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Indianapolis 500


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Race for Indy (Indianapolis) cars, which resemble Formula One cars. It takes place on the 2-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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Winning the Indy 500 would top-off a spectacular career for the former CART champion that includes seven wins at Toronto but he now knows it is time to call a halt to dicing with death at 230mph inches from unforgiving concrete walls.
The Indy 500 and the speedway are more than sporting icons - they are integral to American culture, part of the soul of the nation.
"I'll tell you what, when I was a kid, everybody looked at the Indy 500 as bigger than life," Guthrie grins.
One of the reasons the Indy 500 is so difficult is it tests the machines and how they are tuned just as much as the drivers.
She also holds the honor of being among just 14 drivers who have led at both the Indy 500 and Daytona 500 race.
"Now, all of our attention are turned to the main event of the year -- the Indy 500 (May 27).
New Zealander Scott Dixon, who won the Indy 500 in 2008 from pole position, tweeted: "Father, Husband, Friend, just an amazing human being.
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Franchitti, who also won the Indy 500 in 2007, is only the 17th man to win the race twice.
A FORMER macho stock-car racing champ wants to make a comeback in the Indy 500 race ...
More than just about any other event, though, the Indy 500 is built upon tradition.

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