Category Archives: Indy 500

Post-Indy 500 Thoughts: My IndyCar Family

And maybe a little withdrawal…

Where to start?  By now you’ve read a million other post-race articles analyzing the race and drivers and the current state of IndyCar, IMS, and the Indy 500.  People have given their opinions on anything and everything from the new road course race, the new concessions, the new tenderloins, the new qualifying format, Carb Day and its craziness, concerts at the track, Legends Day, this year’s rookies, the red flag after Townsend Bell’s crash, Ryden Hunter-Reay, and a million other topics.  I’m not here to write about those things, though a few may get a mention.

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First Two Days at IMS

I arrived at IMS yesterday and it’s been an awesome whirlwind of activity, drivers, and friends since I set foot inside the track. Continue reading

The Craziness of May

And just like that, I look up and it’s been 15 days since I last posted.  Shame on me!  Being busy is not an excuse, but I have been insanely busy this month.  While it’s been a lot of fun, the unfortunate side effect of being so busy is I haven’t had a chance to watch a lot of IndyCar.

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It’s a Great Time to be an IndyCar Fan!

Two weeks ago, IndyCar pit spotter Patsy White tweeted this:

I love IndyCar. I have for 30 years. I’m sorry the ratings aren’t good, I’m sorry the TV package isn’t good but I still love IndyCar.

Before I continue, if you’re not following Patsy on Twitter, you’re missing out.  Stop reading right now and go follow her.  DO IT!

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Random Post-Indy 500 Thoughts

The next race is almost upon us already–actually the next 2 races are almost upon us already–but I still have so many thoughts floating around in my head from my 5 days at Indy.  So here they are, in no particular order.

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My Indy 500 Experience

I feel like I’m behind the curve on this, since almost all of the blogs I read have covered their Indy 500 experiences already, but I just got home from the airport at 8 PM yesterday and I was back at work today, so this is the first real chance I’ve had to sit down and write.  I have a lot to say about my time at IMS (and related topics) but for tonight I’m just going to give a semi-brief rundown of the events of my weekend.

I had another absolutely amazing five days in Indy!  I arrived on Thursday, a little late due to a plane that sat on the tarmac for no apparent reason (and with only one update from the flight crew) for over an hour, but very very excited that I was finally in Indy.  My boss was already at the airport (yes, I travel with my boss, we were friends before she was my boss–and she’s primarily a NASCAR fan but who can resist Indy?!) so we headed right to the Emerald Aisle and chose our rental car (a really cute Chevy Captiva SUV with leather seats, remote start, and XM Radio) and off we went to IMS! Continue reading

Initial Indy 500 Thoughts

Holy crap what an awesome race!  I’m watching the broadcast now at my hotel and my nerves are still on edge.  I wanted Marco to win but I couldn’t be happier for TK.  I have a lot to say about my time here at Indy Motor Speedway and I’ll write about all of it when I get home.  It’s been another incredible visit to IMS.  So many expected awesome moments and some special surprises. I can’t wait to tell you about all of them.   🙂

I’ll be home Tuesday so be on the lookout for more on Tuesday or Wednesday!