Jack Arute s Tales from the Indy 500

Jack Arute s Tales from the Indy 500

Indy 500 was the only Indy car race they officiated at every year.The rest of the Indy car schedule was run by CART, and their officials, I believe, had a more intimate understanding of the hows and whys of an Indy car race.

Author: Jack Arute

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781596700406

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 177

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As a pit reporter for ABC Sports, Jack Arute has become one of the most recognizable faces of the Indianapolis 500. From his initial fear of approaching A.J. Foyt in the garage as a cu reporter to watching Danica Patrick rewrite the role of women in motorsports when she became the first woman to lead a lap in the 89th running of the race, ?Jackie? has seen it all. He now relates all of his greatest, funniest, and most meaningful stories in Jack Arute's Tales from the Indy 500.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Curse of the Indy 500

The Curse of the Indy 500

As an Indy rookie in 1958, he qualified at 143.130 mph. He ran his final race at Indy in 1992 with a qualifying speed of 222.799. He drove all types of cars in the 500, won seven Cup races in stock cars, and adjusted to the most modern ...

Author: Stan Sutton

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9781684350186

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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“[A] rich history built around the 1958 tragedy that claimed one of the Indy 500’s most beloved drivers . . . evokes a unique and unforgettable era.” —Dan Carpenter, freelance writer, former Indianapolis Star columnist On May 30, 1958, thousands of racing fans poured into the infield at dawn to claim the best seats of the Indianapolis 500, unaware that they were going to witness one of the most notorious wrecks in racing history. Seconds after the green flag, a game of chicken spiraled out of control into a fiery 16-car pile-up that claimed the life of 29-year-old Indiana native and rising star Pat O’Connor. The other drivers escaped death, but the tragic 1958 Indy 500 seemed to leave its mark on them: the surviving drivers were hounded by accidents and terrible crashes, and most would die at tracks around the country. But the tragedy also prompted new regulations and safety precautions like roll bars that would ultimately save hundreds of lives. In The Curse of Indy 500: 1958’s Tragic Legacy, veteran sportswriter Stan Sutton profiles the ill-fated race and the careers of the drivers involved, highlighting their lives in the dangerous world of auto racing. “In all, the book offers an exciting story of the 1958 Indy 500 and a thought-provoking discussion of its aftermath.” —Daily Journal “A meticulous contextual account of events leading into what possibly triggered the starting tension, what follows in the wake of the fiery first-lap death of Pat O’Conner, and what other Indy 500 tragedies have failed to get the notice generated on and following May 30, 1958.” —NUVO
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Black Noon The Year They Stopped the Indy 500

Black Noon  The Year They Stopped the Indy 500

In a career spanning five decades before he retired on Indy Pole Day in 1993, A. J. Foyt (1935–) would become the winningest driver in Indy car history with sixty-seven victories to go with seven national championships.

Author: Art Garner

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250017789

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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Winner of the 2014 Dean Batchelor Award, Motor Press Guild "Book of the Year" Before noon on May 30th, 1964, the Indy 500 was stopped for the first time in history by an accident. Seven cars had crashed in a fiery wreck, killing two drivers, and threatening the very future of the 500. Black Noon chronicles one of the darkest and most important days in auto-racing history. As rookie Dave MacDonald came out of the fourth turn and onto the front stretch at the end of the second lap, he found his rear-engine car lifted by the turbulence kicked up from two cars he was attempting to pass. With limited steering input, MacDonald lost control of his car and careened off the inside wall of the track, exploding into a huge fireball and sliding back into oncoming traffic. Closing fast was affable fan favorite Eddie Sachs. "The Clown Prince of Racing" hit MacDonald's sliding car broadside, setting off a second explosion that killed Sachs instantly. MacDonald, pulled from the wreckage, died two hours later. After the track was cleared and the race restarted, it was legend A. J. Foyt who raced to a decisive, if hollow, victory. Torn between elation and horror, Foyt, along with others, championed stricter safety regulations, including mandatory pit stops, limiting the amount a fuel a car could carry, and minimum-weight standards. In this tight, fast-paced narrative, Art Garner brings to life the bygone era when drivers lived hard, raced hard, and at times died hard. Drawing from interviews, Garner expertly reconstructs the fateful events and decisions leading up to the sport's blackest day, and the incriminating aftermath that forever altered the sport. Black Noon remembers the race that changed everything and the men that paved the way for the Golden Age of Indy car racing.
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The Indy Car Wars

The Indy Car Wars

“Speedway's Cooper Lauds Move to Stock Engines,” Indianapolis Star, Jan. 8, 1981, 34. 30. “Pocono Entries Out, CART Cars Absent,” National Speed Sport News, May 20, 1981, 3. 31. “Record Set for Indy 500 Entries,” National Speed Sport ...

