This weekend will mark local man's 66th consecutive Indy 500

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – The Indianapolis 500 started back in 1911, and it's been called the greatest spectacle in racing. A local man hasn't seen every one of them, but he's pretty darn close.

Butch Welsh was five years old when his parents took him to his first Indy 500.

His father went to 51 before he passed away, but Welsh beats him by a long shot: this weekend will mark his 66th consecutive 500.

What's more impressive is that Butch has sat in the same seat since 1961. This year, he entered a contest for fans to have their seat number on the commemorative ticket. No one could come close to his story.

Racing is in his blood – his whole life revolves around being in Box 12, Row A, Seat 1 on Memorial Day Weekend.

Watch the video above for more.


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