My buddy and I left around lap 270 to beat the traffic. I was home in East Mesa by 5:00! A co-worker of mine (one of our VPs) stayed 'til the end and didn't get home to Chandler until 8:30. What with the race ending about the same time as the Cardinals game, the freeways must've been awful.
Life in our suite was nice--lots of free food and drink, plus a really great hostess who took good care of us. Bobby Labonte visited us at 9:30. I got his autograph and wished him well. Nice guy.
We also had wristbands that got us into the pits, so my friend and I wandered around there for a bit. The coolest thing was the terrace passes, which got us up onto the very top of the suites out in the open air. Nice vantage point up there.