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Paige's Indy 500 Trip

Photos from Paige's Indy 500 Trip

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    FRIDAY MAY 27TH- CARB DAY AT THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY! CLICK HERE to see a video clip from Paige's Trip.
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    VIEW OF TURN ONE FROM MY SEATS
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    SINCE ITS CARB DAY AND YOU CAN SIT WHEREVER, WE TRIED OUT THE VIEW FROM THE $1000.00 SEATS
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    PRETTY IMPRESSIVE LAWN MOWING SKILLS
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    FANCY SEATS HERE BUT BARS ARE IN YOUR VIEW OF THE TRACK ALL THE TIME.
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    THE NEW PAGODA BUILT BETWEEN 1998-2000
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    SPEEDS ARE A LITTLE SLOW AS WE WARM UP BUT
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    10 MINUTE LATER WE ARE GETTING UP TO SPEED
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    FASTEST 5 OF THE DAY
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    PICTURE OF THE OLD PAGODA ON THE NEW---THE FIRST ONE WAS BUILT OUT OF WOOD IN 1913 AND BURNED THE DAY AFTER THE RACE IN 1925. IN 1956 THE SECOND PAGODA WENT DOWN AND WAS REPLACED WITH A STEEL AND GLASS CONTROL TOWER UNTIL 1998 WHERE IT WAS REPLACED AGAIN AS YOU SEE IT HERE
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    WE ARE OFF TO THE PIT COMPETITION NOW…..ONE OF MY FAVE DRIVERS – DARIO FRANCHITTI!!! OR IF YOU’RE NOT A RACE FAN, HE’S MARRIED TO ACTOR ASHLEY JUDD
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    DRIVER TAKUMA SATO
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    TAKUMA SATO AND TONY KANAAN
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    WILL POWER!!!!
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    NEXT YEARS INDY CAR DESIGN—SADLY, SHE DOESN’T LOOK VERY OPEN WHEEL ANY MORE
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    SURE IS PRETTY THOUGH
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    YUP THAT’S LITTLE AL!
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    WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY IN DESIGN
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    MY FRIEND BRAD WITH HIS FAVORITE DRIVER “BIG AL”-- AL UNSER SENIOR
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    HOORAY!!
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    100 YEARS AND COUNTING!
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    TODAY IS SATURDAY MAY 28TH AND WE ARE OFF THE HALL OF FAME MUSEUM
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    PRETTY MASSIVE BUILDING. FOR THIS WEEKEND, THEY BROUGH ALL THE EXISTING INDY CARS BACK FOR ALL TO SEE
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    RAY HOURROUN’S MARMAN WASP 1911—THE KICK IN THE PANTS IS, SHE STILL RUNS!!—RACE SPEED 74.602
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    LONG SHOT OF ALL THE OLDY BUT GOODIES
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    FRED FRAME’S WINNER IN 1932 RACE SPEED 104.144
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    FLOYD DAVIS / MAURI ROSE “NOC OUT” WINNER 1941—RACE SPEED 115.117
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    SO SHINY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
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    LEE WALLARD’S 1951 WINNING CAR RACE SPEED 126.244
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    30- 1959 WINNER-RODGER WARD. RACE SPEED 135.857
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    SHE IS NICKNAMED THE “THE PINK ZINK” HOWEVER ACCORDING TO THE CAR OWNER, THE REAL COLOR IS CALLED TROPICAL ROSE. SHE STARTED IN 14TH POSITION AND ENDED UP WINNING THE 1955 INDY 500! RACE SPEED 128.209
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    PAT FLAHERTY 1956 WINNER—RACE SPEED 128.490
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    ROGER WARD 1959 WINNER—RACE SPEED 135.857
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    BRAD AND I IN FRONT OF THE “ PINK ZINK”
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    PARNELLI JONES’ WINNING CAR—ONE OF HIS MANY—RACE SPEED 143.137
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    ANOTHER LOOK AT PARNELLI’S CAR
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    BOBBY UNSER 1981 WINNER NORTON SPIRIT RACE SPEED139.184
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    1977 WINNER! THIS CAR IS A LITTLE MORE SPECIAL….AJ FOYT BECAME THE FIRST PERSON TO WIN THE INDY 500 FOR A FOURTH TIME.
