Passing, lots of it. Strategy, lots of it. Bad and good luck, plenty of that too. Oh, and more mild weather sunshine than I've seen at Indy in years. The F1 race was great. Several drivers made those great turn 1 moves. We actually had at least 4 drivers in the hunt (RB, Montoya, Shuey, Mika). A Jag actually got points. And how about Trulli and Heidfeld (both hung in with the leaders at times). Heidfeld ran on DC's butt most of the early part of the race. The race was clean and fast. The crowd was really geeked up for Montoya, lots of flags, and when he made his pass after his only pitstop it seemed to be just a matter of time before RBari had to come in and JM would be in first. Alas, it was not to be. He couldn't even make it to Shuey's stop. Crowd was really let down on that. I was wondering how long the Mercedes were going to wait to stop. When RB made his 2nd stop, we all knew it was a race to see if Mika could beat RB's exit (which he did). But after that it really looked like Mika and RB were in for a dogfight. It also got close between Coultard and Shuey. Like Montoya, RB had a bad hit of poor luck. It seemed like within a few mid-race laps it had gone from utter defeat for Mercedes in the Contructor's Points to BMW, to grabbing a comfortable spot in 2nd instead. A very fine F1 race with lots of action and competition all day long. I know I'm selling the hometown product, but I don't think people realize how good it is. I really hope Tony George can keep F1 coming back because it is a blast. I still prefer the 500, but we sure do love to have all the international community in for a visit. And like the Cubs, it's "next year" for Jag. PS - when I dropped off our rental van (we had lots of family in and 2 seat convertables don't get it done ), I dropped it off at a downtown hotel that works with Hertz. Well, the Arrows team was staying there. They all piled out of their team vans (about 30 guys) as we were getting ready to leave. I didn't know what to say for a 13th spot (good job? tough break?), so I said nothing at all. ------------------ Greetings from the Humungus! The Lord Humungus! The Warrior of the Wasteland! The Ayatollah of Rock and Rollah!