The start of May can mean many things, cold weather (usually) is gone, spring is in full swing, cookouts and spending time outside is in full swing.
However, the last Sunday in May holds more significance, it’s the day before Memorial Day where we honor the brave men and women who have so courageously served our country, some making the ultimate sacrifice to keep our freedom possible. As an American, Patriot, and a proud grandson of a WWII veteran thank you to all veterans. May 27th this year, take some time to think of those who have served our country and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
On May 26th, 2019 around 12:30 in the afternoon the most famous words in racing history will be spoken: “Ladies and Gentleman, Start your engines!” That’s right, it’s time for the INDIANAPOLIS 500!
This year will be the 103rd running of the 500-mile race, where 33 drivers compete to cement their names in auto racing history. Growing up I spend countless weekends with my Dad at the famed 2.5-mile oval watching the cars for hours try and secure a spot in the Indy 500. I can honestly say there is nothing better than hearing the roar of the crowd on race day, as the green flag drops and the cars are 3 wide in the first turn!
This is the racing even that every child and adult dream about winning. Having your name cemented in history with the likes of Andretti, Unser, Foyt, Mears, Rutherford, and Jones. Foyt, Mears, and Unser Sr. being the only four-time winners of the 500-mile race.
Whether you watch the race on T.V. or are blessed to attend “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” cherish every turn, every pass, every pit stop, for these are memories that will last a lifetime. I for one, cannot wait to experience the tradition with my future children. It’s my favorite day of the year and I am looking forward to every minute of it.
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