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.
In honor of Saint Patrick's Day, let's take a look at driver Derek Patrick Daly. Born.Born and raised Dublin, Ireland he made six starts in the Indianapolis 500 starting in 1983.
He was the Irish Formula Ford champion in 1975, and raced in Formula One before moving to Indy Cars. His highest finish at the Indy 500 was 15th (1987 and 1989).
Derek now lives in Indiana and has a fine career as a motivational speaker and auto sports announcer.
His son, Conor, has followed his dad's lead. Conor has competed in two Indy 500's so far. He finished 22nd in 2013 and 33rd in 2015.
Éirinn go Brách!