The Indy 500: 100 Days Away, What the Race Looks Like Now
INDIANAPOLIS--The 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 is 100 days away and you may be getting an idea of what this year's race will be like. Doug Boles, president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is fresh back from getting the lay of the land at Daytona and talked about the buzz this morning on Tony Katz and the Morning News.
"All of those runnings, the cool thing about it, regardless of the number, is it's a special event every year and I think that's what makes this so special," said Boles. "There's a lot of history and tradition and people kind of know the cadence of race morning."
Race morning this year will see Danica Patrick getting ready to ride for Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR). She plans to wrap up her career at the 500, and is also driving Daytona, where Boles has been this week.
"I had a bunch of meetings down there and ended up yesterday with Danica's team, talking to her folks, getting her ready for coming back here in May."
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Besides Patrick, you can expect to see the normal field of IndyCar drivers.
"I was hoping that maybe we'd get a driver or two outside the additional folks. But, I don't think that's gonna be the case," said Boles. "I do think you're gonna see the field full, with maybe a handful of cars for some bumping action this year, which will make it a little bit exciting, as well."
Boles said you can expect to hear the line-up for Legends Day next week, and Carb Day to follow that.
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