Caught the last part of the Indy 500 and it was probably one of the best races in years!
The first woman ever to lead the 500 – a rookie no less. Danica Patrick lead the last dozen or so laps only to get beaten out by mere inches before a yellow. She then took the lead again, lost it, and the winner runs out of gas before he can make it back to pit road! What a great finish!
This is the first 500 in a few years that I didn’t get back home to see. Usually make it to the time trials or the like; but watched it alone in a very empty seminary. Yet, it was so exciting and fun. I felt like I was there myself – whooping and white-knuckling my seat till the end.
The live, in-person version is really entertaining. Mostly because the hoards of drunk people that as much fun to watch as the race itself. But I also missed the family because the race reminded me of watching the race together as a kid.
If you’ve never experienced an Indy-car race in person – make the 500 your first. It’s so loud that you’ll be deaf without earplugs. You can actually hear the race almost 20-30 miles away on good days. Great, great race.