Browsing the "history" Tag

March 10, 2017 - 0 Comments

Few Indianapolis 500 cars tick both boxes of "weird" and "wonderful" like Don Lee's unexpected entry for the 1947 race. ...

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February 24, 2017 - 1 Comments

With the Daytona 500 rapidly approaching on Sunday, we’ll look at some of the lesser known Indy 500 cars raced by NASCAR stars....

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February 8, 2017 - 1 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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February 2, 2015 - 0 Comments

  In 1910, the Indianapolis 500 was still a thing of the future, but history was already being made at the Speedway. The first licensed aviation meet in America took...

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December 25, 2014 - 0 Comments

Merry Christmas! Is yours white today? While there is nothing like the feeling one gets during Race Day at IMS, there is something to be said for the times when...

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December 5, 2014 - 1 Comments

The look of the Indianapolis 500 from 1911 to today: So many looks. So many trends. So many styles. Some of them defined a movement. Others defined a generation. Let’s...

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November 21, 2014 - 0 Comments

In 2011, the Indianapolis 500 celebrated its 100th anniversary. From 1911 to today, much has changed for the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, yet many things remain. Today’s Indy 500 is...

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November 14, 2014 - 0 Comments

It was a new millennium and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was ready to welcome it and all the challenges that came with it. The year 2000 ushered in a new...

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November 7, 2014 - 0 Comments

For all the 1980s was, the 1990s was decidedly less. Less wild, less loud, less extravagant, less hairspray… It was also a time of American unrest socially, racially, economically, and...

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