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1911
Ray Harroun won the Indianapolis 500
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1912
Joe Dawson won the Indianapolis 500
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1913
Jules Goux won the Indianapolis 500
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1914
Rene Thomas won the Indianapolis 500
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1916
Dario Resta won the Indianapolis (Scheduled for 300 miles)
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1921
Tommy Milton won the Indianapolis 500
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1922
Jimmy Murphy won the Indianapolis 500
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1923
Tommy Milton won the Indianapolis 500
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1924
Lora Corum won the Indianapolis 500
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1925
Peter DePaolo won the Indianapolis 500
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Chuck Arnold... Born ... Arnold drove sporadically in the USAC Championship Car series, racing between 1959 and 1968, with 11 starts, including the 1959 Indianapolis 500. He finished in the top ten 3 times, with his best finish in 5th position, in 1959 at Trenton.
1927
George Souders won the Indianapolis 500
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1928
Louis Meyer won the Indianapolis 500
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1929
Ray Keech won the Indianapolis 500
Bill Spence ... Died ... AAA driver from the late 1920's. He was killed in the 1929 Indianapolis 500.
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1930
Billy Arnold won the Indianapolis 500
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1931
Louis Schneider won the Indianapolis 500
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1932
Fred Frame won the Indianapolis 500
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1933
Mark Billman... Died ... AAA racer 1930's. He was killed in the 1933 Indy 500.
Louis Meyer won the Indianapolis 500
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1934
Bill Cummings won the Indianapolis 500
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1935
Kelly Petillo won the Indianapolis 500
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1936
Louis Meyer won the Indianapolis 500
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1938
Floyd Roberts won the Indianapolis 500
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1939
Floyd Roberts... Died ... AAA driver who raced in the 1930's. He won the Indianapolis 500 in 1938 with a record speed of 117.2 mph. He led for 92 laps. The following year, 1939, driving the same car, he was killed in a crash on the backstretch after hitting a wooden fence at near 100 mph. Roberts was the first former winner and defending champion of the race to have been killed while competing.
Wilbur Shaw won the Indianapolis 500
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1940
Wilbur Shaw won the Indianapolis 500
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1941
Floyd Davis won the Indianapolis 500
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1946
George Robson won the Indianapolis 500
John Shackleford , driving the Nyquist #6, won the 20 lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race on the 1 mile dirt Trenton Speedway in Trenton, NJ.
Bumpy Bumpus , driving the Burd Piston Ring #5, won the 30 lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race on the 1/2 mile dirt Altamont Speedway in Altamont, NY.
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1947
Mauri Rose won the Indianapolis 500
Tommy Hinnershitz , driving the Nyquist #8, won the 20 lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race on the 1/2 mile dirt Bedford Speedway in Bedford, PA.
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1949
Bill Holland won the Indianapolis 500
Lucky Lux , driving the Furslew #71, won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race on the 1/2 mile dirt Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA.
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1950
Johnnie Parsons won the Indianapolis 500
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1951
Lee Wallard won the Indianapolis 500
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1952
Troy Ruttman won the Indianapolis 500
Len Duncan won the AAA Midget race at the Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA.
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1953
Bill Vukovich won the Indianapolis 500
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1954
Bob King won the AAA Midwest Sprint Car race at the Winchester Speedway,Winchester, IN
Potsy Goacher won the first feature of the Night Before the 500 AAA Midget races and Johnny Kay won the second feature at the West 16th Street Speedway, Indianapolis, IN.
