Monday, July 11, 2016

500 Facts About the Indy 500-- Part 20: Only Three Have Won Four

66.  SADLY 73 PEOPLE HAVE DIED AT THE IMS OVER THE YEARS.

42 of them were drivers, 13 riding mechanics, one motorcycle racer and 17 workers and spectators.

And, this includes the era even before the most rudimentary safety equipment had been introduced.

ALL TIME RECORDS

67.  ONLY THREE HAVE WON FOUR.

The only drivers to have won the Indy 500 four times are A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears.

68.  THE FIRST TO WIN FOUR WAS FOYT.

A.J. completed the feat in 1977.

69.  PENSKE HAS THE LOCK ON OWNERSHIP WINS.

They have won 16 Indy 500 victories.  Lou Moore's team from the 1930s and '40s is a distant second with five.

--RoadDog

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