For at least one more day, Mark Miles' career sits scattered in boxes on the 18th floor of a downtown office building.
That changes Monday when he moves into new digs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to become CEO of Hulman & Company, the parent organization of IMS and IndyCar.
Miles already finds himself at the center of IndyCar issues.
He said two things have stirred fans and people in the sport: His interest in having lights at the Speedway and wanting IndyCar to have a playoff system
The latter, in particular, is just a thought he's had from afar, he said.
"A couple of people have written me and said, 'You idiot, why would we want to be like NASCAR?'" he said Thursday. "All we're doing is asking ourselves questions."
Miles spent 15 years as head of men's professional tennis, and he said that sport struggled to hold people's attention late in the season.
"Most great sports leagues have some form of culmination that moves the needle near the end of their season," he said. "While (IndyCar) has a championship and it gets some attention, I wonder whether there's a way to create more value and more interest for fans at the end of the year.
"That's kind of the question we're having right now."...