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Simon B wearing a cap with the Indianapolis 500 logo, facing the race track.

An Unforgettable Indy 500 Experience with Friends and Family 🚗🏁

An Unforgettable Indy 500 Experience with Friends and Family 🚗🏁

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Attending the Indy 500 was an incredible experience, thanks to Simon Beverton and his amazing crew. Our adventure started after attending a networking lunch at Ivy Tech’s Yellowwood Restaurant, where Simon extended a generous invitation to this year’s race. Excited about the opportunity, I brought along my son, Andrew, who is currently serving on active duty in the Army. Celebrating Memorial Day at such an iconic event was the perfect way for him to unwind and relax with us.

We began our day bright and early, meeting at The Mill at 7 am ⏰. The journey to Indianapolis was filled with lively discussions about AI, technology, and even a bit of weather speculation regarding our race day plans 🌦️.

Sharing my eclectic taste in music with Conrad, Marcus, and Simon made the ride even more enjoyable 🎵. Despite some traffic, Simon’s expert navigation got us to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with fantastic parking, providing a stunning view of the venue 🚗.

A rainstorm delayed the start of the race, giving us some extra time to explore and shop 🛍️. I decided to grab some merch and kabobs for lunch, completely forgetting the rain ponchos my wife had packed 🌧️. Apologies to Andrew for getting soaked! To make the best of our situation, we headed to Ross and picked up new boots for Andrew, new shoes for me, and some dry clothes 👢👕. We even managed to find snacks, candy, and a new wallet, all for under $100!

With our new outfits, we returned to the track, ready for the excitement 🏎️. Our seats along the main straightaway, just past turn 4, offered a perfect view of the race.

Witnessing Josef Newgarden’s back-to-back victory up close was a thrilling experience, and we’re already planning to attend next year 🏆.

Simon B wearing a cap with the Indianapolis 500 logo, facing the race track.
Simon B proudly wears an Indianapolis 500 cap, capturing the excitement of the race day.

The camaraderie and support from my friends remind me of the bright future ahead, knowing they’ll be there to share in the fun. This unforgettable experience wouldn’t have happened without being a Mill member.