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Published On April 30, 2010 » 758 Views» By Jarrod Krisiloff » Blogs, Fan Memories, Indy 500

Indy 500 – Father/Son Outing


My Dad has been coming to the Indy 500 for over 40 years now. He was the one who got me hooked on coming to the Indy 500 and racing in general. My Dad and I have turned this into a Father/Son outing for the last 10 years or so. We go to both the Indy 500 and the Brickyard 400. It is something we look forward to every year. Once the calendar flips over to January we always think only 5 more months till the Month of May begins. My birthday also is May 31 and it has fallen on race day in years past. We now also have hooked my younger sister on coming to the Indy 500 as well with us.
There is no other event in the world that compares to the pagentry and spectacle of the Indianapolis 500. AWESOME!!!!
We have loved all of the changes Tony George has implemented as well. Looking forward to this years Indy 500 in 68 days….

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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.