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Hoosier Red
05-24-2008, 02:50 PM
Every year I've lived in Indianapolis I've been more and more interested in the Indianapolis 500.

It's gone from not caring at all in 2000 to checking in at the Machine Room Grill in 2003 to see who had just won.(The Reds were in the midst of losing a very dissapointing game to some no name with a funky windup named Dontrelle Willis that day), to checking the qualification times the last few years to watching the last few hours of bump day this year.

This year for various reasons has easily been the best year Indy has had since the early 90's.

My pick is Ryan Briscoe. I actually know nothing about racing, but he's my gut pick.

cincyinco
05-24-2008, 06:41 PM
Marco Marco Marco!!!!!!!!

redsfanmia
05-24-2008, 06:48 PM
I am cheering for Sarah Fisher.

Danny Serafini
05-25-2008, 12:22 AM
Scott Dixon's going to walk away with it.

RedFanAlways1966
05-25-2008, 08:41 AM
You mean there more drivers in this race than just Danica Patrick? I didn't realize. I read the sports section everyday and all they write about is Danica. "Can Danica Win", "Will this be Danica's year", "Danica Trying to Win for All Women". I am getting tired of the Danica over-hype. I have nothing against her, but the media is ridiculous.

I used to love the race when I was a kid. Foyt, Andretti, the Unsers, Mears, Sneva, Rutherford, Johncock... seemed as though most drivers were household names in America in those days. I probably know the names of 5 to 7 racers now (other than Danica of course).

redsfan1966
05-25-2008, 09:01 AM
I havent gotten to the point where I just dont care about the Indy 500 unless others I know are watching....NASCAR has become so dominant that Indy almost seems irrelevant. Me, my wife and a few friends used to get together, fire up the grill, and watch Indy and the Coke 600...but that just became too long of a day; and so the Coke 600 won out--we'll be doing other things while casually following Indy on the radio while getting ready to watch the stock car race.

I do think that if Indy is ever going to take a chance at taking some of NASCAR's dominance this is the year with Champ and Indy merging...

REDblooded
05-26-2008, 10:36 AM
I went to the race yesterday... My first time. Also my first sunburn of the year (what is the point of spf4?) and the most Boddington's I've had this year.

GoReds33
05-26-2008, 01:43 PM
You mean there more drivers in this race than just Danica Patrick? I didn't realize. I read the sports section everyday and all they write about is Danica. "Can Danica Win", "Will this be Danica's year", "Danica Trying to Win for All Women". I am getting tired of the Danica over-hype. I have nothing against her, but the media is ridiculous.
Exactly. In Sports Illustrated they had an article about how she's going for the win "no matter what." Isn't that the whole concept of these big races?

Buckeye33
05-26-2008, 04:21 PM
I went to the race yesterday... My first time. Also my first sunburn of the year (what is the point of spf4?) and the most Boddington's I've had this year.

I went to my first 500 yesterday as well. I am not a racing fan and have only been to the Coca-Cola 600 like 7 years ago. I had a better time before the races in Charlotte than I did in Indy. I was bored out of my mind after the 1st 30-40 laps of each race. The speed and power and sound of the races is awesome, but to me gets old really fast.

I also did not like that we could only see about 1/4 of the whole track at Indy. I know it's a 2 1/2 mile track so seeing everything is impossible no matter where you sit in the grandstands, it was still annoying.

We sat in the short shoot on the north side of the track and with the cars going 220 MPH, the whole field is past you in like 10 seconds. It just got really boring, really fast to me.

RED, spf4 is pretty much pointless to put on. My mother was red headed and I got her pale skin and I put 50 on and was OK. The only thing that got burnt was my damn scalp. My hair was short enough for the sun to burn right through.