The Jay Graves Report

Why aren’t the brothers enjoyin’ the Indianapolis 500! “The Greatest Time”

In my Bart Scott voice, "Can't Wait!" Photo: IMS

It’s been a blast to cover the Indianapolis 500 practice for the past week and it was even better to be at ground zero for qualifyin’ for the Greatest Spectacle in Racin’ on Sunday! This year is the first time that I’ll be coverin’ this great international event! I’ve always covered the NFL, NBA, college football and basketball. That’s where my bread has been buttered for years! So I decided this year to expand my mind and do something different that would allow my audience to see somethin’ outside of football and hoop.

Bruh…I had no idea what I’ve been missin’!! It’s NUTS out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway!! For the practices alone it crazy people and the sound of the engines is unbelievable. What I want to know is why aren’t the brothers interested in autoracin’? We love cars and we love speed!!! Duns were goin’ 230 plus mph!!! And to see a boy go by goin’ that fast is incredible!!

Scott Dixon ran the best time to sit on the pole at an average speed of 232.164mph!!! Tell Big Momma that!!! 232mph? Wheredeydodatat?

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! It was crazy to see one cat on the track doin’ that type of speed but multiply that foolishness by 33 for Sunday’s race. Now obviously they won’t be rollin’ at 232mph but they’ll be well above 210 and I’ve got to see that type of foolishness!

I’ve been in these NBA streets for the past seven years and I had to learn how to jockey for position to get interviews with hoopers which, initially, I thought was hard to do. Well playboy…that was a piece of cake after tryin’ to holler at dunes like Alexander Rossi, Ed Carpenter, and Scott Dixon, all of which are on the 1st row of Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.

When boyz jump out of the car and head over to the bullpen where the media waits to talk to them it gets crazy tryin’ to get position and I’m short. I felt like I was on the subway in New York City durin’ rush hour!! The next thing I know I’m in the back on my tip toes!!!

“Shakin’ my darn head! Who am I gonna interview way back here bruh?”

Talk about a havin’ a great time though!! The great folks over at Honda Racing had me over for lunch and the food was NUTS!!! The hospitality was off the hook and the conversation was outstandin’! Now tell me again why the brothers aren’t into racin’? I know that I’ve officially become the spokesman for fan diversity when it comes to makin’ sure that duns that look like me are gettin’ their butts to the track for the Indianapolis 500!

Take it slow bruh. Start off with the practices, then qualifyin’ and then hit the race at some point! I’ve never been to the race but after goin’ to the practices and seein’ how this foolishness works up close and personal. I can’t wait until Sunday!!

My son Dontre’ is the racin’ expert so he’s doin’ an internship this summer for TheJayGravesReport! He’s a junior at Jackson State University so the official recaps and overviews have been comin’ from him! He knows racin’ and I don’t. So make sure to keep up with him on Twitter @Thatdude3942 and read all of the “IndyCar Hot Joints” under this link!!

Boyz better recognize that there is more to sports than just football and basketball. I get it, I mean, I know that very few  brothers are goin’ to get into a car and voluntarily go 230mph. Not unless he’s got warrants and he’s on his third strike. LOL! And I don’t want some dun gettin’ upset because with me. Laugh for once! I’m from G.I. so I’ve got a ghetto pass to say it. Stop it!

If nothin’ else the social aspect of goin’ to the race is crazy! That joint holds more than 300 thousand people bruh! Can you imagine how great the party would be? I know that they don’t play a lot of hip hop and R&B out there but that’s why the Hip Hop and R&B radio stations need to get involved with the festivities!! Carb Day is Friday and they’ll have all types of bands and groups out there. You can stay at the crib if you want to but I’ll be in the mix! Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

2) Crazy: adjective – to say an abundance or good time

3) NUTS: adjective – good time or fun

4) G.I.: noun – Gary, Indiana

The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”

The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!


1 Comment

  1. Jay, I love it. You are the official mouthpiece for fan diversity at the IMS! Who would have thought it, but you are the dude who can pull it off. Keep it real, Jay. Miss seeing you!

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