Indy 500 Notes - May 2nd Edition
Written by Scott Keller · fastmachines.com · May 2, 2009
This weekend in Indianapolis is a little like the quiet before the storm. The drivers, teams and officials of the IRL and the city of Indianapolis are all gearing up for the 93rd edition of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
Paul Tracy returns to the fray in Indy Car racing for KV Racing, and will compete at Indianapolis for the first time since that fateful day in 2002 when he un-won the 500 mile race.
Paul’s return comes with a good dose of humor, but also with a slight chip on his shoulder. On PaulTracy.com the Canadian quipped, “Indy is important to me because I feel like I won the race in 2002, but a decision was made otherwise. I look around my home and it’s the one trophy that has escaped me, so I am looking forward to returning to the 500 and taking another shot at it. People close to me know my passion for the history of racing and it’s no secret that the Indy 500 is the biggest race in the world, so a win for me, GEICO and KV Racing is our goal.”
Danica Patrick’s Dallara will have a new look for the month of May and the remainder of the 2009 season. She will be driving and orange and black car sponsored by Boost Mobile. The big unveiling of the new livery took place at Indianapolis International Airport where Patrick sped around on the tarmac.
Others returning to Indy this May
AJ Foyt IV is back in action for Indy in 2009. AJ drove in recent years at Indianapolis for Vision racing as a full time drive. Foyt IV returns this year, driving for his grandad in a one-off.
Paul Page, who’s voice I knew as the “voice of the Indy 500″ growing up, will be back in the radio booth for the race this year. Paul commented about this on his personal blog this week.
Davey Hamilton will run a car for Kingdom Racing in a partnership with Dreyer and Reinbold racing. This will be Davey’s ninth Indy 500.