    This is a ridiculous article. It is an opinion on a sad perspective of humans more than racing. I think you need to get a job somewhere and meet real people, get away from the 5% fringe or the news. Which is mostly reporting on the activities of the 5% fringe.

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