Indianapolis 500 [Live Thread]

Helio Castroneves is on the Pole for the 500 - Can He go Flag to Flag? [Indy 500 Live Thread]

5/24/09 in IndyCar   |   Debi_L   |   11786 respect

All the build up, all the qualifying, all the pomp and circumstance is done, All that's left is the racing.

Helio Castroneves has had a year of trials, literally, and tribulations.  The US Government announced Friday they will be dropping all the remaining tax evasion charges, and his mind is eased.  He can concentrate on the race. It might be trouble for the rest of the field.

Danica will be trying, once again to be the first woman in Indianapolis' Victory Lane, the first to drink the milk.  John and Marco Andretti will both be trying to be the first Andretti in Victory Lane, since Mario Andretti won 40 years ago today.

It is the second race, in the second differnent series, and arguably the most historied, the most famous and possibly, the most exciting.  If you're watching as part of your Memorial Weekend activities, join us racing fanatics and talk it up here. 

And thank you to troops everywhere who protect ALL of us in North America.  God bless.

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5/24/09   |     |   1229 respect

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Whatever..it's all good, but it was not a story I posted, it was a comment in a thread, with a joke attached..

Hope you had a good time today, and the hangover doesnt hurt tomorrow!

5/24/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

For something as important to the health of my favorite racing as Danica racing in NASCAR, I need more confirmation that some NASCAR people I've never heard of yapping about it.

And yes, I meant substantiated (I knew it too, but after I got off the 'puter for a while). Sorry. I've been drinking all day, as you might imagine.

5/24/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

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HMMMMMMMMMM I think it says no breaking news, or links right there in my comment..it was flashed on the scrolling screen during Nascar Now..................
And, Jeff Hammond also discused it during the rain delay!

If there's no link, then it's still a rumor, and thus not substantive.

5/24/09   |     |   1229 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Got a link for this? A quick Google search shows nothing substantive.

HMMMMMMMMMM I think it says no breaking news, or links right there in my comment..it was flashed on the scrolling screen during Nascar Now..................
And, Jeff Hammond also discused it during the rain delay!

5/24/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Really? Seemed packed to the gills to me. Maybe some of the worst seats went unfilled, but that was it.

5/24/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Got a link for this? A quick Google search shows nothing substantive.

5/24/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I heard on Friday that Moraes tends to take a high line and a crash was likely to happen. Didn't think it would be that soon.

5/24/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Helio-Wheldon-Danica-Townsend Bell (fantastic drive)-Power

5/24/09   |     |   1229 respect

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The only other position I remember was Danica in 3rd..sorry

I am so much more of a Nascar girl..LOL

5/24/09   |     |   1229 respect

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WTG Helio...now quit crying..

5/24/09   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

And there it is, Helio wins!  My boy Max Power got 5th!.

5/24/09   |     |   1229 respect

Ok cant have Dario, HElio will work...Off to Race Day..

Debi or anyone, are you starting a 600 thread???

5/24/09   |   Toejam   |   22 respect

HELIO CASTRONEVES WINS INDY!!!!!!!! a great drive.......

5/24/09   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

Heilo's got it barring a wreck.

5/24/09   |   Toejam   |   22 respect

Helio pulling away with 5 to go.......