2008 Indy 500 is almost there … so be there …

Sat, May 24 PUBLIC DRIVERS’ MEETING/NO TRACK ACTIVITY – Free (IMS activities)
Public Gates Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Autograph Session with Indy 500 Starting Field, Pagoda Plaza 9-10 a.m.
Public Drivers’ Meeting 10:30 a.m.
IPL 500 Festival Parade (Downtown Indianapolis) Noon

Sun, May 25 92nd INDIANAPOLIS 500 – Tickets starting at $20 ……
Public Gates Open 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Spectacle of Bands 8 a.m.
Celebrity Red Carpet Walk Hosted by EXTRA!, Pagoda Plaza 10 a.m.
2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden Demonstration Lap 11 a.m.
“On the Banks of the Wabash” Performed by the Purdue Marching Band 11:15 a.m.
Pre-Race Concert Featuring Jack’s Mannequin, Coke Zero Stage 11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Celebrity/VIP Parade Lap 11:30 a.m.
Military Recognition Lap and March 12:09 p.m.
Driver Introductions, Yard of Bricks 12:32 p.m.
“God Bless America” Performed by Florence Henderson, Victory Podium 12:51 p.m.
National Anthem Performed by Julianne Hough, Victory Podium, Flyover 12:54 p.m.
Invocation by Archbishop Daniel Buechlein, Victory Podium 12:58 p.m.
“Taps,” Victory Podium 1 p.m.
“Back Home Again in Indiana” Performed by Jim Nabors, Victory Podium, Balloon Spectacle 1:02 p.m.
Command to Start Engines, Mari Hulman George, Victory Podium 1:03 p.m.
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Driver Emerson Fittipaldi Leads the Field to the Start 1:04 p.m.
Honorary Starter Floyd Mayweather Waves the Green Flag to Start the 92nd Indianapolis 500-Mile Race 1:11 p.m.

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HELIO CASTRO NEVES

Helio Castroneves, and Julianne Hough (ABC)

Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough are crowned champions in the ‘Dancing’ finale. » Mel B. upset

Published in: on November 28, 2007 at 6:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

NASCAR AND CHEATING

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – As his driver Jimmie Johnson completed his 267th safe, smart lap here to claim his second consecutive Nextel Cup championship, Chad Knaus stood on pit road.

It was business as usual here for Knaus, who accepted the congratulatory backslaps and hugs you’d expect of a crew chief on top of his game. As much as any “coach” figure in sports, Knaus is dominating his competition; running roughshod in a way that would make even Bill Belichick jealous.

Of course, his six-race suspension earlier this year for breaking NASCAR rules, on top of the four-race suspension last season, on top of six other disciplines, including two other suspensions, in the past six years, might make Belichick blush, too.

In the unique culture of NASCAR, a habitual cheat of a crew chief just won the title again and no one apparently cared.

As the rest of the American sports world – from baseball and football to track and cycling – seems to wrestle with asterisks and vacated titles, Knaus – banned from the track for an astounding one-sixth of the season – was free to celebrate the night away with an apparent clear conscience.

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Published in: on November 20, 2007 at 8:51 am  Comments (1)  

LA AUTO SHOW


Show Dates
Friday, November 16 – Sunday, November 25, 2007

Show Hours
Friday, Nov 16:         11am – 10pm
Saturdays:                 9am – 10pm
Sundays:                   9am – 8pm
Mon – Weds:            11am – 10pm
Thanksgiving Day:   9am 8pm
Friday, Nov 23:           9am – 10pm

The show entrance closes one hour prior to the show closing.

Tickets
Adults: $10.00 (cash only)
Children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult
Seniors (65+): $7.00 Fri., Nov. 16 – Thurs., Nov. 22 (cash only)

Ticket sales close one hour prior to show closing each night.

Published in: on November 15, 2007 at 10:27 am  Leave a Comment  

BMW 1 CABRIO

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Create a unique BMW that is perfectly tailored to your individual needs.

Published in: on November 10, 2007 at 2:41 pm  Comments (1)  

MUSTANG BULLITT

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After a year of photoshops, guessing and leaks it is finally here.

Four decades after hitting the big screen and redefining the on-screen car chase, the Ford Mustang Bullitt returns to the streets in 2008, blending the best Mustang ever with the latest Ford Racing technology.

This modern classic delivers a balance of power and performance, thanks to special chassis and suspension tweaks as well as the 315 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque that Bullitt delivers through its 4.6-liter V-8 engine.
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Published in: on November 8, 2007 at 9:36 am  Leave a Comment  

DODGE VIPER GREAT LOOKING CAR

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8.4L V10, 20 valve, 600 hp @ 6100 rpm

  • 6 speed manual transmission

  • Not Available city / Not Available hwy

  • Green Rating: Unavailable

Published in: on November 7, 2007 at 3:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

BMW 1 SERIES

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While this born-again BMW 2002 may be easier on the checkbook, it won’t skimp on features from its pricier relatives.

Slideshow: BMW 1 Series Coupe

Published in: on November 7, 2007 at 2:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

DALE EARNHARDT JR

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Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (born October 10, 1974), is a professional American race car driver. He is the son of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt. He is also the grandson of Ralph Earnhardt. During his career, Earnhardt, Jr. has competed successfully in a number of racing classes and events, is a two-time Busch Series champion (one of 6 people to win back-to-back championships), and was the WINNER of the 2004 Daytona 500.

Published in: on November 4, 2007 at 9:35 am  Leave a Comment  

MERCEDES SLR McLAREN

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It is the fastest automatic transmission car in the world. SLR stands for “Sport, Leicht, Rennsport” (sport, light, racing).

Published in: on November 2, 2007 at 8:56 am  Comments (1)