Monthly Archives: December 2012

December 31, 2012-Who are these guys and answers to last quiz

The last photo showed Rick Muther on the left, Steve Krisiloff in the middle front and Mike Mosley on the right. Rick had 3 starts at Indy in 10 attempts with a best finish of 8th in 1970. Steve had 11 starts with 5 top 10’s best finish of 4th in 1978. Mike had 15 […]

December 29, 2012-Who are these guys and yesterdays answer

Yesterdays picture included Robert Doornbos, Graham Rahal, Tony Kanaan, host Mike King and for extra credit in the back long time IMS employee John Royer. Now, who are these guys?

December 28, 2012-Who are these guys and yesterdays answer

Yesterdays picture showed Troy Ruttman, 1952 winner and the last to win in a straight drive shaft car. Eddie Sachs, the Clown Prince of Auto Racing and Pat O’Connor from North Vernon, Indiana. Here is Pat on the cover of SI Next up a picture from the “Brickyard Live” Broadcast on the IMS Radio Network […]

December 27, 2012- Who are these guys?

Answer tomorrow. Hint: 1 of them is an Indy winner, the youngest to ever.  

December 24, 2012-Harry Hartz Happy Birthday

He made his first start at Indy as a riding mechanic then got behind the wheel for six 500 races from 1922 to 1927. Harry finished 2nd ¬†3 times and 4th twice. His worst starting spot was 4th but was on the front row for the other 5. He led 4 races for a total […]

December 22, 2012-Bob Lazier Happy Birthday

Born today in 1938, he is the Father of Jaques Lazier and 1996 Indy winner Buddy Lazier. Bob had one start, 1981 when he started 13th and finished 19th when his engine failed. He was the CART 1981 Rookie of the Year.  

December 20, 2012-Kevin Forbes on diamond grinding the track surface

Remember the hub bub about the Speedway’s surface being diamond ground and it messed up tires. Here’s Kevin Forbes explaining what actually takes place when diamond grinding the track. From June of 2009

December 18, 2012-Lap around Texas Motor Speedway

From June of 2007  

December 16, 2012-Billy Arnold Happy Birthday

Born this day in 1905 he won the 1930 Indianapolis 500 after leading all but the first 2 laps. A record that still stands. He was 24 at the time of his victory he got in his 3rd of 5 starts and he did it from the pole. All together Billy had 3 top ten […]

December 13, 2012-Bill Vukovich Happy Birthday

Born this day in 1918 in Fresno, CA. he is one of the best to ever drive at Indianapolis. In 5 starts he won twice (1953 and 1954) while leading 485 laps! He was well on his way to capturing his 3rd race in a row when he was fatally¬†injured on lap 57 of the […]