Monthly Archives: April 2013

April 25, 2013-PL Newman at IRP

In 1993 they staged the “Fastmaster’s Series” that ran in conjunction with the USAC Midgets and Thursday Night Thunder. On the night Paul Newman competed we had a bunch of rain and the infield was a mud pit. Mr Newman ran her in to deep in turn one, missed the corner and wound up axle […]

April 24, 2013-I’m back

Sorry for the lack of posts. Personal life has been affecting my passion. Was just thinking about my buddy Stan Fox. Great guy, driver and story teller. RIP my friend.

April 10, 2013-Bob & Tom

I’ll be helping the Bob & Tom Show again at the Speedway this year. On practice days I’ll be at the track with drivers for a segment at 10:00am. The first day of qualifications the whole show is at the track from 8:00 to 11:00 am. Race morning Cookie and I run around the grounds […]

April 9, 2013-Herb Porter

Remember seeing this around the Speedway?

April 8, 2013-Frank Lockhart Happy Birthday

Born on this day in 1903 in Dayton, OH. Winner of the 1926 500. What an amazing driver he was. From Wikipedia: Lockhart began his career in Frontenac-prepared Fords (Fronty Fords) at board track racing events, where he showed remarkable speed against the dominating Duesenbergs and Millers for two seasons.[2] His big break came when he was signed as a relief driver for Peter Kreis‘s eight-cylinder supercharged Miller […]

April 5, 2013-The first turn

Just wanted to share another photo of the famous 1st turn. Never gets old looking at it. That’s Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s Chevy Volt in the foreground.

April 4, 2013-Getting ready for May!

Yesterday the new pace cars were distributed while crews worked at putting the Tower terrace seats and Grandstand E back together.

April 3, 2013-Camaro pace car

The 2013 pace car was unveiled today at the Speedway. 52 Hot Wheels Camaro’s were passed out to dignitaries with the Mayor of Indianapolis, Greg Ballard, electing to use a Chevy Volt instead. Pretty cars:)