This Week in Racing History (May 25-31)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker May 25 IRL driver A.J. Foyt IV born (1984). May 26 Johnny Rutherford wins the Indy 500 (1974). May 27 Mark Donohue wins the Indy 500 driving a McLaren-Offenhauser (1972). May 28 Jacques ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

May 25
IRL driver A.J. Foyt IV born (1984).

May 26
Johnny Rutherford wins the Indy 500 (1974).

May 27
Mark Donohue wins the Indy 500 driving a McLaren-Offenhauser (1972).

May 28
Jacques Villeneuve overcomes a 2-lap penalty to win the Indy 500 (1995).

May 29
Al Unser Sr. wins his second straight Indy 500 (1971).

May 30
Mario Andretti wins the Indy 500 in his backup car, a Hawk-Ford. Car owner Andy Granatelli kisses Mario in victory lane. Mark Donohue named race rookie of the year (1969).

May 31
Howdy Wilcox drives a Peugeot to win in the first post-WWI Indy 500. First Indy 500 win for Goodyear tires. First playing of the song "Back Home Again in Indiana" at the 500 (1919).

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Series History
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , A.J. Foyt IV , Mario Andretti , Al Unser Sr. , Mark Donohue , Johnny Rutherford