Indy 500 Recap Page

Recap of the 2010 Indy 500. I do this for all of the races but for the month of may I posted to the Blog instead of all kinds of pages. So for those that need to catch up (let me tell you this… Your way behind) here it is.

Row 1
3 Helio Castroneves

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
227.961 228.213 228.187 227.521
Avg Lap Time: 227.970

12 Will Power

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
227.382 227.597 227.650 227.682
Avg Lap Time: 227.578

10 Dario Franchitti

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
226.899 227.027 226.971 227.065
Avg Lap Time: 226.990

Row 2
6 Ryan Briscoe

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
226.621 226.797 226.519 226.278
Avg Lap Time: 226.554

77 Alex Tagliani

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
226.365 226.628 226.341 225.226
Avg Lap Time: 226.390

9 Scott Dixon

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
226.124 226.317 226.269 226.224
Avg Lap Time: 226.233

Row 3
30 Graham Rahal

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
225.626 225.631 225.460 225.359
Avg Lap Time: 225.519

20 Ed Carpenter

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
224.427 224.599 224.594 224.408
Avg Lap Time: 224.507

06 Hideki Mutoh

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
226.555 225.746 223.752 218.094
Avg Lap Time: 223.487

Row 4
99 Townsend Bell

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
225.542 224.717 225.317 224.813
Avg Lap Time: 225.097

22 Justin Wilson

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
224.853 225.029 225.134 225.183
Avg Lap Time: 225.050

2 Raphael Matos

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
225.337 224.916 225.047 224.815
Avg Lap Time: 225.028

Row 5
32 Mario Moraes

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
224.808 224.711 225.059 224.975
Avg Lap Time: 224.888

21 Davey Hamilton

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
224.954/td> 224.856 224.717 224.881
Avg Lap Time: 224.852

24 Mike Conway

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
224.684 224.636 224.581 224.433
Avg Lap Time: 224.583

Row 6
26 Marco Andretti

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
224.577 224.587 224.650 224.485
Avg Lap Time: 224.575

37 Ryan Hunter-Reay

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
225.043 224.649 224.389 224.110
Avg Lap Time: 224.547

4 Dan Wheldon

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
225.047 224.667 224.314 224.433
Avg Lap Time: 224.464

Row 7
8 E.J. Viso

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
224.411 224.712 224.614 223.784
Avg Lap Time: 224.380

23 Tomas Scheckter

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
224.463 224.226 224.248 224.109
Avg Lap Time: 224.261

25 Ana Beatriz

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
224.749 224.300 224.112 223.812
Avg Lap Time: 224.243

Row 8
78 Simona De Silvestro

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
224.389 224.277 224.075 224.171
Avg Lap Time: 224.228

7 Danica Patrick

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
224.873 224.655 223.920 223.428
Avg Lap Time: 224.217

36 Bertrand Baguette

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
223.999 224.219 224.243 224.297
Avg Lap Time: 224.189

Row 9
33 Bruno Junqueira

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
225.613 225.659 225.685 225.692
Avg Lap Time: 225.662

19 Alex Lloyd

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
225.015 224.965 224.751 224.404
Avg Lap Time: 224.783

34 Mario Romancini

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
224.553 224.857 224.601 224.553
Avg Lap Time: 224.641

Row 10
43 John Andretti

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
224.662 224.534 224.508 224.367
Avg Lap Time: 224.518

67 Sarah Fisher

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
224.735 224.507 224.344 224.152
Avg Lap Time: 224.434

14 Vitor Meira

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
224.663 224.438 224.299 224.151
Avg Lap Time: 224.388

Row 11
5 Takuma Sato

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
224.373 223.996 224.207 224.137
Avg Lap Time: 224.178

11 Tony Kanaan

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
224.382 224.240 224.072 223.595
Avg Lap Time: 224.072

29 Sebastian Saavedra

Indy 500,Drivers
Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Lap 4
223.580 223.755 223.668 223.531
Avg Lap Time: 223.634

“Boom” the cannon sounds… Is the sun up already? Give me a few more minutes, please! After a night of fun on Georgetown you know exactly what I mean. So as you now know we stayed the weekend in the Coke Lot right outside the track. For those that didn’t get the memo… Now you know to go check it out. But anyways back on track here.

The crowds were amazing this year… Really. I met a ton of new folks to the Indy 500 experience and was glad I could help them to have fun. Yes we had our drunken nights of insanity but we maintained, and had a lot of fun. The action was great watching as the race progressed and was ran with just a few incidents. Now that I have brought them up I want to say this… Thank you to Dallara and the IMS for being the leaders in safety innovation on theses cars. I hope we remember this and never loose sight of how safe our drivers are now when it comes to building the car for 2012. Good luck in a speedy recovery Mike. See you back at the track soon buddy! Tony Kannan… What a run buddy. From 33rd starting position to climb up to second place before the untimely pit had to be made. I congratulate you on an amazing month. With everything Indy threw at you this year you took it with stride and pressed your way to the front. Amazing performance my friend.

