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Brack
Indy 500 ~ Bump Day
Armed Forces Day
Sunday May 22, 2005
The weather was pretty nice today. Rain was predicted for late in
the day, but it never came.

Yesterday's big story was Kenny Brack hopping into the Rahal-

Letterman car and qualifying faster than the pole sitter, Tony
Kanaan. None the less, Brack will start back in 23rd spot since
he qualified during the 2nd weekend. He's filling in for an injured
2004 Indy 500 champ Buddy Rice, who coincidentally had filled
in for an injured Kenny Brack last year.  What comes around goes
around.  :-)
Here is Alex Barron walking out of his
garage in a white tee-shirt.
Big Al Unser was
stopped for autographs.

I recently read his

brother Bobby's
autobiography and

asked Al if he intended
to write one, but he said
he wasn't any writer!
The Firestone garage had a cool
display of the qualified cars.
Here's Jeff Simmons from the Infiniti
Pro Series posing for photos with an
Alley Cat.
Arie Luyendyk, Jr. managed to get qualified,
but then Foyt called up Giaffone and invited
him to try his #48.

Giaffone drove in from the north side of town

and hopped in this car and by golly he went
out and knocked Luyendyk Jr right out of the
show!

Oh well, Arie is young and has many 500's

ahead for himself.
I went out to the track alone today, but
ran into BW and his work buddies.

We headed over to the Red Bull tent.
Eventually, Eddie Cheever showed up
to party!