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Don’t Bring Beer If You Can’t Share With Everyone

During qualifications for the 1972 Indianapolis 500, driver Jim Hurtubise did what all fans do during the weekend – enjoyed themselves. Hurtubise had qualified a car and towards the end of the session had another car wheeled into line. It wasn’t uncommon to qualify multiple cares in that era. This was right before 6pm, and … Continue reading Don’t Bring Beer If You Can’t Share With Everyone

Sabre Cook: She Is Awesome

Race day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, even the support races for the INDYCAR Grand Prix, are a mixture of excitement, controlled chaos, an ungodly amount of people (some who know where they are going and some who do not), and race cars and race car drivers. This past INDYCAR Grand Prix I found myself … Continue reading Sabre Cook: She Is Awesome

Australian Drivers will Defeat You

Australia, the mysterious land where it seems like all living things are either going to kill you.  In the case of racecar drivers: beat you at every race. Molly Taylor definitely will beat you at everything! She was born into racing, rally racing. Her father Mark was a former Australian Championship driver. Her mother Carol … Continue reading Australian Drivers will Defeat You

Carpenter’s White Whale

We sat high above the start/finish line on the straightaway to watch pole day. It was a great place to watch the cars fly by as each driver strove to get the most out of their car and it was a great place for someone without a photographer’s vest to sit. The morning session had … Continue reading Carpenter’s White Whale

Money Makes the Wheel Go ‘Round

There was a time where I equated everything to how much I paid for car insurance. It was a weird quirk, but it helped me compare frivolous purchases to something I needed (and by State law  mandated). I don’t feel that INDYCAR fans have a problem understanding that the spectacle before us costs money. Most … Continue reading Money Makes the Wheel Go ‘Round

Green Is Unlucky for Some

On Lap 62 of the 2018 Indianapolis 500, Danica Patrick (Chevrolet – Ed Carpenter Racing) crashed into Turn 2 of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It ended her race and was the final moment of her racing career. Now many people have many opinions on her as a driver, maybe it is because she was driving … Continue reading Green Is Unlucky for Some