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Indy 500ís better than ever at 100 -- official thread?
Boston Herald ^

Posted on 05/29/2011 9:25:20 AM PDT by archivist007

The Indianapolis 500 celebrates 100 years of competition Sunday. From the first winner, American Ray Harroun in something called a Marmon "Wasp," to the latest, Englishman Dario Franchitti, the Indy 500 has become the most famous race in the world.

This year, observers say it boasts the strongest 33-car field it has seen since the CART-Indy split in 1996. It’s a regular stop for the Izod IndyCar Series drivers, but the race also includes former champions and non-IndyCar regulars who are in a ride for one shot at glory at The Brickyard.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: 500; abc; autoracing; espn; indianapolis500; indy500; indycar; officialthread
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To: umgud

I believe 4 woman started the race today


21 posted on 05/29/2011 10:36:04 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! I know i was kidding)
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To: umgud

What a dipstick move that was


22 posted on 05/29/2011 10:37:22 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! I know i was kidding)
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To: umgud

De Silvestro is out..


6 hours to Charlotte.

I was gonna post a Indy 100th thread last night but pooped out.. got up too late today. still got time for a beer run.. tho..


23 posted on 05/29/2011 10:40:35 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yup.......... I never miss the Indy, but NASCAR still my poison of choice.


24 posted on 05/29/2011 10:44:16 AM PDT by umgud
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To: umgud

I hope Menard’s foot and 20 stitches hold up..


25 posted on 05/29/2011 10:44:56 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: archivist007

Audio link and scoring:

http://racecontrol.indycar.com/


26 posted on 05/29/2011 10:46:46 AM PDT by archivist007
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To: archivist007

Thanks for the thread and link!


27 posted on 05/29/2011 10:50:00 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

He thinks he can make it, but 600 is a long way, especially the last 100. Wonder how many engines will blow?


28 posted on 05/29/2011 10:50:00 AM PDT by umgud
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To: NormsRevenge

Your welcome.


29 posted on 05/29/2011 10:54:01 AM PDT by archivist007
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To: hinckley buzzard
With the Monday situation a permanent fixture they can plan on trying the race Sunday and if it rains (or tornadoes) move to Monday.

This time of year weather is chancy in that part of the world.

30 posted on 05/29/2011 11:04:03 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

It is Franchitti’s day.

Looks like another Ganassi win.


31 posted on 05/29/2011 11:26:48 AM PDT by archivist007
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To: archivist007

Bell and Briscoe crash.


32 posted on 05/29/2011 11:48:26 AM PDT by archivist007
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To: archivist007

More top drivers out.


33 posted on 05/29/2011 11:50:57 AM PDT by umgud
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To: umgud

Wonder how many engines will blow?

Heck Yeah! and .. Did I get enuf beer? :-}

last few laps is slowdown mode.. lol


34 posted on 05/29/2011 12:22:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: umgud

rookie leads.. Hildebrand.. 2 to go Dario in close pursuit


35 posted on 05/29/2011 12:23:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: umgud

Gonna be a good finish. Who has the gas?

Go National Guard!!!!


36 posted on 05/29/2011 12:23:29 PM PDT by archivist007
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To: archivist007

no sputtering so far.. :-]

Go National Guard!


37 posted on 05/29/2011 12:24:24 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: archivist007

Weldon win!!!


38 posted on 05/29/2011 12:24:53 PM PDT by archivist007
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To: archivist007

Ouch!

last lap

Hilderbrand nails the wall..

Wheldon Wins!!


39 posted on 05/29/2011 12:25:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: archivist007

oooooooops?


40 posted on 05/29/2011 12:25:31 PM PDT by umgud
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