INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Ryan Hunter-Reay has been around long enough to remember when the Indianapolis 500 was the true culmination of the Month of May, when fans would file through the old turnstiles each day during the multi-week buildup to the biggest one-day sporting event in the world.
You had two different qualifying weekends, the 2014 champion recalled, and I really felt like that is what Indy deserved, to be spread out that way, and to have the story lines drawn out.
You could take your time learning to get the speed out of the car. I enjoyed that, Hunter-Reay added, almost wistfully. Now it feels like a fire drill, a rush, all packed into a week.