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LIVE Thread! Indy 500 #96 ... 12 Noon p.m. (ET) on ABC
Indianapolis Motor Speedway ^ | 5/27/12

Posted on 05/27/2012 8:40:27 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

The 96th running of the Indy 500 coming up shortly on ABC.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: chat; indy500; sports
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1 posted on 05/27/2012 8:40:36 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Schedule of Events
http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/indy500/schedule/show/3445-the-96th-running-of-the-indianapolis-500-may-27th/

5:33 am - Public Gates Open -

7 am - E.D.I./Lockstar - Turn 3 Infield

7 am - Snake Pit Opens - Turn 3 Infield

It’s the most mega party in May! Special performances by Benny Benassi and Krewella. Must have a Snake Pit Wristband and any race day ticket to enter.

8:30 am - Parade of Bands - Track

8:45 am - Krewella - Turn 3 Infield

9:30 am - Bikini/Hot Bod Contest - Turn 3 Infield

9:45 am - 500 Festival Princesses Lap - Track

9:55 am - All Cars To Pit Lane - Track

10:15 am - Cars Begin To Grid On Track - Track

10:40 am - All Cars In Place On Grid - Track

10:50 am - Engine Warm-Up - Track

10 am - Benny Benassi - Turn 3 Infield

11 am - Indianapolis 500 Pre-Race Begins - Track

11 am - Vintage Car Laps - Track

11:10 am - Military Tribute Lap - Track

11:30 am - Driver Introductions - Yard of Bricks

12 pm - Start of the 96th Indianapolis 500 (200 Laps) - Yard of Bricks


2 posted on 05/27/2012 8:41:25 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Gentlemen, start your engines.


3 posted on 05/27/2012 8:42:31 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

And the 3 ladys go home and make me a samich

Also lots of wreckin at the brick yard today

I predict someone will win the indy 500


4 posted on 05/27/2012 8:44:07 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby
Ya never know.. These races can take more twists and turns than Laguna Seca.

Darn, I missed the Bikini event ..

5 posted on 05/27/2012 8:47:58 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
11 am - Indianapolis 500 Pre-Race Begins - Track

11 am - Vintage Car Laps - Track

11:10 am - Military Tribute Lap - Track

11:30 am - Driver Introductions - Yard of Bricks

12 pm - Start of the 96th Indianapolis 500 (200 Laps) - Yard of Bricks

12:01 pm - Blackout of coverage for those of us within 100 miles. : (

6 posted on 05/27/2012 8:48:48 AM PDT by digger48
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No Danica but..

Andretti Autosport driver James Hinchcliffe of Canada stands in his car in the pits at the qualifying race for the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis May 19, 2012. The Indianapolis 500 is scheduled to run May 27, 2012. REUTERS/John Sommers II


7 posted on 05/27/2012 8:49:55 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

At least we do not have to hear “Danica, Danica, Danica!” every 5 minutes.


8 posted on 05/27/2012 8:50:51 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: digger48
That sucks!

Race fan John Fort shows his love of the sport by dressing up during qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 19, 2012. The Indianapolis 500 is scheduled to run May 27, 2012. REUTERS/John Sommers II

9 posted on 05/27/2012 8:52:05 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Perdogg

Enjoy it while you can. She’s running at Charlotte tonight in the Coca Cola 600.. most folks will be toasted by then but..


10 posted on 05/27/2012 8:55:25 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Martina McBride, Our flags waving in the wind, with our National Anthem.

A flag the size of RI, a fly-over with assorted aircraft.

P-51, F-16, A-10


11 posted on 05/27/2012 8:58:22 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Matina did a right fine job of the nathem.


12 posted on 05/27/2012 8:58:39 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: NormsRevenge

I intend watching the Indy 500. I just always hope that an American wins the race. It is unfortunate that the Indy 500 has gone the way of the gov’t and gone international to appeal to the world instead of appealing to only America.


13 posted on 05/27/2012 8:59:31 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: umgud

Was it my imagination or did she glance over to see where the planes were as she was finishing? Guess she was trying to time it.


14 posted on 05/27/2012 9:01:52 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: umgud

nathem = anthem

Jeez!


15 posted on 05/27/2012 9:02:15 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

started another thread...here are some good links:

The Grid:

http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/indy500/eventinfo/51728/

Official Site:

http://www.indycar.com/

Live Timing:

http://racecontrol.indycar.com/

IMS Radio:

http://tunein.com/radio/stations/IMS-Radio-Network-Radio-Stations-a38365/

live on board camera views available on ESPN3:

http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/startDate/20120527/type/upcoming/sport/auto+racing/league/IndyCar/#type/livenow/

IMS radio is a must- just heard the invocation...


16 posted on 05/27/2012 9:03:16 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: NormsRevenge

I live at the edge of the blackout zone, and the Chicago ABC station isn’t coming in at all today.


17 posted on 05/27/2012 9:05:29 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: God luvs America

Cool Thanks!


18 posted on 05/27/2012 9:06:45 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Dan Wheldon’s car circling track....


19 posted on 05/27/2012 9:07:51 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: NormsRevenge

I swear I saw on ABC a bunch of troops inside at attention but not saluting the flag, is this the new liberal Obama salute or is there a big time lapse in what they are recording and what is shown on TV.


20 posted on 05/27/2012 9:08:27 AM PDT by ReformedBeckite (1 of 3 I'm only allowing my self each day)
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Jim Nabors is not present today, not feeling well.. They are using an earlier recorded performance of his. Hang in there, Jim!


21 posted on 05/27/2012 9:08:33 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

three laps then the GREEN!!!

