Greatest Weekend In Sports

Cole Broyhill, staff writer

NBA Playoffs: Jimmy Butler derails Heat comeback in Game 7 vs. Celtics | Marca This past weekend was Memorial Day and sunday was packed with sports action, with early sunday morning starting in Monaco for the Monaco Grand Prix. The race started under wet conditions with the race not beginning 45 minutes after the initial start, with home driver and pole sitter Charles Leclerc leading the pack. Charles Leclerc hasn’t had good luck at his home grand prix crashing out of the last 3 Monaco races, could this be the one year he wins? It looked like it from the start until lap 22 where the Ferrier engineers accidently call in Leclerc forcing a double stack and ultimately losing his race as Sergio “Checo” Perez takes the lead. Another red flag comes out on lap 27 as Mick Schumacher wrecks out completely snapping his car in half; he was able to walk out on his own power. As the race goes back green Checo Perez was able to keep the lead and win the Monaco Grand Prix making it his 4th career win and becoming the first Mexican driver to win at Monaco. 45 minuets after the conclusion of the Monaco Grand Prix the Indy 500 began with Scott Dixon on the pole with a blistering speed at 234.046 MPH that is the fastest pole speed in Indy 500 qualifying history. Dixon past champion of the 500 was confident going into this race until a speeding penalty derailed his race. This also wasn’t just a big weekend with the 500 coming back but 7 time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson making his first start at the brickyard. Unfortunately Johnson carshed out the 500 with 6 laps to go but good news for his teammate and former F1 driver Marcus Ericsson he was able to hold off Pato O’Ward and Tony Kanaan to win his first Indy 500. With a break from racing action it was a busy day in baseball with there being 15 games happening, then at 6:30 PM the Coca Cola 600 begins the longest night in NASCAR is underway with Denny Hamlin on the pole for Joe Gibbs Racing. Hamlin lost the lead to teammate Kyle Busch on lap 7, then the first caution of many comes out on lap 18 then on lap 46 another tuff break for Kyle Busch as he spun from the lead this was just the second caution of stage 1 with more cautions in stage 2. NASCAR takes a moment of silence after stage 2 where all the cars go down on pit road turn off their cars to pay tribute for fallen soldiers. With 2 big wrecks happening between 25 and 5 laps to go it opens the door for the pole sitter Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick to win. As the final restart happens it was a battle between teammates Hamlin and Busch with Busch getting lose and sealing the deal for Hamlin and Joe Gibbs Racing winning the Coca Cola 600. During stage 2 of the Coke 600 game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat begin. At half it looked like it was going to be a close game until after the 3rd quarter the Celtics take a comfortable lead until the fourth where the Heat come back and almost complete the come back putting themselves into the the NBA finals against the Golden State Warriors but it was just too much as the Celtics win and to go on the Play Golden State in the NBA finals starting on June 2nd at 9:00 PM on ABC. This was one of the most busy and successful day in sports.