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Sun May 26, 2013, 11:25 AM

 

Indy 500

Well, they are about to take the green.

One tradition I really enjoy, or miss, is Jim Nabors singing Back Home In Indiana.

I've been watching this for so many years that it isn't official without him.

Luv ya Jim!

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Response to SCVDem (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 07:31 PM

1. This will be his final year to sing.

Last year they played a recording of him singing.

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Response to SCVDem (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 08:42 PM

2. I'll miss him as much as I miss Tom Carnegie.

Those two voices are forever ingrained in my Indy 500 memories.

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Response to SCVDem (Original post)

Sun May 25, 2014, 12:36 PM

3. Jim's finale

 

From Wiki: For more than 30 years, Nabors has sung "Back Home Again in Indiana" with the Purdue All-American Marching Band before each Indianapolis 500. In March 2014, Nabors announced that the 2014 Indianapolis 500 would be his final appearance singing "Back Home Again in Indiana" at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, explaining that his health was limiting his ability to travel.

So we turn yet another page in life

Thank you for the many wonderful years Jim!

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Response to SCVDem (Original post)

Sun May 25, 2014, 12:38 PM

4. Thanks Jim.

So long and all the best for you.

I've always thought of Jim singing as the start of summer and the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta the end of summer.

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Response to SCVDem (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 11:59 AM

5. It was one of the best 500s in years.

 

Exciting finish. And though I hate NASCAR's Busch brothers, I have to give props to Kurt for a whale of a good drive in his first Indy car race.

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