Yet not long after IndyCar Racing II arrived on retail shelves, there was a falling out in the real-life IndyCar ranks. What followed was a long and protracted conflict that hasn’t even ended now, but suffice it to say that IndyCar split into two distinct factions. One of the two blocs–now known as CART–furthered its expansion into other countries and continues to this day to be a truly multidisciplined series, incorporating an assortment of track types from around the globe. The other group, the Indy Racing League, retained the rights to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indy 500 event, and the IndyCar moniker. Its flagship series, the IndyCar Series, debuted in 1996 with a laughably small five-race season but has grown substantially ever since.