Okay, so this year I had a few people with me and they didn’t have seats near me so we walked around getting various views of the race. Now this is something I really don’t like to do because I love my seats in turn 3. I can see so much of they track from there. But we had a great time together and met some great new fans along the way. If you have never been to Indy for the 500… You have to make plans to do this at least once. Everyone I took is now addicted and ready for next Memorial Day weekend.

Have to say congratulations to Marco Andretti on his 3rd place finish for the 94th running of the Indy 500. It was a well deserved podium finish for the Venom team. I know they all worked extremely hard this month preparing for this race.
MARCO ON 3rd PLACE:I’m pleased with the decision to correct timing and scoring and place the No. 26 car in third place. I was talking on the radio saying good job to my crew and all of a sudden people were flying past me. It’s a pretty well written rule that you can’t pass under yellow so I was surprised to see it was happening. We were prepared to protest, but luckily, we didn’t have to. Brian (Barnhart) went back and pulled the data. Our engine was running when we finished the race under caution. The proper decision was made. Overall it was a great day for the Venom boys. I never doubted that we would be in the fight; I was pleased all week with how the car felt in race trim. We would like to have won but racing from 16th to third is something we can be happy with. It would have been interesting if we had gone the distance and it hadn’t come down to fuel. Dario (Franchitti) has always been the king of saving fuel. If I had to guess, we were running more downforce which is obviously more drag so we were using more fuel. I think Dario, on his own, was the car to beat, but in traffic he was human. That’s what makes Indianapolis what it is; it’s not easy to win this thing, but we’ll come back and try again.

2nd place finisher running for Panther Racing was Driver Dan Wheldon and let me say this… What a remarkable run for that team. We all know that Dan can drive and Panther and the National Guard machine has brought it to the table two years in a row for Penske and Gannasi to see they have some new competition to think about.
Dan Wheldon:Everybody in the National Guard Panther Racing team knew we had a good racecar, so we took it easy to start with and the team made some great calls in the pits and we were really setting ourselves up for the last two stints – and for the last few I was able to run flat out behind people. I took it upon myself to save fuel in the beginning of the final stint, because I could see our fuel number and the amount of laps left. It got to the point where everybody else was slowing down and I stayed the same pace. I knew from the beginning of that stint that I’d need to save, but perhaps I should have gone for it more those last two laps. This is a great team effort, the team called a great strategy, we had phenomenal pit stops and everybody pulled through and did a good job. Second place two years in a row is good – but I’ve got to make sure I improve the one more spot next year.
I’ve got to thank the National Guard for giving me the honor and privilege of driving their racecar, especially on Memorial Day weekend. Hopefully this puts a smile on the Soldiers faces who are out in Iraq, Afghanistan and across the globe because it’s truly touching for me to be able to drive their car and they’ve been a great supporter of Panther Racing
.”

8 different leaders for the 500 mile race and only one who would be there on the final lap. Dario Franchitti with 155 laps led gets his second Indy 500 win. He sure seemed to own that track this weekend. What can I say, Dario is a great driver with a ton of skill. I wish he was still with the Andretti team but it is good to see he does so well wherever he drives for.

Dario Franchitti:To win two of these things is pretty special.They showed me a list of two time winners. Those guys are legends. I said the other night, I’m just a driver, those guys are legends. I’m so lucky to be drive for Chip and Team Target, getting in good cars, especially having gone away after we won in ’07. To be invited back was pretty cool. To have won a championship and an Indy 500, I didn’t expect any of this.

Many of the other drivers and teams had great days as well and I want to congratulate them as well for the efforts put forth during May. Alex Loyd of Dayle Coyne racing on his 4th place finish. Alex Tagliani for rounding out the top ten with Fazzt Race Team. Danica Patrick finished a solid 6th place for the Indy 500 after a rough season throughout this year. This may not have been her best finish but you can bet it was better than expected out of that GoDaddy number 7 machine. The car really didn’t seem to want to work with her throughout the 2 weeks of running the Speedway but they pulled out with a nice finish in the end.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Opening Day

Practice Day 2

Practice Day 3
Rain delay the events for day 3 so we’ll bring you Michael Andretti and John Andretti’s V Blog Entry

Practice Day 4

Practice Day 5

Practice Day 6

Practice Day 7

Pole Day at Indy

DANICA STORY –
Her Story –

Michael –

Bump Day

Carb Day and Final Practice
Final Practice

Pitstop Challenge

ZZ TOP

Race Highlights

Driver Interviews

DARIO –

WHELDON –

DANICA –

KANAAN –

JUSTIN WILSON –

RYAN BRISCOE –

RHR –

SIMONA De SILVESTRO –

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