This week in motor sport – March 6
Motor Sport (blog)
1931: Jimmy Stewart, Ecurie Ecosse racer and older brother of Sir Jackie, is born. In profile. 1936: Two-time Sebring winner Bob Akin is born. In profile. 1965: Jules Goux, the first foreign winner of the Indy 500, passes away. In profile ...
Fraley: IndyCar, long lacking a US hero, needs rookie Alexander Rossi to catapult to stardom
Dallas Morning News
Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi poses with the Borg-Warner Trophy during the traditional winners photo on the start/finish line at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Monday, May 30, 2016. Rossi won the 100th running of the ...
Alexander Rossi pulls off stunning upset in 100th Indy 500
The Augusta Chronicle
He will now also become the 103rd face on the famed Borg-Warner Trophy. ONLY 9 ROOKIES HAVE WON INDIANAPOLIS 500. • Ray Harroun, 1911 (inaugural race). • Jules Goux, 1913. • Rene Thomas, 1914. • Frank Lockhart, 1926. • George Souders, 1927.
10 Things You May Not Know About the Indianapolis 500
In May 1913, French-born rookie driver Jules Goux cruised to victory in the Indianapolis 500 by a healthy margin of over 13 minutes. The winning drive included several pit stops, during which Goux not only tanked up on gas, but also refreshed himself ...