The Indianapolis 500

first_img“When I was a kid, every single day during May you heard something about the Indianapolis 500 no matter where you lived in Indiana.  This year I guess they are having a 500 on May 24, but you wouldn’t know it unless you lived in Indianapolis.  I have seen no hype anywhere–exception is the Indy Star.  You would think that for the 99th running of this race you would at least hear about it on the myriad of sports shows available on TV.  I have heard nothing.It would be nice to know who is considered the top driver this year, what kind of speeds they are running, when all the events are taking place, etc.  Do you remember when nearly a half million people would witness this race live?  All the month of May you could listen to Donald Davidson on the radio talking about the 500.  Names like Foyt and Andretti were household names.  Jim Nabors will not even be there this year!How many of you know these names?  Castroneves, Carpenter, Rahal, Hunter-Ray.  There is a good chance one of these drivers could win this race.  It is no longer the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”.last_img

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