[caption id="attachment_53760" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]<img class="wp-image-53760 size-large" src="https:\/\/theenterprise.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/23\/2021\/06\/PatCoHis1-1024x768.jpg" alt="" width="1024" height="768" \/> Corey Lind (second from left) was part of the winning race team at this year's Indy 500.[\/caption]\r\n\r\n<hr \/>\r\n\r\nBy A. Lind\r\n\r\nPatrick County native Corey Lind was part of making history in the 2021 winning of the famed Indianapolis 500 IndyCar race on Sunday, May 30th.\u00a0 This race event is regarded as the \u201cworld\u2019s Super Bowl of racing\u201d and is coveted by every IndyCar driver and crewman as the \u201cone\u201d race to win.\r\n\r\nCorey becomes the second from Patrick County to achieve this goal, after the Wood Brothers\u2019 pit crew efforts took them to the Indy 500 winner\u2019s circle in 1965.\r\n\r\nCorey began his racing career working on Late Model and Open-wheel Modified stock cars while attending PHCC and ODU\u2019s Motorsports Program.\r\n\r\nAfter college, he focused on road course racing while at VIR (Virginia International Raceway) running a chassis dyno and maintaining several types of road race cars for amateur drivers throughout the East Coast region.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_53868" align="alignright" width="568"]<img class="wp-image-53868 size-full" src="https:\/\/theenterprise.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/23\/2021\/06\/sdgvGre.png" alt="" width="568" height="280" \/> Crew at work on Helio's #06 race car[\/caption]\r\n\r\nThe last four years of Corey\u2019s career has been dedicated to IndyCar racing across the country on oval, street, and road courses.\u00a0 He is currently working with Meyer Shank Racing (MSR), a team based in Pataskala, Ohio.\r\n\r\nFor 2021, MSR decided to field a second car for a limited six-race schedule which included the Indy 500 with seasoned veteran driver Helio Castroneves at the wheel. This was Castroneves\u2019 first race with the young team, and to experience a WIN with the team was as good as racing gets for each team member.\u00a0 Castroneves won his first Indy 500 in 2001 and his fourth in 2021 thus joining elite four-time winners Al Unser, Rick Mears, and A.J. Foyt. Castroneves\u2019 next challenge with the MSR team comes August 8 when the IndyCar series goes to Nashville for its inaugural street course race.\r\n\r\nCorey works as a front-end and cockpit mechanic while serving as front tire carrier and alternate tire changer.\u00a0 He currently lives in California with his wife Tasher. He is the son of Jeff and Annetta Lind of Stuart.