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Zachary The First

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Indy 500 Contest Race Thread
« on: May 25, 2008, 12:53:12 pm »
OK guys, this is the race thread.  Updates from the race for those not able to listen or watch will be right here.  For those of you watching or listening, please share your insights here!  The Indy500 website and ESPN also have race trackers.  On the radio, 1070 AM The Fan and 97.1 Hank FM carry the race.  On TV, its ESPN 2 and ABC carrying the load!

We're less than an hour from the start, and the opening festivities are underway!  If you've forgotten who ended up where, let me recap below.  And good luck!!!!!  

Row 1
1)  Scott Dixon, #9  J Arcane (4)
2)  Dan Wheldon (W), #10 Doc Rotwang (31)
3)  Ryan Briscoe, #6  enelson (16)

Row 2
4)  Helio Castroneves (W, F), #3  James J. Skatch (1)
5)  Danica Patrick (F), #7  jrients (22)
6)  Tony Kanaan, #11  Serious Paul (14)

Row 3
7)  Marco Andretti (F), #26  pspahn (9)
8)  Vitor Meira, #4  avidreader514 (17)
9)  Hideki Mutoh (R), #27  DNAPhil (20)

Row 4
10)  Ed Carpenter (F), #20  cjh (33)
11)  Thomas Scheckter, #12  GoOrange (2)
12)  Townsend Bell, #99  stu2000 (5)

Row 5
13)  Graham Rahal (R, F), #06 norinrad (28)
14)  Darren Manning, #14  Sigmund (15)
15)  Bruno Junqueria, #18  CMKAL (23)

Row 6
16)  Justin Wilson (R), #02  One Horse Town (18)
17)  Buddy Rice (W), #15  Stuart (6)
18)  Davey Hamilton (F), #22 buddyr (27)

Row 7
19)  Alex Lloyd (R), #16  robo (3)
20)  Ryan Hunter-Rheay (R), #17  jtron (24)
21)  John Andretti (F), #24  Roger Calver (19)

Row 8
22)  Sarah Fischer (F), #67  JongWK (11)
23)  Will Power (R), #8  Ian Abstentia (29)
24)  Jeff Simmons, #41  Werekoala (10)

Row 9
25)  Oriol Servia (R), #5 Elliot Wilen (7)
26)  Ernesto (E.J.) Viso (R), #33 Craftig (26)
27)  Milka Duno, #23  Premier (12)

Row 10
28)  Mario Moraes (R), #19 MountZionRyan (25)
29)  Enrique Bernoldi (R), #36  shewolf (8)
30)  Jaime Camara (R), #34  Faerywitch (13)

Row 11
31)  A.J. Foyt IV, #2  Rophan (32)
32)  Buddy Lazier (W, F), #91  RPG Pundit (21)
33)  Marty Roth, #25 ElHombre (30)

(W)=Former Winner
(F)=Fan Favorite (at least in my neck of the woods)
(R)=Rookie
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008, 12:58:35 pm »
Wooo!!! :haw:

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008, 01:01:43 pm »
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Wooo!!! :haw:

I'm telling you, I've been watching and/or listening to the race since I was a little kid, and this year has a feeling about it that just absolutely electric.  It's a gorgeous day, CART and IndyCar are re-united, and there's just such a sense of anticipation out there today.  There's a feeling that a darker period is over, and the Indy 500 is back with a vengeance.  The years of history behind it, the families, the legacies, the tradition, the memories, the favorites and the underdogs--it's all right  here, and ready to go.




In other words, VROOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!! :D
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2008, 01:06:13 pm »
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I'm telling you, I've been watching and/or listening to the race since I was a little kid, and this year has a feeling about it that just absolutely electric.


I used to watch a ton of F1 and Indy car when I was a kid with my Dad.  I haven't really taken the time to watch as much since I left home...  (some Nascar and some Dakar Rally -- FTW!!!1!)

But today I'm sitting on the couch with my son and we're waiting for  the race to start. :)

Vroooooom!!!!

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008, 01:10:54 pm »
On the radio, they're interviewing David Letterman, who is revealing he and Danica Patrick are deeply in love.  He's partial owner of the Alex Lloyd and Ryan Hunter-Rheay entries (#16 & 17 cars).

Jim Nabors is excited to be here.  I imagine most days, he's excited to be anywhere.  He will be belting out "Back Home Again In Indiana" shortly, which, surprisingly, is NOT our official state song.

Stuart, that is so cool.  That warms me to no end.  I hope you guys enjoy. :)
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2008, 01:12:51 pm »
What the hell is our state song?  I'm betting it's either something by Hoagy Carmichael, or, like, "You Can't Rollerskate In A Buffalo Herd" or something.
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008, 01:19:27 pm »
This.  :what: Paul Dresser.  I thought Hoagy or Cole Porter.

Seriously, no one knows that song, even in Indiana.
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2008, 01:21:00 pm »
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This.  :what: Paul Dresser.  I thought Hoagy or Cole Porter.

Seriously, no one knows that song, even in Indiana.
Nuts to that, man.  It should be "The Raiders March" by John Williams.
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2008, 01:25:56 pm »
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Nuts to that, man.  It should be "The Raiders March" by John Williams.

Hells yeah!


To the race:

Here's a design-your-race-car-paint-scheme, if you're bored.  I fully expect to see a GURPS, Traveller, or D&D entry shortly.
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2008, 01:30:51 pm »
Florence Henderson is singing "God Bless America".

Few, if any, know precisely why this is so, but it is.
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2008, 01:34:38 pm »
Everyone seems thrilled and expectant today--its a "new era", as they said on the radio.  Lines were longer than normal, and the crowds are into it even moreso than usual.

No rain predicted.  72 degrees local, 94 on the track.  Just a gorgeous day.

Julianne Hough, from Dancing With The Stars is singing the National Anthem.  Now, there will be a military flyover when she finishes, and the timing for that is something most folks don't take into consideration, but it has to be PERFECT, to come in right at the end.

EDIT:  And they nailed it.
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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2008, 01:39:44 pm »
http://www.indycar.com/ supposedly has a good race tracker.  I haven't used this one.  We'll see.
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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2008, 01:41:03 pm »
ENTER JIM NABORS!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2008, 01:43:18 pm »
Ladies & Gentlemen....

START YOUR ENGINES!!!!

ROOOOOAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2008, 01:51:23 pm »
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Hells yeah!


To the race:

Here's a design-your-race-car-paint-scheme, if you're bored.  I fully expect to see a GURPS, Traveller, or D&D entry shortly.
I'm woring on one but we're leaving now.  :(  Tonight?
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