Browsing the "IMS History" Category

May 28, 2010 - 3 Comments

Roger Penske has had the best of racing in his cars at Indianapolis — Emerson Fittipaldi, Rick Mears, Helio Castroneves, Al Unser, Mark Donohue. Back in 1974, his drivers were...

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May 27, 2010 - 1 Comments

The year was 2002, and the big issue was Helio Castroneves and Paul Tracy for the Indianapolis 500 victory. But another driver could very well have won that race except...

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May 26, 2010 - 0 Comments

Airton Dare became one of the Brazilians that migrated to Indianapolis in the past decade. “My first year was a really good race,” he said. “I was 21st, I think....

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May 22, 2010 - 3 Comments

When it comes to trivia bench racing, save this one until the rent money is on the table. Question: Before Nigel Mansell in 1993, who was the last rookie to...

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May 18, 2010 - 1 Comments

Jimmy Kite burst on to the IZOD IndyCar Series with a flourish and in a hurry. He dove under veteran Chuck Gurney off the fourth turn to win the Copper...

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May 14, 2010 - 6 Comments

The year was 1993 and media people and fans swarmed around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to see Formula One champion Nigel Mansell in an Indy car. Virtually ignored was a...

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May 11, 2010 - 23 Comments

He is a familiar name who made his mark at the Speedway but you wish it could’ve been just a touch better. Roberto Guerrero was racing in Europe after leaving...

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May 5, 2010 - 4 Comments

He was a halfback in high school, played four years of semi-pro football and was offered a tryout with the Washington Redskins. But he turned to auto racing and claimed...

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May 3, 2010 - 1 Comments

Over the past three weeks, we’ve been thrashing on the new indianapolismotorspeedway.com, and part of that time has included a fair amount of Photo Vault viewing. Over 100 years of photos...

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April 29, 2010 - 6 Comments

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