Michael Massie is a writer for Frontstretch. Massie, a Richmond, Va. native, has been a NASCAR superfan since childhood, when he frequented races at Richmond International Raceway. Massie is a lover of short track racing and travels around to the ones in his region. Outside of motorsports, the Virginia Tech grad can be seen cheering on his beloved Hokies.
There is nothing in sports quite like the Indianapolis 500, with its 106-year history of glory, tragedy, spectacle and speed. Four Frontstretch writers were asked to share the story of their favorite 500.