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.
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The Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis 500

IndyStar.com, May 25, 2018. https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/motor/indy500/2018/05/25/indy-500-tradition-carb-day-without-carburetors-indycar/611285002./ Motorsport.com. “IRL: IMS Details on the 33rd Annual Last Row Party.

Author: J. Craig Reinhardt

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9781684350759

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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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 aficionado 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.
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Tales from the Indianapolis 500

Tales from the Indianapolis 500

My father stopped going to the Indy 500 a year or two after my first race, but not me. I was hooked. I have missed just three 500s since 1969. In a way, it was almost like my father had passed the torch. I have tried for years to bring ...

Author: Jack Arute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781613218822

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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What’s it like to race across the blacktop of the nation’s most famous track? How does it feel to smash into a concrete wall while going over 200 miles per hour? This exciting, humorous, and poignant collection of tales takes readers inside the most thrilling race in America. Newly updated, Tales from the Indianapolis 500 captures horrific collisions and sweet victories from drivers past and present. With the 100th race approaching, the excitement and history of the Indy 500 will be on the mind of every racing fan. Author and renowned broadcaster Jack Arute exposes readers to a fast-paced world of high-speed thrills and unbelievable wipeouts. Beginning with his first encounter at the iconic race, along with stories from racing legends like Ray Harroun, and memorable races stretching up to the present day, Arute captures an entire culture of its own. NASCAR fans, whether young or old, will revel in the chance to experience the Indy 500 from within these pages. There’s no doubt readers will feel like they’re actually there! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Winning Cars of the Indianapolis 500

The Winning Cars of the Indianapolis 500

Autocourse Official History of the Indianapolis 500: Second Edition. Worcestershire, UK: Icon Publishing Limited, 2013. Devaney, John, and Barbara Devaney. The Indianapolis 500: A Complete Pictorial History. Skokie, IL: Rand McNally ...

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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How Much Do You Really Know About the Indianapolis 500

How Much Do You Really Know About the Indianapolis 500

In what place did Brabham Ànish? third sixth ninth 22nd (a) (b) (c) (d) In 2001, Helio Castroneves drove what numbered Penske car to his Àrst Indy 500 victory? #1 #3 #6 #68 (a) (b) (c) (d) In 1963, what defending Formula One champion ...

Author: Donald Davison

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781449088965

Category: Education

Page: 235

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Test your knowledge while educating yourself on the greatest automobile race in the world. For nearly one hundred years, the greatest spectacle in racing plays out each May in Indianapolis. The entire scope of the Indianapolis 500 is presented in this fun test: drivers, track information, teams, race information, cars, rules, records, and so on. Grade your knowledge on the Indy 500 scale. The answers are provided in the back of the book.
Categories: Education

The Indy 500

The Indy 500

PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Murphy , Jim , 1947– The Indy 500 . Includes index . Summary : Takes the reader through an Indy 500 , including the crash of one of the cars .

Author: Jim Murphy

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: PSU:000024080422

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Takes the reader through an Indy 500, including the crash of one of the cars. Discusses the car, track, pit crew, etc.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The History of the Indy 500

The History of the Indy 500

THE HISTORY OF THE INDY 500 Donated By WALDEN BOOKS # 968 Ponce de Leon Mall 797-4013 BILL HOLDER The Indianapolis 500 , the largest single sportin a ingevent of any kind in the world , is an American tradition dating back to 1911.

Author: Bill Holder

Publisher:

ISBN: 0861247418

Category: Automobiles, Racing

Page: 77

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Categories: Automobiles, Racing