May 29, 1988 |
Tero Palmroth is hoping that today's Indianapolis 500 is a race to the Finnish. Actually, that isn't so much his hope as his wildest dream. But then, the way things have been going for him lately, is any dream beyond the realm? Palmroth, 35, is from Tampere, Finland, where as a youngster, he established himself as a speed-crazy kid.
May 26, 1991
No. Driver (Home), Car-Eng., Speed (m.p.h.) FIRST ROW 3. Rick Mears (Bakersfield), Penske-Chevy, 224.113 14. A.J. Foyt (Houston), Lola-Chevy, 222.443 6. Mario Andretti (Nazareth, Pa.), Lola-Chevy, 221.818 SECOND ROW 18. Bobby Rahal (Dublin, Ohio), Lola-Chevy, 221.401 10. Michael Andretti (Nazareth, Pa.), Lola-Chevy, 220.943 2. Al Unser Jr. (Albuquerque, N.M.), Lola-Chevy, 219.823 THIRD ROW 4. John Andretti (Indianapolis), Lola-Chevy, 219.059 26. Jim Crawford (Scotland), Lola-Buick, 218.947 20.
May 25, 1993 |
Kevin Cogan, the slowest qualifier with a speed of 217.230 m.p.h., earned the Slo Poke award, worth $10,000, from the D.L. Clark Co. And the manufacturer of the Slo Poke carmel sucker will present Cogan with a check for $1 million if he also wins the race. . . . The spread between the fastest and slowest qualifiers in this year's race is only 6.737 m.p.h., the closest spread since 1970, when it was 4.848.
May 8, 2005 |
The Indianapolis 500 is passing on tradition this year. For the first time, two races will be held the last weekend of May. And a new qualifying format is likely to change everything from pole strategy to solidifying starting spots. Welcome to Indy of the 21st century. "I think it's going to bring a lot more excitement, because we'll be going all day instead of waiting and waiting and waiting," said Darren Manning, an English driver on the Target Chip Ganassi team.
May 28, 1997
Official results of Tuesday's Indianapolis 500, with finishing position, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown or country, car number, chassis-engine, laps completed with reason out when available in parentheses, and unofficial prize money. r-rookie: 1. (1) Arie Luyendyk, Netherlands, No. 5, G Force-Aurora, 200, $1,553,650 2. (5) Scott Goodyear, Canada, No. 6, G Force-Aurora, 200, $518,000 3. (7) r-Jeff Ward, San Juan Capistrano, No. 52, G Force-Aurora, 200, $413,350 4.
May 26, 2012 |
What: 96th running of the Indianapolis 500. When: Sunday, 9 a.m. Pacific time Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (200 laps, 2.5-mile rectangular oval). TV: ABC, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pole-sitter: Ryan Briscoe. 2011 winner: Dan Wheldon.