The Winning Cars of the Indianapolis 500

The Winning Cars of the Indianapolis 500

It was Howard Marmon who coaxed Harroun out of retirement to drive the car in the 1911 Indianapolis 500. The engine had a displacement of 447.1 cubic inches and was built from stock components, including three two-cylinder units.

Author: James Craig Reinhardt

Publisher: Red Lightning Books

ISBN: 9781684350728

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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At speeds of over 230 miles per hour, the Indy open-wheel race cars set the bar for American Championship car racing. For over 100 years, the Indy cars and their drivers have drawn hundreds of thousands of spectators to Speedway, Indiana, with another 6 million people watching the race on television or by live stream. In The Winning Cars of the Indianapolis 500, James Craig Reinhardt, author and official tour guide for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, details the history of the famous race and how the open-wheel race cars have evolved over the last century. Starting in 1911 with the first running of the Indy 500, Reinhardt profiles each race and car, including the starting position, engine, tires, race speed, margin of victory, and much more. Featuring nearly 200 images of the automobiles and individuals who make the race renowned, this book showcases the top drivers and how racing has changed through two world wars, the Great Depression, and unforgettable accidents. This beautifully illustrated book is a must-have for veteran and rookie race fans alike.
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The Winning Cars of the Indianapolis 500

The Winning Cars of the Indianapolis 500

This beautifully illustrated book is a must-have for veteran and rookie race fans alike.

Author: J. Craig Reinhardt

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9781684350711

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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At speeds of over 230 miles per hour, the Indy open-wheel race cars set the bar for American Championship car racing. For over 100 years, the Indy cars and their drivers have drawn hundreds of thousands of spectators to Speedway, Indiana, with another 6 million people watching the race on television or by live stream. In The Winning Cars of the Indianapolis 500, James Craig Reinhardt, author and official tour guide for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, details the history of the famous race and how the open-wheel race cars have evolved over the last century. Starting in 1911 with the first running of the Indy 500, Reinhardt profiles each race and car, including the starting position, engine, tires, race speed, margin of victory, and much more. Featuring nearly 200 images of the automobiles and individuals who make the race renowned, this book showcases the top drivers and how racing has changed through two world wars, the Great Depression, and unforgettable accidents. This beautifully illustrated book is a must-have for veteran and rookie race fans alike.
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Indy Race Cars

Indy Race Cars

Describes Indy race cars and traces the history of the Indianapolis 500 race.

Author: Janet Piehl

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822565666

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Describes Indy race cars and traces the history of the Indianapolis 500 race.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Indianapolis 500 Facts and Fun

The Indianapolis 500 Facts and Fun

The Indy 500 is one of the greatest races in the world.

Author: Max Power

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1981637834

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Page: 44

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The Indy 500 is one of the greatest races in the world. Here in Volume 1 you will find the winners of each race from 1911 to 1941. The stunning pictures of leading American artist David Story and mind-bending puzzles based on events and personalities from the history of this famous race. Look out for Volume 2 covering the post war races
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IndyCar Racing

IndyCar Racing

This title takes a close look at the history, the vehicles, the events, and the stars who make IndyCar racing unique. Complete with informative sidebars, a photo diagram, and much more.

Author: P.K. Daniel

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781629684499

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The Indianapolis 500, otherwise known as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, features open-wheeled cars and talented drivers. This title takes a close look at the history, the vehicles, the events, and the stars who make IndyCar racing unique. Complete with informative sidebars, a photo diagram, and much more. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis 500

Labeled as the first speedway, this two-and-a-half-mile oval is now home to many of today's top races, including the Brickyard 400, the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the SportsCar Vintage Racing Association, ...

Author: James Craig Reinhardt

Publisher: Red Lightning Books

ISBN: 9781684350766

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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Known as the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing," the Indy 500 humbly began in 1911. Labeled as the first speedway, this two-and-a-half-mile oval is now home to many of today's top races, including the Brickyard 400, the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the SportsCar Vintage Racing Association, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, and its most famous race, the Indianapolis 500. In The Indianapolis 500: Inside the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, speedway tour guide and racing afficionado James Craig Reinhardt shares what makes the legendary racetrack special. He reveals the speedway's unbelievable history, fast-flying action, notorious moments, and its secrets, including facts about the beginning of the brickyard, why the drivers kiss the finish line, how milk became the drink of choice, and much more. The perfect gift for the veteran or rookie, The Indianapolis 500 is a must-have for all race fans.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis 500

Traces the history of the famous race, describes the unique Indy race cars, and discusses strategies, pit stops, safety precautions, and the costs of racing

Author: Michael Dregni

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1560652055

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Traces the history of the famous race, describes the unique Indy race cars, and discusses strategies, pit stops, safety precautions, and the costs of racing
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis 500

This title explores the history of the Indianapolis 500 automobile race. Readers will learn about important people in Indianapolis 500 history such as Carl Fisher.

Author: S.L. Hamilton

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781614808541

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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This title explores the history of the Indianapolis 500 automobile race. Readers will learn about important people in Indianapolis 500 history such as Carl Fisher. Readers will learn abut the raceÍs track and how it is run, through four turns and straightaways. Readers will learn the rules of the race from time trials to vehicle requirements. Top drivers such as A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Rick Mears, Mario Andretti are introduced, as are top cars Mercedes Benz, Lotus 38 and Penske March. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Indy 500 Recaps the Short Chute Edition

Indy 500 Recaps   the Short Chute Edition

I hope this book will help to provide clarity in this regard, as well as educate. During high school, many of us chose to use CliffsNotes to assist in the education process. This book is somewhat patterned after that concept.

Author: Pat Kennedy

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496972422

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 578

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This book started as a self-serving exercise to personally organize the major details and interesting facts of each Indianapolis 500 over the 100-plus-year history of the greatest race in the world. For many of us passionate racing fans who have attended a multitude of 500s, there is a tendency for the details of the races to (somewhat) blend together. I hope this book will help to provide clarity in this regard, as well as educate. During high school, many of us chose to use CliffsNotes to assist in the education process. This book is somewhat patterned after that concept. It falls somewhere between Donald Davidson and Rick Schafferthe best and by far the most detailed book on the history of the Indianapolis 500and a multitude of pictorial books with limited information. I hope it will prove to be an easy read with entertaining and educational information.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Indy Car Wars

The Indy Car Wars

Upon seeing the car in action, Gurney said to Chapman, “My God, you know if someone took a car to Indianapolis like this, ... Although the Offenhauser engine powered the winning car at the 1964 Indianapolis 500, by the next year the ...

Author: Sigur E. Whitaker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786498321

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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The world of Champ Car auto racing was changing in the 1970s. As cars became more sophisticated, the cost of supporting a team had skyrocketed, making things difficult for team owners. In an effort to increase purses paid by racing promoters and win lucrative television contracts, a group of owners formed Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) in 1978. Soon after, CART split from its sanctioning body, the United States Auto Club (USAC). Though Champ Cars ran on numerous tracks, the Indianapolis 500 was the payday that supported most teams through the season. From the beginning, CART had most of the successful teams and popular drivers, and they focused on driving a wedge between the track owners and the USAC. Over the next 30 years, the tension between CART and USAC ebbed and flowed until all parties realized that reunification was needed for the sake of the sport. This book details the fight over control of Champ Car racing before reunification in 2008.
Categories: Sports & Recreation