Memorial Sunday

It’s time for the best thing about Memorial Day … the Indianapolis 500. I may be a bigger stock car fan than I am an open wheel fan, but I grew up near Dayton, Ohio, and that’s just a stone’s throw from Indy. I’ve been to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but never on raceday. One of these years, I will make it. I remember Unser Jr. and Goodyear … Mears … Rahal … Foyt … Fittipaldi.

I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it, even with the CART/IRL split.

Gasoline Alley, baby.

Oh, and I don’t know ’bout y’all, but the first thing I thought about when I heard about this bridge collapse and having a second bridge being hit was, “Hmmmm, that’s an interesting terrorist tactic.” I’m hoping like hell that it’s just a hellishly bad accident.


  1. Up until last year when Jessica and I started watching Nascar, the Indy 500 was THE only race that I had ever watched. Why? With a mother who grew up in Indianapolis and with grandparents still there it’s just the natural thing to do. I really has lost something though from when we were little and watching it. All those names that you mentioned are gone. You seem to have left out the one family of racers that I associated with Indy and unfortunately with failure at Indy. . . Andretti. Ah well, another year gone by.

    Hope the PS2 is providing you with much fun. There will probably be one of those in my future since I need a DVD player and I want to play games 🙂

    Oh well. Hope you’re having a great holiday weekend. I know that I am.

  2. I saw Michael, but I apparantly missed Little Al. Either way it was a great race. And I personally think that Tracey was robbed by the IRL rules on the yellow flag. Do it like Nascar and make them race back to the line!

  3. Well, Tracy’s a CART driver, so I don’t know that he’s going to get any love from the IRL guys. However, the only reason that Helio slowed up was because he saw the yellow. No way Tracy passes if he doesn’t slow.

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