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  • Sportswriter Tweets That Japanese Indy 500 Winner Makes Him ‘Uncomfortable’

    05/29/2017 1:48:55 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 134 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/29/17 | SAFIA SAMEE ALI
    A Denver sportswriter is out of his job after triggering an onslaught of criticism for tweeting that a Japanese driver winning Sunday's Indianapolis 500 made him "uncomfortable." Terry Frei, a sports reporter for the Denver Post, sent the questionable tweet shortly after Japanese race car driver Takuma Sato hailed victory in the illustrious Indy 500. "Nothing specifically personal, but I am very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend," he wrote.
  • Indianapolis 500 *Live Thread* The Greatest Race in the World!!

    05/28/2017 7:36:54 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 149 replies
    05/28/2017 | Me
    101st running of the Indianapolis 500, The Greatest Race in the World!!! Our vice-President Mike Pence will be on hand as pole sitter (232 MPG last week) leads the field of 33 cars across the yard of brick!
  • American rookie Alexander Rossi wins the Indy 500!!! (vanity)

    05/29/2016 12:34:29 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 62 replies
    5/29/2016 | me
    Ran out of fuel half lap after crossing start/finish. Dumped by the europeans last year in F1....Incredible race!!
  • 100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil

    05/29/2016 9:02:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Indy 500 ^ | 5/29/16
    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway officially opened with balloon races June 5, 1909, followed by motorcycle races Aug. 14 and automobile races Aug. 19. ...
  • Any advice for Indianapolis for the 500? (shameless Vanity)

    05/10/2016 10:18:25 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 160 replies
    n/a ^ | May 10, 2016 | Self
    Hi, Folks! Please forgive the vanity, but I'm doing a "bucket list-type" trip in a couple of weeks to the 100th running of the Indy 500 on May 29. Looking forward to it,obviously! I'm hoping knowledgeable Freepers might have some advice re: weather (seems fine, usually, on TV), mosquitoes, places to go - people to do, etc. Indy museum is on the agenda, of course. I guess sun block will be in order but I'm particularly worried about skeeters 'cause they seem to come from miles around to feast on my flesh. My wife loves it that they leave her...
  • Is there an official Indycar thread?

    07/04/2014 3:25:54 PM PDT · by gymbeau · 24 replies
    Vanity ^ | July 4, 2014 | Self
    Hi, Friends, and Happy Independence Day despite these trying times. I'm wondering if there's a thread or ping list for things Indycar-related. If not, is there interest? I don't know how to set up a Ping list, though it can't be that difficult, and if there are others who'd like to keep apprised about things Indycar, as well as to cheer along our favourites drivers and teams, I'm willing to spearhead it, with Admins' blessing of course. We just saw an incredible weekend of racing at Houston's double header and we have another big 500 miler this weekend. It's been...
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay hangs on for Indianapolis 500 victory

    05/25/2014 12:31:36 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05-25-2014 | Tony DiZinno
    Ryan Hunter-Reay has captured the 98th Indianapolis 500 in a dramatic finish, holding off a final charge from Helio Castroneves after making a gutsy, outside pass into Turn 1 on the final lap for the lead. Hunter-Reay held off Castroneves by just 0.0600 of a second, the second-closest finish in ’500 history (1992). The win is the first for Andretti Autosport since 2007 (Dario Franchitti) and the team’s third overall.
  • The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 -- LIVE -- May 26th, 2013

    05/26/2013 8:58:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 209 replies
    IMS ^ | 5/26/13
    God Bless our troops.. leadership at the top or not. Getting ready to roll, the ceremonies are almost done.. Let's Boogie!!
  • Kentucky Derby, Indy 500 Expected To Have Toughened Security Measures

    04/16/2013 6:20:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies ^ | April 16, 2013 | CBS Cleveland
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, more toughened measures are expected as security is calibrated for major upcoming sports events that draw big crowds, such as next month’s Kentucky Derby and Indianapolis 500.
  • Detroit Grand Prix Stopped Because Of Detroit’s Terrible Roads (DNC City = Crumbling Infrastructure)

