Monthly Archives: July 2012

July 31,2012-One year ago…

Dan Wheldon 073111       click here to listen I was at the Speedway covering the Brickyard 400 when who should come bounding out of Doug Boles office but the newly crowned 2 time Indy 500 winner his self. I’d first met Dan in 2003 when he was a rookie. Always enjoyed talking with […]

July 31, 2012-Bill York

I think Bill told me his first year at the Speedway was 1955. He was working for Stark and Wetzel. They sponsored the rookie of the year program and made some pretty tasty hot dogs and cold cuts:) Bill’s job is to make sure media members have what they need to do their reports. He […]

July 30, 2012-Bud Tingelstad

Bud Tingelstad passed away on this date in 1981. He had 10 starts in the 500 from 1960 to 1971 recording 3 top 10’s His best starting position was 10th in 1962 His best finish was 6th in 1964          

July 29, 2012 the 19th running of the Brickyard 400

Various pictures shot this morning prior to the Brickyard 400. Found interviews for Bob & Tom’s race morning broadcast again and had a blast.  

July 28,2012 – 2 Big first’s today

The Nationwide series made their debut at IMS today with the first running of the Indiana 250. After 30 years at IRP, NASCAR’s junior circuit roared into the Speedway with Danica Patrick getting as much if not more media attention as the Cup regulars. The second big first? I’ve been coming here since March of […]

July 27, 1969 Hoosier Gran Prix @ IRP

  On this day in 1969, two 100 mile heat races were run west of Indianapolis in Clermont, IN at Indianapolis Raceway Park. The Indy cars which had just competed 2 months earlier at IMS put on a great show in front of less than packed grandstands. Find out more about the Hoosier Grand Prix […]

July 27-Super Weekend 2012

For the first time at IMS, the Rolex Sports Car Series and the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge machines compete.