The race started with a moment of silence for the West Virginia miners lost this week.
The color guard came from Luke Air Force Base which is very near the race track.
Ken Bower's, PIR Chaplain offered a prayer with a challenge to forgive as we are forgiven.
Dr. Jess McGuire performed the National Anthem on the trumpet and did a great job.
The flyover was 4 F-16's from Luke AFB.
Nice start to the race and the desert looks great.
What is your favorite way to hear the National Anthem performed? I like a group of singers who are singing in 4 part harmony.