Monday, July 11, 2016

500 Facts About the Indy 500-- Part 21: Seven Have Won Three

71.  ANOTHER SEVEN HAVE WON THE INDY 500 THREE TIMES.

Louis Meyer, Wilbur Shaw, Nauri Rose, Johnny Rutherford, Bobby Unser, Helio Castroneves and Dario Franchitti all have three wins.

73.  AND NINE HAVE WON IT TWICE.

Tommy Milton, Bill Vukovoch, Rodger Ward, Gordon Hancock, Emerson Fittipaldi, Al Unser Jr., Arie Leyendyk, Dan Wheldon and Juan Pablo Montoya have all won two championships.

75.  FIVE HAVE WON BACK-TO-BACK 500S.

Wilbur Shaw won it 1939-1940, Mauri Rose in '47 and '48, Bill Vuckovich took the checkered flag in '53 and '54 before dying in an accident at Indy 500 the following year, Al Unser, Sr. in 1970 and 1971 and Helio Castroneves in 2001 and 2002.

--RoadDog

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