Matt Damon was surrounded. As one of the world's most recognizable movie stars, he is surrounded a lot. But on this day, May 26, 2019, the Academy Award winner was enveloped among more than 300,000 people, and he was likely the most famous person among them.
"How's everyone doing?" he said to the others crammed into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway elevator with him. They all nodded. The actor's eyes darted to the laminated cards hanging around their necks and realized he was packed into the space with a gaggle of gray-haired motorsports writers. "So ... how many of you knew Carroll Shelby?