Tag Archives: 2011

IndySoup Indy 500 Extras


2000 Miles to Indy: Pole Day

Arie Luyendyk barely misses Uncle Bobby’s left jab as Al Jr. looks on…

Saturday Morning report before Pole/Tom Carnegie Day @ IMS

Conquest #34 S. Saavedra first out to qualify…

Danica #7 takes the checkered after her qualifying run…will it hold?

Tagliani #77 heads out to qualify – will he get the pole?

Windy Indy – hope that doesn’t affect qualifying…

Ho Ping Tung – going into Turn One…

…and Tung is done.

Rain hits the bricks just as the initial 24 qualifiers are locked on the grid…will there be a shootout for the fast 9?

Here comes the sun @ Indy qualifying!

4:45 pm and the dryer trucks are on the track-lets go for the top 9 shootout!

5:15-cars to track, shootout @ 5:25!

Townsend Bell (SSM) going out for the shootout – good for 4th!

Dario @ Shootout: Ever get the feeling like you’re forgetting something?

Tagliani – final car on track for top 9 shootout…

Sam Schmidt – the man of the hour! Congrats to SSM and Tags77

Alex Tagliani’s #77 from Sam Schmidt Motorsports, minutes after taking the Pole!

Oh yeah, that’s what we forgot – ethanol!

Pole Position – what a day!

Danica Patrick Pics Long Beach GP 2011

Danica Patrick in an interview (not with me) under the canopy of her trailer as her crew works on her car, Thursday April 14, 2011, just before the drivers walked the track of the Long Beach Grand Prix Circuit. In all the debate about her driving. her celebrity or her loyalty to IndyCar, we must not lose sight of the bigger picture, so here’s three.