Indy Racing League

The Indy Racing League, or IRL, is an American based open-wheel racing series. The League consists of two series, the IndyCar Series and the Indy Lights (the official developmental series of the Indy Racing League). Questions range from history, event information, car and driver information to personal opinion questions.

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Track and Field
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Olympics Track and Field

Which track and field event requires the most athleticism?

Any event that 400 meters or longer. Most people consider the 800,steeplechase or 400 meter hurdles to be the most difficult race.

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Auto Racing
NASCAR
Truck Racing
Indy Racing League

When should you watch a NASCAR race?

If you are not a diehard race fan like me, then just watch the last 20 laps and it's usually pretty awesome. The only exception is Talladega. WATCH THE WHOLE THING :)

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NASCAR
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Danica Patrick

What is Danica Patrick's religion?

Methodist

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When is the Indy 500?

This event will take place May 30th, 2010, and will be the 94th ocurrence of the race. The Indianapolis Speedway will serve as the location.

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How deep is a league?

A league is not a measure of depth, it is a measure of distance. It is the distance a group of Roman soldiers could march in one day, possibly close to 50 miles. The title "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" refers to the distance the submarine Nautilus traveled in the course of the story.

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Salary and Pay Rates
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What is the salary of an Indy 500 car driver?

As of 2008, the Indycar Series decided to only award race earnings to race teams based upon their finish in the Indy 500. Teams that qualify for the Indy 500 as of 2009 earned no less than $275k regardless of whether or not they were full time race teams. As of 2008 they decided to grant teams that competed in the full schedule with no less than $1.2 million. Based upon contractual agreements drivers then get a percentage of that. I have heard that drivers getting 40% of winnings is a reasonably common figure though it varies and is likely to not be much more than that. On top of race winnings, I have also heard that there was a base salary of $200k though this was reported back in 1998. Sponsorship endorsement deals also often pay drivers some chunk of change (larger with drivers with more reputable sponsors). Bottom line: An Indycar driver that is reasonable will walk away with about a $1,000,000 paycheck for the season. This figure can vary widely too. Evidence of this is reported by Forbes with the claim that Danica Patrick earned $7,000,000 in 2009. The vast majority of that coming from sponsorship deals.

Here is a slightly dated link with some more insight on the issue.

http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/indycar_revenue_sharing_plan_set_for_2008/

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Formula One
Indy Racing League

What car won the 1939 Indy 500?

Maserati driven by Wilbur Shaw. Gentleman, start your search engine.

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Adverbs

Who won the 1932 Indy 500?

That Honor went to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Frame Fred Frame] follow the link to see how he did from 1927 to 1936 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Frame Hope This Helps.

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Birthdays
NASCAR Drivers Teams and Sponsors

What is Arie Luyendyk's birthday?

Arie Luyendyk was born on September 21, 1953.

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Champ Car
Indy Racing League

Who is Al unser?

Al Unser is a former race car driver, the brother of Bobby Unser and father of Al Unser, Jr.. Al is the second of three men to have won the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race four times, the fourth of five to have won the race in consecutive years, and is the only person to have both a sibling (Bobby) and child (Al Jr.) as fellow winners.

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What are the required rear wing specifications for an Indy car?

The Indy Racing League utilizes three different wing configurations. * Single - Element Wing (Indy 500 race) * Two - Element Wing (Speedway races) - IRL designates a minimum flap angle. * Three - Element Wing (Short Track and Road Courses) - IRL designates a minimum flap angle.

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Mileage for an Indy car?

The average milage for an Indy car is approximately 1.3 gallons of fuel per lap at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Since a lap is 2.5 miles, that works out to 1.923 mpg.

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Do Indy cars race in rain?

Indy cars race in the rain on street and road courses, however they do not on ovals.

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Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing
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How many permanent seats are at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has 257,325 permanent seats.

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Snakes
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Indianapolis

What is the Snake Pit Ball?

The Snake Pit Ball is a black tie event that is held on the eve of the Indianapolis 500. It is held in the Indiana Roof Ballroom, and is known as the place to see the stars. Celebrities and special VIPs who are in town for the race are given red carpet arrivals, start arriving at 6:00 p.m. The arrivals are televised live by WISH-TV.

Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. and dancing follows.

The entertainer for the 2012 Ball is Rick Springfield.

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Auto Racing
Indy Racing League
Indy Drivers Teams and Sponsors

Who was the first female driver to drive in the Indy 500 and what year?

On May 29, 1977, Janet Guthrie became the first woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500. She qualified 26th and finished 29th.

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Indy Racing League
NASCAR Drivers Teams and Sponsors

Why do winning race car drivers drink milk after the race?

The ONLY race where milk is drunk afterwards is the Indianapolis 500. It is a tradition that started with the first 500. If you watch European Formula racing, you will see them take a sip or two of champagne, NASCAR drivers do Soft Drinks, Gatorade, water, or even beer. According to the IRL, the milk tradition at the Indy 500 was started in 1936 when the winner, who drank buttermilk on hot days, was photographed drinking buttermilk in Victory Lane. The head of the local dairy saw the picture and talked the track into continuing it. It's a nice tradition.

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Indy Racing League

How long is the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

2.5 miles

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Auto Racing
Indy Racing League

Who has more fans NASCAR or Indy?

NASCAR

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Edmonton

Who won the 2008 Rexall Edmonton Indy?

Scott Dixon

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Where was the Indy 500 held this year?

At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana.

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How long does the average Indy 500 race last?

Depends on amount of crashes and cautions laps. Average time would probably fall between 3 to 3.5 hours. The fastest Indianapolis 500 occurred in 1990, when Dutch driver Arie Luyendyk completed the race at an average speed of 185.981 mph in a time of 2 hours 41 minutes.

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Home Equity and Refinancing
Reality TV Shows
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The Amazing Race

How many races are there in an IRL season?

18

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Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Tigers
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The Moon

How many Indy 500 races have been rained out?

There have been numerous Indy 500 races which have suffered from rain delays but only three races, (1915, 1986, 1997), have been completely postponed throughout the Indy 500's history.

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Indy Racing League
Indy Drivers Teams and Sponsors

Who was the last race car driver to win the Indy 500?

On May 29, 2011, Dan Wheldon became the latest winner of the Indy 500.

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