First, a congratulations is in order for fellow Butler Bulldog, 2003 grad and IndyCar Series driver, Ed Carpenter for his fifth place finish in the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500 driving for Vision Racing!
had a great month after starting 10th (a best for him at Indy) and
finishing fifth (also a best at Indy and matches his best IndyCar
Series finish). He also picked up his first lead laps in an Indy car
during the race. Ed also earned the AAA Safe Driver Award for his safe
and clean driving all month long in the No. 20 Menards/Vision Racing
Ed showed great determination
during the race. After starting 10th, he dropped to 12th and then began
his charge to the lead pack. He was running steadily between 4th and
6th when on his next to last pit stop, the car failed to engage into
neutral and he stalled the engine coming into the pits. Ed’s crew ran a
routine stop, got the car restarted and back into the race. However, he
was relegated to 23rd.
to Ed’s grace under pressure, his perseverance, a great race strategy
and some divine intervention, Ed was able to get back with the lead
pack again and take fifth place on the day. It truly was a remarkable
run for Ed and Vision Racing. Way to be a Bulldog out there, Ed!
Ed represented Butler well and we should be proud. His performance was the essence of The Butler Way.
course, I was cheering from Grandma and Grandpa Kaltenmark’s house in
Wabash, Ind. where I will again cheer for him this weekend when he
heads to The Milwaukee Mile (4 p.m. ET on ABC).
Yep, I’m headed
north for the weekend again…my mom gets to join my dad for this race so
that leaves me the odd dog out, thus, I needed a place to go and once
again, my grandparents come to my aid.
I hope grandpa takes me to the hardware store again! That was fun.
of fun, I had the opportunity to make some new friends yesterday.
Louis, a nearly two year-old basset hound came to campus to visit me
and we went outside and had a great time. We were joined by Hoops, a
year and a half year-old pit bull owned by former Butler guard, Mike
Louis and Hoops did most of the running around while I observed, barked
orders and guarded my bone, but it was still fun. Here’s a video of the
adventure and a couple more can be found at BlueTube as well.
Running around on the campus mall with Louis and Hoops reminded me of
the good old days with my best bud, Kirby. You may remember Kirby moved
away to Minnesota with his mom, Jessica Butler, after she graduated
earlier this month.
Well, Kirby’s aunt had taken some pictures
of us playing before he left and I had received them the night before I
met Louis. So I was glad to see Louis and Hoops because by that point I
was really missing Kirby.
Below are the pictures that Kirby’s aunt took of us…
I think that’s about all I know for the time being. I’ve been loving
this great spring weather and lush green grass. It’s a great time to be
a dog in Indiana!
P.S. Do you know what Ed
Carpenter and I have in common? We’ll both be featured on a DVD from
Butler that could be coming to a mailbox near you sometime very soon.
If you receive the Butler Magazine or Butler materials, then chances
are you’ll bet getting this DVD. Be sure to pop it open and throw it in
the DVD player and give it a view. I think you are really going to like
it. I’ll have more about this little project in the near future.