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Helio Wins the 2009 Indianapolis 500

Today was the traditional running of the Indianapolis 500 (the 93rd), the 100th anniversary of this classic racetrack facility.  In 2011 will be the 100th anniversary of the actual race, first won by Ray Haroun, in his Marmon Wasp.

For those of you  not familiar of the physical details of this racing track, click the image below for a virtual lap of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Here’s a sky view from the first corner – it’s such a large track!

Helio Catroneves, the pole winner, bided his time to stay the course & win his third Indy 500!  He is one of 8 drivers to do so. It was a sweet win following his court victory over charges of tax evasion.  What a month he’s had!

Racing Ready played couch potato race fan today, a nice change of pace!