It’s finally here. One of my top-five favorite days of the year is finally here, and it looks like the forecasts are going to be great. The focus today is on 1100 miles of great racing. It’s the 98th running of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, and then we cap it off with 600 miles from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. All the pre-race hype is almost complete, and it’s time to put up or shut up for 75 drivers and 76 teams. Mr. Busch’s wild ride will have him jet-setting from Indy to Charlotte this afternoon at what he can call his half-time break. When it’s all said and done, whether you are waiting for the milk, or the Coca-Cola, today is about racing, on a weekend that is all about remembering those who came before us, and paved the roads for our future. So, pop-a-top, raise your glass, or whatever it takes as we salute our armed forces, and settle in for 1100 miles of racing. All of it, can be heard on your official Sprint Cup/Indy 500 Station, KORN Country 100.3.
Oh, and by the way, picking Tony Kanaan to win back to back 500s, with Takuma Sato as my dark horse. In the evening event, going with Matt Kenseth, and after yesterday’s exciting Nationwide race, Kyle Larson looks to pick up his first Cup win in a race that has given us so many first-time winners. Jeff Gordon (1994), Bobby Labonte (1995), Matt Kenseth (2000), and Casey Mears (2006). Larson will be my longshot pick while we can still call him that. I seriously believe this kid will be amazing very soon.