Thursday, June 2, 2011

Indy 500 Wrap-Up

I promise I'll take a break from posting about my love for the Indy 500 and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after today. (But if you didn't get enough, you'll find posts here and here.) Needless to say, it was a great weekend in Indianapolis, full of lots of excitement as the outcome came down to not just the last lap, but the very last turn! My husband even came home from the race with a little cash in his pocket (and a sun-burned face) because he drew lucky winner Dan Wheldon in his pool. Speaking of pool, the arrow swam all on his own with swimmies at his grandparents on race day. I was too busy squeeling with glee and enjoying the freedom of my own two arms to take any pictures, so you'll just have to trust me.

Two weeks ago, my mom kindly watched the arrow so that my dad and I could have a day at the track for the Fast Friday practice. It's the last practice before qualification weekend, so all the cars were out trying to pick up lots of speed. It was fun to watch, and as always, I loved wandering around this beautiful venue. This being the 100th anniversary of the race, it was particularly striking to reflect on its profound history. Here are a few of my favorite photos.

The pagoda from the infield.

 This giant column shows qualifying order and track position during the race

The fancy new cars that they'll race next year.

Next year, I hope to have the arrow join in us for a day at the track!

This post is a part of Things I Love Thursday at Diaper Diaries and Photo Friday at Delicious Baby.


  1. That will be quite an experience for your son when he finally gets to go!

  2. We loved the Indy 500 when we went back in 2009. Great event and couldn't believe when we watched it on TV this week that it was lost in the last turn!

  3. This must be a hoot to experience!

  4. My son loves Nascar, and it's a great way for him to enjoy time with Dad. The whole family are becoming fans, and it's suprisingly kid friendly. Kids can get right down on the track, get pit crew autographs etc.

  5. We went to the Indy years and years ago. It was pretty fascinating to watch the cars zip by, but even more so to watch them zoom into the pits for a quick change or gas up. Looks like you had a great day for it this year.