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Indy 500 ~ Practice Day
Tuesday May 11, 2004

I had to leave work and go to the dentist this afternoon and since he's over on the westside, I went to the track afterwards. It was hot and sunny with few clouds in the sky, way too hot for this time of year, but there was a good breeze.

I pulled into the track off of Georgetown Road and after paying my $5, I was parked over near the tower terrace. I was glad I didn't have to park over in Turn 3 for a change since its a bit of a walk. I need to always try to come in this entrance!

Most all of the refreshment stands were closed and I didn't find a Fosters beer till I was by the F1 garages. I took my beer and camera and headed up to the stands that are above the F1 garages. The racers thunder through there at a decible level where you can't even hear a person next to you talking. I called a few buddies on my cell phone to let them hear the roar!

It was surprising how few race fans turned out today. The weather was great! I need to come to some kind of arrangement at work where I can take off in the afternoon on practice days if the weather is nice!

I got my tickets for the 500 today on eBay! My friends and I will be sitting in Stand E - yea!!

My artistic photo attempt for the day.

A.J. Foyt IV.

A.J. Foyt, Jr.

Al Unser Jr.

Aldo Andretti, Mario's twin.

Bruno Junqueira

Robbie Buhl looks happier now that he's in management.

The same goes for Eddie Cheever

Dan Wheldon and ???

Scott Dixon

You have to ask Donald Davidson, speedway historian, a question to try and stump him. My question? "Have you ever been to IndySpeedway.com?" No. He doesn't mess with the net much...

Felipe Giaffone wouldn't be smiling for long - as he ended the day rubbing the 3rd turn wall with his racer.

Adrian Fernandez

You won't find Helio Castroneves frowning very often.

A fan wanted to check out Bryan Herta's sunglasses.

Tony Kanaan

Larry Foyt has been running Winston Cup this year. A.J. has fixed him up for a ride at Indy in no less than the old Orange.

Here was Roger Penske chauffering Sam Hornish

Mark Taylor

Vitor Meira

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