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    2016 Indy 500 Qualifying James Hinchcliffe Pole Run
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    Published on May 22, 2016
    One year after his near fatal crash, James Hinchcliffe grabs the Pole for the 100th Indianapolis 500

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    Indycar LIVE | 2016 Indianapolis 500 | 100th Indy 500 Race | Watch Live Online | May 29, 2016
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    Last Indy 500 I watched AJ Foyt won.
     
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    AJ FOYT - Indy 500: A Race for Heroes (AUTO RACING DOCUMENTARY)
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    Published on Aug 17, 2014
    AJ FOYT - Indy 500: A Race for Heroes (AUTO RACING DOCUMENTARY)

    Perhaps no driver is more closely associated with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway than Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr. In an IMS career spanning more than half a century, Foyt was the ‘500’s’ first four-time winning driver, and he added a fifth Indy victory as a car owner. As he often likes to say, Indianapolis is what made A.J.

    Foyt started a record 35 consecutive Indianapolis 500s from 1958-1992, adding to his four wins a pair of seconds, a trio of thirds, and eight other top ten finishes. Foyt also claimed pole position four times and is the Indianapolis career leader for races led and laps completed.

    Foyt closed to within a straightaway of his rival. But the torrid pace had worn Sachs right rear tire to the cord and he dived into the pits with just three laps to go, leaving Foyt to win by 8.28 seconds - the second closest finish in Indianapolis history at the time.

    A.J. earned the first of his four Indy pole positions in 1965 but had to wait until 1967 for his next win. Jones dominated the ’67 race in the STP Turbine car, but when the radical machine broke with four laps to go, Foyt was there to capitalize. He had to weave his way through a multi-car accident on the last lap to clinch the victory. The 1967 win made Foyt only the third three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, and it was his first as a driver/team owner. Foyt’s tenure as an Indy car team owner continues to this day.

    A drought of tough finishes at IMS was broken by a third place result in 1971, though Foyt was almost always competitive.

    By the mid-70s, Foyt was building his own Coyote cars and had taken over development of the four-cam Ford engine program. The Coyote/Foyt-Ford took pole position at Indy in 1974 and ’75; Foyt claimed he “had the field covered” but finished third in ’75 and second in ’76, both races rain-shortened.

    The elusive and historic fourth win finally came in 1977. Gordon Johncock led a race-high 129 laps but Foyt overcame a 32 second deficit that stemmed from when he ran out of fuel earlier in the race. Johncock resumed the lead on Lap 183 and thought he “had it in the bag,” but just two laps later, his engine blew up in a cloud of smoke and Gordy coasted to a stop in Turn 1.

    Foyt reeled off the final 15 circuits and in a one-off surprise, was joined by Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony Hulman for a victory lap after the race. Hulman died later that year.

    “We built the car we won Indy with in '67 and in ‘77 we won with both a car and an engine we’d built ourselves,” Foyt recalled. “I’m the only man who’s ever won Indy by building his own car and his own motor and then driving the thing himself. I doubt anybody will ever do that again.”

    Following a second place finish in 1979, Foyt’s best result at Indianapolis was fifth in 1989. He suffered severe foot and leg injuries in a racing crash at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin in September, 1990, but returned to qualify on the front row for the 1991 Indy 500.

    Foyt made a sudden and unexpected decision to retire from driving to focus on team ownership on Indianapolis’ Pole Day 1993.

    Foyt’s most recent moment of Indianapolis glory came in 1999, when his car driven by Kenny Brack won the race. “Kenny is one of the best drivers I had,” Foyt noted. “I had a lot of respect for him. Winning Indy with him would have to be my greatest accomplishment as a team owner because he was such a cool cat and such a great guy on top of that.”

    As a driver, Foyt notched up numerous achievements outside of Indianapolis, though he remains best known for his four Indy wins and record seven USAC-sanctioned Indy car National Championships. A.J. teamed with Dan Gurney to win the 1967 Le Mans 24 Hours; his other notable sports car successes include a pair of wins in the Daytona 24 Hours and one triumph in the 12 Hours of Sebring. He also claimed seven NASCAR Cup Series wins, including the 1972 Daytona 500, plus 41 USAC stock car race wins and three series championships.

    The man known as ‘Super Tex’ has a famously short fuse and could intimidate other competitors with the best of them. But whatever kind of circuit - dirt oval to superspeedway to European road course - he was always regarded on the track as absolutely clean and fair as a driver.
     
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    Classic Races - Ep04 : The Indy 500 (documentary) HD
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    Published on Oct 7, 2015
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    Classic Races - The Indy 500.

