Rookie Driver Marty McFly New Favorite To Win Indy 500

DeLoreanThe buzz at Indianapolis Motor Speedway tonight isn’t just coming from the motors of the finely tuned cars out on the track.  This Modern Philosopher has just learned that there has been a last minute entry into tomorrow’s annual running of the Indianapolis 500, and I have decided that the rookie driver is the new favorite to win the race.

Marty McFly, who has been added to the field with a heretofore unheard of Special Sponsor’s Exemption, will be representing Team Clocktower in a very unusual car.  Apparently, the exemption also allows McFly to race in a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, rather than the usual Indy Car.

Indy 500While veteran drivers were clearly miffed when informed of the eleventh hour entry, none of them seemed to care after they got a look at the car the new kid on the track plans to race.  “I doubt that thing could do the speed limit, let alone get up to 145 mph,” said one anonymous driver in reference to the average speed seen on the track for the big race.  “Hell, I bet that thing won’t make it five laps without breaking down.”

Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown, McFly’s crew chief laughed when I told him about the comments made by the other drivers.  “This car doesn’t need to go 145 mph to win the race,” Doc explained to me as he slipped out of his unique yellow protective suit, which looked a lot like the outfit people wore when dealing with radioactive materials.  “All we’ve got to do is get this baby up to 88 mph and the rest is history.”

I asked him if he could further explain his comment, but Brown was too distracted looking for someone named Einstein, who I assumed was the team mechanic since the DeLorean was leaking all sorts of fluids.

TrophyMcFly made a brief appearance, but told me he wasn’t really allowed to talk about what made the car tick.  He would only say that I should bet everything I had on his winning the race tomorrow.  When he was sure no one else was around, McFly showed me a mock up of tomorrow’s newspaper, which had a photo of him on the cover, kissing the famed Borg-Warner Trophy, and a headline declaring him the race’s winner.

I have to say that I admire such confidence in a driver, and found it oddly quaint that he would go to the effort to have a fake newspaper printed to give him a little more incentive to win.  Before McFly left, I made one more attempt at finding out the significance of 88 mph and why he was so sure he was going to win.

All he gave me was a wink, a charming smile, and the words “flux capacitor”.  Doc Brown never returned to finish the interview, so I have decided to be the crazy writer who takes the word of the brazen driver and his oddball crew chief, and I will declare Marty McFly the favorite to win tomorrow’s Indianapolis 500.

Marty 88When you are done laughing, please remember that I don’t usually cover car racing.  I took this gig because I needed to get away from all the rain in Maine.  Why not believe in the cocky underdog?  If this were a movie, wouldn’t the Cinderella story in the strange car be everyone’s sentimental favorite to pull off the huge upset?

I’m rooting for Marty McFly, Doc Brown, and their bizarre looking DeLorean.  Stranger things have happened, right?

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Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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36 Responses to Rookie Driver Marty McFly New Favorite To Win Indy 500

  1. Some guys will do anything just to kiss a trophy! They should pay attention to Doc Brown…he’s all nuts & bolts!

  2. Kate Lester says:

    Well, really. How can he lose?

  3. Hollie says:

    I’ve never actually seen Back to the Future…I should put that on my list

    • Austin says:

      Are you serious? Don’t make me sit you down and force you to watch it! The script is consider one of the best examples of a perfect screenplay. Great flick, too. Please watch it at some point…

      • Hollie says:

        I really haven’t seen a lot of movies that basically everyone else has. Growing up we had one TV so if my dad didn’t want to watch it..I haven’t seen it. I watched a lot of true crime, history, and sports. Silence of the Lambs was my favorite movie when I was like 8…which probably says a lot about me, lol. I just watched Casablanca for the first time a month or so ago. I’m getting around to watching some good ones and catching up withe the rest of society! I’ll catch Back to the Future for sure!

      • Austin says:

        Once you watch it, perhaps you can play it again, Sam… 🙂

  4. Doc and Marty always have something up their sleeves. My favorite movie franchise of all times besides Rocky has to be BTF. I think it is some of the greatest movies ever made. And it’s crazy to think that Michael J. Fox wasn’t even Marty until they were done filming the beginning of the movie. Great post, and if you ever happen to come across a pair of Nike Marty McFly shoes I will buy them off you 🙂

    • Austin says:

      I’m pretty tight with Doc Brown, so I’ll see what I can do for you… 😉 Back to the Future is an awesome flick. I didn’t enjoy the sequels as much, but it’s kinda hard to top that original…

  5. ksbeth says:

    did his trip through time didn’t show him what the possibilities of a hookup with danica patrick might look like? may change the course of history.

  6. youngemt95 says:

    It’s been a long time since I have watched the back to the future movies. This post has made me want to watch all them again! Great Post!

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  8. Seems like McFly’s taking Biff’s advice to make like a tree and get out of here.

  9. amb says:

    “All we’ve got to do is get this baby up to 88 mph and the rest is history.” …. I see what you did there … 😀


  11. Austin says:

    Reblogged this on The Return of the Modern Philosopher and commented:

    This should help you start your engines just in time for the big race this weekend. I really hope that McFly kid wins it!

  12. Of course, McFly wins, he has a secret ingredient in his DMC, a flux capacitor.

  13. Reblogged this on barclaydave and commented:
    Put everything on cheeky McFly to win. You can’t lose!

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