Race Team Member Sleeps Over
                             by HG from San Antonio TX
                                      [05/12/2007]

The 500 has been a big part of my life.  I grew up in Speedway.
In the 50's we rented out our bedrooms for race crews.  

In 1955 a crew member of Bob Swiekert stayed at our home on
Cadillac Drive.  My mom did the teams laundry though out the
month including Bob's driver uniform.  I always remember that
hanging from our clothesline in the backyard!  

The day after the race I went to the track with our "roomer" and
got to watch the official pictures being taken at the finish line.  
I even got to sit in the car!

Have gone to many 500's starting with my first in 1956.  

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