I'm counting down the days until the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. 


I'm not a race fan in the fanatic sense. I've only been to the Indy 500 a handful of times. My memories center around listening to the race on the radio in the backyard while filling out the leading laps grid from the Indianapolis Star.


I do love Indianapolis, tradition, and most of all a theme! Each day I will share a memory or tidbit of history.


And since I do love a theme, I feel like I need to start at 100 for the countdown, so let me catch you up. 


Did you know that drivers have been officially prohibited from drinking alcohol during the race since 1914? 


Fans on the other hand are free to drink as much as they like.  4,000 gallons of beer is sold at the track on Race Day? I wonder how much more is carried in?