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Ganassi exodus embodies IndyCar's silliest of silly seasons

IndyCar is readying a "hold my beer" moment of epic proportions.

The average Formula One or NASCAR silly season will see one or two marquee drivers change teams or be replaced by up-and-coming talent. Last year, Fernando Alonso was F1's big mover, trading Alpine for Aston Martin, and in the Cup Series, it was Kyle Busch exiting Joe Gibbs Racing for a new adventure at Richard Childress Racing. After "Fred" and "Rowdy" handled their business, the major fun and speculation party was over.

What IndyCar has brewing in its upcoming silly season is unlike anything we've seen in motor racing: 90% of its teams are either considering or committed to making changes to their driver rosters.