I live in Indianapolis, Indiana. When I travel and people find out where I live, one of the questions I get asked is, “Have you ever been to the Indianapolis 500?” The answer is, yes I have. I’ve been purely as a spectator. In 1986 I was there as a part of the Purdue All American Marching Band, marching on the track and playing "The Star Spangled Banner" and "Back Home Again in Indiana" before the race.
While I don’t go every year, the race that I most wish I had attended was in 2006. Why 2006? Because the finish was so spectacular and so close. I watched it on TV, but it isn’t the same as having been there.
How close was it? Sam Hornish Jr. edged Marco Andretti by .0635 of a second — 500 miles and a difference of .0635 of a second.
For the victory, Sam Hornish will always be known as a winner of the Indianapolis 500, will have his face on the Borg Warner Trophy (one of the most famous trophies in all of sports), and he rece...(register to read more)