Unnamed owner trying to oust Randy Bernard as CEO of IndyCar

Corporate OfficersOpen-Wheel RacingDan Wheldon

Just a few days after the Indy 500, it appears now that some people inside the sport are trying to oust CEO Randy Bernard.

The CEO tweeted Tuesday: "It is true that an owner is calling others trying to get me fired. I have had several owners confirm this. Disappointing."

One of his followers asked him if it was Roger Penske and he replied to the fan, "no its not."

This is not the first time Bernard has come under fire. There was a lot of controversy surrounding Bernard after the death of Dan Wheldon in a crash in Las Vegas last year.

It may not necessarily matter what owners think, they don't have a direct say in his future. He was hired by the board of directors of Indianapolis MotorSpeedway Corp.

Bernard took on the role as chief executive officer of IndyCar back in 2010. He replaced series founder Tony George.

Bernard previously served as the CEO of Professional Bull Riders from their inception in 1995 to 2010.

Since taking over, he has been vocal about plans to expand the schedule and increase the sport's visibility to a bigger audience.

The ratings for the Indy 500 were up 8 percent this year, compared with the race last year.

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