May 24, 2013

That's... Quite The Finish

So there was a 100 mile Indy Lights race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today, during the annual "Carb Day" festivities.  Indy Lights is like the "minor leagues" of IndyCar, a feeder division into bigger and better.  Being a spec series, all the cars are identical 450hp V8 Dallaras, so it's all driver skill.  So the race... yeah, it had a close finish.  How close?

THAT close.  The gap from first to second?  .0026 seconds or maybe six inches.  The gap from first to fourth?  .0443 seconds.  You can watch the actual finish here.

Now if we can get Monaco to be that close...

Posted by: Wonderduck at 02:56 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Good god, can you imagine trying to run four wide at Monaco? They'd destroy the whole city!

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at May 24, 2013 04:37 PM (pWQz4)

2 I'd settle for three wide and Hannibal right behind...

Posted by: Wonderduck at May 24, 2013 06:49 PM (lpH3d)

3 Interesting that the winner was in 4th place at the start of the lap, but was able to get a draft off that 3-wide pack in front of him and slip around.  That's the kind of combination of brains and skill that I like to see

Posted by: David at May 24, 2013 07:17 PM (vyRm+)

4 Hell, he was in 4th place half the way to the checkered flag down the front straight..

Posted by: Wonderduck at May 24, 2013 08:20 PM (lpH3d)

5 I was at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the race. I asked Peter Dempsey (the winner) afterward if he had planned the move or if it was pure desperation. His response: "I was taught to win it or bend it."

I like that response!

Posted by: Kyle Gottfried at May 26, 2013 09:41 PM (6EX58)

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