IndyCar trying to build momentum, downplay drama

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By LARRY LAGE, Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard says he doesn't regret fueling speculation on his Twitter account that a team owner is trying to get him fired.

Bernard told The Associated Press on Friday, three days after his eyebrow-raising tweet, that he will do whatever it takes to prove his job isn't in jeopardy.

IndyCar racing is hoping to keep its momentum going at this weekend's Detroit Grand Prix after a strong showing at its signature event amid discord off the track.

The Indianapolis 500 drew a 4.3 TV rating — its highest since 2008 — Sunday afternoon and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 had a 4.4 in prime time later that same day.

IndyCar team owner Roger Penske tells the AP that it's time for everyone involved with the series to focus on racing.

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