Writers debate: Is Danica deserving?
relevancy and prestige of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the Indy 500. I grew up in Indianapolis, rooting every May for Tom Sneva and Gordon Johncock and hating Johnny Rutherford. The Indy 500 is in my blood. I've been to the race as a fan and
IndyCar teams take cautious approach to practice
pole qualifications, race officials will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Parnelli Jones breaking the 150 mph barrier. Tom Sneva is still revered as the man who broke the 200 mph barrier in 1977. Speeds kept increasing up until Arie Luyendyk set
LOCAL LEGEND MAKES NATIONAL HALL OF FAME
third sports figure born and raised in Spokane to be inducted into one of the three major halls of fame, joining Ryne Sandberg (baseball) and Ray Flaherty (football). Racing great Tom Sneva is a member of the Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Indianapolis 500 fans retired long ago, and even before that, the great excitement surrounding broken speed barriers - Tom Sneva 's 200 mph, Rick Mears' 220 - died down decades ago. Last year, Scott Dixon ended the race for the pole early and
Indy 500 Winners
Emerson Fittipaldi 1988-Rick Mears 1987-Al Unser 1986-Bobby Rahal 1985-Danny Sullivan 1984-Rick Mears 1983- Tom Sneva 1982-Gordon Johncock 1981-Bobby Unser 1980-Johnny Rutherford 1979-Rick Mears 1978-Al Unser 1977-A.J. Foyt