Luvender’s Indianapolis cell phone photo travelogue
By Steve Luvender | Wednesday, September 11, 2019
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I took my first-ever trip to the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway — and, like most millennials, my iPhone never left my hand. Enjoy some not-really-future-photography-award-winning photos I took throughout the weekend at the Brickyard.
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Found a tribute to 2018 Brickyard winner Brad Keselowski in this here elevator.
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Despite its name’s suggestion, the yard of bricks exceeds 3 feet in length.
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@nascarcasm’s phone needed a charge, and I had a laptop with a charger in a bag. We both needed to be somewhere. The awkward result looked like ‘Casm walked me around on a leash like a misbehaving toddler.
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Hate it when you grab the wrong lunch box out of the fridge.
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Call me a gatekeeper, but you’re not a real fan unless you can name these two drivers.
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Yes, it’s THE Applebee’s on Crawfordsville Road.
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Sign-maker's wish came true.
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Timmy Hill works on Austin Hill’s car. No relation. I think.
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Matt Tifft has the best posture in all of NASCAR. Change my mind.
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The snack guy is the most important member of the team.
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WAIT! NO, I TAKE IT BACK.
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“Sir, I appreciate you being a fan, but for the last time, I can’t let you take a hot lap in the car.”
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If this new Wood Brothers Racing ride doesn’t work out for Matt DiBenedetto, he could probably operate this camera.
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If you look carefully in the background, you’ll see Mike Harmon, who likely threatened to do what happened to the No. 11 car to Michael Annett.
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When Jimmie Johnson tweeted, “I’m far from done JA,” he was actually directing his response to Justin Allgaier.
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Goodyear tires: some assembly required.
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Congrats to the race winner: this person, who made the decision to kiss the bricks far before the race started.
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Where did Cash Bowyer get an American flag and why is he carrying it in such a manner? I mean, he is a Bowyer.
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This Keselowski fan walked right in front of what was going to be the perfect photo of Johnson. SO RUDE, THIS GUY.
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Some well-wishes from the boss.
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I hung out with a couple of my BFFs, Jeff Gordon and Mr. Hendrick. Unfortunately, I did a poor job framing the photo and didn’t make it into our selfie. OK, YEAH, YOU GOT ME, I did not hang out with NASCAR legends.
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PROBABLY not going to make it back out within the six-minute crash clock time period.
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Really, sawing off the entire rear of the wrecked car is the best sponsorship testimonial you could get.
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Hard to recognize The King without his iconic hat. Bubba Wallace earned a third-place finish Sunday, though, so maybe there’s something here.
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Plenty of race favorites ran into trouble Sunday, making it a very real possibility somebody discarded their TV in frustration.
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I’m on Piper Harvick’s team here. No way am I putting my mouth on the ground.
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Oh, THEY can climb the fence, but when I try it, I’m greeted by a cacophony of yellow-shirts’ whistles.
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Some future NASCAR stars practice racing down the frontstretch.
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Owen Larson solicits NASCAR.com’s own @nascarcasm to act as race official for an impromptu footrace.
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Cash races to the checkered flag while @nascarcasm checks on Owen, who went for a spin.
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“OK, everybody move out of the frame unless you’re wearing a giant ‘M’.”
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The obligatory pagoda photo. It was fun, Indianapolis!