Foreign drivers increase under Anton George’s reign

Recall the lie that Tony George and the IRL told all of us – that one reason he needed to created the IRL in 1996 and destroy the sport CART built was because the sport needed more American drivers and CART was not giving enough American drivers a chance.

AR1.com calls a spade and spade and points out the number of foreign drivers in the Indy 500 has steadily increased over the past 15 years under the IRL and now IndyCar. Here is a look at the trend:

Year

Americans Foreigners Country with most entrants
1998 26 7 Brazil (2)
1999 24 9 Brazil (2)
2000 27 6 Brazil (2)
2001 23 10 Brazil (5)
2002 18 15 Brazil (7)
2003 20 13 Brazil (6)
2004 18 15 Brazil (5)
2005 15 18 Brazil (5)
2006 19 14 Brazil (6)
2007 20 13 Brazil (4)
2008 13 20 Brazil (7)
2009 11 22 Brazil and U.K. (5)
2010 9 24 Brazil (8)
2011 11 22 U.K. (6)
2012 9 24 U.K. (5)

Don't you just hate it when you're lied to?

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