Indy Pole Day
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That's John Menard on the left talking to Team Manager and
Engineer Tom Knapp, and driver Greg Ray. Greg, a subscriber to
my newsletter, earned the pole position. That's Menard's deal,
getting the pole. For years he funded, with money from Buick,
turbocharged, pushrod engines that had the power to fight for
the pole but always handgrenaded early in the race.
Tom Knapp also engineered Robby Gordon's car. Robby will compete
in the Indy 500 the morning of May 28 and then fly to Charlotte
for the 600. Last year he ran the CART race on Saturday crashing
and bruising his leg, then flew to Indy for the 500.
Scott Sharp, also a TVM subscriber, held the best lap time
for a while.
During that time he was mobbed in pit lane. Here he's interview
for ABC by Jack Arute. The guy in the cap at the right leaning
on the tool box is Scott Badenoch, ex Newman-Haas engineer now
working for Delphi.
Mark Dismore ready to go on track.