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  1. One of the things I enjoy most about 500 Miles to Go is seeing all of the parallels between the Speedway’s early history and the present day. Will there be enough cars? What should the technical specs be? Foreign drivers… love ’em or hate ’em? How do we put more butts in seats? How do we improve the “show”?

    Sometimes it seems that today’s Indy 500 fans think these issues are relatively recent developments. But they absolutely are not. They’ve been around since… well, since “33” truly was “just a number”!

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  2. Paul Ivanshka says:

    This was the first book I ever bought with money I earned selling TV guides…door to door. It was in 1961 and 1962. It was my reading companion on my first jet travel, a Boeing 707 in 1962. I was 11 years old. Great book. I still remember it fondly. “The Chargers Take Command” I remember as my favorite chapter.

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