Friday, May 9, 2008
Indy 500 Fast Friday: Dixon Fastest; Danica Hits Coyne Crew Member
In a rain shortened Fast Friday, Scott Dixon led the way with a top lap of nearly 227 mph. This came amid a very scary pit road incident when Danica Patrick clipped a crew member for Dale Coyne racing as she came into her pit box. Thankfully, reports are now good for Chuck Buckman who ended up with a concussion after getting flipped in the crowded pit lane. I had walked through that area just a few minutes before the incident happened and by the time I got to Turn 1, the rumors were flying of something far more serious having happened. As if anyone needs another reminder of how dangerous this sport is, hopefully this will be a wake up call for everyone heading into Pole Day tomorrow. By 3:15 the rains came and ended a very busy and dramatic day at the Speedway. Back with more later.