On Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin give their thoughts on the new Indy 500 qualifying format, which saw a new pole-speed record. They discuss some of the surprises from qualifying, the crowd’s reaction to laps over 234 MPH, and what led to those fast laps. Kevin and Curt also break down the disappointing speeds from Team Penske as well as Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
We talk to A.J. Foyt Racing’s J.R. Hildebrand about his Month of May, and his sponsor, Homes For Our Troops. The 2011 Indy 500 runner-up gives his thoughts on what led to higher speeds over the weekend, and what to expect in Sunday’s race. Later, USAC Sprint Car Champion Brady Bacon joins the show to talk about short track racing coming up at Circle City Raceway as well as Anderson Speedway. Our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway is David Malsher-Lopez’s report that Alexander Rossi has signed a new contract and it will be announced in three to four weeks.