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Scorching Frozen Bricks in 1909


Understand this with certainty: the single most important racing event held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1909 occurred 107 years ago today - in 14 degree weather. Indeed, it may have rescued the track from powerful sentiment that had then-Lieutenant Governor Frank Hall leading the charge for legislation to outlaw auto racing in the Hoosier state.

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