There were a lot of people who liked Randy Bernard when he was the CEO of INDYCAR from 2010 to 2012.
There were others inside the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock who did not.
There were others still who wanted him out, and Bernard’s infamous post-2012 Indianapolis 500 tweet that an owner was trying to get him fired ultimately proved prescient in October of that year.
Still, with some hand-wringing going on in social media about INDYCAR’s new administration, where Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles is the de facto head of the championship, Bernard’s name has come up as some wish for a return to the past.
A fan asked Bernard on Twitter whether he’d come back, and Bernard had a rather simple answer:
This proves three things:
1. Bernard is happier now in a post-IndyCar life than he was in his in-IndyCar life,
2. He’s still exuding class in discussing IndyCar in a public forum, while maintaining his friendly, fan-focused approach by replying to a question on Twitter, and…
3. He’s smart enough to know what he’s not having to deal with anymore.