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Aryajet
29 May 11,, 02:26
No! It does not mean 500 Indians without nipples; it is the century old American motorsport icon, older than Coca Cola, Levies, and/or M.D, it is the world most single day sport spectacle ever. Oh yah, the number of spectators filling up those grand stands always exceed those of World Cup Finals (I call it Kick Ball some of you might call it Soccer or Football), Super Bowl and World Series.

Around 300,000 spectators will fill up the grand stands in the Brick Yard, and that does not include the tailgaters who will fill up the parking lots outside. Back in 80s and earlier the # of spectators in Brick Yard always exceeded the population of Indianapolis.

Indy 500 has never been an all American race and legends like Sterling Moss, Sir Jacky Stewart and Sir Jack Brabham will attest to the claim, but for decades it was all male race.
Man! Am I glad to see it has transformed? 2011 Indy 500 grid lineup includes 4 beautiful ladies from around the world. Danica Patrick (US), Pippa Mann (Great Britain), Simona De Silvestro (Switzerland) and Ana Beatriz (Brazil) will race alongside their male contenders.

Beside 12 American, there will be 21 land fighter pilots from around the world who will fill up the traditional 33 position in the grid:
Alex Tagliani…Canada (Pole sitter)
Scott Dixon……New Zealand
Oriol Servia…..Spain
Will Power……Australia
Dan Weldon….Great Britain
Dario Franchitti..Scotland
Takuma Sato…….Japan
Vitor Meira………Brazil
James Hinchcliffe…Canada
Bertrand Baguette…Belgium
Helio Castroneves….Brazil
E.J Viso…………………Venezuela
Justin Wilson…………Great Britain
Jay Howard…………….Great Britain
Tomas Schekter……..S.Africa
Tony Kanaan……………Brazil
Simona De Silvestro…Switzerland
Paul Tracy………………Canada
Ryan Briscoe…………..Australia
Alex Lloyd …………….Great Britain
Pippa Mann……………Great Britain
Ana Beatriz…………….Brazil

Oh! Can’t even imagine how these land fighter pilots drive in speed over 235 mph (just over 420 kph for you Metricers) straight twd a concrete wall without lifting their right foot even a millimeter, and they do this for 500 miles.

Best of luck and I wish a safe race to all those Gladiators. As always it is tomorrow the Memorial weekend Sunday which will be broadcast live through ABC starting 11:00 am USCST.
BTW: 1 of my employees has his own way of pronouncing the Indy 500, he calls it “Indianapolee Phy hunree” and he always put a smile on my face the way he say it.

highsea
29 May 11,, 03:08
Now don't get me wrong Ayra- open wheel cars are okay, and they are good girl's cars. They're only 1800 pounds, they have a little bitty 7" steering wheel with all the controls on buttons and a girl can get a handle on that. I like them okay.

And I will watch the 500, that's a given.

But the real race is in Charlotte- the Coca-Cola 600. 3400lb race cars with 14" steering wheels because that's how big they have to be to turn the car. And those are American V-8's, and they have to last an extra 100 miles before they blow up.

NASCAR, baby.

The race is in Charlotte. :biggrin:

USSWisconsin
29 May 11,, 03:11
Now don't get me wrong Ayra- open wheel cars are okay, and they are good girl's cars. They're only 1800 pounds, they have a little bitty 7" steering wheel with all the controls on buttons and a girl can get a handle on that. I like them okay.

And I will watch the 500, that's a given.

But the real race is in Charlotte- the Coca-Cola 600. 3400lb race cars with 14" steering wheels because that's how big they have to be to turn the car. And those are American V-8's, and they have to last an extra 100 miles before they blow up.

NASCAR, baby.

The race is in Charlotte. :biggrin:

They're both pretty cool, girl's cars? - sure Danica Patrick, but NASCAR is the most important - no doubt. I bet Danica knows it too, but the Brickyard is just as special as any of the NASCAR tracks, they even use it for NASCAR don't they?

highsea
29 May 11,, 03:23
Oh hell yeah, the Brickyard 500 is big league. I'm just funnin...

Here's a nice gratuitous pic of Danica just for good measure.

Aryajet
29 May 11,, 03:53
Now don't get me wrong Ayra- open wheel cars are okay, and they are good girl's cars. They're only 1800 pounds, they have a little bitty 7" steering wheel with all the controls on buttons and a girl can get a handle on that. I like them okay.

And I will watch the 500, that's a given.

But the real race is in Charlotte- the Coca-Cola 600. 3400lb race cars with 14" steering wheels because that's how big they have to be to turn the car. And those are American V-8's, and they have to last an extra 100 miles before they blow up.

NASCAR, baby.

The race is in Charlotte. :biggrin:

Oh yah??
1930 technology? Solid rear axle and still carbureted. What the heck is a Carburetor any way? And I can't stand D.W's narratives, he thinks he is still boot legging. But I must tip my hat to Ruby Gordon and Jimmy Stewart when they would finish Indy 500 then jump in their Biz jet and go to Charlotte and finish Coca-Cola 600. Dammit dat iz 1100 miles of racing in a single day.
BTW: Don't get me wrong I'm a closet "Nafcaa" admirer I always prey for and wish the best for my hero AJ Allmendinger. #43 baby.:D

Aryajet
29 May 11,, 04:07
Oh hell yeah, the Brickyard 500 is big league. I'm just funnin...

Here's a nice gratuitous pic of Danica just for good measure.
She sure is prettier than Mark Martin. Jamie Mcmurray and/or David Gilliland.:biggrin::biggrin:
Nothing wrong with her impressive physics, the way she looks she might sit down and teach racing "know how" to Cale Yarbrough and A.J Foyte or even Bill Elliot since they have never been over 200 MPH. :biggrin::biggrin:

highsea
29 May 11,, 04:11
...Don't get me wrong I'm a closet "Nafcaa" admirer I always prey for and wish the best for my hero AJ Allmendinger. #43 baby.:DWell your hero AJ has the hottest wife in Nascar, so someone is doing something right. ;)

Aryajet
29 May 11,, 04:49
Well your hero AJ has the hottest wife in Nascar, so someone is doing something right. ;)


Really? Dario Franchitti is married to Ashley Judd who don't mind manipulating the cleavage when it is called for. Yum.

http://fcbahistory.pbworks.com/f/1279121334/Ashley%20Judd%2006.jpg

highsea
29 May 11,, 04:54
I don't want to be rude, but...

You know you gotta do a lot better than that. Come on, scroll up....

highsea
29 May 11,, 05:05
Okay then.

Aryajet
29 May 11,, 15:07
Okay then.

No wonder why would you need 4 Computers and several external storage. They are full of pictures, prolly some clips as well.:biggrin: