My husband received some complimentary tickets for the Indy 225 at the Pikes Peak International Raceway park so we spent the day watching racecars go around and around and around. The total laps for all 3 races was 475 laps or 475 miles. Not only did the cars drive fast, but the pit crews were so coordinated and precise that they could change all 4 tires and refuel the cars in just a few seconds. Not minutes, but seconds!
Dan Wheldon finished in first place. Tony Kanaan in the 7-11 car at the top placed third. These guys were moving at speeds of over 170 mph! Unfortunately my camera only takes pictures at a speed of 50 mph so I didn't get too many shots of the cars in motion, and most that I did get were of the tailend of the racecar as it sped past.
During the intermission between the Indy race and the Nascar race a couple of parachuters from the racetrack dropped in. This gigantic American flag was caught as it decended to the infield and held up by some of the workers while Lee Greenwood's 'God Bless the USA' played in the background. It was a very touching and patriotic tribute to the many Military service members at home and abroad.