Tag Archives: Indy 500

How Did We Get Here? Pt. 2 When Did It Go Sideways?

(NOTE: This post originally appeared on OpenPaddock.net on 1/20/2014. My writing at OP will all be archived here to keep my work compiled in a single location at least one week after originally appearing at OpenPaddock.net.) (NOTE2: Part one here.) … Continue reading

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A Ramble on Tires, Push and the Future

As the season reaches the halfway point the future of indycar is starting to look quite bright. Something as simple as an in-depth look at the odd link between downforce, pushy racecars and tires, a bone of contention in their … Continue reading

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Weekend Review… (Still Catching My Breath) Edition

Nearly a week late, but definitely not forgotten! That race was one of the most fun racing events I have ever been to. Never have I been vehemently against leaving the stands for a single lap as I was on … Continue reading

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Into the Crystal Ball… 500 Miles To Go Edition

A 500 mile race in indycar racing, and especially the Indy 500, is an endurance test packaged as a sprint race. There is literally no time to think during this race, only time to allow ones instincts to make the … Continue reading

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Bump Day Live Blog!!!

FINAL UPDATE As The Speedway sits quietly after two days of non-stop running, Michel Jourdain packs up to head home after a heartbreaking afternoon. The #17 crew called off a last minute bonsai run after an entire day of parts … Continue reading

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Welcome to May!

  Welcome to May Welcome to the official opening day Social Media Garage live blog on a chilly day at the Greatest Race Course in the World. We’re starting a bit late due to the ridiculously chilly weather today but … Continue reading

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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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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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