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1955
Bill Vukovich was killed in a chain-reaction crash while holding a 17-second lead on the 57th lap of the 1955 Indianapolis 500. Vukovich was exiting the second turn, trailing three slower cars , driven by Rodger Ward, Al Keller, and Johnny Boyd, when Ward's car swerved as the result of a strong gust of wind. Keller, swerving into the infield to avoid Ward, lost control and slid back onto the track, striking Boyd's car and pushing it into Vukovich's oncoming path. Vukovich's car struck Boyd's, became airborne, and landed upside down after going over the outside backstretch retaining wall and somersaulting several times, killing him. ( Click here for A Report On The Accident That Killed Bill Vukovich In The 1955 Indianapolis 500-Mile-Race. )
Bob Sweikert won the Indianapolis 500
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1956
Pat Flaherty won the Indianapolis 500
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1957
Sam Hanks won the Indianapolis 500
Hank Nykaza won the 50 lap USAC Midget race at the Lafayette Speedway, Lafayette, IN.
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1958
Jimmy Bryan won the Indianapolis 500
Pat O'Connor... Died ... AAA / USAC driver from the 1950's. He was killed in the 1958 INDY 500.
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1959
Rodger Ward won the Indianapolis 500
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1960
Jim Rathmann won the Indianapolis 500 ( Click here for the race report. )
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1961
A.J. Foyt won the Indianapolis 500
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1962
Rodger Ward won the Indianapolis 500
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1963
Parnelli Jones won the Indianapolis 500
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1964
Eddie Sachs ... Died ... He was known as the "Caped Crusader of Auto Racing" and "Clown Prince of Auto Racing" for his personality at the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. He was the father of race car driver and NASCAR car owner Eddie Sachs, Jr. His career included eight USAC Championship Trail wins, 25 top-five finishes in 65 career AAA and USAC starts, including the 1958 USAC Midwest Sprint Car Championship. He won consecutive pole positions (1960-1961) for the Indianapolis 500, finishing second in 1961 for his best finish. Sachs and sports car driver and Indy rookie Dave MacDonald were killed on the second lap of the 1964 Indianapolis 500 in a fiery crash involving seven cars.
A.J. Foyt won the Indianapolis 500
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1965
Jud Larson won the 30 lap USAC Sprint Car race at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester,IN. Carl Williams finished second followed by Bob Pratt, Bob Harkey and Al Smith.
Mel Kenyon won the 100 lap Night Before The 500 USAC Midget race at the Kokomo Speedway , Kokomo,IN.
Russ Klar won the ARDC Midget race at the Wall Township Speedway, Belmar,NJ.
Bobby Abel won the Super Modified race at the Susquehanna Speedway Park, Newberrytown, PA.
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1966
Graham Hill won the Indianapolis 500
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1968
Bobby Unser won the Indianapolis 500
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1969
Mario Andretti won the Indianapolis 500
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1970
Al Unser, Sr won the Indianapolis 500
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1971
Bobby Allison won the World 600 NASCAR Grand National race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
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1973
Gordon Johncock won the Indianapolis 500. ( Click here for the race report. )
Tiny Lund won the 100 lap NASCAR / ARCA Grand National East race at the Selinsgrove Speedway , Selinsgrove, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1976
Johnny Rutherford won the Indianapolis 500
David Pearson won the World 600 NASCAR Winston Cup race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
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1977
Pancho Carter and Tom Bigelow each won in the Twin 50's USAC Sprint Car races at the Salem Speedway, Salem,IN.
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1982
Rick Mears, trailing Gordon Johncock by more than 10 seconds with a dozen laps to go, mounts a furious charge that gets him even as they take the white flag. But Johncock is able to hold on over the final lap and wins by 0.16 seconds, the 500's closest finish to that point.
Neil Bonnett won the World 600 NASCAR Winston Cup race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
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1987
Mark Martin gets his first of a Nationwide Series-leading 48 victories, winning the Budweiser 200 at Dover. Martins wins by 5 seconds over Larry Pearson.
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1993
Emerson Fittipaldi won the Indianapolis 500
Dale Earnhardt won the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Winston Cup race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
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1999
Kenny Brack won the Indianapolis 500
Jeff Burton won the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Winston Cup race at the Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
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2004
Buddy Rice won the Indianapolis 500
Jimmie Johnson won the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at the Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
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