Indianapolis 500, byname Indy 500, U.S. automobile race held annually from 1911, except for the war years 1917–18 and 1942–45. The race is always run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, a suburban enclave of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Why was the Indy 500 stopped in 1976?
The 60th 500 Mile International Sweepstakes was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Sunday, May 30, 1976. Polesitter Johnny Rutherford took the lead on lap 80, and was leading when rain halted the race on lap 103. Two hours later, the race was about to be resumed, but rain fell again.
Has anyone ever died in the Indy 500?
All fatalities are related to Championship Car races at the speedway unless otherwise noted. 58 of the 73 fatalities occurred as part of the Indianapolis 500 (including the race, qualifying, and practice).
What was the shortest Indianapolis 500 race?
Rutherford famously walked to Victory Lane, his second career Indy 500 triumph, having completed only 255 miles (410 km), the shortest official race on record.
1976 Indianapolis 500.
|Indianapolis Motor Speedway|
|Average speed||148.725 mph (239.350 km/h)|
|Pole position||Johnny Rutherford|
What is Johnny Rutherford net worth?
Johnny Rutherford is listed on Richest Race Car Driver. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Johnny Rutherford net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.
Do Indy 500 drivers wear diapers?
The answer is NO. Before starting the race, drivers use the toilet and empty themselves.