How many Indy 500 drivers can you name off the top of your head? There are still 2 names that probably come to mind for a lot of you. They are Andretti and Rahal. After that, I would have to think hard to come up with more than 4 or 5 others–if I could even do that. Since newspapers print little (if any) news any more, we here in southeastern Indiana hear little or nothing about the 500.
If you are lucky enough to pick up Indianapolis TV on your cable system, you will be more informed than I am. I do know is it this Sunday and once the activities start some of the old excitement will come back. However, it is not like the old days–at least not for me. When names like Foyt, Unser, and Rutherford retired, the new list is totally international and only a few American racing teams are still involved.
I will be watching the 500 and then probably the NASCAR race that follows. It is a full day of racing and I hope it is an enjoyable one for you.