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J.C. Agajanian backed many successful racecars and drivers. At age 22, Troy Ruttman piloted this Agajanian Special to victory at the 1952 Indianapolis 500. Although the car caught fire at a routine pit stop, Ruthman restarted and finished first at an average speed of over 128 miles per hour. His closest competitor, Bill Vukovich, was eliminated when he crashed into a wall with only five minutes to go. To improve stopping power, racecars like the Agajanian Special were equipped with disc brakes, which had been used on military aircraft during World War II to enable them to land safely on short runways.
DARIO FRANCHITTI TO DRIVE CAMARO Z/28 INDY 500 PACE CAR
NEW YORK — Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will drive a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 to pace the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25. It's the eighth time a Camaro has been the pace car, starting in 1967 – and the 25th time a Chevrolet has paced the race. Franchitti won the Indy 500 in 2007, 2010 and 2012, and he is only the third driver ever to win at least three consecutive IndyCar titles – among four championships overall. Franchitti's appearance in t...[Read more...]
FORMER F1 CHAMPION VILLENEUVE COMMITS TO WORLD RX
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GOODYEAR BLIMP INNOVATOR HONORED
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1996 Japanese Grand Prix: Not Without a Fight
By the middle of the 1996 Formula One season it appeared as if Damon Hill would run away with the championship. In many respects Hill was sticking it to the hierarchy of his team who had considered replacing him toward the end of the 1995 season. But then there would be Jacques Villeneuve, Hill's teammate. Brand new to Formula One, it would take a little while for the Canadian to come, but he would do just that. He too wasn't going to just give his teammate the championship, not with a fight any...[Read more...]
ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT BECOMES FIRST U.S FORMULA E TEAM
• Multiple IndyCar champions join new global electric race series
INDIANAPOLIS (July 17, 2013) – Renowned IndyCar team Andretti Autosport, led by racing legend Michael Andretti, has today become the third of 10 teams to sign up to the FIA Formula E Championship – the world's first fully-electric global racing series, beginning in 2014. The launch, held at the team's headquarters in Indianapolis, was attended by Alejandro Agag, CEO of Championship promoters Formula E Holdings ...[Read more...]

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