|Indy 500 ~ Practice Day
Tuesday May 11, 2004
I had to leave work and go to the dentist this afternoon
and since he's over on the west side, I went to the track
It was hot and sunny with few clouds in the sky, way too
hot for this time of year, but there was a good breeze.
I pulled into the track off of Georgetown Road
and after paying my $5, I was parked over
near the tower terrace. I was glad I didn't have
to park over in Turn 3 for a change since its a
bit of a walk. I need to always try to come in this
Most all of the refreshment stands
were closed and I didn't find a Fosters
beer till I was by the F1 garages. I
took my beer and camera and headed
up to the stands that are above the F1
garages. The racers thunder through
there at a decible level where you can't
even hear a person next to you talking.
I called a few buddies on my cell phone
to let them hear the roar!
It was surprising how few race fans
turned out today. The weather was
great! I need to come to some kind
of arrangement at work where I can
take off in the afternoon on practice
days if the weather is nice!
I got my tickets for the 500 today on eBay!
My friends and I will be sitting in Stand E - yea!!
My artistic photo attempt for the day.
A.J. Foyt IV.
A.J. Foyt, Jr.
Al Unser Jr.
Aldo Andretti, Mario's twin brother.
Robbie Buhl looks happier now that he's in
The same goes for Eddie Cheever
You have to ask Donald Davidson, speedway
historian, a question to try and stump him.
My question? "Have you ever been to
No. He doesn't mess with the net much...
Felipe Giaffone wouldn't be smiling for long -
as he ended the day rubbing the 3rd turn wall
with his racer.
You won't find Helio Castroneves frowning very often.
A fan wanted to check out
Bryan Herta's sunglasses.
Larry Foyt has been running Nascar
Cup this year. A.J. has fixed him up
for a ride at Indy in no less than the old
Here was Roger Penske chauffering Sam Hornish
Felipe Giaffone and Curt Cavin (Indy Star reporter)