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Indy Racing League: Indianapolis 500, List of American Championship Car Winners, Indycar Series, Ilmor, Dallara, List of Indycar Series Teams

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Published July 7th 2011
ISBN : 9781157471172
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42 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Indianapolis 500, List of American Championship Car winners, IndyCar Series, Dallara, Ilmor, List ofMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Indianapolis 500, List of American Championship Car winners, IndyCar Series, Dallara, Ilmor, List of IndyCar Series teams, Panoz Auto Development, U.S. F2000 National Championship, Side-By-Side, Riley & Scott, Road to Indy, List of IRL drivers who never qualified for a race. Excerpt: The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, also known as the Indianapolis 500, the 500 Miles at Indianapolis, the Indy 500 or The 500, is an American automobile race, held annually, typically on the last weekend in May (specifically over the Memorial Day weekend) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. The event lends its name to the IndyCar class, or formula, of open-wheel race cars that have competed in it. The event, billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, is considered one of the three most significant motorsports events in the world. The official attendance is not disclosed by Speedway management, but the permanent seating capacity is more than 257,000 people, and infield seating raises capacity to an approximate 400,000. Joe Dawson winning the 1912 Indianapolis 500The Indianapolis Motor Speedway complex was built in 1909 as a gravel-and-tar track and hosted a smattering of small events, including ones for motorcycles. The first long distance event, in fearful conditions, was the 100-lap Prest-O-Lite Trophy in 1909, won by Bob Burman in a Buick. Breakup of the asphalt led to two fatal accidents in the first two long-distance events (a 250 mi (400 km) and 300 mi (480 km), which was shortened to 235 mi (378 km) after two severe wrecks). That these spectacles had attracted 15,000 paying customers (and crowds up up to 40,000) persuaded principal owner Carl G. Fisher to spend US$155,000 on repaving the track with 3.2 million bricks- he also added a 2 ft 9 in (0.84 m) concrete wall around the tracks circumference. During the...