AP reprints 105-year-old report from first Indianapolis 500
Aitken, in the National, held the lead, with De Palma in the Simplex second, and Wishart, in the Mercedes, third. The leaders, pressing the ... Ralph Mulford, in the Lozier, was second, and Bruce-Brown, in the Fiat, third. Ray Harroun, in his Marmon ...
List of Indianapolis 500 winners
1923 Tommy Milton (U.S.). 1922 Jimmy Murphy (U.S.). 1921 Tommy Milton (U.S.). 1920 Gaston Chevrolet (France). 1919 Howdy Wilcox (U.S.). 1916 Dario Resta (Britain). 1915 Ralph DePalma (Italy). 1914 Rene Thomas (France). 1913 Jules Goux (France).
Indianapolis 500 celebrates 100th running
Although he did win the Indianapolis 500 in 1915, Italian-American driver Ralph DePalma is almost better known for his heartbreaking losses. In 1912, his Mercedes broke its connecting rod after he had led the race for 196 laps. No other driver has ever ...
5 of the biggest disappointments of the Indianapolis 500
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Ralph DePalma, 1912: The second Indianapolis 500 (then known as the International 500) is remembered for the most dominating performance that didn't result in a win. DePalma started fourth in his Mercedes and took the lead on lap 3 from Teddy Tetzlaff, ...