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Title: Indianapolis 500 live updates: Results, leaderboard from IMS
Source: Indianapolis Star
URL Source: https://www.indystar.com/story/spor ... d-high-attendance/70258330007/
Published: May 28, 2023
Author: Joe Mutascio
Post Date: 2023-05-28 16:36:01 by Dakmar
Keywords: None
Views: 195
Comments: 6

The crowd at the 2023 Indianapolis 500 was expected by race officials to be one of the biggest in race history, and so far it has not disappointed.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles said earlier this week that it would be nearly sold out, with about 230,000 tickets sold. And that was not counting the Snake Pit or infield.

Check out the massive crowd through the eyes of our photojournalists and reporters on scene:


Poster Comment:

33 alcohol burning cars running open headers about a mile away. 300,000 drunken fans. Helicopters. Blue Angels. Hookers. Fire Trucks. I couldn't hear any of it over the Mexicans a block away.

Ok, I heard the Blue Angels for a second while they were right over my house...

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#1. To: Dakmar (#0)

Indianapolis 500

When I drove the straight truck out of Chicago in late 90s, we would pick up imported tires and take them to Akron, Ohio. We had to stack the tires on their sidewalls otherwise they would get flat spots if the were stacked on their treads.

Don't ask me why they were importing tires to Akron. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2023-05-28   16:51:03 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: BTP Holdings (#1)

Akron was tire capitol of the US back in the day. Coals to Newcastle is the phrase that come to mind.

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2023-05-28   16:56:02 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Dakmar (#2) (Edited)

Akron was tire capitol of the US back in the day.

Yes, I remember that.

One time when on the interstate in the big truck, a truck in front of me blew a tire on his trailer.

I grabbed the mic for the CB and said, "Was that you that blew that tire big truck?"

He said, "Yeah, it was me."

I said, "Oh good. For a moment I thought they was shooting at us." ROTFLMAO!

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2023-05-28   17:15:32 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Dakmar (#0)

After reading Al Bloemker's 500 Miles To Go I gave it to a car guru friend I worked with in the auto industry. You ever read it?

StraitGate  posted on  2023-05-28   23:59:04 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: StraitGate (#4) (Edited)

I've heard the name...:)

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2023-05-29   0:03:10 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: StraitGate (#4) (Edited)

I'm not really from Indianapolis, I am from Kokomo, up north. The Hulmans were the driving force at the track back when I gave a damn about racing.

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2023-05-29   0:07:45 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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