Highlights from the 11th running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 11th Indianapolis 500

DATE: May 30, 1923

WINNER: Tommy Milton, HCS Motor Company

AVERAGE SPEED: 90.545 mph

WHAT HAPPENED: Tommy Milton wins for the second time in three years, getting help from 1919 winner Howdy Wilcox driving a long stretch in relief. Well-known driver Tom Alley crashed early in the race, his car going through the backstretch wall and killing a spectator. Alley and two other fans were injured in the wreck.

NOTABLE: The first repeat winner of the Indy 500, Milton accomplished the feat despite only having vision in his left eye. He would spend most of his life in motor sports, and worked with the manufacturer Packard on several projects. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1962.

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