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    AND THIS WAS THE LAST OCCASION THAT THE BOTH THE ENGINE AND THE CHASSIS OF A WINNING CAR WERE BUILT IN THE UNITED STATES RACE SPEED 161.331
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    AL UNSER’S 1978 WINNING CAR RACE SPEED 161.363
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    BOBBY UNSER’S 1975 WINNING CAR RACE SPEED 149.213
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    MARIO ANDRETTIS WINNING CAR 1969 RACE SPEED 156.867
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    1970 AL UNSER’S 1970 WINNING CAR—HE TOO ALSO WON THE INDY 500 FOR A FOURTH TIME IN HIS CAREER. RACE SPEED 155.749
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    GORDON JOHNCOCK 1982 RACE SPEED162.029
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    ARIE LUYENDYK’S 1997 WINNING CAR RACE SPEED 145.827
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    EMERSON FITTIPALDI’S 1993 WINNING CAR RACE SPEED 157.207
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    RICK MEARS 1991 RACE SPEED176.457
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    THEY JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER AND BETTER LOOKING
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    NOTICE THAT NONE OF THE CARS ARE GREEN? THAT IS A SIGN OF BAD LUCK ON AN INDY CAR…
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    LOOKS LIKE PENSKE LET SOMEONE ELSE WIN FOR A CHANGE
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    THE SEA OF PENSKE WINNING CARS
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    DANNY SULLIVANS 1985 CAR RACE SPEED152.982
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    MECHANIC BADGE—READS “WEAR THIS BADGE IN PLAIN SITE. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL CAUSE HOLDER EMBARASSEMENT”
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    NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
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    1909 MOTROR SPEEDWAY TICKET—THEY USED TO RUN MOTORCYCLES HERE BEFORE CARS
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    HARD TO IMAGINE ONE CAN FIT IN HERE
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    THE BEST PART OF THE MACHINE
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    1941 FLOYD DAVIS RACE SPEED115.117
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    1934 BILL CUMMINGS RACE SPEED 104.863
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    1953/54 WINNER THE FIRST OF THE SO CALLED ROADSTERS- 1953 SPEED 127.740 RACE SPEED IN 1954 130.840
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    1959 RODGER WARDS ROADSTER RACE SPEED 135.857
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    1906 4 CYLINDER RENAULT
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    LOOKS LIKE CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG TO ME
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    OH MY CARRIAGE SPRINGS!!
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    STODDARD DAYTON WAS THE PACE CAR FOR THE FIRST 500 MILE RACE IN 1911 AS WELL AS 1913 AND 1914 RACES. IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THE RACE, THE PACE CAR PACED THE THE RACE FROM WHAT WE KNOW REFER TO AS THE POLE POSITION
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    MOCK UP OF THE GARAGE
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    JUST LIKE IT SAYS, GOOD OL’ GASOLINE ALLEY
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    RYAN BRISCOE’S GARAGE ON CARB DAY
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    MMM CAR GUTS
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    WHEELING THE CAR INTO THE GARAGE
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    LOOKS LIKE HELIO CASTRONEVES’ CAR IS READY TO GO
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    NEW GIRL ON THE BLOCK PIPPA MANN—SHES FROM ABBY’S PART OF THE WORLD
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    WHEELING THE CAR OUT OF TECH INSPECTION THE DAY BEFORE THE RACE
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    JAMES HINCHCLIFFE’S CAR
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    PART DEUX
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    TONY KANAAN’S CAR
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    TAKUMA SATO’S CAR
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    YAY SARAH FISHER!! SHE IS NO LONGER A DRIVER BUT NOW AN OWNER
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    DANICA PATRICK’S CAR—CAN’T SAY I AM SAD TO SEE HER LEAVE INDY AND MOVE TO NASCAR
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    RACE GAS ANYONE?
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    WHEELING CARS THROUGH THE CROWD I AM SURE IS A PAIN
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    GRAHAM RAHAL’S CAR
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    ON OUR WALK TO THE RACE ON SUNDAY
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    A SLEW OF PEOPLE MAKING THEIR WAY INTO THE TRACK—THE RACE STILL DOESN’T START FOR ANOTHER 4 HOURS!!!
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    BRAD AND I
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    STANDING ON THE TRACK
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    AH OUR OLDIES BUT GOODIES ARE THEY GOING TO DO A LAP AROUND THE TRACK
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    GOOD OL MARMON WASP
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    THIN TIRES AND CARRIAGE SPRINGS
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    MY SEATS ARE ON TURN 1 IN THE PART THAT ISNT COVERED
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    THIS IS WHAT THE TRACK REALLY LOOKS LIKE, BOY OH BOY I WOULD HAVE GIVEN ANYTHING TO GO “ KISS THE BRICKS”
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    3 HOURS BEFORE THE RACE, SEATS JUST FILLING IN
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    YAY THE MARMON IS TRYING TO START…
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    MEANWHILE LETS LOOK AT THESE PRETTY THINGS
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    THIS ISNT THE WASP BUT LOOKS PRETTY ANYWAY
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    HOORAY THEY GOT HER UP AND RUNNING—WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE IS THAT SHE IS PUKING UP GAS BUT STILL RUNNING!!
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    STANDS ARE MUCH FULLER NOW CLICK HERE to see a video clip from Paige's Trip.
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    GETTING READY TO START OUR ENGINES!!
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    STEALTH BOMBER—THAT’S A PRETTY SCARY THING TO SEE IN THE SKY
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    AND WE ARE OFF TO THE RACE!!
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    END OF THE RACE IS SAD FOR JR HILDEBRAND
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    AT LEAST HE ISNT PHYSICALLY HURT
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    RACE CREWS ARRIVE ON SCENE
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    PUTTING ON THE TOW STRAP
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    SAD
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    AFTER THE RACE
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    AND SINCE MCDONALDS IS CONSIDERING GETTING RID OF RONALD, I HAD TO GET A PICTURE BEFORE THEY DID AWAY WITH HIM. CLICK HERE to see a video clip from Paige's Trip.
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    CLICK HERE to see a video clip from Paige's Trip.