MILWAUKEE (AP) - Michael Andretti is taking over as promoter of the struggling Milwaukee Mile IndyCar race, and he knows he won't have the mainstream appeal of Danica Patrick to help bring fans back to the track.
Andretti says that's fine. He insists the series is better off in some respects without her. With Patrick in IndyCar, Andretti said, ``It became all about her. Even our racing was secondary.''
Andretti went out of his way to make it clear that his comments weren't meant as a criticism of Patrick, but rather the amount of media attention she receives - leaving other drivers undiscovered. Patrick has left IndyCar and will concentrate full-time on her NASCAR career this season.
Andretti's marketing company is promoting the Milwaukee IndyFest, which will be held June 15-16.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

No NASCAR odds found

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Coca-Cola 600 Picks Which driver will come away with the Coca-Cola 600 victory tonight? Here’s our suggested picks for the race.
Thumbnail Hisense 4K TV 300 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series puts on the Hisense 4K TV 300 later today. Here are some drivers we like to contend for...
Thumbnail Hisense 4K TV 300 The NASCAR Xfinity Series is back in action on Saturday with the running of the Hisense 4K TV 300. Here’s a look at the...
Thumbnail Coca-Cola 600 Odds The longest race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season takes place this Sunday in the Coca-Cola 600. Here is a look at the odds for this...
Thumbnail Sprint All-Star Race Picks Who will emerge as the winner of the Sprint All-Star Race tonight? Here’s some suggested drivers for this Sprint Cup race.
More inNASCAR Articles