The Month of May brings back many memories as the beast known as the Indy 500 continues to evolve over time. My current thoughts are back to the mid 1990s when it was common to have 100 chassis registered for The Greatest Spectacle in Motor Racing and Bump Day was in full effect.
As the clock ticked and the temperatures cooled on Sunday afternoon a game of poker was being played. The question was when to go all in and make the dash for the tech inspection line and attempt to make it into the show. Teams were scratching for every tenth and the more the track cooled the faster you could go, the hitch is you may have ten cars and if nobody moves soon enough then there would be cars yet in line to qualify when the gun sounded the end of activities.
More then one traffic jam has occurred resembling metro Chicago at 5:00 and heated exchanges about merging into line and who had right of way.