Audience participation: It's Pole Day

Posted by Iannucci | 5/09/2009 | 10 comments »
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You know what that means? Well, it means Robert Doorbos has already torn up the car again in practice. That's twice already this month and it isn't even Mother's Day yet. As pressdog noted: Doornbos went looking for the oval runoffs and found them - they're called WALLS.

At any rate, we've got several hours of one-at-a-time action today, so feel free to make your predictions for the front row, guess who will be the highest qualifying driver outside of the "Big Three", or just tell us why the current qualifying format sucks. Just rememeber to do this all in 25 words or less. Thank you.


  1. reddcarr // May 09, 2009 8:44 AM  

    the old style pole day was fine when they had 60 cars or whatever attempting to qualify. I think the new way is exciting for the limited number of cars now.

  2. reddcarr // May 09, 2009 8:47 AM  

    oops. too many words on that comment. I'll take back the following: style, or, whatever, I, think and now. sorry.

  3. Iannucci // May 09, 2009 8:55 AM  

    No worries, redd. But if it happens again I'm bringing in Bob Probert as my enforcer.

  4. Migue // May 09, 2009 10:06 AM  

    The new system sucks cause it's confusing as fuck, i still didn't figure it out completly.

    Briscoe will score pole, btw.

  5. Shaun // May 09, 2009 11:57 AM  

    New to the site but I am watching quali...agreed, I like the current setup all things considered.

  6. Robert // May 09, 2009 12:10 PM  

    how many more days of Paul Tracy crying about 2002 do we have to put up with?
    In the old days this would have been a short piece between showing the Bettenhausen's story and Mario and his pet pig in the Indy 500 Pre-race.

    For this I vote for the old style- as for racing I love the new format

  7. reddcarr // May 09, 2009 12:27 PM  

    after watching today, it seems they should condense the time allowed for qualifying. say from 7hrs. to 3 or 4

  8. Anonymous // May 09, 2009 1:29 PM  

    way to go Helio !

    Bob Jenkins is so good

    did you see the drunk guy dancing in the stands he must be a Dancing With The Stars fan

  9. Demond Sanders // May 09, 2009 2:53 PM  

    I'll say it again: Briscoe and Dixon bore me. Go everyone else...

  10. Unknown // May 09, 2009 3:34 PM  

    I'm going to go out on a limb and predict a front row of Helio, Ryan, Dario.