After our drive down to Indy on Thursday, picking up our credentials and driving to Jeanetta's, our first official day at the Speedway was Friday, Carb Day. We got just a little late start and unfortunately that may have cost us a lot of time. After we got to the Speedway it took two and a half hours to get inside the track. Then another period of time to find somewhere to park. This caused us to miss Indy practice. We later learned that the perfect storm was created when a decision was made to relocate the music stage this year to the opposite side of the infield than in previous years causing a lane reduction and with the largest crowd attendance in recent memory, it was a little crazy. We decided to wander around and get the lay of the lane and then watch the Indy Light race. We decided to skip the Sammy Hagar concert which was scheduled for later in the day. I had heard or been told that the Robbie Gordon Stadium Truck Series was supposed to be running, but for the life of me I could not find any information where within the Speedway it was going to run. Consequently, we missed that event.
After visiting the Media Center, Gasoline Alley and getting an overview of the Speedway, it was time for the Indy Light race.
The view from the pits wasn't the best, however congratulations to Gabby Chaves on his win in the Freedom 100. I decided to make another swing through Gasoline Alley on my way to see the vintage cars.
At the end of the day we accompanied Jeanetta to the Brickyard Crossing Restaurant/Bar to meet some of her friends. While there, Mari Hulman George, owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, arrived with her group. That capped a long eventful day.
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