The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place this Sunday, May 26th, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Make it three straight elite supercross national titles for Olympian Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline) after she dominated the women's competition on Saturday at the 2013 USA Cycling Elite BMX National Championships in southern California.
Pole Day qualifications were delayed one hour and fifteen minutes due to rain on Saturday, May 18. The first car went on track to qualify at 1:28 p.m. ET.
Oriol Servia took the green flag for his qualification run at 3:58 p.m. ET. He was the 31st car to attempt to qualify for the 500.
With any racing series there are always challenges that present themselves to the teams, to the track and safety crews, to the TV crews and to the photographers. TORC at Eldora Speedway fell short on none of these challenges. With Mother’s Day on the horizon, Mother Nature decided to add her two cents to mix, or let’s say a dollars worth. Cooler temps and periodic rain continued to threaten the historical event of the series at the legendary speedway. But determination and perseverance would prevail to an event of many firsts.
Kasey Kahne and the No. 5 team were strong on Saturday night at Darlington Raceway and in position to bring home the win before the No. 18 appeared to make contact with Kahne while battling for the lead with 33 laps to go. That scenario caused Kahne to fishtail into the outside wall and resulted in a 17th-place finish for the No. 5 team.