|Indianapolis 500 POLE DAY
May 20, 2012
Sunday was another sunny day.
I drove my scooter to the track today. I parked in
motorcycle parking at 4pm and walked to the museum gift
store to buy a Scott Dixon t-shirt. The shop has some
really awesome wall art for sale.
I saw guys out practicing who had qualified yesterday.
There was a giant screen TV behind me. When I looked, it
appeared everyone was running slow (eg. 212 mph)
While I could hear the speaker system loud and clear
yesterday in Penthouse B, I could not hear it in section 13
of the South Terrace today. I walked down toward the
center of the stand and then I could hear it.
I never did see any cars come out to qualify. I had seen on
TV around 2 p.m. that the field was full. I'm not sure if any
bumping took place today. I'll watch today's qualifying later
on DVR and report on the 2012 500 News Page.
People were enjoying the fountain.
I bought a couple of Jack n Cokes ($6
each) and walked back to the cycle area,
and around it to the South Terrace.
I sat in the top corner and peeled off my
shirt to get some sun. There was not many
people there today, at least from my
A lot of cars came out and practiced. It
got pretty exciting with up to 8 cars
running around in a pack. I could almost
imagine I was watching the race at
I only had my pocket camera with me today.
Have I mentioned yet that these new Indy
cars are not as loud as in years past?