As we trying gather thoughts here this morning and delete years fast -- from me. Very long race day last Sunday to help us will bring in from the Buffalo News long time. Columnist for motor sports the paper the lug -- Larry -- is on the line Larry good morning. How are you today. I'm doing fine little -- but I don't look at it. A little -- kid man. It monsoon were highly of this Marty it will be up that have reason why Hamels overslept today right. All Larry. As there is thing the Indianapolis 500 less sunny freaky when. Once again you know like last year's race at the end Wheldon winning on the last lap. The Indianapolis 500 is just been state with drama these last couple years another fantastic event last Sunday. You know there was an arrest in the me is in last Sunday's Indy 500 in salt let's look good. Long green flag running and saw a few caution flags in America. But that they'll have a little of the green flag and -- fans complaining about too much green flag racing. Why because the cars were pressing each other all race long under green flag to look at each other sometimes lap after lap after lap. Now in -- we get complaints that. There's been too many races this year and there's Carroll has been long stretches of green and nothing has happened and they were clamoring for caution flags. Well they have long green flag racing in the long stretches as long as you have racing as long -- you -- pressing. When you don't that's when you have problems like what they're struggling through. Yet definitely and a lot of it's the aerodynamics mean they had the new Italy -- that a couple minutes ago the new DW twelve to our chassis. Made -- so these guys can do those sling shot -- is like we saw. And if it's it's the exact opposite of how things are NASCAR right now where the -- targets in the -- clean air. And nobody can shakes and now because he has such an advantage to matter who it is the -- clean air to seems to have a decided advantage over the guys behind him. You know that's correct and this -- all of our. You know early on when they were testing EW twelve confident Chancy at Indianapolis. At first in the first there are obviously if the work -- result that you have teething problems but the cars -- not really culpable they are. In the early test you so below everybody went back to did their homework to. To skeptics were opponent. But by and large they got it right they went directly to the research and it'll along works but a lot of money they corrected the problem was -- evidence of that was last Sunday's race. And even in testing they were afraid that the that you -- the qualifying speeds were going to be doubt and of necessity with the new engine packages two from Chevy and Honda but. They were they were afraid the pole speed was can be down big time they were down in the 215 the -- qualifying day. They were up in the -- 24 to 25 so obviously. The engineers and both the the engine side which Chevy and Honda and Lotus combined with the folks to why are they certainly as he said did their homework. One of one astounding fact from my sunny spring -- talk about the big green flag racing aryan. John -- bits of ESP and act captured this photo it's kind of a position tracker. And freaky went from thirtieth on lap fifteen and I think that might have been around the tide. And he went from thirtieth -- lap fifteen and sixty green flag laps went from thirtieth -- second. I don't think a cup cars do when that sixty green flag laps make an -- 28 spots. No but the only way you can possibly do them a couple of weeks would be particularly -- one of the restrictor plate track you have -- -- the 43 hours all in one big bunch. You can go maybe from the back of the front quickly. In the NASCAR racing -- at Talladega or Daytona because of the nature restrictor plate racing. And of course the possible from first back to thirtieth very quickly and restrictor plate racing in NASCAR but. That was at the plate tracks you're right that you wouldn't see that right now and -- And fortunately. In IndyCar needs that to figure out -- to get more roll back on the circular because. As I said at the open the show today either racing Detroit -- Lyle and will be a street course it and you won't see you'll see a whole lot of passing and in today's race and it's interesting the amount of all -- that fell off the IndyCar schedule last couple years. But it be hard for them to I don't know after after what happened last year at Las Vegas that Dan Wheldon. I it might be hard to find a few new -- -- to take the series to laugh at with the the fear of what might happen again. Well couple things about that from what you're not gonna see depressing around the street courses like this so that's within the I'm -- of this year at Saint Petersburg Long Beach. At the natural -- cores that are over there actually has been some more passing than has been in the past so there's some extent the W twelve -- Has kept the passing up a little bit on the street and road courses so that their favorite but of course nowhere near as much as Indianapolis. Now next year there was rumors and was -- out there that. Randy Bernard the CEO of IndyCar. Is in negotiations. And those looking to bring IndyCar respect what you might -- a little bit that's all ovals were a little bit less so the of the McCarthy -- also trying to get -- -- back to Richmond. And back to Phoenix. And those tracks. Well course which is essentially the shorts that you and Felix is about a mile trek are subtle. Those may be able to produce good oval track racing but not the is that what we saw last October -- Vegas. And of course very interestingly enough to the other -- going to with a -- sort of believe -- Texas Motor Speedway next they'll attract a we want to -- that's -- One of those big. I think to my helicopter. -- testing noted