Surely someone here follows the Indy 500. Here are some of the pics I took this Saturday (May 12, 2007) for "Pole Day"
Drivers and teams prepare for their practice session:
Franchiti Sets the bar for the pole speed with this qualifying run:
The drivers pull in for photo ops after their initial qualifying attempt:
Danica prepares for her photo(s)
Dario Franchiti has wife Ashly Judd join him for some of his photos
How about another pic of Ashly?
Is this too many?
And then there's this one...
Long time (and now retired) IMS PA announcer Tom Carnegie makes an appearance
Teams debate whether they should attempt to re-qualify in hopes of the pole (or in some cases decide if they are ready to take their first attempt).
Wheldon entering his car
Helio prepares to hotlap
Helio is hoping for another kind of "Spiderman 3" this month
Danica takes a long walk to her car
Team AGR prepares to get Danica on the track
Danica waits in her car
2006 winner Sam Hornish Jr gets ready to roll
Helio starts to roll
Helio rolls out
Team AGR push Kanan's car into the tech line for another shot at the pole
Helio returns to the pits after knocking Dario Franchiti off the pole and with only time left for Tony Kanan to take a shot at besting him.
Kanan gets out under the gun and runs 3 laps fast enough to take the pole from Helio but slows just enough on the last lap to lose it. Here Helio is seen talking to the media and over the IMS PA with his $100,000.00 pole winner award