Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/17/12
No Danica. No bump on Bump Day. No problem. Fans tune in to the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" because the Indianapolis 500 is just that: a spectacle. So what if Danica Patrick is logging 600 miles in "that other race" on Memorial Day weekend? Or that, as of this week, the entry list for the May 27 Indy 500 includes just enough car-driver combinations to fill out the traditional 33-car field, rendering "Bump Day" a potential bust. All the drama that inevitably flavors the days leading up to the Indianapolis 500 will be exceeded by the drama of the actual race, where this year Helio Castroneves could join legends A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears as a four-time winner; Marco Andretti looks fast enough to maybe snap the family's four-decade old Indy curse; and Sarah Fisher Hartman could make history as the first woman team owner to hoist the Borg Warner trophy. For two generations, there has been a natural and intense rivalry between two of America's greatest racing families - t...
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