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1988 Indianapolis 500


1988 Indianapolis 500 Intro


72nd running of the indy 500 1988


1988 Indy 500 Highlights


1988 Indy 500 Pit Stop Contest


Jim Nabors - Back Home Again In Indiana (1988 Indianapolis 500)

The 72nd Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, on Sunday May 29, 1988. Team Penske dominated the month, sweeping the top three starting positions with Rick Mears winning the pole position, Danny Sullivan at the center of the front row, and Al Unser, Sr. on the outside. Mears set a new track record, becoming the first driver to break the 220 mph barrier in time trials. On race day, the Penske teammates proceeded to lead 192 of the 200 laps, with Rick Mears taking the checkered flag, his third-career Indy 500 victory. The race represented the milestone 50th victory in Championship car racing for owner Roger Penske and Penske Racing.
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    • Background 

    • Practice - Week 1 

    • Time Trials - First weekend 

    • Practice - Week 2 

    • Time Trials - Second weekend 

    • Starting grid 

    • Race summary 

    • Broadcasting