Highlights from the 50th running of the Indianapolis 500
RACE: 50th Indianapolis 500
DATE: May 30, 1966
WINNER: Graham Hill
AVERAGE SPEED: 144.317 mph
WHAT HAPPENED: The milestone 50th running was a disaster from the start when 11 of the 33 cars were eliminated in the wake of a first-lap accident on the main stretch. Only four cars finished 200 laps, led by Hill, and he became just the second rookie to win the race. There wouldn't be another winner in his first Indy 500 until Juan Pablo Montoya in 2000.
NOTABLE: A.J. Foyt was the only driver seriously injured in the wreck and it didn't happen behind the wheel. Long before Helio Castroneves made it an art form, Foyt hurt his hands trying to scale the fence and escape the wreck.