Today was The American Family Insurance 500 Festival Community Day. Despite the summer heat, fans and their families poured into the track. Maybe it was the life-size Hot Wheels car show, autograph sessions, face painting and a chance to take a lap around the track in their car that appealed to them! It was there in the midday heat, we spotted our Community Day fan of the day escaping the sun under his umbrella, George Madsen:
When was your first Indy 500?
George who was from visiting from Chicago recalled his first Indy 500 race, which was back in 1955. He remembered having beginners luck because he ended up picking all top three finishers!
Who is your favorite driver and why?
George’s favorite driver is Helio Castroneves, because he has a good record and believes he is destined for another Indy 500 win.
What is your favorite Indy 500 memory?
While George and his friends argued over what years A.J. Foyt had won, George said his favorite memory was without a doubt, A.J. Foyt’s win in 1967.
How should the Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 next year?
George who has been a race fan for as long as he can remember was just happy to be at the track on Community Day with his friends. He thought the track had done a good job so far in commemorating the 100th anniversary.
What do you think? How should the Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrate the 100th anniversary next year?