that it could be DW twelve -- Over the last -- -- want to touch is trying to do that into marketing pact with the normal that there are so we'll -- -- -- -- -- -- the a lot of eyes on Texas in the in the next few weeks. It -- -- crucial and circuit forcefully throughout all of this there's been that kind of a threat if enough people in the upheaval. In the IndyCar says I don't know how much you heard about this Larry but there's been symbolizes. That some of the owners most notably Tony George the former owner of the IndyCar Series they're trying to get Randy Bernard the CEO of current CEO IndyCar. Thrown out because of what's been going on the last couple weeks some of the owners are upset with him. Well yes and also one of the people attached to lead a bit as John until panther racing who did suffer a penalty earlier this season on the IndyCar but. You know when it all comes down to it. Are we know that back in the split non. 96 with cart I parallel them all but destroyed oval track racing is closing because you're concerned. Offer fan appeal for television ratings and attendance. And then now music via this series only got unified they have a strong leader who's making a big difference in this series. You know if politics -- the momentum again that'll be one of the most shameful story is not only a motor sports but in all of sports. Yeah it is itchy bite. I like the personalities in the series that mean that they don't get the attention it and sometimes lacking for sponsors but. Some of that the folks that are in the series the teams hinge cliff as the top -- close the Tony cannot non -- castroneves. You know mark going to rate this in great personalities in that series at almost. Are are better than some of the current personalities in the cup series and and makes it very intriguing to watch. It is and I mean and right now they got a great mix of things going on in this series I mean yeah we have the giants here. You're gonna have to -- and Europe as he's and so on but last week for a long time it happened it was morning quality Indianapolis for example in -- has been published. Our Rubens -- relative to the series. Also remembered are -- Smart he's starting to he realizes that we need to get more Americans in this series and that's human derived from the development system providing Claussen -- -- midget and sprint car personal insult. I think will be without -- that. And remember with anybody that did not comfortable releasing -- -- professional bull riders associations so I mean and so he used. -- because -- co host but sometimes people that come from outside the world believes they can actually hoped the world to racing. I'll never forget certainly it was built in the late LX -- -- was running -- Winchester speedway. It was -- for -- American person. Spoke -- excellent so they'll looks corporation is not -- that you can get commentary the marketing position. But that time was Poland just was when -- and now. -- a lot look at what some of the local racing. I'm looking for someone outside the -- racing. Who might be a popular marketing and also dealt an influential of their own ideas and because -- don't know racing but it won't BP some of the mistakes made in the past. Yet that is definitely yet. That is definitely I I've heard that story before and I was kind of thinking about that team but that is definitely true that. Sometimes the best ways to make some changes in the sport is to bring in an outsider that's what -- but Bernard has done. I'm -- out of the Buffalo News to -- debut -- you're in WG -- faster real quick Larry with the couple minutes left here of course the recent over to date for the cup series and those Hendrick boys once they got the win 200 for mr. H monkey off their back they've certainly turned it up especially the forty in the five car. Yet they certainly have our. For whatever the reasons it's not worked out this season Jeff Gordon for a variety of reasons but yeah. Is that Hendrick motor sports you know. They go through obstacles would sound like anybody else does. There's a Richard shores of the up and down the last couple years as a natural thing. But at the motor sports originally come on strong the last few weeks. And also -- interesting enough I think one of the more what you wanna call it surprising that may be to a lot of people but one of the bigger stories I don't know what the true that this season. There's also been the very competitive nature of Michael Waltrip racing. And of course they have the poll today. They've hit several good runs throughout this -- what Clint Boyer and in -- and Brent because have a good one formally when he was in the -- it was -- Martinsville. So. -- actually going look at tomato. To be very interesting this is a veteran Mark Martin. And that Michael Waltrip racing can take this and driven to a victory. Yet the only thing they've really been missing this year is a trip to Victory Lane you know Martin Truex six than points they've all performed very well we've talked about them a lot this season. But about two or three years ago that our people what Michael Waltrip racing be in the position they are today is really now becoming one of the more elite. Members of the ownership groups -- as cars and trucks except people would probably say probably not that's reserved for Joseph Gibbs Hendricks Childress -- and so on but. Another word to him just about would've put Michael Waltrip and mechanical. Larry -- of the Buffalo News you can read his work every Monday and Thursday in the sports section. He is a veteran of the local racing circuit Larry as always they appreciate the time -- have a good one and I'm sure we'll talk you -- real -- And this they -- I was -- up through the behind her show and I will see you next Saturday night for the -- champions race that both unclear -- public.