Browsing the "Where Are They Now?" Category

May 20, 2013 - 2 Comments

He holds the top three speed records at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and has two victories. One qualifying lap – 237.498, 1996 Four-lap qualifying average – 236.986, 1996 500 miles...

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May 17, 2013 - 2 Comments

He drove a car called the Genesee Beer Wagon. He drove for a rookie woman car owner. He is one of two Vietnam War veterans to make a “500” field....

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May 15, 2013 - 1 Comments

Billy Boat went through some trials and tribulations before he grabbed the pole position for the 1998 Indianapolis 500. “We crashed in practice right before qualifying,” Boat said. “I knew...

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May 13, 2013 - 2 Comments

It was a family affair that lasted for several decades, and the Bettenhausen clan became legendary at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was also a sport that wasn’t kind to...

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May 8, 2013 - 1 Comments

USAC short-track legend Jack Hewitt was excited when he got to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, excited while he was there in 1998 and is still excited now that he has...

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May 1, 2013 - 2 Comments

Buzz Calkins and crew. Buzz Calkins will always be in the record books. He won the Indy Racing League’s first race in 1996 at Walt Disney World when he held...

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April 26, 2013 - 4 Comments

It was a long journey in a short time. Coming off the fourth turn in the Silver Crown race in the 1997 Copper World Classic, veteran Chuck Gurney had the...

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April 17, 2013 - 4 Comments

They called him “The Gas Man.” It was a good name for Tom Sneva, because it encompassed all the drama, milestones, speed, humor … and a win in the 1983...

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April 10, 2013 - 8 Comments

He started out as a fan and went on to order some tools through a catalog and bought a Formula Ford. There was unused space at the plant of the...

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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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