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New IndyCar Exec Walker Looks To Win Back Fans; Indy Bump Day A Bore
Published May 20, 2013
BUMP DAY LACKS DRAMA, AGAIN: The DETROIT FREE PRESS reports Bump Day "lacked the usual drama, tension and rumors," as all nine drivers who "made attempts on the second and final day of Indy qualifications made it into the 33-car field." It was "no typical second day of qualifying," as the first nine drivers "all qualified on their first attempts, assuring race organizers of a full field." No other driver "even made an attempt" (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 5/20). In Indianapolis, Curt Cavin reports there were no bumping attempts "for the second consecutive year -- and just the third time in modern IMS." The first nine cars qualified "in the first hour, leaving only practice for the rest of the day." That was "fun, to an extent, but the day lacked intrigue" (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 5/20).