After seeing that he had qualified sixth for the race I thought to myself Saturday night that if he was going to win this could be the race. I thought sixth was the perfect spot to start in, the pole is nice but your working very hard early in the race and your adrenaline will be through the roof. At the six spot you can relax a bit because you have the perfect position, you can draft off of the people in front of you and see how the race develops.
When I arrived home Charlie was in first with twelve laps to go. I immediately texted Leanne and told her the good news, for the next twelve laps I was so nervous. Every turn was making me nervous, I didn't want anything to go wrong for Charlie. ESPN race recap. With two laps left I started to think about the diabetes, yes the win would mean a lot for the diabetes community but what about Charlie? What was his blood sugar? Did he need anything, I knew he was in good hands but how did his blood sugar react when he won the race, or after the race? Seeing Charlie win the race gave me goosebumps, I had a half hour alone to chat with Charlie almost five years ago and he changed my life. I was so happy for him and I'm so happy that diabetes has such a great person representing them in the Indy racing league. I recorded the final ten laps and I can gurantee that I will be watching the end of the race over and over again. A big congratulations goes out to Charlie and his team, I can't wait to see them win the Indianapolis 500 next spring!!