Brack wreck was long time coming

Originally Published: October 14, 2003
By Robin Miller | Special to ESPN.com

When the Indy Racing League debuted in 1996 it needed an identity.

Following the first two races at Texas Motor Speedway in 1998 it had one:

Roller Ball on four wheels.

The combination of high downforce, reduced horsepower and high-banked 1½- and two-mile tracks created packs of cars stacked on top of each other -- separated by what looked like inches at 210-215 mph.

Tony George's all-oval series has made for exciting competition and fantastic finishes at places ...

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