We’re chronicling 100 days of Indy 500 history on #SpeedRead leading up to the historic 100th Running. With 35 days to go, we’re digging deep into the IMS photo vault.
There’s dominance in the annals of the Indianapolis 500 – Billy Arnold leading 198 laps in his 1930 win, Arie Luyendyk winning by nearly 11 seconds in 1990, and of course Foyt/Unser/Mears and their exclusive four-timers club.
But how about Roger Penske and his 16 Indy 500 wins as an owner? Put it this way: If Chip Ganassi wins in each of the next 10 years on Memorial Day weekend, he’ll still be one shy of “The Captain.”
Now that’s dominance.
Penske is marking his 50th year in racing in 2016, and this year of celebrations got kicked up considerably with his appointment to drive the Indy 500 Pace Car. (This video of him taking a test drive is a must-see.)
Let’s take a spin through some classic Penske photos at Indy over the years.