Born and raised in Indiana, I never cared much for racing; football has always been my passion. However two years ago, my racing world changed. I've been fortunate enough to have spent the past few years shooting the Indy 500 weekend celebrations organized by event guru Jen Beaver. This past year was a celebration of many things, not only was it the 100th anniversary of the race, but it was also the kickoff of the Indy Car and Facebook joining together with the MiCar allowing Facebook users like YOU to become an "owner" and have your profile picture on a car for the whole racing season. Whether you're a race fan or not, you gotta check it out.
What I love about the Indy 500 now is that I get incredible access to the cars, drivers, celebrities, REAL fans, and of course - amazing food (such as the yummy deliciousness at Sensu downtown)! The weekend kicked off with a party at Sensu and the talented DJ Irie in from Miami. The MiCar was introduced and people were tweeting about it like crazy! Saturday we took a few laps around the track in a pace car and then rested up for the big day Sunday. Sunday we hung out on the track before the race took off and I got "stuck" against the wall as the cars took off for their first lap. I've posted the video on my Facebook. It was... as some would say... EPIC! We spent the rest of the race in a couple pits and then up on the top of the Pagoda, literally!
I could go on and on about the whole weekend and how amazing everyone was, but I need to stop somewhere, so I'll let the pics below speak for themselves. If you want to see all the pics, hit me up on Facebook! If you want to hear some crazy stories, buy me coffee!
DJ Irie spinning it @ Sensu
Omar Benson Miller (actor: CSI Miami)
Zachary Levi (actor: Chuck)
Jay Glazer (NFL Analyst)
Anthony Castonzo (Colt's 1st Rd. Draft Pick)
Jay w/ Troy Polamalu
Omar, Jeffrey Donovan (actor: Burn Notice), & Zachary