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The Indianapolis 500 only hits its milestone 100th race once. All eyes are on the sleepy burg of Speedway, Indiana, including ours. As such, five of us are here at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, taking in the greatest spectacle in racing.

IndyCar’s sold-out Memorial Day weekend spectacular is shaping up to be a good one. Honda seems to have caught up to Chevrolet, and James Hinchcliffe won pole position with an average speed of only .060 mph more than Josef Newgarden’s. If it’s anything like last year, it’s going to be a hard-fought, close fight up until the very end. It ain’t IndyCar’s crown jewel for nothin’.


So, let’s bring the show to you, dear readers. Jalopnik sent real, live people to cover the race with me this time. Joining me will be video whiz Michael Roselli, delightful eccentrics David Tracy and Jason Torchinsky, and track day bro/photographer Kurt Bradley. Keep an eye on Facebook, as we’ll be live-streaming any up-close, behind-the-scenes footage we can grab.

Despite my dad’s cousin-in-law having owned part of an Indy team half a century ago, this is my first time here. It’s even bigger and crazier in person than I expected, and the entire town seems to embrace their leg of the motorsport’s Triple Crown.

What should we see? Where should we go? We’ll be getting as close as we can to the action this weekend, but what else would you like to see? Let us know.

Contributor, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.

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