Nate Ryan


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Timely stop at Indianapolis' beautiful and reverent Medal of Honor Memorial.

NBCSN booth: Bob Varsha, Robin Miller, Paul Tracy (sorry for the glare). #indycar

Jacques Villeneuve politely endures some ridiculous questions on Indy 500 Media Day. #indycar

Best moment of ceremony was watching Scott family revel in moment. #nascar #nascarhof

Apparently Johnsons get seated together at . Next to Junior is . #nascarhof

This is where the magic happens for voting. First year for assigned seating. #nascarof

And here's how Charlotte Motor Speedway looks from a helicopter. #nascar

How does Indianapolis Motor Speedway look from a helicopter? Like this.

Kurt Busch besieged for autographs after postqualifying interview. #indycar

Kurt Busch with his #indycar team after his qualifying lap.

ESPN's Dr. Jerry Punch interviewing Kurt Busch after qualifying lap. #indycar

A couple of recognizable faces on the grid: T.J. Patrick (Danica's dad) and Bruce Martin. #indycar

Big crowd as Kurt Busch dons his helmet for Indianapolis 500 qualifying run. #indycar

Kurt Busch drawing plenty of attention during Indy 500 practice. #indycar

Kurt Busch climbs out of the car during Indianapolis 500 practice. #indycar

Leftover from Kansas Speedway: Our man whips the crowd into a froth. #nascar

Danica Patrick gets a hug from Tony Stewart after a career-best seventh. #nascar

Quiet garage pic. In 90 mins, these spaces will be filled by Sprint Cup haulers. #nascar

On a good concert roll. Tonight it's Alabama Shakes. And they do.

This is Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. They are The Both and are worth seeing (cc: ).