It’s definitely warming up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday morning of the 100th Anniversary of the running of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was 71 degrees F at 7 am, but the skies are partially to fully overcast and there is a strong breeze. The watch word is water – lots and lots of water. The track has installed Cooling Stations – large mist fans.
In Gasoline Alley, the IndyCar teams are finishing last prep on the cars and taking them through the Scrutineering line. A few drivers are hanging out, some are being interviewed, and others are in their garages watching the Formula One race.
There are Pit Tours roaming the garages, marching bands, colorful characters, and all. The pits and garages are open to those with special passes. At 11 am the Pre-Race passes are null for the Pit Lane.
In addition to all the legendary Indy 500 drivers in town and at the track for the Centennial, there are always celebrities and heroes from other racing series everywhere. It is a people watcher’s delight.
JANET NAPOLITANO, Director of Homeland Security and some other local pols were in the Media Center for interviews.
There are fans everywhere – lots of crowds. That would be a good thing