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May 15, 1987
Johnny Parsons, a veteran of 11 Indianapolis 500-mile races and the son of a former winner, broke his left heel and right ankle Thursday in a crash during practice for the race May 24. Parsons, 42, of Brownsburg, Ind., was taken by helicopter to Methodist Hospital, where he was listed in good condition following several hours of surgery. Parsons lost control driving through the first turn, spun once and skidded 420 feet into the concrete wall with the right front of the car.
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May 17, 1994 | SHAV GLICK
With only three positions left to be filled in the 33-car 500 field, and 20 or more driver-car combinations on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway grounds, prospects are good for a wild final qualifying weekend. Bumping will start as soon as there are 33 qualifiers. This will make Honda drivers Mike Groff and Bobby Rahal most vulnerable. A number of drivers have already called off attempts with speeds higher than Groff's 218.808 or Rahal's 220.178.
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May 19, 1985 | Associated Press
Rookies Raul Boesel of Brazil and John Paul Jr. led seven qualifiers Saturday as the tentative 33-car field--the fastest in history--was filled for the May 26 Indianapolis 500. Indy veterans Chip Ganassi, Johnny Parsons, George Snider and Tony Bettenhausen and rookie Jim Crawford of Scotland also qualified, leaving only the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's "bumping" procedure as a way for non-qualifiers to make the lineup in time trials concluding today.
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May 19, 1991 | From Associated Press
Today is "bump day" at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but first things first. Before a faster qualifier bumps anybody from the starting lineup for the May 26 Indianapolis 500, the 33-car field has to be filled in time trials. Four spots remain after rookies Buddy Lazier and Hiro Matsushita, veteran Roberto Guerrero and 1983 winner Tom Sneva stole the spotlight on a Saturday that was perfect for qualifying: cool, overcast, with light winds.
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May 17, 1994 | SHAV GLICK
With only three positions left to be filled in the 33-car 500 field, and 20 or more driver-car combinations on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway grounds, prospects are good for a wild final qualifying weekend. Bumping will start as soon as there are 33 qualifiers. This will make Honda drivers Mike Groff and Bobby Rahal most vulnerable. A number of drivers have already called off attempts with speeds higher than Groff's 218.808 or Rahal's 220.178.
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May 16, 1987 | Associated Press
Qualifying speeds are down, accidents are up and the field for the May 24 Indianapolis 500 is more open than usual going into the final weekend of qualifications. Eighteen drivers put cars into the tentative field last weekend, leaving 15 spots to fill today and Sunday. That's the most since 1974, excluding four years when rain interrupted one or both of the first two qualifying sessions. The last two years, there were just three spots to fill on the last weekend.
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May 19, 1991 | From Associated Press
Today is "bump day" at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but first things first. Before a faster qualifier bumps anybody from the starting lineup for the May 26 Indianapolis 500, the 33-car field has to be filled in time trials. Four spots remain after rookies Buddy Lazier and Hiro Matsushita, veteran Roberto Guerrero and 1983 winner Tom Sneva stole the spotlight on a Saturday that was perfect for qualifying: cool, overcast, with light winds.
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May 31, 1986 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Thirty-three race car drivers, as many owners and sponsors, plus crewmen, reporters, race officials and concessionaires will pull back the curtains when they wake up this morning and peek outside. If it's raining, they'll cry. Or jump off the 16th Street bridge into the White River. If the sun is shining, they will cross their fingers and hope the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is still dry at 9 a.m. PDT.
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May 16, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scott Pruett and rookie Willy T. Ribbs blew their engines in near-90-degree heat Wednesday as they and other drivers practiced for this weekend's qualifying sessions for the Indianapolis 500. It was Pruett's fifth blown engine. Twenty-two cars qualified last weekend for the 33-car field in the May 26 race. The best performances by the non-qualified drivers were Hiro Matushita at 215.765 m.p.h., Tero Palmroth at 215.167, Pruett at 213.929, Didier Theys at 213.767, Johnny Parsons Jr. at 209.
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May 16, 1987 | Associated Press
Qualifying speeds are down, accidents are up and the field for the May 24 Indianapolis 500 is more open than usual going into the final weekend of qualifications. Eighteen drivers put cars into the tentative field last weekend, leaving 15 spots to fill today and Sunday. That's the most since 1974, excluding four years when rain interrupted one or both of the first two qualifying sessions. The last two years, there were just three spots to fill on the last weekend.
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May 15, 1987
Johnny Parsons, a veteran of 11 Indianapolis 500-mile races and the son of a former winner, broke his left heel and right ankle Thursday in a crash during practice for the race May 24. Parsons, 42, of Brownsburg, Ind., was taken by helicopter to Methodist Hospital, where he was listed in good condition following several hours of surgery. Parsons lost control driving through the first turn, spun once and skidded 420 feet into the concrete wall with the right front of the car.
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May 31, 1986 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Thirty-three race car drivers, as many owners and sponsors, plus crewmen, reporters, race officials and concessionaires will pull back the curtains when they wake up this morning and peek outside. If it's raining, they'll cry. Or jump off the 16th Street bridge into the White River. If the sun is shining, they will cross their fingers and hope the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is still dry at 9 a.m. PDT.
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May 19, 1985 | Associated Press
Rookies Raul Boesel of Brazil and John Paul Jr. led seven qualifiers Saturday as the tentative 33-car field--the fastest in history--was filled for the May 26 Indianapolis 500. Indy veterans Chip Ganassi, Johnny Parsons, George Snider and Tony Bettenhausen and rookie Jim Crawford of Scotland also qualified, leaving only the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's "bumping" procedure as a way for non-qualifiers to make the lineup in time trials concluding today.
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January 9, 1989
Second-generation NASCAR stock car star Davey Allison is among 10 drivers who joined the list of racing millionaires in 1988. The 10 new entries, tying the record for the most drivers to climb over $1 million in career earnings in a single year, raised to 70 the number in the group.
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