Race Day: 2011 Indy 500!!

For some of us – and probably you if you’re reading this – this day is like Christmas, New Year’s, and Thanksgiving all rolled into one! And a happy Indy 500 race day to all!  (here’s some pics I took from turn 3)
1963 winning driver drives the 1911 winning car:

Video of Vintage Winning Cars and Drivers-watch #8 make a crazy pass on the outside!

Just before the National Anthem from Turn 3 @ IMS – a very special anniversary indeed.

B2 Bomber flying over the North Vista catch fence, heading south over IMS:

The Command to Start Engines and Parade Lap with the 1911 Marmon Wasp driven by Parnelli Jones, 2-seater driven by Mario Andretti, Pace car driven by A.J. Foyt and the field of 33 driven by some of the best race drivers in the world!

The first of many double file restarts, lined up 2 wide thru 3…

Slow Helio going around an even slower Simona…her day was just about done, his was long, very long…

…like when his right rear tire fell off going through 3 later on

Will Power lost his left rear in the pits…another Penske driver with a very long day

One of many passes Tomas Scheckter made on the outside on restarts-got Rahal and Carpenter on this one.

Scheckter again on the outside! Pippa Mann and Bertrand Baguette inside

The third of many restarts…yes, that’s Ana Beatriz in front, outside with Dixon and faster cars behind…

Rookie J.R.Hildebrand on lap 200 heading into turn 3…yes, that’s Charlie Kimball just ahead…

and about a second later, J.R. looks good going thru 3 on to victory…

Video of the same turn 3 on the 200th lap…

…and the winner is…Dan Wheldon?

Victory lap for Wheldon and Bryan Herta Autosports – congratulations!

More Indy People – Patrick from TF – post race grin outside North Vista!

IndyCarFanZone.com (from Scotland!) and IndySoup.com

Goodnight 16th and Georgetown…we’ll see you again next year!


One response to “Race Day: 2011 Indy 500!!

  • belgindy

    it was a awesome race & i’m happy with the race from bertrand baguette , really fantastic done !
    dan wheldon was also very good
    i was hope for no wins for ganassi

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