The 500!

The 500!

The Greatest Race in the World!!


22 posted on 05/27/2012 9:11:16 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
I intend watching the Indy 500. I just always hope that an American wins the race. It is unfortunate that the Indy 500 has gone the way of the gov’t and gone international to appeal to the world instead of appealing to only America.

The race was originally advertised as the "International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race" from 1911 to 1916.

it wasn't until 80 or 81 that it became just "The Indy 500".

It has always had an international flair, not just American.

23 posted on 05/27/2012 9:11:47 AM PDT by Kakaze (I want the Republic back !)
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To: NormsRevenge

Geesh I’m really losing it! For some reason I thought the race started at 1 eastern time. Just caught the end of Back Home.

Looks like a great day for a race!


24 posted on 05/27/2012 9:12:31 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wint cost matteg Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bret Mussberger? Now there’s a name that I think of when they say Indy 500. Why didn’t they get Chelsea Clinton?


25 posted on 05/27/2012 9:13:07 AM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Kakaze

that was until Tony George effed it all up and let F1 take over..


26 posted on 05/27/2012 9:13:27 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: NormsRevenge

here we go!!


27 posted on 05/27/2012 9:18:37 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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Green Flag and GoDaDDy!!

Hinchcliffe leads Lap1


28 posted on 05/27/2012 9:20:35 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Clean through 1!! Clean through 2!! Clean through 3 & 4!!!

awful start by Hunter Rey, American at the front...


29 posted on 05/27/2012 9:20:56 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: prisoner6

Forecast High of 97.. could be a cooker later on..


30 posted on 05/27/2012 9:21:33 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: God luvs America

Bricsoe took the lead on Lap 2 and continues to lead with Hinchcliffe on his tail, and lap 6, Hinchcliffe back to the lead.


31 posted on 05/27/2012 9:22:59 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Kanaan making a big move up the grid...cars running consistent 217mph’s....


32 posted on 05/27/2012 9:24:53 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America

Tony deserves a trophy.. he’s a great ambassador for the sport.


33 posted on 05/27/2012 9:26:08 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Race control calling in Alesi and DeSivestro, Loutus engines in 32nd/33rd place for being to slow...to dangerous..black flagged..


34 posted on 05/27/2012 9:27:18 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: al baby

Uhh, yeah,

IRL is probably third or fourth tier open wheel racing now after F1 GP2 and F3.

Last time I looked they were using cowlings over the wheels. If I want to see that I`ll just watch the original series, ALMS with P1 cars.

Congrats to Tony George, you`ve made IRL a sad relic and shell of a once great series.


35 posted on 05/27/2012 9:28:47 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: God luvs America

Lotuses? ouch..

Caution as Claussen spins out at the line,, no damage..


36 posted on 05/27/2012 9:31:28 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Para-Ord.45

cowlings over the wheel are to prevent launching of cars that run up on each other and end up in death ala Dan Wheldon...agree with you about Tony George screwing up the sport and i’m also an F1 fan- but there is no motor event like the Indy 500- none; 224mph entering turn run on lap ten...


37 posted on 05/27/2012 9:31:28 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America

Dario got punted in the pits,, has nose cone damage..


38 posted on 05/27/2012 9:32:26 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Correction..

Clauson spun bringing out the yellow.


39 posted on 05/27/2012 9:33:52 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: God luvs America
Race control calling in Alesi and DeSivestro, Loutus engines in 32nd/33rd place for being to slow...to dangerous..black flagged..

When was the last time something like this happened? This stuff usually gets weeded out during qualifying.

40 posted on 05/27/2012 9:34:26 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: God luvs America

what a mess of a restart..


41 posted on 05/27/2012 9:36:20 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Charles Martel

What the heck kind of restarts are these? You can pass anytime after the green waves? Sounds like a recipe for carnage!!


42 posted on 05/27/2012 9:37:28 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: NormsRevenge

Andretti!!! What a restart....hope they show his foxy mother and girlfriend..


43 posted on 05/27/2012 9:37:56 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America

If they want cowlings, let them merge into ALMS.

On the 500, yes, it`s a memorial weekend spectacle/tradition, not much else.

In terms of skill, I have zero interest. If you`re into high speed crashes from drivers who could never cut it in F1 then it`s your cuppa.


44 posted on 05/27/2012 9:37:59 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz i’m an F1 fan but those cars go at a pedestrian pace compared to that’s happening now...


45 posted on 05/27/2012 9:39:46 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Charles Martel

they were going to allow Lotus to put more horsepower into the engine for this race...about a half dozen teams have already changed from Lotus to Chevy engines the first month of the season...

both Lotus cars have been pushed into Gasoline Alley- 500 over for them...


46 posted on 05/27/2012 9:41:35 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: GRRRRR

once the green waves you can race again...ironically they scrapped the double file restarts from last year, which were incredible and exciting because the racers wanted single file restarts...


47 posted on 05/27/2012 9:44:31 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hinchcliff in under the green???? WTF??


48 posted on 05/27/2012 9:54:08 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America

Hinchcliff had a puncture which is why he entered...


49 posted on 05/27/2012 9:56:45 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Para-Ord.45

The ABC coverage of Lorenzo Bandidi burning in his car at Monaco kinda put the damper on F1 for me. After that the cars changed or something. There have been a couple of brief rekindling of interest with me and F1 since but basically It just isn’t that interesting for me any more.

The series expanding to more of a “world” series instead of European, North and South America was kind of a turn off. I don’t know why. It’s kind of like watching American football in the U.K. it’s OK just different.


50 posted on 05/27/2012 10:00:48 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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