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The History of the Motor Speedway,The Indianapolis 500100 years in the Making<br />
February 9, 1909<br />Arthur Newby, Frank Wheeler, Carl Fisher, James Allison<br />
August 19, 1909<br />
7 hours = 500 miles<br />Carl Fisher<br />Idea to attract spectators<br />
May 30, 1911<br /><ul><li>40 drivers
Avg Speed 74.59 mph</li></ul>Ray Harroun<br />Winner!!!<br />The “Wasp”<br />
     “Mr. Speedway”<br />
Improvements:<br />$$$<br /><ul><li> 8 story control tower
built tunnel
 Safer pit area
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  1. 1. The History of the Motor Speedway,The Indianapolis 500100 years in the Making<br />
  2. 2. February 9, 1909<br />Arthur Newby, Frank Wheeler, Carl Fisher, James Allison<br />
  3. 3. August 19, 1909<br />
  4. 4. 7 hours = 500 miles<br />Carl Fisher<br />Idea to attract spectators<br />
  5. 5. May 30, 1911<br /><ul><li>40 drivers
  6. 6. Avg Speed 74.59 mph</li></ul>Ray Harroun<br />Winner!!!<br />The “Wasp”<br />
  7. 7. “Mr. Speedway”<br />
  8. 8. Improvements:<br />$$$<br /><ul><li> 8 story control tower
  9. 9. built tunnel
  10. 10. Safer pit area
  11. 11. Thousands of new infield seating
  12. 12. New retaining walls</li></li></ul><li>Then vs. Now<br />
  13. 13. Indy 500 Weekend<br />
  14. 14. Thank you<br />

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