To the more recent race fan, the Indy 500 might not hold quite the shine that it does for those of us who have been around the sport for a while. I remember as a kid in the Seventies that absolutely everyone I knew watched the 500 on TV. It was a huge part of our culture back then. It wasn’t just the race though, it was the sheer spectacle of the event. The cars, the stars and the magic that is Indy.
You might not realize it, but the Indy 500 is still a huge part of popular culture.