1985: Former Channel 6 reporter Reid Duffy attends his first Indianapolis 500

Posted at 6:00 AM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 06:00:33-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 is just over a week away, and just about everyone at RTV6 will have some role in bringing you coverage of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Many Channel 6 employees are sent to the track during the entire month of May, and in 1985, Reid Duffy was assigned to cover his first Indianapolis 500.

Duffy donned sunglasses, a Channel 6 hat, and a blue 11th Row Society t-shirt, which honored the last row of drivers starting the 1985 Indy 500. He also had a cooler and, of course, his Sony Walkman.

Danny Sullivan would "spin and win" in the 1985 Indianapolis 500.

After the checkered flag waved, Reid Duffy determined that attending the Indy 500 was hard work that required stamina, grit, patience, and a body that just won't quit.