Friday, June 1, 2012

Indy 500 in Photos

Indianapolis may host the Super Bowl, Final Fours, and other major sporting events, but it will likely always be known most of all for the Indy 500. And while the city is so much more than just a great sports locale, if you have to forge your reputation around one event, I'm certainly ok with it being the Indy 500.

I'm not a car fanatic, but I always attend the race any chance I get. In fact, this year it happened to be my first day away from Little Arrow. Someday we'll take the Arrows to the race, but for now, it serves as a nice day-long getaway from parenting for us.

Here's our day in photos:

My first peak at the Pagoda always makes me feel like I've really arrived.

As if 250,000 people singing the Star Spangled Banner didn't already give me chills, then came the flyover.

Then the engines get fired up and the balloons are released.

At first I was disappointed when I realized that my planned photo of the cars on their first lap around the track was ruined. And then I fell in love with the exuberance of these two fans. It's probably exactly what my husband and I looked like if someone had snapped our picture at this moment.

This post is a part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby. Come back on Monday when I'll be writing about what I wore to the hottest Indy 500 in history!


  1. I love the last photo!!! It is an awesome capture! Can't wait to hear more about the race next week!

    Have a super weekend!

  2. Great shot! I had no idea that many people attended the car race - it must be very exciting to be in such a crowd. Can't wait to hear more next week!

  3. I'll have to read your Monday post, because to be honest, a day at the Indy 500 sounds hot and loud (and therefore not much fun) to me.

  4. I find myself pretty bored by most forms of car racing, but I would probably make an exception for the Indy 500. Any event with that kind of history and attendance is definitely something special.