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Old 03-04-2009, 05:53 PM
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If you catch her stuffing the litle one with carmel, you get her some help STAT.
If she leads you out to the junk yard and wants you to hop in the back seat....you're on your own.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:15 AM
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We got our tickets in the mail last night. I hope it will stay warm, it'll be much more fun. And, they can go faster
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Some of the early birds have apparently been running test laps out there today. There is a noticeable pitch difference in the sounds of cars versus motorcycles. There was some loud noise coming from the track today.
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This sounds like a lot of fun. I've only driven to Birmingham once before though to pick up a car. That was a pretty good haul. Hope the weather is good for you Penny!

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There is a lot of difference in the cars and motorcycles. I wonder if they're running the Porsche driving school today. It's raining and cold here. Seems wierd they'd be driving the IRL cars in the rain, but I think they do it now on road courses. Sure wish F1 could come down there. I'll bet those hummers really scream.
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The noise from the Indy cars at Barber is like a huge swarm of bees that changes pitch every so often. They have been running for about 2 hrs. this morning. Is it true that an 18 yr. old is setting the pace?
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:24 PM
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Franchitti finally got on the top of the charts with a 1:09:13. He and Driscoe were going back and forth. What a great time and a fantastic turn out just for testing. Saturday there were at least 5000, Sunday close to double. Yesterday there were just a few hundred, but we left at lunch to come back home. They had the lights on Saturday, and IRL ran Sunday and Monday. Not all the teams were there, but there were 19 cars. Less than 2 seconds covered all of them (IRL). The lights were nearly as quick. It's such a great facility. We stayed at the Rime Garden Inn and Suites, only a 3 star rating, but a nice clean room for $52/night. It's in Irondale and close to a nice Mexican restaurant on 78 in Eastwood. There were a couple of drivers there I hadn't heard of, and Wheldon left Ganassi, he's now driving the National Guard car, single car team. Newman-Haas still has 2 cars, Graham Rayhal and Dernbos are the drivers. All of Andretti/Green cars were there and both Penske cars. A few slid off in the kitty litter, but no serious damage to any of them-thankfully. Rumor has it, they will race there soon!
 
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