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In Tom Sneva went airborne into the catch fence in turn 2 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after touching wheels with another car. He survived with minor injuries. (Courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Al Unser blasts out of the pits during his victorious 1970 Indy 500 win in his LolaColt ‘Johnny Lightning Special’…

Al Unser blasts out of the pits during his victorious 1970 Indy 500 win in his LolaColt ‘Johnny Lightning Special’…

Tom Sneva - March Cosworth - Mayer Motor Racing - Cribari Wines - 1984 PPG Indy Car World Series, round 15

1986 - it rains and rains and rains some more. We have to come back the next SATURDAY for the race. Bobby Rahal wins.

1986 - thankful for the weekend rain outs which allowed us to get tickets and see Bobby Rahal win.

Tom Sneva, driving a McLaren M24/Cosworth TC entered by Roger Penske, was the first driver to turn an official lap above 200 mph when he qualified on the pole position in 1977. Sneva was above 200 mph on his first two qualifying laps, but the third and fourth laps were slower and left him with a four lap average of 198.884 mph.

Tom Sneva, driving a McLaren M24/Cosworth TC entered by Roger Penske, was the first driver to turn an official lap above 200 mph when he qualified on the pole position in 1977. Sneva was above 200 mph on his first two qualifying laps, but the third and fourth laps were slower and left him with a four lap average of 198.884 mph.

History... Amazing vintage crash photos - Auto Racing Memories | Vintage Race Cars

Amazing vintage crash photos General Discussion about Racing History

1970 Indy 500 winner: Al Unser  Starting Position: 1  Race Time: 3:12:37.040  Chassis/engine: P.J. Colt/Ford

The Complete History of Indianapolis 500 Winners1970: Al Unser

1970 Indy 500 winner: Al Unser Starting Position: 1 Race Time: Chassis/engine: P.

1987 Tom Sneva	Skoal Bandit   (Mike Curb)	March / Cosworth

1987 Tom Sneva Skoal Bandit (Mike Curb) March / Cosworth

1985 Tom Sneva	Skoal Bandit   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)	Eagle / Chevrolet

1985 Tom Sneva Skoal Bandit (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb) Eagle / Chevrolet

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Swede Savage crashed horrifically during the 1973 Indy A pit crew member rushing to his aid was struck and killed by a track fire truck. Swede himself was conscious and initially survived the crash, but died 33 days later due to complications.

Dario Franchitti, 2012 Indy 500 Winner--What a race!!  I was there!

Trophy husband: Ashley Judd was delighted Dario Franchitti took his place among the motorsport greats by winning his third Indianapolis 500 today

Rookie class of 1974 - Tom Sneva, Pancho Carter, Bill Simpson, Jan Opperman, Tom Bigelow, Larry Dixon & Johnnie Parsons  #Indy500

Rookie class of 1974 - Tom Sneva, Pancho Carter, Bill Simpson, Jan Opperman…

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