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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Remembering the USGP - 2005

In recent years, this is the week on the calendar I would be preparing for my annual trek to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for my home grand prix. There is plenty of blame to go around, but the lack of a US date on the calendar is a wrong that must be righted. All week, I will post some visual memories of my home race.

The 2005 race will forever be remembered for what wasn't on the track -- 14 Michelin shod cars. It was a shame, for the USGP by this time had matured and developed a personality of its own, but in many ways this was the beginning of the end. The memory of water bottles thrown on the track and the chorus of boos will not be forgotten, especially by the Indianapolis media, which had never been very welcoming to begin with. This photo is from the Thursday pit walk, and these Montoya fans capture the excitement of the crowd as they get to see the garages up close, a day before the cars hit the track for the first time. Don't miss the top stories of the day, subscribe to the SpeedRead Web newspaper now! -- Email SpeedRead -- Learn more about author C.D. Six


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