Category Indianapolis Motor Speedway Firsts

100th running video

Press conference today regarding next years race and the year long celebration. Love this video from IMS Productions

May 3, 2015-Practice day, new areo kits

Beautiful day for practice at IMS! Back getting ready for my 49th 500. I’ll be updating this site as well as working for Bob and Tom and the IMS Radio Network. Very excited about all of this. Talked with the pole sitter from the last 2 years, Ed Carpenter about the new Speedway Areo kits and […]

New scoreboards at night

  Most everyone has heard about the installation of the new scoreboards at @IMS The new boards need to be “burned in” so they are on all night. I drove by to get some photos of the effect the light has on Georgetown Road. These things are BRIGHT! my favorite is how they illuminate the […]

March 31, 2015-Rolling Stones Anouncement

It’s official, the Rolling Stones will be in Indy for the first time since 1994 when they perform July 4, in the infield of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Below is the audio with Doug Boles of the Speedway.        

Davey Hamilton’s new job and May plans

It’s no secret to race fans that USAC has problems. Many say they started in the 70’s when their leadership were fatally injured in a plane crash. Today there are several facets of the USAC business model which are working and a few that can use some help. That’s why I agree with the USAC […]

November-Pits and Straight away at Night

A big thank you to Suzi Elliott of the IMS PR team for the photo:) First, you rarely see photos of the inside of the Speedway at night, 2nd, not a lot of pictures from the roof of the Pagoda, 3rd, the new scoring pylon has some cool features! You can see the reflection on […]

September 23, 2014-Round About update

The last set of photos were taken near the corner of 16th and Main street panning Northeast to east. These are taken from the parking lot of IMS main offices. Looking South, panning west to looking North. The big Boulder is still there. BYW: The flags are down over the Main Gate as the IndyCar […]

August 19, 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge-Doug Boles & Dave Calabro

Great idea to raise money to fight a horrible disease. IMS President Doug Boles gets drenched by Brian Barnhart, Then Doug returns the favor to Dave Calabro. After his water bath:) Dave challenged Dario Franchitti, Helio Castroneves and Jeff Gordon! Wonder if they will accept?  

Kroger Super Weekend July 26, 2014

The new scoring pylon