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Five takeaways from 100th Indy 500
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Five takeaways from 100th Indy 500
SI Staff
Wednesday May 25th, 2016

Welcome to SI.com's complete coverage of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 29 (Noon Eastern time; ABC, SN 360; Sirius:212, XM: 209). We will be continually updating this page with stories, galleries, videos of interviews with great drivers of the past and present, and classic features from the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED magazine Vault as well as our companion site The Drive. On race day, join us here as SI racing writers Andrew Lawrence and Tim Tuttle live blog this historic event from Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Basics

Official results | Starting grid | Past winners | Fun facts

Stories

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•​ Rookie Alex Rossi wins 100th Indy 500 on fumes | Race blog

• Juan Pablo Montoya: The Racer's Edge (SI mag feature)

• Looking ahead to 100 more years at the Indianapolis 500

• Here's a story of a lovely lady and Gomer at the Indy 500

•​ Mario Andretti drives you around Indy at 170 mph

•​ Tony Kanaan fastest in final Carb Day practice

•​ Sage Karam overcomes guilt after Wilson's fatal accident

• Survivors Hinchcliffe and Schmidt rewarded with pole

•​ Crash survivor Hinchcliffe: IndyCar is Safe

• Sam Hornish Jr. happy to be just a racing fan now

Scott Dixon keeps his greatness on the down low

• Tennis has surprising connection to Indy 500

•​ Helio Castroneves still chasing fourth Indy 500 win

•​ Past champs pick: Greatest Indy 500 | Most memorable momentsBest driver to never win it | Best tradition

•​​ Worst crashes in Indy 500 history

SI Vault profiles

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•​​ Bobby Unser: I Will Go Fast Until the Day I Die (1/11/82)

•​ AJ Foyt: Get Out of the Way, Here Comes A.J. (5/25/81)

•​ Roger Penske: The Slide-Rule Boys at Indy (5/31/71) 

•​ Mario Andretti: Leader of the Pack (7/13/09)

•​ Danny Sullivan: A Hunk Hits the Road (5/14/84)  

Notable Indy 500s

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•​​ 2008: All Eyes on Indy

•​​​ 2006: Hornish Nips the New Kid

•​​ 1996: A Wreck From the Get-Go

•​​ 1995: Tragic Start, Controversial Finish

•​​ 1994: Passing It On: Unser Jr. Wins

•​ 1992: Close Calls: Unser Jr. edges Goodyear

•​​ 1991: Mears to the Four

•​ 1982: Wee Gordy Wins Big

•​​ 1987: Indy's Greatest Upset

•​ 1980: Yellow Submarine Came Up on Top

•​​ 1979: Mears Rings in the New

•​ 1973:Somber Trial by Fire and Rain

•​ 1966: A Crazy, Mixed-Up 500

•​​ 1965: Fiery 500 for a Cool Scot

•​ 1960: A Practically Perfect Race | The Duel

•​ 1955: Victory and Death at the Brickyard

•​ 1911: AP's original account of the first Indy 500

Galleries

EVOLUTION OF THE INDY 500

•​ Celebrities at the Indy 500

• Greatest Indy 500 moments

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