The Complete History of Indianapolis 500 Winners

1915: Ralph DePalma

Starting Position: 2
Race Time: 5:33:55.510
Chassis/engine: Mercedes/Mercedes
After the disappointment of 1912, DePalma struck back to claim victory in his Mercedes. This win was the centerpiece of a career that included an estimated 2,000 wins over 27 years of racing. A grandstand is named after him at the Daytona International Speedway commemorating his land speed record of 149 mph set in 1919.

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