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Indianapolis 500 OPENING DAY
May 12, 2012
Today was a beautiful sunny day in the 70's.

I parked in the 3rd turn infield.

At noon, Josef Newgarden began to practice.  He is driving
for Sarah Fisher Racing.

There was no refreshments available in the 3rd turn.  I was
really thirsty.  I hired a bicycle taxi to take me up to the
Pagoda Plaza.
There was a very nice car show at the
speedway today with vehicles from
1920-1970.

Cords
Duesenbergs
Cadillacs
Bugattis
Ferarri
Jaguar
Rolls Royce
and many other marks
Graham Rahal
As people streamed through here to
enter the garage area, all these
yellow shirts were there to keep me
out.  I appeared to be the only person
without a pass.
Charlie Kimball
Jaegermeister Girl
The New McLaren!!
I hired another bicycle taxi to get
back to my car at 3 p.m.

Not many cars practicing today.

There was a course set up over
northeast of the museum where
electric go-karts raced.  I hear they
are college teams.
Joy and Alaina posing in front of one
of the two Olds 442s actually used as
a pace car in 1970.
A visitor gets interviewed by the
500 media staff.
It was cool seeing the new IndyCar in
superspeedway trim.

The rear wing is radically different
from the road course setup.
DAN'S PHOTO JOURNALS