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.
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
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.
I remember that race ... so sad.
It's blacked out in my area, so we can't see it until after it's over. Bummer.
I've been to one race, but have been to a lot of qualifications.
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.
It's a very fun time. This coming Saturday there's a huge parade downtown, lots of marching bands, celebrities, etc.
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
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.
I used to go watch drag races, that's about it..
No stock car races? We have national drag races here in September.
Yea but this was just a drag way, no lap racing..
Stock cars, funny cars, rails, rails with jet engines, motorcycles etc.
I haven't been to the race but my son went last year. He was pretty impressed. :)
It's a great race lots of great things happening before the race as well. Maybe you can attend one one of these years.
It's a very big deal here and across the country, so I'm told.
I used to know most of the drivers, and Jacques sounds familiar, but don't remember that episode.
It is very loud, too loud for me
I was ther in 1983, the year Tom Sneva won!
Did you enjoy the race?
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.
Was that the year Andretti was trying for his fourth win?
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.
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.
Andretti has been a famous name in racing for a very long time.
I've never been toa race.
Here in Indy? So you are in Indy?
Never? to any race? Wow, that's very rare. No, not in Indy, that's the capital of Indiana. I'm not big city.
Well I was on the track team as a senior in high school. ... but I didn't think you were counting foot races
lol No, not really.