Indy 500 2012

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    For the first time that I can remember, the Indy 500 will only have 33 cars try to qualify.
    I hear it was because they have a newly designed car and there was a limited supply of race engines. Open wheel racing is definitely taking a back seat to NASCAR, would not be surprized to see the Brickyard 400 outdraw the 500 in attendance too.

    The new design of the car is slick
     
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    I really miss the "good ol' days" of Indy car racing. A.J. Foyt, Johnny Rutherford, Gordon Johncock, The Unsers, Rick Mears, etc.

    When the Indy Car people split everything up into CART and IRL, that was the end of the very high popularity of open wheel racing. NASCAR filled the void, and it's too late now to turn it around.
     
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    I hope none of them are pink this year?
     
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    I totally agree, The glory days are definitely behind Open Wheel Racing at this point.
     
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    Getting ready to start engines. :thup:
     
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    2013

    Getting ready to start engines. :thup:
     
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    21 gun salute followed by Taps.
     
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    Fat Lady done singing...
     
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    Fat Gomer singing now...
     
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    Engines started... got it patched through stereo. CRANKED TO THE MAX
     

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