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the Indianapolis 500

What’s Your Stance On Double-Points Races?

Photo: Sean Gardner (Getty Images)To keep motorsport events fair and consistent, most race series implement a standard points-scoring system that remains the same throughout every race. But some races are anomalies. IndyCar, for example, offers double points for the Indianapolis 500 and used to offer double points for the season finale. But should…
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Pace Cars Of The Indy 500 Is A Quaint Slice Of Motorsport History Packaged In A Coffee Table Book

Photo: Ron McQueeney/General Motors (Getty Images)We take for granted many of the Indianapolis 500's traditions, including the introduction of the pace car, so any book that focuses on detailing the year-by-year changes of those traditions has me hooked long before I even open the cover. And that’s exactly what happened with Pace Cars of the Indy…
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Darlington Hosts Its First NASCAR Race

Photo: Chris Graythen (Getty Images)On Monday, September 4, 1950 — Labor Day — NASCAR ran its first ever Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina. (Welcome to Today in History, the series where we dive into important historical events that have had a significant impact on the automotive or racing world. If you have something…
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