Special Sub-Topic: Indianapolis 500 History
|What were Ray Harroun's race earnings for winning the very first INDY 500 in 1911?|
$14,250. Ray Harroun earned $14,250 dollars out of a $27,550 total purse in the 1911 Indy 500.
|Who was the first driver to start on the front row on six consecutive occasions?|
Rick Mears. Rick Mears had six consecutive starts on the front row from 1986 to 1991.
|Juan Montoya was the ______ rookie to win the Indy 500, when he won the 2000 race?|
7th. The previous 6 rookies were: Ray Harroun in 1911, Jules Goux in 1913, Rene Thomas in 1914, Frank Lockhart in 1926, George Sounders in 1927, and Graham Hill in 1966.
|Jaques Villeneuve was the _____ driver to win both the Indy 500 and the Formula One World Championship?|
5th. The previous 4 were: Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Mario Andretti, and Emerson Fittipaldi. Jaques Villeneuve won the Indy 500 in 1995, and his driving championship in 1997.
|Which of these drivers was the youngest driver to compete in the Indy 500?|
Josele Garza. Josele Garza was at 19 years, 2 months and 9 days on race day May 24, 1981.
|How many from the Andretti family has competed in the Indy 500?|
5. Mario Andretti along with his two sons , Michael and Jeff, nephew John, and Michael's son Marco.
|Rick Mears was the ______ Indy 500 winner born in the state of Kansas?|
3rd. The three drivers are: Rodger Ward was born in Beloit, Kansas on January 10, 1921. Johnny Rutherford was born in Coffeyville, Kansas on March 12, 1938. Rick Mears was born in Wichita, Kansas on December 3, 1951.
|Which of these drivers set a record for most starts, when he started his 35th Indy 500 race?|
A.J. Foyt. A.J. Foyt had the most with 35 starts in the Indy 500 (Mario had 29 starts).
|When Eddie Cheever won the Indy 500 in 1998, which company was his major sponsor?|
Rachel's potato chips. Eddie Cheever had Rachel's potato chips on his car when he won the INDY 500 in 1998.
|What year was the first Indy 500 race sanctioned by USAC?|
1956. USAC got involved with the INDY 500 in 1956 and Pat Flaherty won the race that year.
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