Highlights from the 10th running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 10th Indianapolis 500

DATE: May 30, 1922

WINNER: Jimmy Murphy

AVERAGE SPEED: 94.484 mph

WHAT HAPPENED: The winner of the French Grand Prix the previous year, San Francisco-born Jimmy Murphy makes it back-to-back American triumphs in the Indy 500. It was the first victory for Duesenberg, which would provide the cars for three of the next five champions. The manufacturer, which was based in Indianapolis for a time, would fold in 1937.

NOTABLE: Murphy was the first driver to win from the pole position. There have been 20 such winners in Indy 500 history, the most recent being Helio Castroneves in 2009 and Scott Dixon the year before.

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