I was weeping as well. I had tears running down my cheeks as this man is my hero.
It was an impromptu decision that A.J. made because his other car driven by Robby Gordon had just crashed and A.J. believed he needed to be a full time owner to mentor his driver.
We always sat under the first "I" in Indianapolis on the old tower and the interview took place on pit lane directly below me.
Ironically right after Robbies crash there was a woman standing in the aisle right next to me (as we were on the top row) who was physically shaken. She asked me if she could sit down and said she was Robby Gordons mom.
This was back in the day where Pole day drew 250,00 people and every seat was filled.