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Indy 500 Pick - Mon, 05/21/12 3:19 PM
Step right up, pick the winner of the 96th Running of the Indy 500. Must be in before the green flag drops Sunday.

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Re:Indy 500 Pick - Mon, 05/21/12 3:29 PM
Mario Andretti

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Re:Indy 500 Pick - Mon, 05/21/12 4:05 PM
Helio
 

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Re:Indy 500 Pick - Mon, 05/21/12 4:21 PM
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Re:Indy 500 Pick - Mon, 05/21/12 5:46 PM
James Hinchcliffe a/k/a "the guy that drives Danica's car" or his other alias, the Mayor of Hinchtown!
 
fishtaco, are you attending?
 

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Re:Indy 500 Pick - Tue, 05/22/12 4:09 AM
I thought that bunch went belly up?
They're still running that thing???

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Re:Indy 500 Pick - Tue, 05/22/12 6:42 AM
Funny how  In the Derby and the other big horse races the focus is on the Horse, not the jockey, whereas in the Indy 500 it is all on the driver and not the car !!! 
   Just a Thought from someone who doesn't follow the sport very much.

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Re:Indy 500 Pick - Tue, 05/22/12 8:48 AM
mayor al


Funny how  In the Derby and the other big horse races the focus is on the Horse, not the jockey, whereas in the Indy 500 it is all on the driver and not the car !!! 
  Just a Thought from someone who doesn't follow the sport very much.

In fact ... it really is the TEAM.
I've traveled with IndyCar, NASCAR, NHRA, ALMS over the years and if I've only learned one thing ... it takes a team.

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Re:Indy 500 Pick - Wed, 05/23/12 11:49 AM
I arrived in Indy last night after a few nights in Kentucky sipping bourbon. I don't have any favorites other than some loyalty to my former employer, Target. I've known too many drivers, some personally, spanning over 60 years. To me it is still the greatest spectacle in racing and my hats off to the eventual winner.

This latest RV trip has been our heritage and tenderloin trip. We stopped by my wife's hometown to visit her old homestead, the church we were married in and her old teenage hangout, Bearden's reviewed by BuddyRoadhouse in his thread. Then it was on to Virginia and DC to visit our daughter and then on to West Virginia to reconnect with four cousins whom I hadn't seen in over 50 years as we all scattered out of Indianapolis. After that it was on to Kentucky for part of the Bourbon Trail and then a stop in Elizabethtown's Hardin County Historical Museum. One of the ladies there turned out to be a distant cousin stemming from two of our common ancestors who migrated to Kentucky before 1790. We compared genealogical notes. She knew a lot more than me such as my GGG grandparents graves are located inside Fort Knox. Then it was off to Radcliffe to visit my GG grandfather's original log cabin he built in 1836 and now is moved and restored in the 26 acre Saunders Springs Nature Preserve. Now Indy 500 time. I have not missed watching in person or listening on the radio live (Sid Collins) ever since 1949.

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Re:Indy 500 Pick - Wed, 05/23/12 2:53 PM
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James Hinchcliffe a/k/a "the guy that drives Danica's car" or his other alias, the Mayor of Hinchtown!

fishtaco, are you attending?


 
ba, I like The Mayor myself would love to see him pull it off. Heilo looks good for #4. I'll go with Hinch. My race buddy just got married and he is still in the "whipped" stage. So I may end up going with my nephew and do like I did in the old days in the infield.

Davydd


I arrived in Indy last night after a few nights in Kentucky sipping bourbon. I don't have any favorites other than some loyalty to my former employer, Target. I've known too many drivers, some personally, spanning over 60 years. To me it is still the greatest spectacle in racing and my hats off to the eventual winner.

This latest RV trip has been our heritage and tenderloin trip. We stopped by my wife's hometown to visit her old homestead, the church we were married in and her old teenage hangout, Bearden's reviewed by BuddyRoadhouse in his thread. Then it was on to Virginia and DC to visit our daughter and then on to West Virginia to reconnect with four cousins whom I hadn't seen in over 50 years as we all scattered out of Indianapolis. After that it was on to Kentucky for part of the Bourbon Trail and then a stop in Elizabethtown's Hardin County Historical Museum. One of the ladies there turned out to be a distant cousin stemming from two of our common ancestors who migrated to Kentucky before 1790. We compared genealogical notes. She knew a lot more than me such as my GGG grandparents graves are located inside Fort Knox. Then it was off to Radcliffe to visit my GG grandfather's original log cabin he built in 1836 and now is moved and restored in the 26 acre Saunders Springs Nature Preserve. Now Indy 500 time. I have not missed watching in person or listening on the radio live (Sid Collins) ever since 1949.

 
Davydd, '49 that is a string for sure! '61 is the first one I remember. And all my years in the Navy I was lucky enough to be a Radioman so I was always able to pick it up where ever I was. In 87 I was on a cruise and not having any sucess in finding it, I did have some AP sports TTY freqs and followed about the first half of the race on 60 WPM TTY until I finally found AFRTS out of Guam.


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Re:Indy 500 Pick - Tue, 05/29/12 5:39 PM
Davydd, '49 was my father's first year as well. He was selling tickets then bailed and went in to watch the Race. Went again with my Dad and brother's on Sunday and had another fantastic time with our family and friends. We'll be back next year.

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Re:Indy 500 Pick - Tue, 05/29/12 6:08 PM
It was a great race. I'll have my tickets ordere for next year by the end of the week. I'm working on a scheme to upgrade in NW Vista.

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Re:Indy 500 Pick - Tue, 05/29/12 6:18 PM
I pick Dario !!!

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Re:Indy 500 Pick - Tue, 05/29/12 6:23 PM
Davydd


It was a great race. I'll have my tickets ordere for next year by the end of the week. I'm working on a scheme to upgrade in NW Vista.

 
I have always been a NASCAR fan but for the second year in a row, the Indy race was much better than the boring Charlotte 600.  I would have picked Dario but Sato really screwed up.  He was impatient and could have won if he had waited about another 10 second to pass Dario.
 
I am glad Dario won.
 
Paul E. Smith
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Re:Indy 500 Pick - Tue, 05/29/12 7:36 PM
If you want boring try the NASCAR Brickyard 400 at the Indy track. I went once and was disappointed. They were incapable of passing on that track.

This was the first oval race with the new Dallara cars and turbine engines. I expect with more experience we are going to see some great Indy car racing. They are much improved over past models. There was a record 35 lead changes and most all were on the track passing. There were several lead changes on a lap that never got officially recorded at the start finish line.

The Indy Lites 100 race Friday was also exciting. They were 4 abreast on the straights and often 2 abreast through the turns all bunched up. It was wild and they drove 5+ mph faster than NASCAR is capable of qualifying on that track. The Indy 500 cars drive almost 50 mph faster.

I was happy Dario won. After all, I'm a retired Target guy.