Think pink

Posted by Iannucci | 5/04/2009 | 7 comments »
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Just saw this pic from @alex_lloyd, showing what is likely to be his entry at Indy. You'll definitely be able to notice this car on the track.

In other Gasoline Alley news, Conquest Racing confirmed their driver and sponsor.

Conquest Racing and Rubicon Sports Agency announce the signing of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis as a major associate sponsor for the 2009 Indianapolis 500 with the upcoming King Tut exhibition "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs" as the focal point of the partnership.

The #34 Conquest Racing entry, driven by Alex Tagliani, will wear King Tut exhibition branding on the engine cover, nose cone and front wings of the car for the month of May. The car will be unveiled at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tuesday at noon. Additionally, a 25-foot statue of the ancient Egyptian god Anubis will be on display in the outside lot at the Speedway Museum during race week, paving the way for the blockbuster exhibition coming to Indianapolis in June.

Not pics yet available showing what the King Tut car will look like, but it's a safe bet it will pale in comparison to Alex's stunning wife Bronte.


  1. mmack // May 04, 2009 10:17 AM  


    Mrs. mmack and I picked Mine That Bird in the Derby for ourselves and the bartender at Seamus McGhee's based on her advice on how to bet the horses:

    "If there's a horse with pink silks in the race, place a bet on it."

    Based on our return on investment for $2.00 on Mine That Bird, who wore pink silks for the Derby, I'll put $2.00 down that Alex Lloyd's hot pink Dallara is the race winner for the 2009 Indy 500.

    Take THAT Curt Cavin!

    If Alex takes all the marbles on 5/24, you heard it here first folks. If not, Jeff, please delete this post on 5/25/2009.


  2. Iannucci // May 04, 2009 10:22 AM  

    True story: My good friend Chamberlain, who's a professional of sorts in the horse racing industry, co-hosted a seminar on betting on race day. Told people what he was betting and why.

    Consequently, he lost on every bet he made for the Derby save one. He dropped $2 like he always does on an exacta for his birthday, 8-16. Paid over two grand. The moral of the story: bet like a professionals do - get lucky.

  3. Justin // May 04, 2009 10:30 AM  

    As Nelson would say: HA! HA!

  4. Anonymous // May 04, 2009 10:39 AM  

    That will be one man card please.

  5. AZZO45 // May 04, 2009 9:34 PM  

    Nelson is more of a AHH-HA-AAA !!! eh?

    ;) ;)

  6. Leigh O'Gorman // May 04, 2009 10:59 PM  

    That car reminds of the awful pink and blue Brabham that Damon Hill had in '92 in F1 - ughhh....

  7. Anonymous // May 08, 2009 12:45 AM  

    WTF? That 92 Brabham livery was AWESOME. Car was slow so might as well have a sweet paint scheme!

    Also more magenta than PINK & had two shades of blue. Think BMW tri-colors but the red replaced by the magenta.