Indy 500 Drivers Make Milk Picks; Fernando Alonso Prefers 2 Percent

He considers Alonso a legitimate contender because he's racing with Andretti Autosport - victor of this race previous year with rookie Alexander Rossi - and because "the calibre of driver he is, it seems like he's definitely soaking it in".

"We would have to figure out the economics of it", said Boles.

Dixon, who started from pole when he won the 2008 Indy 500, said Alonso will benefit from driving for an Andretti Autosport team that put four drivers in victory lane, including Alexander Rossi, who past year became the race's ninth rookie victor.

For the almost 300,000 plus who will attend this years race, most have parking figured out, whether it be inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, or outside at one of the lots, like the Coke Lot or at Speedway High School.

"It's something we're doing as part of our larger motor racing programme to deliver for our partners", he said.

'I'm braking in places I've never braked before at Monaco. "The first couple of starts I will learn, I will improve mistakes that I do and hopefully the last couple of restarts I will be more experienced". What many people may not realize is that Charlotte has a connection to Sunday's "Greatest spectacle in racing", the Indianapolis 500.

"He's done incredible and, to be honest, to win the race he's going to be one of the guys you're going to have to beat", New Zealander Dixon, a four times IndyCar Series champion, said during a promotional IndyCar stop in Toronto. And that's two things: because the cars are better to drive and I haven't driven one for seven months. "I will try to compensate with the speed, with motivation and we will see what happens". "Obviously, it would be a tremendous amount of coverage for IndyCar and the Indianapolis 500, but if a rookie comes in and wins it on pace, it just makes us look a bit silly". It actually gets really good in traffic.

Alonso failed to finish the first three races and did not even start the fourth.

"Of course you always want to start more near the front and you want to say you are on the pole or on the front row", Castroneves said. You can't do any better for any race driver than give them something that's competitive.

"It's created a massive story in America and it's created an additional talking point here".

"I thought it might feel weird, but it doesn't, which is nice for me and I think a lot of my performance will come from me figuring out the braking and gaining my confidence".

"People are a huge problem because everyone in Indianapolis has a job right now", said Michael Shank, co-owner of Harvey's No. 50 vehicle. "It physically fatigues you", said Power. They know what they need to do to improve the auto to suit me a little bit more and to give me a little bit more confidence.

He presented Kanaan with a hat, and Kanaan pretended to interview Alonso, joking that since Alonso's much-hyped arrival on that skateboard, one of the most popular drivers in Indianapolis history has had to find a new job. "It's a very mixed-up grid at the moment which I'm sure will all change again on Saturday".

  • Julie Sanders