Reactions on social run gamut: Was IndyCar’s MAVTV 500 pack racing, or the edge of brilliance?


Suffice to say today’s MAVTV 500 from Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. was one of the wildest Verizon IndyCar Series races in recent memory.

It also treaded the line between a brilliant, edge-of-your-seat entertainment show and a death-defying, scary, unnecessarily concerning return to “pack racing,” which some drivers feared after qualifying and seemed to come close to in short stints, usually of 15 laps or less.

Here are some of the tweets making waves about today’s race, and the emotions attached to them are in some ways linked to whether they were or were not involved in the Las Vegas IndyCar finale in 2011, a race that was canceled due to the tight pack racing and the horrific, 16-car pileup that claimed the life of Dan Wheldon.