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My Indy 500 Race Weekend

As usual, we arrived at the infamous Coke Lot 1C on Thursday afternoon to stake our claim in the sorry, Treeless excuse for a campground. The temperature was right around 90 degrees that afternoon and the heat had a noticeable … Continue reading

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Aerodynamics Case Study: Engine Covers at the Indy 500

Even though we are living in a spec world during 2012, there are still many things that teams can do to make a car perform better at The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and beyond. The majority of these tweaks and tricks … Continue reading

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How I saw It… Race For The Ages, Edition

The most lead changes in race history, an almost last lap pass for the win, amazing restarts, close and tight racing, turbo engines, new chassis and a super competitive field; the 2012 edition of the Indianapolis 500 looked to have … Continue reading

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Into the Crystal Ball… Its Indy Baby, Edition

Throughout the month, I have been focused on speed and times and gossip. I have written about the infamous DW12 more times than I can remember. I have seen more coverage about late Dan Wheldon than I have since those … Continue reading

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Surviving the Coke Lot

Every year, a major part of my race-group’s Indy 500 experience is making home in the Coke Lots for the weekend. A few days of camping across the street from the Greatest Race Course in the World with some of … Continue reading

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Bump Day Live Blog! (Update, The Final)

FINAL UPDATE Amid much teeth gnashing, quietly spoken disagreement and silently shattered dreams Bump Day ended with more of a fizzle than a bang. As soon as the qualifying session went green, we saw all nine unqualified machines take to … Continue reading

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Pole Day Live Blog!! (Final Update)

UPDATE, THE FINAL Ryan Briscoe and Team Penske found their pole and I am not the least bit surprised. I wish it would have been Helio, but what are you going to do? After a really fun five hours of … Continue reading

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Practice Rewind… Massive Indy Edition

What a week it’s been! After six days of intense on track action and slowly rising speeds, there is still no true picture on how qualifying will shake out. We always assume that the big dogs will bubble to the … Continue reading

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Social Media Garage… What’s It All About?

The first annual Social Media Garage is primed to kick off in just a few short days at the World’s Greatest Race Course. I will be joining a few of my partners in crime compatriots in Formula 1 garage 35 … Continue reading

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Reflections on Opening Weekend

What more could you want in central Indiana? We have got a week of gorgeous weather ahead of us and by the end of opening weekend we saw every team but the engine-less dragon crew put at least a few … Continue reading

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