In Six Decades…..

I have seen:

The Track…

Front stretch bricks turn asphalt,

Master Control Tower become new Pagoda,

Parking lot made Plaza,

Pit sign boards fade to radios,

Three scoring pylons,

Frame garages set in stone,

Grandstands rise and fall,

Scoreboards show action around the track.

The Cars..

Engines march to the rear,

Tires lose their treads,

Wings replace sleek tubes,

150 mph, 200 mph,

210 mph, 220 mph,

230 mph.

The Race…

Four time winners,

Close finishes,

Great races,

Dull races,

Qualifying silliness,

Qualifying drama.

The Speedway changes,

Yet my emotions stay the same.

The second century of racing is about to begin.







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