“Indy 500-Never Seen Before”
The Old Brickyard gave us everything you could want on a Sunday afternoon at the Speedway.
‘Back Home in Indiana’..a stirring rendition infront of 130,000 fans.
Color-Pagentry-History…and edge of your seat racing.
Old guys rule, as 46-year old Helio Castroneves won his 4th Indy 500 race, holding off young gun Alex Palou of Spain, darting, dashing thru lapped traffic, after exchanging 8-lead changes with the European young phenom before winning.
An afternoon of a ton of mistakes.
Dutch star Rinus Vee Kay setting too torrid a pace early, eating up fuel as he tried to run away from the pack, forcing him to make an extra pit stop.
Pole sitter Scott Dixon running out of fuel after the pit lane was closed for an accident forcing him to take an extra lap he could not handle before getting back into the pits.
Four crashes or spins in the pits from young driver Stefon Wilson, to former star Will Power and then Simona DeSilvestro spinning into pit stalls.
Graham Rahal raced to the front, made a pit stop, and lost a wheel coming out of the pits hitting the wall and wrecking his chances.
Ed Carpenter-running up front, stalling in the pits.
Connor Daly damaging the nose of his car, when Rahal’s bouncing tire hit his car.
Pato O’Ward driving to the front, actually grabbing the lead twice, then caught in lapped car traffic seeing the lead go away.
And when they got to the finish line, an explosive celebration for Castroneves, one of the original Boys from Brazil, winning the race.
Running to jump up the fence in his trademark ‘Spiderman’ celebration. Then running down the straightaway to standing ovations from the crowd.
It was followed then by a celebration on Pit Row as drivers and crew members of other teams came up to honor the win. Included were other 4-time winners, AJ Foyt-Rick Mears-Al Unser.
It was a wild day, capped off by a furious finish, and a fun time at the finish line.
It was Indy 500-Sunday…what you like to see ‘Back Home in Indiana’.