The NTT IndyCar Series announced on Thursday that it is scrapping the awarding of double points for the Indianapolis 500 which takes place on May 28.

This is a great idea in this reporters opinion because the Greatest Spectacle In Racing is already a stand alone event and doesn’t need double points to make it extra special.

The fact that the race is back to regular points is good for the 27 full-time entries as it evens the playing field for the teams.

It also reinforces the notion that even if you win the Indianapolis 500, teams can’t afford to take their eye of the ball as ever point counts.

The last driver to win both the NTT IndyCar Series championship and the Indianapolis 500 in the same year was Dario Franchitti in 2010 for Chip Ganassi Racing.

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