Indianapolis Motor Speedway: 100 Years of Racing

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Krause Publications, Mar 7, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
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"In Indianapolis...racing is religion. The Speedway is our temple. That's the best way I can explain my worship for Indianapolis." - Mario Andretti, racing legend Officially licensed in cooperation with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway: 100 Years of Racing tells the compelling story of the most renowned racing venue in the world, capturing moments, big and small, that mark the Speedway's first century and spotlight the people who made the speedway what it is today.
 

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User Review  - cruiser63 - Overstock.com

This history of the storied raceway of fame and fortune is worth your perusal! Its a great look at Indy from its inception and chockfull of facts rare pictures and engaging text. The publisher captures the essence of the fabled speedway! Read full review

Contents

Celebrating 100 Years At The Brickyard
6
Preface
7
Speedway A Monumental Shrine To Motorsports
8
Foreword
9
Wild Dreams Wilder Deeds
11
A 250000 Gamble
19
More Agony Than Ecstasy
31
To Brick or Not To Brick
39
Hard Times and War
109
Tonys Team Works A Miracle
129
Shaw Carries The Ball
141
In A Crisis Tony Acts
161
Life After Roadsters? And How
177
Tonys Pride and Joy
193
One Race A Year? Who Says?
209
A 100th Birthday Facelift
245

Floundering No More
51
Thriving Amid Recession and War
69
Rickenbacker Takes Charge
89

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