|Yours truly hard at work at Chicagoland Speedway 2009|
|Dan Wheldon at Kentucky Speedway, October 2011|
|Helio & Sam Hornish, Turn 1 Indy May 2006|
|Mike Conway's Turn 3 Indy 500 crash|
|Chad Boat at Kokomo 2009|
|Mid Ohio ALMS 2011|
As I wrap up this post, I am noting how often I have used terms like lucky or fortunate. Do all these things happen by coincidence or fate? I have heard people say that luck is where preparation meets opportunity, so I try to keep that in mind. At the same time, the older I get the less I believe in coincidence. First and foremost, you have to be at the track to have a chance to do good work. When I'm there, I don't listen to a scanner or radio. I put my earplugs in and dial in to the sounds of the cars, since most of the time I can't hear the public address system over the race noise anyway. It's when it gets quite and the engine notes change that I know I better start pushing the button. If I'm lucky, or fortunate, or it's just meant to be, I hope I can do another 400 posts in the years to come. At any rate, you can find me at a racetrack somewhere and it will feel like home. Just be sure to bring your rain gear.