i did the exact same thing for the 500 in june. me and my co-driver steve finnegan have always started the races so i decided to see what the checkered flag looked like for once......we finished first in class at 4 in the morning. sal wasn't there and only a couple of folks from score were there waving the flag. there were no beautiful tecate sleaze kitties there to kiss us and only a few wigged out drunks on meth at the finish line and most of my team mates that weren't too tired from the race .....think i'll start the things from now on....anyway , way to go. it just feels better when you do well doesn't it? you take care.