I grew up idolizing the Daytona 500. Growing up through the 80s, I found so much to love in the (let's admit it) factory silhouette cars and the men that piloted them. There was so much history there and all of it richly told. In this year of insanity, it is a happy accident that I am reading a book detailing the chassis histories of another, some say more, famous 500. We are in the midst of our out of phase Indy 500 preparations and the Speedway has a history of its own to be told I am only now awakening to. From the 60s right through the 90s, so much hot-rodding went on there and there truly has to be more to the story. From the bird-chirping radial supercharger whine of the Novis, to the turbo Offys and Fords, the turbines, psychotic turbo Chevys, turbo Buicks, The Beast "Mercedes"... gasoline, methanol, NITROMETHANE. Offset chassis, tire stagger, tire wars. The Brickyard has a lot to tell and I find myself craving more of it. One place, as an announcer, I aim to replicate is the cold opens of the ABC Broadcasts of my youth. Surely pulling has a story worthy of being told in the manner Paul Page still gets me with today when introducing the 1991 version... of Indy! I aspire to starting more shows with intros on this level.