Archive for May 11, 2018

Indianapolis 500 Insights

By: Jeff Majeske — Jeff’s Indy Talk

30 Days in MayDay 5

Gary Bettenhausen 1973 Sunoco DX McLaren/Offy

After dominating the 1972 race, Bettenhausen was the favorite to win the 1973 500.

Instead, he had to settle for a numbers quirk: Bettenhausen started 5th and finished 5th in car no. 5.

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Indianapolis 500 Insights

By: Jeff Majeske — Jeff’s Indy Talk

30 Days in MayDay 4

No. 4 — Al Unser, 1973 Viceroy Parnelli/Offy

Big Al was going for his third 500 win in four years in the 1973 event.

He led 18 laps before being sidelined by piston failure after 75 circuits, finishing 20th.

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Indianapolis 500 Insights

By: Jeff Majeske — Jeff’s Indy Talk

30 Days in MayDay 3

No. 3 – Bobby Unser and the 1981 Norton Spirit Penske/Cosworth

Unser started from the pole and was victorious in what would be his final Indianapolis 500, becoming the first driver to win in three different decades.

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