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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 ...


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KEYWORDS: 500; abc; autoracing; espn; indianapolis500; indy500; indycar; officialthread
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To: archivist007

Hildebrand celebrated too early. Ahhhhhh. Noooooo


41 posted on 05/29/2011 12:26:02 PM PDT by archivist007
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To: NormsRevenge

That was the worst. JR had it in the bag.


42 posted on 05/29/2011 12:27:07 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: umgud

Wheldon is tired of being a ‘bridesmaid’ having finished 2nd a couple times. Kudos..

last lap rookie mistake. JR had it, just needed to ease up a bit.


43 posted on 05/29/2011 12:27:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

rookie mistake passing that car like he did.. and bad spotting..


44 posted on 05/29/2011 12:28:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Someone in Wheldon’s crew just call him “the greatest driver in the history of this race.”

That guy badly needs a history lesson.


45 posted on 05/29/2011 12:29:30 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

It’s the exuberance of the moment.

Just surviving 500 is a damn good act to pull off.

Winning it? even better. Kissing bricks and making history.

Heck of a tradition.


46 posted on 05/29/2011 12:31:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

This will go on the highlight reel.

All that money lost and drinking the milk, etc.


47 posted on 05/29/2011 12:32:05 PM PDT by archivist007
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To: NormsRevenge; All

bad spotting???? come off the throttle!!!! he had to know down the backstraight he had a three second lead....


48 posted on 05/29/2011 12:32:32 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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and now , the milk..
Bottoms up!


49 posted on 05/29/2011 12:32:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

What an ending.

Hildebrand will never live it down, ever.


50 posted on 05/29/2011 12:36:53 PM PDT by archivist007
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To: God luvs America

I know.. he had it won,, and like more than a few racing here today, they’ll be back and not making that mistake again. Wheldon was patient and reaped the reward.

Wheldon interview - he’s taking his kids to Disney,, broke up a bit as he talked about his Mom and Alzheimers..

What a day!

and 600 more to go in Charlotte! :-]


51 posted on 05/29/2011 12:37:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: archivist007

JR said he went to the high side and hit the marbles, he knew the racers were pushing hard behind him.. he wasn’t letting off ..

He went and talked to his team before he went to medical after the crash. he looks OK.


52 posted on 05/29/2011 12:40:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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if an American could not win this race i’m glad Wheldon did...he really appreciates this day and race and the fans....he also ran the National Guard car for a number of years and was always very supportive and appreciative of the American military...

glad franchitti did not win- his wife is a sickening elitist...


53 posted on 05/29/2011 12:40:10 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America

He ran a smart race.. glad to see him get it done.

as for elitist wife, for whatever reasons, Nascar wasn’t quite her cup of TEA. IRL can have her.


54 posted on 05/29/2011 12:43:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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finish is being reviewed...after hildebrand crashed the yellow light came out- Whledon passed under the yellow light...you are not allowed to pass under the yellow light...Hildrebrand’s car crossed the line...should be interesting...


55 posted on 05/29/2011 12:51:54 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America

You are allowed to pass a wrecked car, lest you get wrecked by the car behind you.


56 posted on 05/29/2011 12:56:02 PM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: Never on my watch; All

someone should tell Mike King of IMS radio- thee best race commentator in America and voice of the IRL.... hejust said the protest of Panther racing/Hildebrand has validity...this may not be a done deal...


57 posted on 05/29/2011 12:58:47 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America

King gets a little excited and forgets to think.


58 posted on 05/29/2011 1:01:43 PM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: Never on my watch

not at all...they are still debating it on IMS and Gerry Baker (turn one analyst) says there are no clear cut rules about passing a leading car that’s been in an accident but not at a standstill as you inferred....its very subjective from here on out...


59 posted on 05/29/2011 1:05:29 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America

It would have been great, for the Memorial Day Race to be won by a military sponsored team, and by a rookie no less. Still, the rules are clear: you can’t pass on a yellow. How that applies to the one that caused the yellow I don’t know.

It’s not the spin and win of days passed. But in true military fashion, he kept his damaged machine in the battle.

Tough call.

All in all, a very fitting 100th anniversary race.


60 posted on 05/29/2011 1:11:10 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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