To say that one thing was a particular highlight wouldn’t be fair.
The whole night was a highlight. From the nostalgia in the parking lot as well as inside the Convention Center to watching former track owner Albert Miller’s widow being presented with a second Inspiration Award was touching.
Especially cool was talking with Butler and Scott Ronk, the car owner for Parker Price-Miller, in the parking lot following the festivities.
Butler, who today still looks like he could go out and contend for a championship, talked about his career and his Indianapolis 500 experience.
While driving home it occurred to me just how special the night was. For that, I would like to thank Gary Loveless, Dan Bell, Chuck Showalter, Dave Griffey, Steve Ortman, Vern Graves, Bob Gollner and all the others on the board for allowing me to be a part of such a special night. Also, to all of the other fine folks who were on hand and made the night what it was.
It was one that I won’t ever forget.
Brett Bowman may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the sports department.