Welcome and thank you so much for giving my blog a look! I am a resident of Denver, Colorado with a long standing affinity and a passion for automobiles and anything with an engine and goes fast. I was exposed to the IndyCar Series starting in 2001 when Helio Castroneves won the Indianapolis 500 in Team Penske’s triumphant return to the race after a five year absence as they were running in the rival CART series. In 2002, Team Penske returned to Indianapolis as a full season member of the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series and Castroneves won his second Indy. I saw him do an interview on a late night talk show and loved his charismatic, positive personality and he has been my favorite driver ever since. I watched the season finale in 2002 where Castroneves and future teammate Sam Hornish Jr., then with Panther Racing, battled side by side lap after lap to the finish and the winner would win the title. Absolutely incredible! I was officially hooked when I attended an IndyCar Series race at Pikes Peak International Raceway and got garage access and close access to the drivers. For 2013, I have been invited to write IndyCar for BeyondTheFlag.com so look for my work there as well.
The picture above I submitted to “A Drive With Helio”, a contest on Facebook sponsored by AVIS where the winning photo would get to go spend some time with Castroneves in Las Vegas in 2011. The photo garnered runner-up honors. I like NASCAR…I like Formula 1, but IndyCar is still, and I suspect always will be, my favorite.
THANKS FOR READING!
BRETT M. MUSICK