Monday, May 25, 2009

Indy 500 -- Race Day!

Roger & Abby got here Saturday afternoon. We had dinner and margaritas at El J's. Then the guys wanted to get the UFC fights, so we got that PPV. Abby and I talked through it since we weren't really into all the fighting:)
Sunday was race day. We got up, got around, and got going. We got to the parking lot around 9:30 a.m. We settled in, then walked around and looked at all the vendors, went back to the car for sandwiches and snacks, then headed to the track. We got seated around noon. The race actually started at one, but they have the opening ceremonies that are great to see. The race was really fun. There were a couple of crazy wrecks right near where we were sitting. We had great weather. It was warm, but overcast. Definitely not as sweltering as the parade, which was a good thing! Helio Castroneves won the Indy 500.
After the race we got cleaned up and went to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner. Our waitress left something to be desired, but the food was good! We ended up going home and chillaxing before heading to bed. After being outside all day, I was wiped out! Roger & Abby got up this morning and hit the road. It was a quick and really fun weekend!
Me and T.J. race day morning. Roger and Abby Abby and me before the race Roger cutting out the list of drivers before the race. He cut them up, put them in a hat, then we each took turns drawing drivers out of the hat. I had some good ones, but Roger had Helio, so he won the drawing:) T.J. and me at the track before the race! Here is a video of the National Anthem with some WWII planes flying above.
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This video is of the first full lap. As soon as they waved the green flag, Marco Andretti wrecked on the first curve. Once the caution was over, this is what I recorded.

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