    06/03/2012 9:59:14 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | June 3, 2012 | Matt Hardigree
    Detroit Grand Prix Stopped Because Of Detroit’s Terrible Roads The first running of the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix since 2008 was red-flagged this afternoon after a piece of the track started to crumble, causing driver James Hinchcliffe to go flying into the wall. As you can see in the video (YouTube link provided below), he was not happy about it. Indy's return to Detroit's Belle Isle course was supposed to be another signal of the rebirth of the American automaker. Instead, it's just been a reminder of Detroit's failing infrastructure and Indy's inability to make anything outside of the Indy...
  • LIVE Thread! Indy 500 #96 ... 12 Noon p.m. (ET) on ABC

    05/27/2012 8:40:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 135 replies
    The 96th running of the Indy 500 coming up shortly on ABC.
  • Fieri: Pacing Indy 500 Will Be 'Unbelievable'

    05/15/2012 6:56:17 AM PDT · by Abathar · 28 replies ^ | May 15, 2012 | Uncredited
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Celebrity chef Guy Fieri will spice things up behind the wheel at this month's Indianapolis 500. As RTV6's Sports Director Dave Furst reported in early May, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway confirms the Food Network star has been tapped to drive the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 pace car. Fieri rose to fame after winning "The Next Food Network Star" in 2006, and now hosts "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," "Guy's Big Bite" and "Tailgate Warriors" on the network. An avid classic car collector, Fieri owns the red 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible featured on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives."
  • Racing world mourns the loss of Dan Wheldon

    10/17/2011 2:59:27 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 10.17.11 | Chris Symeon
    Dan Wheldon was hugely popular and greatly admired by his fans and fellow competitors around the auto racing world. His tragic death in a crash during Sunday's IndyCar race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has the auto racing community in a deep state of mourning. Wheldon was an inspiration to all in the sport. He will be sorely missed. In what was figured to be one of the most thrilling IZOD IndyCar Series races in memory suddenly turned into the racing circuit's darkest moment. Wheldon, 33, was involved in a horrific 15-car crash on lap 11 that sent his car...
  • Indy 500’s better than ever at 100 -- official thread?

    05/29/2011 9:25:20 AM PDT · by archivist007 · 63 replies
    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.
  • Indy 500 Live Thread

    05/30/2010 9:00:26 AM PDT · by al baby · 102 replies · 1,746+ views
    Today | Self
    Its Open Wheel Time
  • LIVE Thread! Indy 500 93rd Indianapolis 500 ... 12 Noon p.m. (ET) on ABC

    05/24/2009 9:09:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 209 replies · 6,406+ views ^ | 5/24/09 |
    Has it been a year already? Saddle 'em up and let's get ready to roll 'em out.
  • Indy mystery: Why do Indianapolis 500 winners drink milk?

    05/23/2009 2:38:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 1,082+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 5/23/09 | Chris Chase
    After crossing the bricked finish line on Sunday, the winner of the Indianapolis 500 will drive into the winner’s circle, be presented with a celebratory wreath and take a swig from a cold bottle of milk. The latter is one of the grandest traditions in sports, but also one of the most confusing. Why milk? Why is it in a bottle? And (this one was actually asked by a girl I knew in college) has it been sitting in the sun all day? After solving mysteries in Beijing, Boston and Augusta, GA, the old Y! Sports investigative unit is here...
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway marks 100 years

    05/05/2009 6:02:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 515+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/5/09 | Michael Marot - ap
    NDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Motor Speedway has made the reputation of racing greats: A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears, the Unser family. It's been a testing ground for safety features such as rearview mirrors and seat belts, well before they became commonplace in Americans' everyday lives. It's been a movie set, and the place where Janet Guthrie struck a blow for female athletes by becoming the first woman racer at the Indy 500 in 1977. And, as of this year, Indy has been part of American driving and racing for a century.
  • LIVE Thread! Indy 500 92nd Indianapolis 500 ... 12 Noon p.m. (ET) on ABC

    05/25/2008 8:37:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 232 replies · 796+ views ^ | 5/25/08 | IMS LLC
    The 92nd "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. (ET) Sunday, May 25. The race will be broadcast live on ABC and the IMS Radio Network beginning at noon. ESPN2 will air an additional hour of pre-race coverage beginning at 11 a.m.
  • Indianapolis 500 Month Of May Thread

    05/10/2008 8:52:59 AM PDT · by Floratina · 48 replies · 70+ views
    It's that time of year again and this here's a thread to discuss the events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for those of you interested in that sort of thing.