100th Anniversary of Indy 500 Race Surprise

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Today mark’s the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500.  This is actually the 95th running of this world renowned racing spectacle.  This year’s 33 starters featured a variety of racing men & women, as well as other distinctions.  In addition to the unpredictable racing action of today’s race are the following tidbits:

As usual this was a race that had unexpected mishaps & mistaken calculations.  There were a surprising number of missing left rear tires!  Also, fuel economy played a significant role in how driver results played out.

Indianapolis 500 Borg Warner Trophy checkered flagger

Wow, what an unexpected final lap finish!  We were all ready for rookie J. R. Hildebrand to take away the  checkered flag at the yard of bricks!  But NO, the turn 4 gray area marbles bit him in the butt!

Congratulations to the newest Indy 50o race winner: Dan Wheldon.  This is Indy 500 win #2 for Dan, as you can see by his upheld fingers…

Dan Wheldon wins the 2011 Indianapolis 500, for a 2nd time!

Racing Ready enjoyed the events that transpired resulting in today’s IndyCar racing event.  The Indianapolis 500 is always dramatic & today’s happenings did not disappoint!


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