Bump Day lacks drama, again (Update)

UPDATE A reader writes, When the backup cars don't get engines, you can't take one of them out and get it qualified by journeyman drive like you could in the old days. Thus, no drama! Burnt by another stupid rule, a rule that should not apply for Indy. Tim DeCesaro

05/20/13 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

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

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