All posts by "bmartin"

April 23, 2013 - 5 Comments

My personal journey to the Indianapolis 500 began before I could even realize it. It was way back in the early 1960s when I was too young to remember most...

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May 27, 2011 - 8 Comments

Throughout its 100-year history, there have been many great cars that have competed in the Indianapolis 500 – cars that ranged from cutting-edge innovation to legendary performance. But it’s likely...

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May 25, 2011 - 3 Comments

Throughout his career, Bobby Allison has always been known as a “racer’s racer.” Even at the height of his stardom as a NASCAR stock car driver, Allison still competed at...

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May 10, 2011 - 4 Comments

As the eldest member and leader of the famed “Mears Gang,” Roger Mears took a unique path to the Indianapolis 500. He actually followed his younger brother, Rick, to the...

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May 3, 2011 - 5 Comments

Note: This begins a series of blogs about important figures in Indianapolis 500 history by veteran motorsports writer Bruce Martin. When Jim Clark drove the Lotus Powered by Ford to...

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