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Ok, its pretty late to start this thread. But why not? This is when I sit down around the tv/ computer.

I seldom watch Indy Car racing. But I always watch the 500. I recognize a lot of the drivers, but meet most with indifference. I always say that to enjoy a sport, you need to want someone (or one team) to win. And it helps if there is someone you want to lose as well. And it is with that in mind that I suggest we make some picks!


Here is a full look at the 2014 Indianapolis 500 starting grid:


Row 1:

No. 20 Ed Carpenter

No. 27 James Hinchcliffe

No. 12 Will Power


Row 2:

No. 3 Helio Castroneves

No. 77 Simon Pagenaud

No. 25 Marco Andretti


Row 3:

No. 34 Carlos Munoz

No. 67 Josef Newgarden

No. 21 JR Hildebrand


Row 4:

No. 2 Juan Pablo Montoya

No. 9 Scott Dixon

No. 26 Kurt Busch


Row 5:

No. 98 Jack Hawksworth

No. 19 Justin Wilson

No. 7 Mikhail Aleshin


Row 6:

No. 10 Tony Kanaan

No. 11 Sebastien Bourdais

No. 16 Oriol Servia


Row 7:

No. 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay

No. 15 Graham Rahal

No. 18 Carlos Huertas


Row 8:

No. 63 Pippa Mann

No. 14 Takuma Sato

No. 68 Alex Tagliani


Row 9:

No. 6 Townsend Bell

No. 83 Charlie Kimball

No. 5 Jacques Villeneuve


Row 10:

No. 33 James Davison

No. 41 Martin Plowman

No. 8 Ryan Briscoe


Row 11:

No. 22 Sage Karam

No. 17 Sebastian Saavedra

No. 91 Buddy Lazier



I'll pick

1. Kurt Busch!
2. Peblo
3. James Hinchcliffe
 
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:24 PM
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Hunter-Reay wins! His first Indy 500 win

Kurt Busch finished 6th - not too shabby. That ties the record for the best finish by any driver doing the double (Indy500/Coca-cola600). We'll see if he can beat Tony's finish of 3rd in 2001 after he finished 6th in the Indy 500. I'm really cheering for him.

Peblo finished 5th. He blew it speeding on pit row under green. Reminds of that time in SprintCup that he swore on the lives of his wife and his child that he wasn't speeding on pit road, but they busted him in 3 zones
 
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I listened to the radio broadcast as I was working on my grandparents farm. I'm used to that though as I've spent many Memorial Day weekends in Indiana where the TV broadcast is blacked out. Very exciting finish.
 
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Why on Earth would they black out the tv broadcast in Indiana?!? it was a pretty good finish
 
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They've done it for as long as I can remember. Basically to encourage local attendance of the race.
 
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