Spy Games at Indy
Random observations from the Brickyard …
10:14 a.m.: Quickly realizing everything’s like a mile away when you have to walk. Golf carts, while sometimes annoyingly over abundant, are essential at this behemoth of a race track.
10:31 a.m.: The sluggish economy clearly hasn’t hindered early morning beer sales.
11:07 a.m.: AJ Allmendinger is caught in a desperate search for any news on his man crush, Brett Favre.
11:32 a.m.: Red Bull driver Cole Whitt has reason to stick his chest out a bit while strolling through the infield. He finished 11th in Thursday night’s USAC midget race at O’Reilly Raceway Park and sits third in points.
11:35 a.m.: No sighting of the Jonas Brothers (above), who were in town Wednesday for a show.
12:36 p.m.: Brian Vickers explains to the media why the No. 83 can make the Chase. “If I had to take a stab at it, I would say that if you post all top 10s between now and Richmond, you’re almost going to guarantee yourself a place in the Chase."
1:16 p.m.: God bless air conditioning.
1:33 p.m.: Photographers and television crews suit up and scramble out of the Pagoda.
2 p.m.: Finally, some on-track action.
3 p.m.: Brian ends up 10th in opening practice. AJ is 22nd.
3:47 p.m.: ESPN's coverage has nothing on Fox.
4:30 p.m.: Brian ends up 17th in second practice. AJ is 20th.
4:43 p.m.: Counting down the minutes to Industry Night at Energy Station.
More to come …