2016 season preview
T(ABOVE) Ray Harroun triumphed in the first Indianapolis 500, held
in 1911. In the 98
he’s been joined by 68
other drivers. Will a
new winner make it 70
in the 100th, or could
the likes of Juan Pablo
winning in 2015)
add to their tally?
JUAN PABLO MONTOYA
Left to right
• Danny Sullivan’s “spin
and win” in the 1985 Indy
500 still seems incredible.
Sullivan spun passing
Mario Andretti for the
lead, but avoided hitting
anything, changed tires
and chased him down
again for a win.
• Two-time F1 champ
celebrates his second
“500” win in 1993.
he 100th running of the Indianapolis
500 will add another chapter to the
legend and legacy of the world’s most
storied race. But for the 33 drivers who take
the start May 29, becoming a part of
racing history isn’t an end in itself. That all
comes later. First you have to win.
For rookies and multiple winners alike,
racing in the Indy 500 is all about now –
not the past, not the future. It’s being in
the moment, reacting, pushing, going for
the gap. Start thinking about making
history and chances are you never will...
As many as six former Indy 500
winners will attempt to qualify for the
100th running, including three-time
winner Helio Castroneves, double victor
Juan Pablo Montoya and one-timers Ryan
Hunter-Reay, Tony Kanaan, Scott Dixon
and Buddy Lazier. Winning the “500” will
define them forever, but each knows that
past triumphs count for nothing when the