Last night, the inaugural Rev Indy event happened at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Rev is a Methodist Health Foundation marquee event for Indiana University Health and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to raise funds to provide support for IU Health Statewide Trauma programs, including medical services for drivers and patrons of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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The event was a big success. All of the tickets sold out, raising thousands of dollars to support the foundation. All kids of people showed up for the event:

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The drivers came out to support the event. They also worked in conjunction with local restaurants to create innovate dishes for the attendees to enjoy throughout the night. 2014-05-21_0003

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The decor was top of the line. Little touches throughout the venue made the night special and reflected the evening’s theme of Fire and Chrome. 2014-05-21_0007

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The festivities included great talent on the main stage. Jon McLaughlin was the featured performer: 2014-05-21_0012

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And Indianapolis’ own Endless Summer Band kept the tunes going late into the night. 2014-05-21_0005

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Ed Carpenter headshot

A heart-felt congratulations goes out to one of the nicest IndyCar drivers I have ever met, Ed Carpenter. He won the pole position for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500. (The race will kick off shortly after noon EST on Sunday, May 26.) Ed will be trying to take advantage of the pole position to finish better than his Indy 500 best finish of fifth place in 2008.

P.S.  Some of you may recall that I posted a free download in July 2012 of a Facebook cover photo of Ed Carpenter’s Fuzzy’s Premium Vodka race car. That download is still available and is re-posted here for your benefit:

Free Facebook cover image from Eric Scott Miller Photography, featuring Ed Carpenter's 2012 Indy 500 race car.

Free Facebook cover image from Eric Scott Miller Photography, featuring Ed Carpenter’s 2012 Indy 500 race car.

Here is this month’s free download for your personal use: A Facebook Timeline image featuring the IndyCar ride of Ed Carpenter. Feel free to download, use, and share this month’s free download!

Free Facebook cover image from Eric Scott Miller Photography, featuring Ed Carpenter's 2012 Indy 500 race car.

Free Facebook cover image from Eric Scott Miller Photography, featuring Ed Carpenter’s 2012 Indy 500 race car.

A nice gift to wake up to this morning. The Evansville Courier & Press ran one of my photos on its website today to accompany an article about Bret Schmitt, chief Mechanic for Indy 500 driver Takumo Sato. Schmitt will not only be working in the garage for the Memorial Day festivities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he will also be over the wall working as Sato’s outside tire changer during the race.

Check out the article and the accompanying head shot here.