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May 17, 1992 | SHAV GLICK
Jovy Marcelo died of "a blunt head injury," according to a Marion County, Ind., coroner's report released Saturday after the Filipino driver was killed in a crash during practice Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "After examining Marcelo's helmet and uniform, there were no marks or damage indicating Jovy was hit by a tire, suspension piece or any other member of his race car," said Henry Bock, track medical director.
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May 19, 1992 | JIM MURRAY
In 75 years of 500-mile racing, 52 men have died--or suffered fatal injuries--in a race car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That's not that bad when you consider there have been more than 2,500 drivers and several hundred mechanics in the 500-mile race. That doesn't even put it neck and neck with the Hollywood Freeway. But you have to bear in mind these were the finest drivers in the world. None of them were drunk, all could see perfectly.
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May 16, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten years to the day after the last driver fatality at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, rookie driver Jovy Marcelo of the Philippines was killed Friday in a single-car crash during practice for today's Indianapolis 500 time trials. Marcelo, 27, had just recorded his fastest lap of the day, 172.328 m.p.h., in the Euromotorsports Lola-Cosworth when he did a three-quarter spin coming out of the first turn and slammed into the wall with the left front of his car.
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May 17, 1992 | SHAV GLICK
Jovy Marcelo died of "a blunt head injury," according to a Marion County, Ind., coroner's report released Saturday after the Filipino driver was killed in a crash during practice Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "After examining Marcelo's helmet and uniform, there were no marks or damage indicating Jovy was hit by a tire, suspension piece or any other member of his race car," said Henry Bock, track medical director.
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May 19, 1992 | JIM MURRAY
In 75 years of 500-mile racing, 52 men have died--or suffered fatal injuries--in a race car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That's not that bad when you consider there have been more than 2,500 drivers and several hundred mechanics in the 500-mile race. That doesn't even put it neck and neck with the Hollywood Freeway. But you have to bear in mind these were the finest drivers in the world. None of them were drunk, all could see perfectly.
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August 13, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Racing's first three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 lives here, just to the side of a county road winding toward Cottonwood Cove, down past the town cemetery to the softball field, where the sign reads: "Cross at your own risk." Cross the sandy wash, and more than likely you will find Louie Meyer--winner of the 1928, 1933 and 1936 Indy 500s--sitting on his porch, soaking up the dry warmth of a 100-plus-degree desert day.
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May 24, 1992 | MIKE KUPPER
Increasing speeds have long been a part of the racing tradition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but Bobby Rahal would like to see that tradition set aside. He wouldn't mind if the cars were slowed. "This month has been a bad month for accidents," he said, referring to crashes that killed rookie Jovy Marcelo, seriously injured Nelson Piquet and left Rick Mears, Gary Bettenhausen and others lucky to be alive.
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May 16, 1992 | SHAV GLICK
It will take more than a program to keep track of the driver and car changes today when qualifying resumes at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for next Sunday's 76th Indianapolis 500. Drivers who have not been mentioned, nor taken laps on the track this month, are cropping up every hour as last-minute deals are struck in hopes of making the 33-car field.
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May 13, 1992 | SHAV GLICK
Veteran driver Tero Palmroth of Finland was a guest conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra the other night at a special performance for the relief fund for St. Petersburg (Leningrad) in the former Soviet Union. "It was for a good cause," said Palmroth, who wore his racing uniform for the occasion. "My grandfather was a conductor and my grandmother was an opera singer, but that doesn't mean I'd ever done it.
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May 29, 1994 | Associated Press
Facts and figures of the 78th Indianapolis 500-mile race today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: EVENT--The 78th annual Indianapolis 500. DISTANCE--500 miles; 200 laps around the 2 1/2-mile, asphalt-on-brick Indianapolis Motor Speedway track. SANCTIONING BODY--The U.S. Auto Club; also open to IndyCar, NASCAR, SCCA, Formula One and other drivers through international FIA listing. RACE CARS--Open-cockpit, open-wheel and single-seat, with engine specifications set by the U.S. Auto Club.
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May 16, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten years to the day after the last driver fatality at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, rookie driver Jovy Marcelo of the Philippines was killed Friday in a single-car crash during practice for today's Indianapolis 500 time trials. Marcelo, 27, had just recorded his fastest lap of the day, 172.328 m.p.h., in the Euromotorsports Lola-Cosworth when he did a three-quarter spin coming out of the first turn and slammed into the wall with the left front of his car.
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May 18, 1996 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fatalities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway were once almost annual happenings, but safety rules involving chassis construction and racing gear have reduced them dramatically in the last 20 years. Pole-sitter Scott Brayton's death Friday while practicing for this year's race was only the third in that span. Gordon Smiley died in 1982 when his car smashed head-on into the wall while he was trying to qualify for the race, and Jovy Marcelo died in 1992.
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May 24, 1992 | From Associated Press
At about 240 m.p.h., the car is a green and white blur as it crosses the yard of bricks that marks the start-finish line on the long front straightaway. The electronic clock stops at 38.690 seconds, and the average speed for the lap around the 2 1/2-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval takes an instant to blink onto the computer screen--232.618 m.p.h.
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