In the latest installment of Open-Wheels’ Faces of the 500 series, we take a look at the life, racing career and lasting legacy of Walt Hansgen.
Although Hansgen’s time at the speedway was brief, his impact is still felt to this day. Continue reading Faces of the 500: Walt Hansgen
At any second in motorsports, things could go from good to disastrous. This cruel fate has befallen several drivers, and in our latest edition of “Faces of the 500,” we examine the life and racing career of Jovy Marcelo. Continue reading Faces of the 500: Jovy Marcelo
For the record books it is known that Mike Spence did not attempt to qualify for an Indianapolis 500 – but it’s fascinating how one picture could hold a life of its own with so much more to be told behind the ink. This is the story of Mike Spence and his brush with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Continue reading Faces of the 500: Mike Spence
A particular aspect of racing commitment and dedication that can be overlooked is often not the drivers themselves. Family members, owners and others help make Indy dreams become a reality. In this Faces of the 500, we profile Scott Harrington. Harrington’s journey to Indianapolis is one marred with perseverance and sacrifice. Continue reading Faces of the 500: Scott Harrington
One of the earliest examples of a crossing between racing legend and Indianapolis 500 tradition is the story of Tommy Milton. Milton would not only become one of the early superstars of the Indianapolis 500, but also initiated a long-standing tradition of the race. Continue reading Faces of the 500: Tommy Milton
For Bill Vukovich, nicknames were somewhat unnecessary. All he cared about was winning the race, and everything that followed was for show. A racer through and through, he explained how to tackle the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “The only way to win here,” Vukovich said, “is to keep your foot on the throttle and turn left.” Continue reading Faces of the 500: Bill Vukovich