One of my traditional passtimes on Memorial day weekend is watching the Indy 500. Haven't missed it since I got into open wheel racing around 1968. It's come a long way from back when I was just a little cuss. It's not as grand as it had been up to the split of CART and IRL, but it's gotten better over the past few seasons.
Today is kind of special for me. I get to see a third generation Andretti in his first 500. Added to that is ol Mikie commin out from the timing stand and driving again. I loved the days when Mario and Mike would be out there, and this is as close to that as you could ever get. Marco is on the rise, and Mikie, even though he hasn't driven in a few seasons, is a force at indy, still holding the record for alltime laps led. He's the same age as me, so of course I think he retired too soon
Here's to a good safe race, and with any luck, breaking the Andretti curse with a win by Mike or Marco.