Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 5/25/12
This coming weekend is Memorial Day Weekend, or as those of us from Indianapolis know it: Race Weekend. To get you ready for the 96th Running of the Indianapolis 500, here is a look back on 12 great moments from the history of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. This year’s race airs this Sunday at 11:00 CT on ABC. (Unless you live in Indianapolis, in which case you’ll have to attend the race in person or find it on the radio.) 1930: Billy Arnold leads 198 of 200 laps, becomes first driver to complete the race in under 5 hours. It’s not unusual for a driver to dominate the field at the Brickyard for much of Sunday afternoon and end up not winning the race. Just ask Michael Andretti. Yellow flags, mechanical problems, untimely pit stops, and/or crashes can erase a big lead or take the leader out of the race altogether. But in 1930 Billy Arnold, who started from pole position, secured the lead on the third lap and held it for the rest of the race. Arnold led 198 consecutive lap...
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