Tony George's controversial change in qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 [May 5] was an effort to ensure full fields at Indy Racing League events. There were only two races before the 500 and the CART guys could have participated, seeing as this was announced last July. Yes, this would have necessitated a change in CART's 1996 schedule, but they would have made Indy easily and probably shown up the upstart IRL teams.
I am not anti-CART, but I agree with Tony George's and the Speedway's position. Tony and the Speedway do not deserve the negative press they have been subjected to by those "fans" who are ignorant of the history of the dispute.