I would be reluctant to characterize either the CART or the Tony George side of the fight as the "good guys." Tony had a point. CART was a "franchise" cartel, which limited participation and made it effectively impossible for second tier teams to win or third tier teams to even exist. Unfortunately Tony approached that problem that in a bull-in-a-china-shop fashion. What you see today in IndyCar is a lot more like Tony's vision than CART, and it is more entertaining racing with a more feasible price tag. The cost of implementing that vision was a decade of internecine warfare, during which every other kind of racing ate up market share. Sadly, IndyCar is a better product, but as a result of the years of warfare may be less successful.