Browsing the "IMS History" Category

February 8, 2017 - 0 Comments

The 1972 Indy 500 marked the single craziest year for aerodynamic exploration ever seen at the Speedway, and with many of those wild concepts transformed into shapes that embraced sanity...

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January 27, 2017 - 0 Comments

Hurley Haywood’s name tends to conjure thoughts of sports car racing and major endurance competition achievements by one of America’s most prolific drivers. Three overall victories at the 24 Hours...

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January 4, 2017 - 0 Comments

There was something special about the red 1986 March 86C chassis that carried Bobby Rahal to Victory Lane at the Indianapolis 500. Its advanced aerodynamics and finely tuned suspension gave...

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December 22, 2016 - 2 Comments

Louis, Arthur and Gaston Chevrolet formed the Chevrolet Motor Car Company 157 days after the inaugural Indianapolis 500 took place in 1911. Their automotive endeavors, destined to launch the name...

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December 8, 2016 - 0 Comments

Regular #SpeedRead readers will recall Marshall Pruett’s eight-part series on “Weird and Wonderful Cars of the ‘500’” that appeared in the weeks leading up to the 100th Running of the...

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December 1, 2016 - 1 Comments

Do you have a question for Indianapolis Motor Speedway Historian Donald Davidson? Ask via Twitter with the hashtag #AskDonald or on Facebook. For previous editions of “Ask Donald Davidson,” click...

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November 30, 2016 - 0 Comments

Regular #SpeedRead readers will recall Marshall Pruett’s eight-part series on “Weird and Wonderful Cars of the ‘500’” that appeared in the weeks leading up to the 100th Running of the...

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November 17, 2016 - 0 Comments

Regular #SpeedRead readers will recall Marshall Pruett’s eight-part series on “Weird and Wonderful Cars of the ‘500’” that appeared in the weeks leading up to the 100th Running of the...

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November 10, 2016 - 0 Comments

Please thank a veteran today for the freedoms we enjoy in America. In the long, storied history of the Indy 500, a few veterans have driven. Some drove after their...

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November 3, 2016 - 0 Comments

Do you have a question for Indianapolis Motor Speedway Historian Donald Davidson? Ask via Twitter with the hashtag #AskDonald or on Facebook. For previous editions of “Ask Donald Davidson,” click...

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