The Indy Racing League may still be the sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series, but league CEO Randy Bernard has no time for its acronym. Bernard said this week that the term "IRL" has too much of a negative association with the split years of Indy car racing, and wants it left behind.
"We need to blow up 'IRL,'" Bernard said. "It needs to be 'IndyCar.' To the purist, [IRL] is a negative acronym. We need to get away from using it."
Bernard added that league officials need to do "some sort of press statement to show that [IRL] is dead. We need to let people understand we're trying to change."