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Five great things about the Indy 500

Updated: May 30, 2009, 2:04 AM ET
By Eddie Cheever | Special to ESPN.com

This year's Indianapolis 500 is in the record books. Helio Castroneves came back from the abyss after a bruising battle with the IRS and not only earned back his role as the lead driver at Team Penske by beating his teammate Ryan Briscoe for the pole but also went on to win his third Indy 500 and Roger Penske's 15th.

Before I get to my Top 5, I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge the respect shown by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and ABC in reminding us of the brave men and ...

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