Don's been attending the Indy 500 since 1974
My first Indy 500 was to be the '73 race, but after 2 days of rain
my self-employed dad and I went home. I had been BEGGING
him to take me to the race since I heard the radio broadcast in
1970. I was 5 in 1970 and he said I could go when I was 8.
Three years is an eternity when you're 5!!
In spite of missing the race that year, I did get my coolest Indy
souvenir without seeing the race. My dad and I got to meet Jim
Nabors at the Speedway hotel lobby. He autographed my ticket
for me and I still have the ticket. This year will mark the 25th time
I'll attend the 500. I've missed the race twice since 1974. I still
get just as excited now as when I was 8.
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