Dan's 2006 Race Journals
                                    INDY 500

           Sunday May 21st  2006 - BUMP DAY

Today was overcast with moderate temperatures.  However the
sun came out in the afternoon and the day turned out beautiful.

There was a get together of Pace Car owners.  Many different
years of pace cars were parked all down Hulman Blvd in the
middle of the infield.  I took many pictures.  These photos will go
on my
Pace Car web page, not here.    Well.... I'll show you a
Our Armed Forces displayed many types of their helicopters
including this big boy.  It appears to have turbo jets on the back.  
The rear hatch was down and I walked inside it.

Today was Armed Forces day and veterans got in free.
Indy 500 rookie PJ Chesson added to his tatoos today.  He had
an "Indy 500 '06" put on his right bicep in the Alley Cat's area.  
Here he is showing a fan.  The black haired girl in the next photo
was in his entourage.
Kara Lazier
Jamie Little from ESPN2
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Kim Green
                                     Ashely Judd
Helio Castroneves
Buddy Lazier's crew mounted a fan on the dash to try and keep him
I was there in the pits when Thiago Mederios qualified for PDM
Racing.  He will be starting in 33rd position.  

Thiago Mederios
Bryan Herta
Stefan Gregoire
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