The 2018 Indianapolis 500
Honoring the memory of Loring M. Bailey, Jr.

Jake Query's Original Invitation

Fallen Soldier Honored at the Indianapolis 500: WCAX TV


"In the dark watches of the night I roll the deTomaso 'Mangusta' Corgi toy car that Rik sent me back and forth (very quietly) -- I sit squishing the suspension... up and down for minutes at a time, looking at it at eye level, digging its amber headlights -- but that's another form of devotion entirely." Loring M. Bailey, Jr.


“I’d never met them. I saw a documentary on a fallen Vietnam soldier who had an affinity for racing. I found his brother-in-law and nephew and invited them to the “500”. They, along with their honored Loring Bailey, were with me every step today. We’ll be friends a long time. What a day.” Jake Query

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IMS Indianapolis Motor Speedway Racing Network

IMSMark Jaynes

IMSRing's De Tomaso Mangusta, on the bricks

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