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Annual automobile race held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, United States, an enclave suburb of Indianapolis. Wikipedia
Automotive museum on the grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, United States, which houses the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. Intrinsically linked to the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400, but it also includes exhibits reflecting other forms of motorsports, passenger cars, and general automotive history. Wikipedia
Held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, on Sunday, May 24, 1992. Famous for the fierce battle in the closing laps, as race winner Al Unser, Jr. held off second place Scott Goodyear for the victory by 0.043 seconds, the closest finish in Indy history. Wikipedia
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- Three Japanese drivers have achieved podium finishes in Formula One, and drivers from Japan have victories at the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in addition to success in domestic championships.
- Similarly, several Indianapolis 500 winners technically won their first World Championship race, though most record books choose to ignore this and instead only record regular World Championship participants.
- However, the city is perhaps best known for annually hosting the world's largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500.
- The organization first competed at Indianapolis in 1969, and within three years had become the team to beat, winning the race with Donohue in 1972.
- The "Month of May" (a series of celebrations leading to the Indianapolis 500) is perhaps the largest annual celebration in the city, with the 500 Festival Parade regularly drawing 300,000 spectators.
- In 2004, Honda-powered cars overwhelmingly dominated the IndyCar Series, winning 14 of 16 IndyCar races, including the Indianapolis 500, and claimed the IndyCar Series Manufacturers' Championship, Drivers' Championship and Rookie of the Year titles.
- Ford motors, including the Ford-sponsored DFX engine developed by Cosworth, have won the Indianapolis 500 eighteen times.
- Six of the original seven races took place in Europe; the only non-European race that counted towards the World Championship in 1950 was the Indianapolis 500, which was held to different regulations and later replaced by the United States Grand Prix.
- Since acquiring rights to the Indianapolis 500 in 2019, NBC's coverage begins on Memorial Day, the second day of the tournament; the network provides coverage windows on the holiday and the second weekend in the afternoon U.S. time.
- Modern competitors often cover well over 5,000 km. The record is 2010's 5410 km, six times the length of the Indianapolis 500, or about 18 times longer than a Formula One Grand Prix.
- The museum is the permanent home of the Borg-Warner Trophy, presented to Indianapolis 500 winners.
- The second year of the renewed Honda partnership was much more promising than the first with the team coming close to defending their Indianapolis 500 victory, as well as their IndyCar Series driver and team titles.
- In May 1913, Goux took one to Indianapolis, and won at an average of 75.92 mph, recording straightaway speeds of 93.5 mph. making Peugeot the first non-American-based auto company to win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
- Ganassi won their first Indianapolis 500 in 2000.
- Since 1971, when that method was done away with, a rolling start (sometimes known as an Indianapolis start) begins the race.
- The team is named after the state of Indiana's history with the Indianapolis 500's pace cars and with the harness racing industry.
- In 1913, Peugeots of similar design to the 1912 Grand Prix car won the French Grand Prix at Amiens and the Indianapolis 500.
- Ralph DePalma won the Indianapolis 500 in 1915.
- The car was the M2B designed by Robin Herd, but the programme was hampered by a poor choice of engines: a 3.0-litre version of Ford's Indianapolis 500 engine and a Serenissima V8 were used, the latter scoring the team's first point in Britain, but both were underpowered and unreliable.
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