If you ever get to an IndyCar race, sometimes they allow you to purchase a ticket for a pace car ride around the track. Alternatively, if you know someone, they can arrange either a pace car ride or twoseater ride around the track. My last couple of weeks have been tough and my wife thought I needed cheering up so she arranged for me to get a pace car ride around the Barber Motorsports track before last Sunday's race. I had one about three years ago around Watkins Glen, driven by Martin Plowman, so I was looking forward to this. You are randomly assigned a driver and I got Mr. Johnny Rutherford, three time Indy 500 winner! Lone Star JR and I have met and chatted many times, so I was excited to get him as my driver. I had a great ride around the track, reaching speeds of over 120 MPH in the Honda. Took my pulse when I got out and it was 140 BPM!