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1915 Indianapolis 500

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Ralph DePalma, 1915 Indy 500 Winner

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Indianapolis 500 held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pat Flaherty wins. HD Stock Footage

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Road to 100: 1915

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Road to 100 - Ep. 005 - A Indy 500 de 1915

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Countdown to the 100th Indy 500: Racing's first international star

The 5th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, May 31, 1915. The traditional race date of May 30 fell on a Sunday, but race organizers declined to schedule the race for Sunday. The race was set for Saturday May 29, but heavy rains in the days leading up to the race flooded the grounds and made some roads leading to the track impassible. Officials decided to postpone the race until Monday May 31 in order to allow the grounds to dry out. Speedway management would maintain their policy to not race on Sundays until 1974.
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