The first Indianapolis 500 ever


WORLD'S FIRST INDIANAPOLIS 500
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

What was the world's first Indianapolis 500?

In 1906 Carl Fisher founded the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and on August 19 1909, after 3.2 million bricks, hence the name; The Brickyard, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was open for business.

The purpose of the track was to test and occasionally race cars. The first race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was on August 19 1909 at a whopping length of five miles. Things did not go well as the track broke up and two drivers, two mechanics and two spectators were killed as a result.

Many more short car and motorcycle races followed with no success.

Finally Carl Fisher decided on one big long race to be held every year and the Indianapolis 500 was born.

The first Indianapolis 500 was held on May 30 1911 and Ray Harroun became the world's first Indianapolis 500 winner after beating 39 other drivers with a sizzling average speed of 74.59 mph and completing the 500 miles in only 6 hours 42 minutes.


The First Indianapolis 500


The first Indianapolis 500 ever

The first Indianapolis 500 ever

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