USA Speedway at Lakeland, Florida just off I-4
One of the nicest Media greeters in the business..Judy Kitchen
#89 Lee Collins from Immokalee, Fl
Drivers meeting...Hey, there's little Jimmy Kite Indy 500 driver
Modifieds were also on the schedule
Travis Pastrana is trying 4 wheels after a succesfull run with cycles.
I told the Roselli team their engine hoist didn't look safe. But they just laughed.
Mike Lichty gets ready. I believe its prnounced "Licktee"
Levi Jones finished 10th
Wayne Ruetimann sr finished in 19th
A J Fike's hat
Now who would paint "The Home Depot" on their helmet?
Travis Pastrana was famouse in the cycle world of racing. Now he's trying the 4 wheel kind. And doing very well too.
Kurt Jett from Orange Park Florida
#27 Dustin Beckelheilmer is from Deltona Florida. He finishe up in 15th place
After only a fair qualifying time Kenny Schrader came up to Tony Stewart and said "I could'a done that." Tony Said, "Be my guest!"
An old cheese head racer Tom Bigelow ran Indy car, sprint and midget for many years
Art Kunzeman finished in 13th place
the damaged Hydenrich car. the track was covered in fuel and lit up when Johnny climed out on fire and rolled on the track to put out the flames. That ignited everything!
Nice folks from Benson, Minnesota... Allen and Loni Landmarkwere very kind to me
going into turn 3
#6 Bob East's Big Car
more drivers meeting. The black shirt will sell you some Impact safety wear.
one of my heroes...Buzzy Reutimann
#66 Jerry Symons from New Smyrna Beach, Fl
#4 Erik Gordon finished in 11th
Mike Roselli came home in 12th place
#89 Brad Davis finished 27th
Johnny Benson listens to Mike Lichty tell how the car feels.
Teddy Beach finished up in 3rd place
HE has arrived
Eric Gordon always wears his head sock like this in the pits
Wayne Ruetimann jr finished one spot behind Sr in 20th
Dave Steele came home in 5th spot
Alex Pruett's helmet
Tony Stewart is right at home in an open wheel racer.
Jerry Coons # 95 finished in 26th
#93 modified of Rob Partelo finished in 3rd place
#09 is Don Skaggs from Modoc Indiana finished in 16th
#9x Kurt Jett finished in 6th place
"This place would look good with about 2 feet of nice Ohio dirt on it."
#94 Mike Lichty spins
long time race fan George and JoAnn Timko and son Paul are from Ohio now living in Hudson, Florida.
looking back to turn 2
the #5 is driven by Jimmy Kite
young Kyle Nicholas finished in 6th place
Ron Gregory must have eyes in the back of his head
the Teddy Beach machine
Johnny Benson helps the Lichty team
Tracey Hines crashed with Johnny Heydenreich on lap 41
Alex Pruett bet me that I wouldn't print this. Alex.....you lose.
Wayne Ruetimann and...well...
Tony gets ready
Brian Paulus finished 28th
Teddy Beach in the Beach Boys car
the Steele palace
Johnny Benson talks to driver Mike Lichty
the #192 of Levi Jones
the entire Wayne Ruetimann jr racing family
#8 is Chris Escott from St Petersburg finished in 22nd
These chickens are sitting on beer cans filled with Margureta mix..stewed chicken?
#77 John Gerstner finished 5th
This is not just fluff ... She races sprint cars! Jessica Zemkie
#95 Jerry Coons is out.
Your entrance to USA Speedway
Dave Darlands power plant
Bob East comes from the open wheel ranks, but is running with NASCAR too.
Wayne Reutimann's engine is on the bottom of the car and the bottom of the car is on the ground.
the name says Bently Warren, but they found another driver for this race.... Tony Stewart
Russ Gamesters suit waits for him
the #94 driven by Mike Lichty finished 25th
#135 Ricky Stenhouse
Ricky Stenhouse adjusts his helmet
Dave Darland finished 9th
Ron Gregory would finish 17th
Ricky Stenhouse jr finished in 7th place
Chet Fillip has been racing for a long time and his 4th place finish puts in at the top of the points chace
ex Indy 500 racer Steve Chassey talks with race car rebuilder Pat Sentello
#83 Tate Pierce finished in 4th place
straight line racer Cory Kruzman talks with Tony Stewarts father.
#70 Jeremy Gerstner finished in 12th
Driver Johnny Hydenrich still lays on the ground many minutes after his crash. Lots of flames, which he could not get away from. Thank goodness no serious burns but some lung problems and pretty sore.