Forget the pops, the lights, the shiny new logo.
The "Devil was in the Details" when it came to the biggest news out of the flashy State of IndyCar event on Tuesday afternoon at the Westin in Indianapolis.
No loud music nor bagpipes were greeted by the announcement (The Gordon Pipers introduced Dario Franchitti to the Grand Ballroom), only Brian Barnhardt and a microphone brought the biggest competition change for the 2011 season.
"Sometime during the 2011 season we'll also be debuing double-file restarts," said Barnhardt-and its that small line that had many of the drivers talking.
Its a system that was introduced to NASCAR in the middle of the 2009 season-lining cars up in groups of two after cautions. Excitement came from the change during that season and the 2010 year, as restarts brought intense bustling for the lead amongst a variety of drivers.
But don't forget that's a stock car, much heavier and wider than a standard IndyCar. Hence the concern from those who will man the cockpits come race day or night.
"We accelerate differently and we can't bump so if someone is a little slow of the line you can't just bump them to get them going, I mean, your gonna launch," said Andretti Autosport driver Danica Patrick-who has seen that style of restart first hand in NASCAR. "We're going to have to be smart about it."
In the same breath, however, the most popular face in the Izod IndyCar Series praised the efforts of the series through this change and the effects it might have on raceday.
"It's good to see that the series is open to making changes to make it more interesting," said Patrick. "I'm especially for it right now because our cars are so even, I don't know what they are going to be like in '12 but I know for right now, we need something to shake it up.
"There is a lot of side-by-side out there."
Some, like Tony Kanaan, were a little more skeptical.
"I don't like it, I would have to say right now as far as if I would have to choose I wouldn't do that," said Kanaan, who will start the year with a new team-DeFerran Racing. "But I think its going to be a little bit more dangerous and more potential towards a disaster.
"Without trying it I can't make a statement, but it's going to be hard."
It was just one of a few changes made for the series in 2011, which includes the readdition of the Edmonton road course to the schedule on July 24th and the renaming of the entire governing body of open wheel racing to IndyCar.
Minors will also be allowed in the garages for the first time and a some extended practice at certain venues.
None of these, according to Ganassi's Graham Rahal, will be near the impact of the times when the start the race again after a caution.
"It's gonna change a lot," said Rahal. "I can't tell you what exactly its going to change but I know that for us it is so different. With the open wheels, NASCAR they just run them together, with the marbles and things that happens in IndyCar racing we're gonna have to be really cautious certainly.
"It's gonna add some new passing and make things exciting for the fans at the end of the race. I'm not sure the drivers are the highest on it yet, but we'll see what happens."