2016 marked the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. It was a really huge deal to me, along with basically everyone in attendance. Standing on the grid during the pre-race ceremonies was the most emotional experience I've ever had at a racetrack. I cried. Three times. The whole month had an even more special buzz surrounding it, which is saying something because it's Indy. In the words of Little Al, "You just don't know what Indy means."

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Matthew Brabham

Rookies are my fave. Ickle firsties, ready for their first year at Hogwarts! So much potential, so much in store for them, and man will IMS just blow them away. It's an awesome experience and it always makes me happy to watch, especially now that I have my own IMS experiences under my belt.