Saturday, May 24, 2008

Indy 500 Carb Day Washed Away

Carb Day for the 2008 Indianapolis 500 was just about all wet. There's a surprise. NOT!

In what seemed to be a fitting end to practice for the race with all the rains this May, Carb Day runs for the Indycar Series started late and then were reduced to just 12 minutes by rain. I think the only people that didn't care about the rain were those watching the Stone Temple Pilots concert held on the road course in the infield.

The pit competition was washed out completely and the Firestone Indy Lights race was postponed to noon today. I'm going back out for that shortly and then heading directly to Kentucky Speedway from there for the Kimmel Street Stock Enduro where local short track guys get the chance to run on the big track. They've got 89 cars entered so it should be fun. Last year, I got to shoot from the pace car during the parade and pace laps, and I don't know if I will get the chance to do that again tonight, but it's great to see these guys get a chance at a superspeedway.

The following pic from yesterday shows a glimpse of what it was like on Carb Day. The puddle reflection shot (above) of the Pagoda says it all however. Safe travels everyone.

Indy 500 Carb Day

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