Highlights from the 53rd running of the Indianapolis 500
RACE: 53rd Indianapolis 500
DATE: May 30, 1969
WINNER: Mario Andretti
AVERAGE SPEED: 156.867 mph
WHAT HAPPENED: Andretti led the final 194 laps to earn the only Indianapolis 500 for the Andretti family, a drought known today as ''The Andretti Curse.''
NOTABLE: Al Unser Sr. crashed his motorcycle in the infield the night before qualifications. He missed the race with a broken leg.