A history of the
Harroun won the first race
the Indianapolis 500 has been run
every year except during the two world
wars. It nearly died out after 1945,
Shaw and Tony
Hulman kept it going.
An elite few have won multiple times,
starting with Tommy
Milton in 1923.
Unser and Rick
Mears have won it four
times. It's a dangerous sport and many
have died. Bill
Sachs and Pat
O'Connor are the most
famous, but the casualties also
include little-known mechanics and
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The checkered flag and the 1963 Indianapolis 500.