The Complete History of Indianapolis 500 Winners

1911: Ray Harroun

Starting Position: 28
Race Time: 6:42:08.000
Chassis/engine: Marmon/Marmon
School kids memorize that Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. Gearheads know that Ray Harroun drove the Marmon Wasp to victory in the first Indy 500. In a race that took close to 7 hours to complete on a track paved with bricks, Harroun made headlines by ditching the standard practice of carrying a ride along mechanic and replacing him with the world's first rear view mirror.

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