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Indy 500 Pole Day sets several records

The first ever all-234mph front row in Indy 500 history also resulted in the closest gap between 1st & 3rd spot. The 4-lap averages of Alex Palou & Felix Rosenqvist were just 0.103mph apart, beating the previous record of 0.112mph between James Hinchcliffe, Josef Newgarden and Ryan Hunter-Reay in 2016. Palou’s & Rinus VeeKay’s gap of 0.006mph is the second-smallest gap between 1st & 2nd in Indy500 history, the narrowest difference being 0.003s between Ryan Briscoe & Hinchcliffe in 2012. The result means that the 3 front-row starters come from 3 different teams and both of IndyCar’s engine manufacturers, Honda & Chevrolet, are represented. While neither of those stats are unusual, what is remarkable is the fact that the trio’s combined number of Indy500 starts is only 10. That’s the lowest since 2004, when Buddy Rice, the late Dan Wheldon and Dario Franchitti started 1-2-3 and had only 3 starts between them. A not-surprising corollary of that stat is that this is

Roca de Durazno

Once upon a time there was a boy, and then that boy became a man, and that man had a dream: to retire peacefully.   In his quest to find his place of solace, there were many ups and downs.  First there had to be funding, and then learning the foreign tax system, getting through a language-translation hurdle... while separated by thousands of miles.  Next he needed a support system: Angel investors. Lawyers for the accountants. And hoes in different area codes.  Finally, he needed a plan. Enter, F-I-R-E: Financial Independence, Retire Early.  Once that was in place, all that's needed from there was just a steady stream of execution.   Step by step, bit by bit, we went to work. First we carved out a square foundation in the volcano, got the materials, went to work and after dressing it up, now we're in paradise, baby. First floor includes multi-unit bathrooms, electricity, warm showers and the best view in the world from the back porch - WiFi and kitchen included.  Eventually t