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The tire meltdown at Indy not as bad as it seemed

The tire situation at Indy wasn't ideal, but Sam Hornish Jr. had a blast running -- and passing cars -- under the green, he writes in his diary.

Updated: July 31, 2008, 3:35 PM ET
By Sam Hornish | Special to ESPN.com

I guess the way I look at the Brickyard 400, obviously, it wasn't optimal, but there was a lot more passing and a lot more lead changes, believe it or not, at Indy. Yeah, it wasn't the greatest thing, but there were a lot of short sprints, and the pit crew was really brought into it. You had to pace yourself and make sure your tires lasted. We don't want to race like that, but there were some positives. I passed, like, 80 cars, and I actually had fun running under green. I know it could ...

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