Indy Memory: C

Published On April 30, 2010 » 1083 Views» By Jarrod Krisiloff » Blogs, Fan Memories, Indy 500

First Race


After years of attending races at Mid Ohio and annual trips to see pole day at Indy, I finally attended my first Indy 500 race in 1994.  We stayed in the Coke lot and my sister and I slept in the back of our little ford escort.  We had seats in the infield between turns 3 and 4 (not the best).   The one thing I will never forget is walking through the tunnel to get to the infield and looking back over my shoulder to see all the fans packed into the stands around the track.  It gave me chills!  To top it off Al Unser Jr., one of my favorite drivers won that race.  What an experience!

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Jarrod Krisiloff

I'm a proud alum of the IMS New Media team and am currently serving as the Director of Marketing for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. My work covers new business, marketing partnerships and serving over 400 suite, hospitality and sponsorship clients at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I've been attending IndyCar events since birth and have only missed one Indy 500. Racing is LIFE and I'd race for food if I had too. **My favorite driver is Rick Mears **My favorite track is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway **My favorite way to spend a race weekend is camping at places like Mid-O, Michigan or The Glen. **My ideal IndyCar is FAST--Really FAST and REALLY SCARY to drive! **My favorite Indy 500 moment was when Sam Hornish Jr. hunted down Marco Andretti for the win **My scariest IndyCar moment was when Ed Carpenter spent the night in the hospital after a bad wreck in Miami **My best idea was to set up IndyCar and Indy Lights team partnerships which allow teams bonus test days, but the Lights drivers must complete half of the time….great way to develop new talent and create more IndyCar licensed drivers. **I am an avid motorcycle rider **I enjoy playing Soccer **I can't stand watching golf, but I enjoy playing **I have two outstanding boys and a beautiful wife who feeds me well...and a killer dog named Rex **My first website was for my fraternity in college, second was for my brother....now a retired race car driver **I come to work every day with a bounce in my step and a coffee in my hand. I couldn't imagine a better place to work.
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