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Who is Charlie?
Driver of the #83 car for the Novo Nordisk and Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, and also notable as the first licensed driver with diabetes to win a race in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

Q. What is your favorite thing about the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?
A. I don’t think I could choose just one thing… the history, the sheer speed, the fans, the idiosyncrasies of each turn, how everyone has ‘their’ seats that they’ve enjoyed for years. All of that adds up to equal such a unique and special place for so many.

Q. Any tips for first-timers to the Indy 500 or other races?
A. For all Verizon IndyCar Series races: Get a paddock or garage pass, and arrive early to wander around before the race. It’s a true “behind the scenes” look into the sport, almost like going into the locker room before a football game. At IMS: spend some time at the museum to get a sense of the history, listen to the Yellow Shirts (and their whistles), and make sure you walk across the Yard of Bricks at some point.

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Photo courtesy of @BucherPhoto

Photo courtesy of @bucherphoto

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