Today is the day that I truly became a Hoosier. Earlier in the week we got our Indiana driver’s licences and licence plates (and they weren’t cheap either!), but today was the day I truly became a resident of Indiana. Today was the Brickyard 400. For those of you who do not live in Indianapolis or don’t watch NASCAR, the Brickyard 400 is the second largest sporting event in the entire world (Second only to the Indy 500).
In Speedway, Indiana (just west of downtown) lies the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in which 250,000 NASCAR fans converge to watch some good ol’ racing. Since we had nothing to do this afternoon, we flipped on the TV and lo-and-behold, the Brickyard was on, so we actually sat there for 3.5 hours and watched it.
Now I’m not the kind of person who would ever watch NASCAR, but today I feel like I participated in something that is as “Indiana” as watching Hoosier Basketball or watching corn grow.