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May 30, 2019

A Dedicated Fan

If you’ve ever received an email from Butch Chapel, you might be curious about the address: “ButchIndy500.”

That’s a clue that Butch Chapel is one dyed-in-the-wool fan of the Indianapolis 500 auto race. Last Sunday, he attended the race for the 59th — that’s right, 59th — time. He’s missed just two races since he was 11 years old, only because he was in the Air Force at the time.

After Sunday’s race, with the sound of the race announcer echoing in the background, Butch sent me the following voicemail: “I’m down in the pits. It’s a really sunny day...

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