    The Indianapolis 500 is an automobile race held annually at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, an enclave suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana. The event is held over Memorial Day weekend, which is typically the last weekend in May. It is contested as part of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the top level of American Championship Car racing, an open-wheel formula colloquially known as "Indy Car Racing".
    The event, billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, is considered part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport, which comprises three of the most prestigious motorsports events in the world. The official attendance is not disclosed by Speedway management, but the permanent seating capacity is upwards of 250,000, and infield patrons raise the race-day attendance to approximately 300,000.[1]
    The inaugural running was won by Ray Harroun in 1911. The race celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011, and the 99th running was held in 2015. Juan Pablo Montoya is the defending champion. The most successful drivers are A. J. Foyt, Al Unser, and Rick Mears, each of whom have won the race four times. Rick Mears holds the record for most career pole positions with six. The most successful car owner is Roger Penske, owner of Team Penske, which has 16 total wins and 17 poles.
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    WILBUR SHAW RACE CAR DRIVER DOCUMENTARY INDIANAPOLIS 500 47124
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    Published on Oct 18, 2016
    One of the episodes of the short-lived, pioneering TV documentary series "The Greatest Drama" from 1953, "Speedway Star" tells the story of Wilbur Shaw, one of the greatest American race drivers of his era. Shaw (October 31, 1902 – October 30, 1954) was president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 1945 until his death in 1954 and famous as the automotive test evaluator for Popular Science magazine. Shaw delivered the world's greatest automobile race to enthusiastic crowds, which grew in number by the year. The Indianapolis "500" of the late Forties and early Fifties was a very special event through the work of Tony Hulman and Shaw, although Hulman was always sure to point out that it was Wilbur putting it all together. Shaw was killed just about a year after this show aired, in an airplane crash near Decatur, Indiana, on October 30, 1954, one day before his fifty-second birthday. The pilot, Ray Grimes, and artist Ernest Roose were also killed

    At mark 0:50, Shaw is seen with his historical trophy. That trophy brought back memory of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and a Memorial Day race of 1940 as seen at mark 1:27. He had won the last trophy and this one will make his 2 consecutive victories. At mark 1:40, Shaw won the race, there he received a kiss from his wife and was given the silver trophy. The First World War marked the start of Shaw’s racing career as seen at mark 1:50. He tries to enlist in the army and was turn down then he went into automobile racing as seen at mark 2:10. Young Shaw found work in shops that build racing cars and his ambition to drive his own racing car started as seen at mark 2:20. Here he learned all there is to know about engines. In 1922, when he was 20 years old, he begins to learn all that needs to be learnt on the dirt track as seen at mark 3:00. Here he became a speed demon with him and his colleagues paying the prices that needed to be paid. Shaw served his racing apprenticeship preparing for the big one. The annual memorial race at Indianapolis as seen at mark 3:15. At mark 3:25, finally he made the grade entering the Indianapolis race of 1927, the pageantry of the big show which a far cry from dirt track racing. At mark 3:40 is the speed game. The Indianapolis is a 500 mile rectangular track with murderous and sharp turns. At mark 4:00, a racer is seen burnt. A 500 mile lap after lap. 2 years later, he married Catalyn Stern a pretty girl from Indianapolis. The marriage brought happiness but not victory.

    In 1931, he crashed, in 1932, his car broke down, in 1933, with victory insight comes an oil leak; in 1935, rain held him back as seen at mark 4:40. Now it is another Indianapolis race day in 1937. At mark 5:00, the race started. His car is a demon to handle and also a demon racer for speed and to him, that’s all that matters. At mark 5:38, he become victorious after 10 long years he had achieved a great victory. At mark 5:47 is the Indianapolis 1941, 4 years have passed. Wilbur Shaw was gunning for his fourth trophy. At mark 5:58, a fire breaks out at the garage but the cars were rescued. The race I seen at mark 6:00. As the race began, he took the lead and meters to his winning, a wheel broke as seen at mark 6:25, which is a disaster. At mark 6:50 is the hospital where Shaw is been taken care of. Here it is announced that he’s ran out of luck due to the fatality and wont race again. Recovering, he works at an airplane tire shop and did a good job of designing there. In 1946, he went to the Indianapolis but not as a driver, he had become president of the track as seen at mark 7:20. At mark 7:36 is the new house in the suburb of Indianapolis with a companion of his son. No more trophies but his family. At mark 8:00, he is leaving for a trip as his work will always demand that. Keeping the public informed about racing. At mark 8:25, he referees and watches the little kids racing. He was reminded of himself when he was a child. At mark 9:00, he is seen at the speedway station. At mark 9:57, the race is on, 500 miles at speed better than 50 miles/hr. IIndianapolis with its glory and tragedy as seen at mark 10:40. Shaw was able to see past these and made improvements. As an automobiles expert, Shaw is seen tasting automobiles on train tracks as seen at mark 11:15. An interview with Shaw is seen at mark 11:30 where he says he is justifiably proud of himself.

    This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD, 2k and 4k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
     
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    1964 Indianapolis 500
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    Published on May 25, 2012
    48th Indianapolis 500
    May 30, 1964
     
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    1952 Indianapolis 500
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    Uploaded on Jan 2, 2011
    HAPPY NEW YEAR! Who ordered some more Indy 500s? Well I got em for ya! Here's the 1952 version of this historic event
     

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