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Indy 500 Driver Owns Rat Rod!

Rat RodWhen you tune into the Indy 500 this weekend and see all those beautiful race cars going around the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway remember that at least one of these guys is a real car guy; not just a racer. Paul Tracy (PT) is a car guy and a real racer.

If you live in Las Vegas you may have already seen PT cruise around at car shows in Sin City but for the rest of you check out our Feature Car page for an update on the wild Rat Rod. PT purchased this car a couple of months ago and was busy making modifications and making it all his.

Then the phone rang; some papers were signed; a gecko jumped onto the hood of an IRL car and PT was off to Indy. On the first day of qualifying he was the fastest by over a mph. He has now qualified 13th for the 2009 500.

If you ask him, he has already won the race once but  Helio Castroneves got the milk, money and trophy. (Remember the 2002 race?)

If you didn’t see the 2002 race or don’t remember it or if you think Helio won it watch this video.

If you don’t have a favorite for the 500 then root for PT, the Rat Rod Car Guy!!!!!!!

Position. 13

Paul Tracy

Car # 15

Speed/Time: 223.111/2:41.3545

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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