Dario Franchitti and Bruce McLaren were inducted this evening into the IMS hall of fame in Indianapolis. I attended the event with Shell V Power Nitro+ and it was ripe with Indycar legends.
You’d be hard pressed to find more deserving inductees as McLaren’s rich history in motorsport does have a very firm footprint on Indycar as does Dario who has won the Indy 500 three times.
For me, the moment of the evening was during Dario’s speech when he told Scott Dixon that next time, he’s picking the restaurant which was alluding to the gun-point robbery they both faced while going through a Taco Bell drive-through Sunday evening in Indianapolis. The two teens were arrested and the two drivers are safe but it was a funny moment.
Scott Dixon retaliated by saying that the last time he won, his teammate, the late Dan Wheldon, took him to a posh restaurant and yet the Scottsman took him to Taco Bell. Apparently he has short arms the man from New Zealand said.
A great evening and terrific event honoring two very deserved drivers.