Emerson Fittipaldi in the official 2008 Indy 500 pace car
Photo by Ron McQueeney / IMS
I thought I was doing okay, patiently waiting for May to get here. And then this… a photo of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and 2008 Indy 500 pace car driver Emerson Fittipaldi with a brand-spankin’ new pace car fresh off the assembly line at the Chevrolet plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. read more »
By Danny Burton
Danny Burton’s Hoosier Race Report appears courtesy of OpenWheelRacers.com
A few years back I read a book by an author named Paul Hemphill, who is one of the South’s better writers. It was called, as I recall, “Wheels” and was a snapshot of the NASCAR in the mid to late 90’s before it really began to dominate as it has for this decade. read more »
Derek Daly, the Indiana-based former race car driver (F1, IndyCar, and others), professional speaker, race track designer and announcer has authored a new book titled “Race to Win”. Published by Motorbooks International, the book describes what Daly calls “The Champion’s Pyramid” which comprises six key skills or attributes a driver must have to succeed at the very highest levels of motorsports competition. Blogger Pressdog has an excellent Q&A with Derek Daly about the book and offers a chance to win an autographed copy. You can order Race to Win at Amazon.com or other online bookstores.
Chad Reed won the final AMA Supercross event at the RCA Dome on a course he designed himself. In fact, it was the final live spectator event to be held at the RCA Dome ever. The dome will be demolished to make way for the expansion of the Indiana Convention Center, and future events will be held in Lucas Oil Stadium which is nearing completion and will open in time for the first Indianapolis Colts game in August 2008. read more »
Though not yet announced by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it’s apparent that Stone Temple Pilots will headline the now-traditional Carb Day concert on May 23, 2008. The date was listed on Blabbermouth.net (sounds like a trustworthy source, right?) as part of the reunited Stone Temple Pilots 2008 tour. In addition, the hard rock band Chevelle announced during an interview on Indianapolis radio station X103 that they would perform at the Speedway on Fast Friday May 9. More info about these acts and more to come as they are announced.