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2012 Indy 500 pt 1 – a champion missed.

It is impossible to talk about this year’s race without thinking about last year’s winner Dan Wheldon. In the twenty-seven Indianapolis 500′s I have attended, Dan was the best champion. His enthusiasm for Indy and his love for life was … Continue reading

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Dan Wheldon 1978-2011

“YES! YES! YES! INDY I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!” It was less than five months ago that Dan Wheldon yelled that in his radio after taking a last lap win in the 2011 Indianapolis 500 for his second Indy 500 … Continue reading

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1973 Indianapolis 500

“This is what everyone has feared! This is why there’s been such a terrible atmosphere of fear here all weekend long!“ – Jim McKay, calling the Salt Walther crash on Monday, May 28, 1973 Despite the nature of the accident … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 Part 2

Usually when qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 ends, things calm down for the ensuing week. But not this year. Ryan Hunter-Reay and his new primary sponsors SunDrop and DHL found themselves on the outside of the Indianapolis 500 looking in… … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 – Pt 1

The 100th Anniversary running of the Indianapolis 500 was billed as “the most important race in history.” Even the bronze badges sold by the speedway as garage passes were embossed with this saying. That’s a lot of pressure for a … Continue reading

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Bump Trump

It is not my nature to use this platform to pontificate on social/political issues. But there is one that is currently hitting a bit too close to home: The selection of Donald Trump to drive the pace car for the … Continue reading

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Tom Carnegie: 1919-2011

“It is with deepest regret that I make this announcement…” today the motorsports community has lost a true legend: Tom Carnegie, the voice of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 1946 – 2006. While largely unfamiliar to those who’ve never attended … Continue reading

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The Call

as I’ve been watching racing – over 30 years – it has always been accepted that the leader has the prerogative to defend his position. Continue reading

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