Intensity and Passion at Indy 500 Qualifying.

The Borg-Warner trophy will feature its 100th victor after the 2011 Indy 500

Drama!…It is the one word that best describes Indianapolis 500 qualifying.

This past weekend I went to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Tom Carnegie Pole Day and Bump Day for the 100th running of the Great American Race.  In 2010 IMS adopted a single weekend qualifying platform replacing their old back-to-back weekend style.   This new schedule is much more fan-friendly and makes for an exciting time.   Also in 2010 they added what is deemed the “Fast 9”.  At 4pm on Pole Day qualifications for the top 24-spots are locked, and those compromising the front three-rows must re-qualify for their starting order.  With prestige and extra cash on the line, it is a great thing to see the fastest drivers push their cars to the limit one more time in an attempt to capture the pole honors. Continue reading “Intensity and Passion at Indy 500 Qualifying.”