“The Indy 490"


If you were frustrated by Fernando Alonso’s Honda engine failure in the closing stages of this year’s Indy 500, spare a thought for Parnelli Jones and Andy Granatelli: 50 years ago they made history at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by easily leading with a revolutionary
four-wheel-drive turbine car. With three laps to run, however, and with the checkered flag unfurled, the STP Paxton Turbine cruised silently to a halt. The grandstands were silent; the fans watched in disbelief. And even then it wasn’t over (as Peter Windsor, to the background of images from the LAT and Sutton Archives, and with additional photos from The Henry Ford) explains

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Duration 03:14
Posted Jun 2, 2017
Series IndyCar
Event Indy 500
Location Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Drivers Fernando Alonso , Parnelli Jones
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