Off to Indy for the 500

I'll be sitting in the 3rd turn with a great view of the cars coming down the back straightaway into the turns 3 and 4 and onto the front straight. The weather is supposed to be beautiful, highs near 80 with sunny skies. Race coverage starts at noon eastern time on ABC. Even if you're not a motor racing fan, you owe to yourself to at least tune in for a bit. The Indianapolis 500 is one of those sporting events that transcends mere sports, an American tradition along side the Kentucky Derby, World Series, Super Bowl and Olympics. A crowd of around 300,000 or so will be on hand for the greatest spectacle in racing as 33 cars race for the Borg-Warner trophy, a chug of milk and a winners share of $2.5 million. I'll be rooting for either Danica Patrick or Justin Wilson but my pick to win is Scott Dixon. He has the best car, has been fast all season and he's way overdue for winning this race. I'll take Tony Kannan for second, Patrick for third and Marco Andretti four fourth.

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