It's time for Memorial Weekend Racing

Memorial Day Weekend means IndyCar and NASCAR

5/25/14 in NASCAR   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

Blog Photo - It's time for Memorial Weekend RacingThe Driver introductions have just concluded at Indianapolis, and the pre-race ceremonies continue.  Soon, Jim Nabors will sing one last time, and LeeAnn Rimes will perform the National Anthem. 

Then, before we know it, the drivers will climb into their cars, try to settle their nerves, and set out to win the most storied race in IndyCar.  It's now time for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.  At the end, the winner will drink milk in Victory Lane.

Ed Carpenter starts on pole, and Kurt Busch and Juan Pablo Montoya will start together in row 4, with only Scott Dixon between them.  
Blog Photo - It's time for Memorial Weekend Racing
As we continue to honor those who have served and those who have paid the ultimate price for their country, the focus will shift to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, where NASCAR drivers will run 600 miles, racing from sun to stars.  Kurt Busch will be in that lineup as well, starting 28th.  His brother, Kyle, will start from the rear, due to a practice crash that sent him to a backup car.  Jeff Gordon is still suffering back spasms, but is expected to start.  Regan Smith is standing by.

So.  Are you ready for racing's biggest weekend?  Let the day begin!
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5/25/14   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

I had to follow on my phone as I was at work at the golf course.  Got home in time to see the last 100 laps, but had to cook dinner for the fam, get some laundry done, and do some general clean-up, so I'm finally online, watching OT Hockey.

Congrats to RHR and to JJ, although him getting the win makes me a little nervous for the rest of the year.  Kudos to Kurt, who had an AWESOME finish in the Indy 500 and some really sh***y luck in the 600.  So sad for Martin Truex Jr as well, who had a great run going when his axle broke.  Hate this season for him.

5/25/14   |   texas_tornado4261   |   84437 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Congrats Jimmie!

Finally !!  Yeah !!

5/25/14   |   texas_tornado4261   |   84437 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Are you holding your breath Faye?

I was !  :)

5/25/14   |   JenX63   |   32801 respect

Congrats Jimmie!

5/25/14   |   JenX63   |   32801 respect

Are you holding your breath Faye?

5/25/14   |   JenX63   |   32801 respect

Tough break for Kurt Busch. I see signs of life from Smoke.

5/25/14   |   JenX63   |   32801 respect

Congrats to Hunter-Reay!
WTG Kurt with a 6th place finish in the 500!

5/25/14   |   JenX63   |   32801 respect

Tough break for Scott. That was a nasty looking into the wall, hope Bell is ok. WTG Kurt, staying in the top 10, only a few more laps.

5/25/14   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

-That was one of the best invocations I've heard in a long time...AMEN!
-Thanks for one more time, Gomer Pyle.
-ESPN replaces Tweedle Dee with Tweedle Dum? (Marty Reid for Allen Bestwick?)