On Sunday, the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 took place, meaning that it was a big day for the city of Indianapolis.
The tradition is one of the things the city (and state) is most known for, especially before Peyton Manning arrived to play for the Colts. This year's race was perhaps the biggest in history, as the spectacle reached new heights for the 100th rendition. The finish was thrilling, as rookie Alexander Rossi took a gamble on his fuel and incredibly made it past the finish line with the checkered flag waving before his fuel finally ran out.
A crowd of more than 350,000 people showed up to watch the race, and several Indianapolis Colts players also joined in with the festivities.
Punter Pat McAfee actually sponsored a car through Shirts for America, as the company was the sponsor for Connor Daly. Unfortunately, Daly's race ended early when he couldn't avoid a wreck and got caught up in it himself, but McAfee was still proud to be a sponsor and enjoyed the experience.
Happy @ConorDaly22 is healthy and alright.. Fun run the last couple weeks.. Great dude.. Great American.. I was lucky to be apart of it— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) May 29, 2016
Huge shoutout to all the folks at @ims for running the largest sporting event in the history of the world so safe/smoothly.. Incredible— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) May 29, 2016
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton also took part during the day, as they hung out on SportsCenter on Sunday morning.
Earlier in the week, Luck got the chance to take a ride in one of the cars:
Colts offensive lineman Joe Reitz took part in the parade:
A little over a week ago, the Colts rookies enjoyed a trip to tour Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Several other Colts enjoyed the Indianapolis 500 race day experience as well.