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Four Generations, Ten Accommodations

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It’s finally here! Memorial Day Race weekend! …no, it is Memorial Day weekend first. And that’s what might be the greatest part of this weekend. The armed forces are recognized throughout the entire race day, from the military laps to the playing of taps to the military fly by. There…

I Survived the Indy 500 – Row 2

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CARB DAY! Even though carburetors have not been used since 1963, the name “Carburetion Day” has stuck through the years. It is the final day of practice before Sunday’s race, so everybody will be trying to get in some shake down laps and a few simulated pit stops. Also featured…

Indy 500 Entertainment – Row 3

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With only a couple of days left to go before you make your trip “Back Home Again” to Indiana, it is time to make sure all of the essentials are taken care of. The last two days, we made sure that your meal preparations were in order (prepare the sandwich…

I Survived the Indy 500 – Row 4

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Are you packed yet? Are you ready to go racing? We are only 96 hours from racing at the greatest facility in the world! Make sure you have packed all of the essentials: Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat (neon or not, Sarah Fisher’s or not), earplugs (for Florence, not for the cars),…

I Survived the Indy 500 – Row 5

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The days are quickly winding down to the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500! Today is Media Day, where drivers are traveling all over the country to promote the race this Sunday. How fitting that the biggest media darling of them all makes our “Survival” Field of 33 today!  …

A Window over Terre Haute

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Qualifications are over at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Sadly, the field of 33 at the Brickyard is still under construction. A front suspension piece broke on James Hinchcliffe’s car, sending him hard into the turn three wall. He was transported to a local hospital and underwent surgery on his upper…

I Survived the Indy 500 – Row 7

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After three crashes during practice this week that resulted in the cars flipping over, changes during qualifying are imminent. Sounds like the boost will be limited back to 130 kPa for qualifying and cars will use a front wing trim closer to race setup. No “Fast Nine” either…So that means…

I Survived the Indy 500 – Row 8

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It is qualifying weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! As the cars at the Brickyard start to fill the field of 33 for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500, we continue to build our own field of 33 for the Greatest Spectacle in PARTYING. Unfortunately, rain washed out qualifying…

I Survived the Indy 500 – Row 9

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It’s FAST FRIDAY at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The cars get an increase in boost from 130 kPa to 140 kPa for the rest of the weekend and for qualifications. That means we should expect speeds to increase (possibly up to 232 mph or more) today and tomorrow. They will…

I Survived the Indy 500 – Row 10

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The 2015 Indy 500 field is quickly getting up to speed! And much like Helio Castroneves’s car yesterday, the latest entries to join the 3SN Field of 33 will make you flip! Let’s see who makes up Row 10 of the field of things we have survived in 40 years…