I was a big fan of Champ Car back in the late 90's and early 2000's but never paid too much attention to IRL. Well, about the only time I watched an IRL race was to make fun of it since I've always seen the IRL at a rinky dink series surviving off of former Champ Car teams. Then I stopped watching both of them all together since Champ Car switched their races over to the SPEED channel which I didn't have on my cable package, and then the IRL started copying Champ Car by holding road course races. I haven't watched either of them for about 3 years now but I think I'm going to give both of them a chance again this year seeing as both of them will have all of their races shown on either NBC, CBS, ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. And I'm going to try and watch both of them with an open mind and give both of them a fair chance.