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.  

July 26, 2012-NASCAR Nationwide Series comes to IMS

NASCARS Junior series made their debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after racing since 1982 at IRP in Clermont, IN. The “Indiana 250” will roll off Saturday July 28th for the first time. 45 car driver combinations took part in 2 practice sessions with Kyle Busch posting the best speed in both. Danica Patrick and […]

Rich Vogler’s birthday July 26, 1950

Talk about guys that could drive the wheels off a car, Rapid Rich was one of the best! Indy 500 Career Stats – Rich Vogler Starts Total Laps Best Start Best Finish Top 5 Top 10 Races Led Laps Led Winnings 5 711 11 8 – 1 – – $ 519,265 Year Finish Start Car […]

The Speedway Daily is born! 7/26/12

Hello. I’m a life long fan of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Grew up near 30th and Georgetown road. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t think about what’s going on at IMS or what took place in days gone by. The cars, Drivers, Mechanics and Media members are all ingrained in the history of […]