Debunking A Myth:|
The IRL Has Not Hurt Pole Day Attendance
IRL supporters will say it till they're blue in the face -- there is no decrease in Pole Day
attendance since the IRL was formed. Well, they say pictures are worth a thousand words, and
here are a couple to mull over and to debunk this IRL myth. Both were taken on Pole Day in 1991.
Despite the threat of rain (in fact, the last few hours of that day were rained out) the fans came
out in droves. Unlike these IRL years.
This shot is looking into Turn 1 taken a little after lunchtime. Nothing but fans in the
The packed pit stands taken around lunchtime. AJ Foyt's number still resides on top of the scoring
tower before Rick Mears, in the heat of the day, knocks AJ off the pole in one of the greatest
qualifying runs in Indy history.
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