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The Platypus
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 west side, I went to the track

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 $5, 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

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 brother.
Bruno Junqueira
Robbie Buhl looks happier now that he's in
The same goes for Eddie Cheever
Dan Wheldon
Scott Dixon
You have to ask Donald Davidson, speedway
historian, a question to try and stump him.
My question? "Have you ever been to"
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.
An Alleycat wanted to check out
Bryan Herta's sunglasses.
Tony Kanaan
Larry Foyt has been running Nascar
Cup this year. A.J. has fixed him up
for a ride at Indy in no less than the old
Here was Roger Penske chauffering Sam Hornish
Mark Taylor
Vitor Meira
Felipe Giaffone and Curt Cavin (Indy Star reporter)
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