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CARBURATION DAY
May 22, 2009
My friends drove into Indy last night from Michigan.  We left for the
track at 11:30 am.  We came up Holt Road, but the police had Olin
Rd blocked off, so we turned left and went and parked at Dotlich
Crane.  The IndyCar practice ended before we could reach some
seats.
We sat in Stand E, Box 3, Row R.  It was
hot and muggy so we sat on the top row
to catch some breeze.

Soon the Indy Light's Freedom 100 race

began.

We saw a couple accidents in turn one.

4 caution periods slowed this short race.

Jerome drove his motorcycle up and met

us at our seats.
After the race ended, we grabbed
some food and headed over to the
concert area.

There were a lot of people and the

lines for food was long.  My $5 burger
was half the size than in years past.  
I ended up having to also buy a $7
rib-eye sandwich.

Over by the museum, we spotted a giant
Transformer.  

We hooked up with DR & Debbie and

Brian and Rich.
Tony Kanaan, Danica Patrick and
Hideki Mutoh addressed the crowd
before Three Doors Down took the
stage.
I was too far from the stage to see well.  

During a break this guy came out and I
thought it was Carrot Top.  

But once I got home and saw this zoomed
in photo, I realized it was the Geico caveman!
Some people gathered outside the
catch fence and watched the concert
from a viewing hill.
DAN'S PHOTO JOURNALS