Congratulations to Dario Franchitti and the entire Andretti Green Racing team for winning the 91st running of the Indianapolis 500!
Though first delayed and then shortened by rain on lap 166, the race had 9 lead changes, the most of any Indy 500 to go less than the full distance. It was Franchitti’s fifth IndyCar Series win and his first since winning at California Speedway in October 2005.
In the coming weeks (and to be honest, months) I will be processing the thousands of images and dozens of sound recordings collected throughout the entire month of May and posting them to IndianaRacing.net. Stay tuned…
It’s here… the greatest weekend in Indiana motorsports, if not the US and the world (not that I’m biased or anything). Time to forget about politics (racing or otherwise), the cost of gas, and anything else that might be troubling you. Whether you’re mostly a sprint car fan, parade fan, Indy 500 fan or whatever, get out and enjoy all that the weekend has to offer… and pray for good weather! But most of all, keep in mind that this isn’t just any big weekend, it’s Memorial Day weekend. Be sure to pay tribute to our veterans in your own special way. Have fun!
Track Enterprises Press Release
Track Enterprises is proud to be in the second year of promotion of the most prestigious national championship dirt track race in the world, the Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The 55th edition comes on Friday night May 25 and as part of the annual Indianapolis 500 Memorial Day weekend we present this written trip down memory lane as we celebrate the anniversary of some of the greatest races in Hoosier Hundred history. read more »
P.J. Jones passes down the front stretch of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice on Bump Day for the 2007 Indianapolis 500. Unable to attain enough speed, Jones elected not to make a qualification attempt and was unable to make the field of 33 starters. read more »
By Danny Burton
Danny Burton’s Hoosier Race Report appears courtesy of OpenWheelRacers.com
If you’ve ever been to the Indianapolis 500, or listened to it on the radio, or watched it on the television, and if you’re a race fan, then you have a really good idea of the tension and excitement that grips you in those final hours before the green flag is waved. For many, the best way to get the most out of their Indy experience is to get there as early as possible. Kick back and watch the place fill up slowly but surely. If one has a view of the pits, getting your seat early is a great way to watch the teams prepare for the big day. For a true race fan, or even just an Indy 500 fan, it is a memorable experience. For a few hours, troubles of all sorts float away. Whatever issues that the 500 has, or open wheel racing has, all go away for that brief and glorious time. Until the checkered flag waves, it doesn’t matter. read more »