Back home again…


OK folks, this is the last boring post about the Indy 500. I promise. Well, at least until next May. In fact, I’m already counting the days to next years race. Some quick stats, and then the pics:

2nd row – Parked 30 feet from the exit gate in Lot 3G again this year.

$6 – The cost of a Track Tenderloin sandwich at IMS. Worth. every. penny.

35 mpg – Average fuel mileage for my Mazda 6 on the 1,100 mile round trip.

Average Race Speed – 187 mph (a new record)

Number of lead changes during race – 68. (one out of every 3 laps!)

250,000 people – Estimated attendance

68 degrees – temperature at race time (24 degrees cooler than last year)

5 minutes – Time from getting in car, to exiting the lot.

10 hours – Total drive time from Indianapolis to Minneapolis.

Sunrise at IMS

Sunrise at IMS

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Crowd mulling about outside the garage of A.J. Foyt Racing

Crowd mulling about outside the garage of A.J. Foyt Racing

wheeling car to tech inspection

wheeling car to tech inspection

The Gordon Pipers

The Gordon Pipers

Someday this will be our view of the race...

Someday this will be our view of the race…

Cars lined up on grid before race

Cars lined up on grid before race

View from our seats

View from our seats

Pit stops during race

Pit stops during race

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