Day Trip to the Indy 500

First of all, I need to say how incredible this event was. This was something I never would of done without being invited by friends, and I am so grateful I got to experience the the excitement first hand. I was a complete Indy novice going into this (ask me the race format and I would have had no idea) and I left a little bit of a fan. 
Sunday AM, we left Chicago at 6AM and headed to Indianapolis, road trip style. 

Once we got to there, we easily parked and hopped on a shuttle bus that took us right to the stadium. After a quick bag check, the security took precise measurements of our cooler and declared that we had to break off our lid for it to be allowed inside. Who makes these rules? We obliged and busted off the lid and headed to our seats.

Our seats were incredible and we had visuals of the starting line and pit lane. We got to see all the action up close and it was exciting to see the cars come in for service and tire changes.

The intensity of the race is something I cannot fathom. The pressure to perform and race for 200 laps is truly amazing. There were a record number of leader changes which made for an exciting finish and unfortunately the race finished on a caution.

I was having the time of my life with my friend Sofia.  No glass? No problem. In a sea of large format American beer, my mini pink cans were killing the situation.  Can you believe that the race allows you to bring in your own food and drinks? Three cheers for that.

In case anyone wanted my opinion of the Indy 500, I just gave it to you. Your welcome.