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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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