Talk:Indianapolis 500 firsts

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1974[edit]

The listing for 1974 is going to have to be reworded. According to Sid Collins during the 1973 radio broadcast, the 1974 race was ALREADY scheduled to be switched to Sunday. He spoke about it on Tuesday (day 2 of the '73 race). So the move was not actually directly due to the tragic '73 race. The events of '73 did act, of course, to solidify the decision. Doctorindy 17:57, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

needs work[edit]

How about some sources for all these factoids? And a proper introduction? I'd do it myself but I'm eating fried chicken right about now. The flagicons are really, really, really ugly too. Crabapplecove 00:19, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Gave the sources that I've found the information in. The flagicons themselves were introduced on the Formula One pages' standard, although the debate remains as to whether there should be a space between the flag and the name or not. I vote for not, it makes for use of less bytes, and doesn't impede the eye from direct connection of competitor and their nationality. --Chr.K. 01:04, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
Also, some of the information comes from newspapers of the day, not modern website links; I find the former to be more trustworthy, by far. --Chr.K. 08:07, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Rookie winner[edit]

1913 states Jules Goux as the first rookie Indy 500 winner. However, 2001 states Helio Castroneves as the first rookie winner. I guess the latter isn't true. Castroneves was, of course, the first rookie-sophomore winner, so I suggest that the 2001 and 2002 cells are merged.

Castroneves was the first "rookie and sophomore" winner: he was the first driver to win his first two races, not just his first. Goux was the first to win his first race, not counting 1911. --Chr.K. 07:41, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

When was the last time......?[edit]

When was the last time a 500 winner ran the entire race on the same set of tyres? Ok, tires. Moriori (talk) 02:13, 9 June 2013 (UTC)