The 106th running of the Indianapolis presented by Gainbridge is in three days and we get ready for The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, here at Paddock Eye we thought we would take you through some of the facts and figures surrounding the race.
The first 500-mile race at the Racing Capital of The World took place in 1911 and was by Ray Harroun. A driver by the name of Louis Meyer became the first three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, taking victory in 1928, 1933 and 1936.
Meyer also began the tradition of drinking milk in victory lane when he took his third win and requested buttermilk. This tradition became part of the Indianapolis 500 tradition in 1956.
In 2022, there are a total of:
7 Rookies, Jimmie Johnson, David Malukas, Kyle Kirkwood, Callum Ilott, Romain Grosjean, Devlin DeFrancesco and Christian Lundgaard.
7 Previous winners, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Simon Pagenauf, Helio Castroneves, Will Power, Takuma Sato and Alexander Rossi.