A four-time Indy 500 winner, American motorsport’s #1 driver AJ Foyt is the most successful IndyCar driver with 67 wins in his career. He held seven championship titles and remains the only man in motorsport to have won the Indy 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the same year.
Has anyone won the Indianapolis 500 5 times?
No. Five drivers have won the race two years in a row: Wilbur Shaw (1939-40) Mauri Rose (1947-48)
Who was Bobby’s teammate in his first Indy 500?
Mears‘ first win, in 1979, was the first at Indianapolis in a Penske-built car. A part-time driver for Penske when he was named rookie of the year in 1978, Mears started the ’79 race from the pole. When teammate Bobby Unser slowed because of gearbox problems with 19 laps remaining, Mears seized the lead for good.
What is the most dangerous motorsport?
Home to the Isle of Man TT and Manx Grand Prix motorcycle races, the Isle of Man’s Snaefell Mountain Course is the most dangerous circuit in the world. Since racing began there in 1911, the treacherous road course has claimed 229 lives until 2010.
Has anyone died at the Indy 500?
The following is a list of 73 individuals killed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: 42 drivers, one motorcyclist, 13 riding mechanics, and 17 others including a pit crew member, track personnel, and spectators.
List of fatalities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
|Date of fatal incident||May 30, 1964|