IndyCar Flashback: 1978 California 500

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  1. I was lucky enough to have 1978 be the only year I was able to see all three 500 mile races and thus saw Al Unser win the only Triple Crown ever, thanks to the late Dick Sublett, a Sinclair Oil executive who became my connection to Atlantic Richfield Petroleum Company, or ARCO and their car, the ARCO-Graphite Eagle. Beautiful car. Not a success, nor was ARCO Graphite poi though it made excellent practical sense..but it was black, and untutored users thought it looked “dirty”. Gurney only built one car that year, and I believe ended up running a Lightning car that season which must have been disheartening..

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