The Indianapolis 500 is now less than a week away. We have made it through the rain delays, a few frightening crashes and an extremely frantic Qualification weekend. From Opening Day of practice to the day after the race, I will be sure to get you your daily Indy 500 fix.
This is the 95th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, and we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the very first race won by Ray Harroun in 1911. This year there were 40 cars trying to make their way into the field of 33, which was set yesterday evening.
There was plenty of drama on both Pole Day and Bump Day this weekend. Alex Tagliani stole the show, grabbing the pole on the final run of the day. It was not surprising to most of us that have seen him at the top of the speed charts all week long. Target Chip Ganassi teammates Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti were solid once again, but they both ran out of fuel on their last run, which is something you should never see from a team of this caliber.
Penske didn't have the type of weekend they thought they would, with Will Power settling for fifth and Helio Castroneves starting back in 16th position. Ryan Briscoe may have been the fastest of the three cars all week, but he crashed his primary car in practice on Pole Day. He will be starting in 27th.
Bump Day was filled with even more drama as Danica Patrick and Marco Andretti almost missed the biggest race in the world. They were both able to get in, but Ryan Hunter-Reay and Mike Conway did not make the field for Andretti Autosport.