I’m not an big auto racing fan, but I happened to turn on the Indianapolis 500 a little while ago, in time to watch Hélio Castroneves finish his last few laps and win this year’s race. It’s his third Indy 500 win, putting him in a very elite group of drivers.
I became a fan of Hélio’s back in 2007 when he won “Dancing with the Stars.” He was just so damned likable! (and a pretty good dancer, too.) I’d been unaware of the recent tax evasion charges against him, or that he’d been acquitted of them just a few weeks ago.
And a shout-out to my favorite female driver, beautiful, spunky Danica Patrick, who finished third today. She’s proven she can compete in this male-dominated sport.
Also worth a mention — a wonderful Firestone ad, “Take Me Out to the Brickyard.” If I could find a video, it would be here.