On Sunday May 28, the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race will take place.  Have you ever been to that Race?   It's a big deal here in Indy.

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On Sunday May 28, the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race will take place. Have you ever been to that Race? It's a big deal here in Indy.

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Never been. I remember back when the race couldn't be televised because the camera equipment couldn't follow quickly enough. Everyone listened to it on the radio.

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I've been to one race, but have been to a lot of qualifications.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove OP

Never been. I remember back when the race couldn't be televised because the camera equipment couldn't follow quickly enough. Everyone listened to it on the radio.

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JanHaskell JanHaskell

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It's blacked out in my area, so we can't see it until after it's over. Bummer.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove OP

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Like you, I used to listen on the radio. I can remember listening to one race where a driver named Eddie Sachs was killed in a crash

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goblue1968 goblue1968

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Living here in Indy, we only get to listen to the race on the radio. Except last year it was unblocked so we saw it live on TV. I remember when Eddie Sachs was killed, not sure what year it was, but some family members were at that race. There have been a lot of drivers killed in that race, and no wonder, the speeds that they are driving. There was a bad crash this past Saturday during qualifications. The driver got out OK, but with quite a few broken bones.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove OP

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I remember that race ... so sad.

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JanHaskell JanHaskell

I used to go watch drag races, that's about it..

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DandyDon DandyDon

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No stock car races? We have national drag races here in September.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove OP

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Yea but this was just a drag way, no lap racing..

Stock cars, funny cars, rails, rails with jet engines, motorcycles etc.

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DandyDon DandyDon

It must be so much fun being in your area at this time of year..... I've only been to drag races....and they were great...too.

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Sukiesnow Sukiesnow

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It's a very fun time. This coming Saturday there's a huge parade downtown, lots of marching bands, celebrities, etc.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove OP

Been to many stock car races way back. When I was in college, I worked in a garage for several years pumping gas. The owner of the garage had two stock cars and raced them every Wednesday night in the summer. I drove them several times around the oval track.

Also been to the Grand Prix (formula one) in Montreal and Molson Indy in Toronto.

Never been to Indy 500, but always wanted to go.

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Synyster Synyster

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I hope some day you can make it down to Indy. It's an exciting race, lots of ceremony, jet fly overs at the start.....some family members of mine go every year. In fact one is flying in from Florida and another is coming from Ohio. I like the stock car races too....in fact I always wanted to drive in the Powder Puff Derby. lol

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StarzAbove StarzAbove OP

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Many years ago I almost went with guys from work. One of the guys went every year. I heard it was a fun place to be.
Hopefully some day, then I'll stop by for dinner. (hehe)

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Synyster Synyster

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You'd have a great time. It used to get pretty raunchy the night before the race, a lot of partying going on. lol

Sure, stop in we usually have a cook out either after the race or the next day.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove OP

I'm not a race fan. My parents really like Formula 1 and they've been to the Grand Prix in Monaco. I've never been interested. I think it would too loud for me -_-

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Thibault Thibault

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It is very loud, too loud for me

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StarzAbove StarzAbove OP

I haven't been to the race but my son went last year. He was pretty impressed. :)

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Will_Janitor Will_Janitor

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It's a great race lots of great things happening before the race as well. Maybe you can attend one one of these years.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove OP

I was ther in 1983, the year Tom Sneva won!

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ZeeGee

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Did you enjoy the race?

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StarzAbove StarzAbove OP

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I did! I felt sorry for Mario Andretti though. he pulled out of the pits with the fuel hose still attached, and it ripped the side of his car off. Then there was Al Unser Jr. blocking Sneva, as Senior was leading at the time. Come to think of it, I think that Al Junior's rookie year.

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ZeeGee

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Was that the year Andretti was trying for his fourth win?

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StarzAbove StarzAbove OP

In response to “Was that the year Andretti was trying for his...

Mario had only won once, in 1969. He had some awful bad luck there over the years. Michael's luck wasn't so good either.

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ZeeGee

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Michael hasn't won yet, has he?

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StarzAbove StarzAbove OP

In response to “Michael hasn't won yet, has he?

Michael retired a few years ago, and now concentrates on operating the team, and looking after his son Marco's carrer.

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ZeeGee

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Andretti has been a famous name in racing for a very long time.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove OP

I've never been to​a race.

Here in Indy? So you are in Indy?

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Zolfie Zolfie

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Never? to any race? Wow, that's very rare. No, not in Indy, that's the capital of Indiana. I'm not big city.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove OP

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Well I was on the track team as a senior in high school. ... but I didn't think you were counting foot races (tongue)

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Zolfie Zolfie

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lol No, not really.

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