Technology touches every part of life today. In no place is that more evident than the go-fast world of Indy Racing. TechRepublic's Erik Eckel recently visted the Kentucky Speedway to see how technology impacts racecar drivers, their teams, and the cars they drive.
Race teams' transports dominate the garage area and serve as mobile offices. Each trailer is well-equipped and air-conditioned. Many contain their own client-server networks and multiple workstations.
Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president of Eckel Media Corp., a communications company specializing in public relations and technical authoring projects.