Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis 500 is an auto race held every year since 1909. The race is held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana on Memorial Day weekend. It follows a week long series of events leading up to the race.

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When was the first Indianapolis 500 race?

1911

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Has Danica Patrick ever won the Indianapolis 500?

No, I believe her best finish was 3rd.

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Who won the Indianapolis 500 in 1987?

Al Unser

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Who won the Indianapolis 500 in 1997?

Arie Luyendyk

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How many laps are in the Indianapolis 500 race?

The IRL's Indianapolis 500 is 200 laps in length.

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Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal?

Won the 1986 Indy 500, co-owns Rahal-Letterman which won in 2004 with Buddy Rice driving. His son, Graham Rahal is now driving and won the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (his series debut). He is currently the youngest person to win a major American open wheel race

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How much are tickets to the Indianapolis 500 race?

Tickets can be bought for as low as $30.

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What words signal the start of the Indianapolis 500?

start your engines

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Who has the most Indianapolis 500 wins?

A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears all have four Indianapolis 500 wins, the most in the race's history.

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Did Richard Petty ever compete in the Indianapolis 500?

No? Did Richard Petty compete in the Indianapolis 500

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How long is the Indianapolis 500?

2.5 miles long

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Who came in second and third in the Indianapolis 500 in 2015?

William Power came 2nd in the 2015 Indy 500. Charlie Kimball came 3rd.

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What is Carb Day at the Indianapolis 500?

The final practice session before the race, currently held on the Friday before race day, is called "Carburetion Day" (shortened to "Carb Day" since 2000). The name originally came from the fact that it was the final session where teams could tune their carburetors in conditions similar to those that may be encountered on race day. The name has remained despite the fact that no qualified car has used a carburetor since 1963.

Of course, Speedway, IN residents called it carb day long before 2000. Now, instead of tuning carburetors, they have a Freedom 100 race, Pit Stop challenges and a concert.

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Who won the first Indianapolis 500?

Ray Harroun, driving a Marmon 'Wasp', won the 1911 Indianapolis 500 (1st Indy 500) in a time of 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 8 seconds. This averaged out to a speed of 74.6 miles per hour.

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Why does the winner of the Indianapolis 500 celebrate by drinking milk?

This practice first began in 1936 after victor Louis Meyer asked for a glass of buttermilk, something his mother had encouraged him to drink on hot days. Afterward it became a ritual as milk companies became sponsors of the race purse and handed a bottle of milk to the winner to promote their product. A sponsorship of $10,000 is currently paid out by the American Dairy Association if the winner swigs the milk in victory lane. Among Indy car drivers, Emerson Fittipaldi is infamous for drinking orange juice instead after his 1993 victory, before he drank the customary milk. Fittipaldi owned citrus farms in Brazil, and wished to promote his industry.

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How fast did Indianapolis 500 cars go?

approximately 210 m.p.h.

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What was Danica Patrick's prize money in the Indianapolis 500?

In seven Indianapolis 500's, Danica Patrick earned a total of $2,656,935.

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Attendance Indy 500 vs 400 Brickyard?

The attendance was close for several years, but in recent years the Indy 500 has begun to pull away from the Allstate 400 in attendance figures. The Indy 500 continues to be close to a sellout crowd each year, while the Allstate 400 has begun to show sizeable gaps. There will never be fully accurate numbers though, as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway refuses to publize their attendance numbers.

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What is the victory drink for the Indianapolis 500?

A quart of milk in a glass bottle.

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Who has won the most Indianapolis 500 races?

Three drivers have won four Indianapolis 500's.

  • A.J. Foyt - 1961, 1964, 1967, 1977
  • Al Unser Sr. - 1970, 1971, 1978, 1987
  • Rick Mears - 1979, 1984, 1988, 1991
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Who is the youngest Indianapolis 500 winner?

Troy Ruttman was 22 years old when he won the 36th Indianapolis 500 on May 30, 1952.

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Who won the Indianapolis 500 in 2003?

Gil De Ferran

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Where was the first Indy 500?

in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, Indiana, 4790 West 16th Street.

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How many laps make up the Indianapolis 500 motor race?

The track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a 2.5 mile oval track. The Indianapolis 500 is 200 laps.

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What time does the Indianapolis 500 end?

At the time the winner completes 500 miles.

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