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The Sports Archives – More Indianapolis 500 Memories and Fun Facts

Here are more interesting facts of past Indy 500 races: (see The Sports Archives – Indianapolis 500 Memories and Fun Facts ) •    Wilbur Shaw won the 1937 Indianapolis 500 by 2.16 seconds over second place driver Ralph Hepburn.  Shaw’s … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – Indianapolis 500 Memories and Fun Facts

On May 29, 2011, everyone… “start your engines”… as the commencement of the 95th Indianapolis 500 and its 100th year anniversary will take place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  The race has run annual except for the battle years of … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives Greatest Moments – 1912 Indianapolis 500 Push to Finish

Ralph DePalma was one of the greatest race car drivers in the early 20th century. He earned first place in the Indianapolis 500 in 1915 and had won nearly 2000 races, including 24 American Champ car races. However, before achieving … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives Greatest Moments – 1937 Indianapolis 500

There was an old commercial that stated that a particular brand of coffee was ‘good to the last drop’.  This might have been the slogan Wilbur Shaw could have used for his Maserati 8CTF after winning the 1937 Indianapolis 500. … Continue reading

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