DAN WHELDON WINS INDIANAPOLIS 500 IN THRILLING FINISH

Photo courtesy openwheelworld.netDan Wheldon won the Centennial Anniversary of the Indy 500 in a finish that stunned the massive speedway crowd.A long green flag run to conclude the event had several different strategies playing out and made for the exciting finish. Rookie J.R. Hildebrand, not on a fuel conservation mode like several of his rivals, was leading on the final lap and looked to become the winner in his first 500 start. But with the checkered flag in sight, Hildebrand slapped the tur ...

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OFF TO THE BRICKYARD

I live near Charlotte, North Carolina in the heart of NASCAR country. May raceweeks is a busy time of year with a flourish of racing, tourism, and fan related activities. The brand new Hall of Fame has been christened and the inaugural inductees have been honored. And as the racing peaks with Memorial Day weekend, I am heading to the Indianapolis 500 for the third time in the last four years.My very first visit to ‘The Brickyard’ was in 2004. I was working at Michael Waltrip Racing a ...

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