Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Which Indy 500 is on your wish list?

Christmas is just around the corner, and I know what's on my list for Santa: a time machine and a ticket to the Indianapolis 500 race. If you could go back in time and attend an Indianapolis 500 from the past, which year would you choose? I can't choose just one, so here are my two picks.

My first pick would be 1983. I race the No. 83 IndyCar because my boss, Chip Ganassi, had his best Indianapolis 500 finish as a driver in 1983... in a car designed by my own dad! It's definitely a special year and significant number to me.

My second pick would be 1982, the 66th Indianapolis 500, because it's well-known as one of the greatest, and of course the close finish. Also, Gordon Johncock won in a car that my dad helped design.

Chip Ganassi's post-qualifying photo in 1983 (photo via IMS).
Click here to watch highlights from past Indy 500 races. Post your pick on my Facebook page!


  1. 1st Choice: The one that my son's Go Kart teammate Kyle Kaiser (currently running in ProMazda Road to Indy Series) wins. 2nd Choice: The one Charlie Kimball wins (my son also has Type 1.)