Today is the 104th anniversary of the first Indianapolis
Here are some things you may not have known about the first
First: After a season in which attendance declined
unacceptably, track owners decided to have just one event in 1911.
The idea of a 500-mile race won out over a 24-hour race, and other
Second: To qualify, cars had to maintain a speed of at least
75 miles per hour over a quarter mile. The starting order was set
by entry date, rather than qualifying speed.
Third: The race was won by Ray Harroun, who completed the 500
miles in 6 hours, 42 minutes and 8 seconds, averaging 75.602 miles
Our question: Who has won the most Indianapolis 500s?