THE BRONZE BADGE CHRONICLES: Fast(er) Friday

A year later, and STILL no restraining order. YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG, SIMONA.

"The Bronze Badge Chronicles" is about my experience with the infamous "Bronze Badge" garage pass. IndyCar fans can purchase one and can be given access to Gasoline Alley for the Month of May. Last year was my first year with the badge. This year, the 2012 Indianapolis 500, is my second year with the badge.

DAY FOUR: May 18, 2012

With qualifications a day away today was "Fast Friday" (or as the Lotus teams would call it: "the day we go faster than NASCAR...sort of") and with it comes faster speeds. Also today was the last full day of practice, so this might be one of my last chances to get my picture taken with a certain Lotus driver that doesn't wear a hat from the 1920s.

Did I succeed like last year?

No chance you say, since Monica Hilton (the one who helped me last year) does PR for Bryan Herta Autosport this year instead of HVM Racing.

Yep, impossible.

...OR WAS IT?

(Photos after the jump)

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SUPER TEX.

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Pippa Mann still asking around for a ride...and still taking the time to talk to us fans.

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Fans are supposed to be the ones taking pictures of drivers. WADE, U R DOING IT WRONG.

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Beaux Barfield. RESPECT. MY. AUTHORITAH.

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RESPECT. MY. HAIRSTYLE. For no one uses as much product...

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...never mind.

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Sarah and Josef. Busy being awesome.

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No, she's not a member of the Pacers...but still could've grabbed 15 boards over the Heat in Game 3. And sent LeBron into Row 7.

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Massive consumer of tenderloins. And receiver of hate mail. Remember, NBC Sports kept him over Lindy Thackston...

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Naturally my very next picture after Robin Miller was weaponry.

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This is the look of a woman who not only doesn't have to drive the 2nd Dreyer & Reinbold entry again this year or a Lotus, but a woman who drives for Andretti Autosport AND ACTUALLY ENJOYS IT.

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Old sleepy Lotus driver is sleepy.

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Adorable nose ornament is adorable.

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FACT: Moments after this pic was taken Mr. Bernard game him a fist-bump.

With that, the weekday editions of TBBC comes to a close. To answer my original question "Can I get my picture taken again this year with Simona, this time without any help?"

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KA. FREAKING. BOOM. Yet again.

Thanks for the hundredth time, Simona.

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