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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Al Unser Sr.
The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday with a wide-open field and a pair of drivers trying to join the elite list of four-time winners. Two Americans start on the front row, along with Carlos Munoz, an unknown Indy 500 newcomer who grew up idolizing Juan Pablo Montoya _ a fellow Colombian who won "The Greatest Spectacle In Racing" as a rookie.
They raced 1-2-3 in line, trading the lead a whopping 15 times over the final, frantic 75 laps. All three drivers had a last-lap plan in mind when they zipped past the white flag, and it was Takuma Sato who acted first with a bold move for the win.
Dario Franchitti is in very heady company in IndyCar.
Dario Franchitti says he doesn't look at the numbers or concern himself with where he stacks up on the list of all-time greats.
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti topped the speed chart Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, turning a lap at an average of 224.236 mph in the fifth practice session for the May 26 race.