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Indy 500 - Race Day
Sunday May 25th 2008
After spending the evening eating and drinking at
a ritzy lounge, E.T. and I ended up at Russ G's
house playing Rock Band with him and John.
We played almost until dawn, hence we left
a little late for the track - say around 11am.

I could not believe that the coke lot actually filled
up!  I had to park way in the very back of it - which
meant a long walk.  

Marlboro Penske were giving away race tickets
to selected smokers whom they had sent
invitations.  So, I had sold my NW Vista tickets
and went this free route.  

The seats were in the North Vista and they also
gave people a gift pack which included binoculars
and a voucher for rental scanners to listen to the

There was a long line for these tickets.
Once inside the gates, there was another line to get the scanners.  
Since the race was about to start, E.T. and I skipped them and headed to the seats.   

Four fighter jets flew over our heads as we made our way toward the North Vista.  

We sat down in time to hear Jim Nabors sing "Back Home Again."
Line in front of me to get tickets


Line behind me.
Thousands of balloons
Our seats were on the second row,  we worked our way up about 20 rows for a little better view.

There were a lot of caution periods.  Our seats afforded us a view of most of the wrecks.

I bought a Bloody Mary for $6 and was happy with it.  

Once again, poor Tony Kanaan got taken out after leading the race.  

Scott Dixon led most of the day and won the race from pole.

I took these photos with my little Nikon Coolpix camera.  I didn't feel like luggin' the big camera around today.
Sarah Fisher wrecked when
Tony Kanaan slid in front of her.
Some people just hung outside the stands
playing Corn-Hole (beanbag game.)
After so much rain in May,
the coke lot had its wet spots
Dan's 2008 Race Journals
"If it ain't Motörhead, it Sucks"
Looking to my left at Turn 3 Infield
Me and E.T.
Miller Lite Party Deck was back again
Turn 4
Walking in the Coke Lot back to my car