The Verizon IndyCar Series’ use of double points at the Indianapolis 500 and the season finale at Sonoma Raceway is expected to continue.
IndyCar’s competition department reviews dozens of policies and practices during the offseason, and among them, the hot-button topic of double points has been raised for a rethink on an annual basis since it was introduced during Randy Bernard’s tenure as CEO.
According to IndyCar competition president Jay Frye, and to the contrary to other suggestions, it might be wise to buckle in for more double points in 2018.
“We looked at it last year, we look at it every year, and I would be very surprised it anything changes,” Frye told RACER. “We look at everything – all the pieces of the puzzle – and we try to improve and come up with something better, and if we can’t, we don’t make changes. That’s the process. Do I anticipate any change in 2018? No.”