Sunday, May 25, 2014

~ Indy 500 Race ~

PART II ~ Indy 500 Race
NOTE: Scroll down for other posts and the prerace party.

~ The Indy 500 Race ~ 
What an exciting morning at the speedway, in case you arrived last check out the post below for the morning's activities. Sammy, Raz, and Gracie welcome you to the race and now it is time to head  

Allie, Gracie, & Raz
Graphic by Gracie
inside to find our seats before the opening ceremonies start.
Sammy the TCC Network Announcer
Graphic by Sammy
 . . . and now to Sammy who is down on the track to get the ceremonies on the way before the race starts . . .
. . . Please take a few moments of silence to remember  the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Forever gone but never forgotten.
Driver Gracie
Graphic by Gracie
Now it is time for the drivers to bring their race cars onto the track. The excitement is in the air as the fans stand to see all the cars being placed on the track. Another tradition at the Indy 500 is the appearance of Jim Nabors who will sing "Back Home Again In Indiana." Please join in if you feel like singing. 
Jim Nabors sings "Back Home Again In Indiana"
Back home again in Indiana,
And it seems that I can see
The gleaming candle light, still burning bright,
Through the Sycamores for me.
The new-mowed nay sends all its fragrance
Through the fields I used to roam.
When I dream about the moonlight on the Wabash
Then I long for my Indiana home
Back home again in Indiana . . .
(Indiana Indiana Indiana home)
Song Writer:
McLaughlin, Jonathan Michael
Graphic by Gracie

Next will be the National Anthem . . . please stand . . . after the Star Bangle Banner up in the sky you will notice the jets fly over. OMC! I cannot believe it but Raz is flying the plane on the right! 
Raz drives the Official Pace Car
Graphic by Allie & Gracie
After all the prerace events which seemed to go on forever it was now time to hear those magic words on race day. Ladies and Gentlemen, please start your engines.  With all the race cars running the pace car takes it position and escorts all the drivers around the track for one lap.No one knows how he moved so fast to get back but Raz is driving the pace car. Raz is ahead of Gracie's car just a little bit, oh yes Gracie is driving today.
A birds eye view from Gracie's car
Graphic by Gracie
Having a camera on her Gracie lets everyone know just what she is seeing while driving in this race.
Sammy & Raz
Graphic by Sammy
Sammy, Raz, and the rest of the fans watch carefully as each lap is made wondering where their favorite driver is at.
Do not read further if you don't want to see who won.
Gracie in the Winner's Circle
Congratulations Gracie
The day is done, the race is over, a winner drove into victory lane, and the crowds have now all gone home. Raz, Sammy, and I hope you all had a good time at the race today. We enjoyed visiting with you. Travel safely on your journey home. Thanks for coming. 
Oh if you are not doing anything tomorrow Sammy, Raz, and Gracie are hosting a Memorial Day Cookout. Hope you can make it.

NOTE: Scroll down for other posts and the prerace party.


Gracie=^o.o^= said...

The excitement is in the air as the race is soon to start. Please make your way to your seats. I will have to go in another direction which later you will understand.

Derby, Ducky said...

We are here and ready to race and party. Already the F1 race down, two to go.

Race Cats, start your purring.

The Florida Furkids said...

It was hard getting from the plane to the pace car in time but I did it!

The race was soo much fun....concats to Gracie!!!

Raz and The Florida Furkids

Anonymous said...

Gracie is the WINNER!!! YAYYYY!! Hear the crowd roar - and Gracie let the champagne explode all over the crowd as they piled around her and her car in the winner's circle!

Concatulations Dear Gracie - what a DAY this has been!!

Hugs, Sammy

Shelly Mac said...

Hi everybody it's me Andy from Cat Scouts. My dad is a race care fan. This morning he got up to watch the Formula One race in Monaco. Now he is watching the Indy 500 and later he will watch the NASCAR race. This happens every year on Memorial Day weekend.

We thought we missed Jim Nabors but they had him on right before the race. Good Bye Jim, thanks for singing so many times.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Hope the fans, cat scouts, tabby cats, and friends are all enjoying their time at the speedway.
So sad that this will be the last year for Jim Nabors to sing Back Home Again in Indiana. He has been a tradition at the race for 36 years. Thanks Jim.

Marty the Manx said...

Wow what a wonderful and exciting day! Raz you were everywhere! Your paws must be tired! Concats Gracie! Hope everyone enjoyed this as much as our gang did! See you tomorrow at the picnic!
Marty and the Gang

Kjelle Bus said...

This is a grreat day at the track´s !
ConCAtulations to Gracie !


The Island Cats said...

What a fun race!

Timmy Tomcat said...

What a great race. Gracie you are the BEST racer I dont mind loosing to you one bit
Thanks fur hosting Raz Sammy and Gracie
Miss Fitz and Timmy

Bev Green said...

Concats Gracie and wow Raz!! what a high flyer we had a great time and all the dust from the brakez haz mum wiff pink we haz taken so long to say THANKYOU fur hosting another TCC event and Sammy an Raz thanks you also PAW PATS Dinnermintz and cheatin Pickles MOLMOL xxxx

Julie Baugh said...

You've really captured the atmosphere there, Gracie and Raz.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Hope you all had fun at the Tabby Cat Club Indy 500 Race. :)