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    the Indianapolis 500 has for this upcoming race is to make the casual and race fans have a memorable time at the 100th annual race at the Motor Speedway and to be able to turn the casual fans to more race fans for the upcoming years. The Indianapolis Speedway is trying to make the event reach a Super Bowl feel to it in May and make the fans eager to be involved in the celebration of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 to increase the amount of fans wanting to go to race. The Indianapolis 500

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    EHow.com. Web. 01 Mar. 2010. . David, Dennis. "The Story of the Grand Prix." Dennis David & Family. Motorsport Publishing Group. Web. 27 Feb. 2010. . "Gaston Chevrolet Killed in Race." New York Times 26 Nov. 1920: 1-1. Print. Guthrie, Kevin. "Indy 500 History." Suite101.com. 28 Apr. 2008. Web. 02 Mar. 2010. .

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    Indianapolis 500 The first Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Speedway in 1911 and was called the International sweepstakes. The race would last for 200 consecutive laps before finishing. 40 cars raced in the first Sweepstakes in 1911. The price for first place was $14,250, no small amount, and was won by Ray Harroun. He had an average speed of 74 mph during the race. Every driver in the race had a ride-along mechanic to help with possible repairs, and to spot cars behind. Everyone except

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    associated with the sport is the Indianapolis 500, so called because contestants must cover 500 mi (about 805 km); it has been held annually on Memorial Day weekend since 1911. With crowds averaging 400,000, it is the best-attended single-day sports event in the world. This year the Indy 500 will not involve most teams from IndycarCART, Championship Auto Racing Teams, the regulatory body which is now being opposed by the IRL, Indycar Racing League, whose owner also owns the Indy 500 track. The elite Grand

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    matter.” ( Danica Patrick) In 2002 Danica signed with Rahahl- Letterman racing, which gave her a little bit of a jump start in her career. In 2003 Danica placed 10th in The Pro Drive Ferrari Team. In 2005 Danica was the fourth woman to race in the Indianapolis 500. Soon following in 2005 Danica became the first Indy car driver to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated since Al Unser in 1987. Many of the top comepetitors in NASCAR were against Danica racing. While the other drivers were making smart

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    Day auto racing fans around the world wake up in anticipation to see the most famous race in the world. The Indianapolis 500 is an annual IndyCar race that has been run since 1916 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is a race of great tradition that is supposed to represent the fastest racers in the sport at the fastest raceway in the sport. However, Tony George, President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IRL, is changing everything about the race and the sport. This year at Indy, Tony

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    American oval-track race, held at the Rhode Island State Fairgrounds in Cranston in 1896, was won at an average speed of 43.1 km/h. Racing in the United States became popular two years later, with the opening of 4-km brick-surfaced Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Later on, the speeds of the cars increased and the condition of road improve as well, so cars designers began designing cars specially to be raced. Racing cars now fall into two broad categories. First are open-wheeled

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    One theme that is recurrent in his work is the common portrayal of government forces as destructive to individuals; to force characters to do evil in the name of good. Kurt Vonegut, Jr. was born November 11, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of an architect. He attended Cornell University in 1940, studying biochemistry, but soon quit because his grades were poor. He worked as a columnist for the Cornell Daily Sun until joining the army in 1942. He was

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    war piece of writing. In fact, Vonnegut demonstrates his own antiwar sentiments throughout the novel. This novel's main character, Billy Pilgrim is like Vonnegut in many ways. Kurt Vonnegut is an American novelist from Indianapolis, Indiana, born in 1922. A very important part of Vonnegut's life was when he served in WWII, and was a prisoner of war (POW) in Dresden, Germany. During that time he experienced the firebombing of Dresden, which affected him

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    to understand how a useful religion can be founded on lies will not understand this book either"(14). The latter quote is typical of Vonnegut in his usage of creating a personal narrative. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was born in Indianapolis, like many of his characters, in 1922. His life from that point on closely resembles the lives of the people in his satirical novel Cat's Cradle. Vonnegut's mother committed suicide when he was twenty two years old and in many of

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