Fast Friday has arrived and fans are enjoying the last practice before pole day. The weather has been quite generous and held off for the sake of the drivers and the fans. Vendors have begun to move into the speedway in anticipation for the coming week. Live music plays daily and the excitement continues to build as the month of May continues. It was also time to find the new fan of the day. Gasoline Alley is a popular place to be as a fan. Meeting a driver or getting an autograph is bound to happen in Gasoline Alley, which is where we found our next fan of the day. Amy Dyer was hard to miss in her brand-spankin’-new Danica Patrick gear and it was easy to see she was a true supporter. We chose Amy as our fan of the day…
When was your first Indy 500?
Amy has always been an Indy 500 fan usually watching from her television or listening from her radio at home. This year will be her first year to actually attend the race. She was also at the track last Sunday and had to return today. “It’s so addicting”, said Amy.
Who is your favorite driver and why?
It was obvious from Amy’s attire that Danica Patrick is her favorite driver. She enjoys watching all the female drivers though, she has to support the girls she adds. Amy is also a fan of Tony Kanaan, she just enjoys watching him she said.
What is your favorite Indy 500 memory?
As mentioned before, Amy has never actually attended an Indianapolis 500 race but in the past she has listened to the race via radio. She always remembers being outside on a nice May day with the sounds and the voices of the race coming from the radio speakers.
How should the Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 next year?
A contest or a prize drawing among fans to become the driver of next year’s pace car is something Amy would like to see as a part of the 100th anniversary next year.
Who is your favorite female driver and why?