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Curse of the Indy 500 : 1958's Tragic Legacy - by Stan Sutton (Paperback)

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On May 30, 1958, thousands of racing fans poured into the infield at dawn to claim the best seats of the Indianapolis 500, unaware that they were going to witness one of the most notorious wrecks in racing history. Seconds after the green flag, a game of chicken spiraled out of control into a fiery 16-car pile-up that claimed the life of 29-year-old Indiana native and rising star Pat O’Connor. The other drivers escaped death, but the tragic 1958 Indy 500 seemed to leave its mark on them: the surviving drivers were hounded by accidents and terrible crashes, and most would die at tracks around the country. But the tragedy also prompted new regulations and safety precautions like roll bars that would ultimately save hundreds of lives. In The Curse of Indy 500: 1958’s Tragic Legacy, veteran sportswriter Stan Sutton profiles the ill-fated race and the careers of the drivers involved, highlighting their lives in the dangerous world of auto racing.

Number of Pages: 183
Genre: Sports + Recreation, History, Biography + Autobiography
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Author: Stan Sutton
Language: English
Street Date: March 23, 2018
TCIN: 53597484
UPC: 9781684350001
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-8462
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