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Insane Carrie Fan
Memorial Day 2011
What a day of racing. Indy had more ups and downs in the last 15 laps than any roller coaster you'll ever go on. Can't stand Dan Wheldon, but that was one crazy finish. It literally had everything. A woman leading with 15 to go. No name ready to make his career out of one race with as little as 5 to go. Rookie ready to shock everyone coming to the checkers, only to have the seasoned veteran and former Indy winner pull off an improbable victory for a team basically running it's 2nd race ever. Hopefully this was the jolt the Indy 500 needed to regain it's spot at the top of all races in North America.
Then the fan favorite runs out of gas coming through turn 4 at Charlotte. Just an amazing day of racing.
Feel bad for the National Guard. They sponsored BOTH cars that led in turn 4 on the final lap of their respective races. Unfortunately, neither one won, with Hildebrand wrecking and Earnhardt running out of gas. Would have been an appropriate ending to see the National Guard in victory lane at one of the 2 on Memorial Day weekend, but I guess it wasn't meant to be.