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Features > Indianapolis, IN (May 2011) >Indy 500 Qualification/Bump Day


Daniel's dad, Gerry, manages a security/safety team at the Indianapolis Speedway right on Gasoline Alley. He was kind enough to give myself and some co-workers from ExactTarget a tour of the garage area, Gasoline Alley, and Pit Road. Photos are below!

2011 Indianapolis 500 Qualifications Bump Day from Jay Langhurst on Vimeo.


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It's a Pagoda!


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Danica Patrick passing through Gasoline Alley


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Fun bungee towing mechanism tied to carts to drag out the race cars


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Yes, that car is going at 200+ mph


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Booooooring radio interviews...


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Green flag means....go?


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Gerry at the finish line!


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Paul Tracy after qualifying, evidently he is a misunderstood driver


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Danica Patrick trying to wait out the rain eventually gave up and got out of the car


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ExactTarget is a sponsor of the Andretti Racing team which includes Danica Patrick


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Evidently the car can go more than 200 miles per hour but needs to be dry at all times!


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Maybe this is what happens if you don't try your car - Simona de Silvestro crashed and suffered burns to her hands, looks like the body of the car broke cleanly


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Look at all those logos...


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After the rain let up Danica was first in line, lots of concentration! This was her last chance to qualify for the race


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Geez...tough to concentrate under a horde of photogs and onlookers


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Game-day face!


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Darn...non-game-day-face


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Helmet face!


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Uhhh....the wheel is removable...that's a bit unsettling....


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Zooooom...she qualified in the 9th row


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Powered by corn, ethanol at the Indy 500 Pit Road


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One of the Andretti cars prepares to head out


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Wow, a pass was needed to get into Pit Road but there certainly were a LOT of people!


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I bet you could melt down the Borg-Warner trophy and sell it for quite a bit, probably more valuable in the current pretty state though


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A great place to heat up your microwave dinner


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Can't I just bounce a few tires down the track?


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Superfan takes 500 Festival Princess' photos...what planet am I on?


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They better have a full tank of gas in those cars, looks like the gas station is closed


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Always nice to have a medivac helicopter (UI LifeLine) on hand


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Winged wheels!

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