This article appeared in the August 18, 1909 Indianapolis Star. The piece was written by journalist Betty Blythe, who became the first woman to complete a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway when she rode with notorious scorcher "Wild" Bob Burman in his Buick.
On May 11, 1913 Indianapolis citizens woke up to their morning paper - the Indianapolis Star - to find a fun story about noted veteran race driver Billy Knipper and his mascot, a dog named "Peppers." Knipper, his dog and his Henderson racer appear in a
The very first day of auto racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway produced the track's first fatalities. Driver Wiliam Bourque and riding mechanic Harry Holcomb lost their lives in the meet's feature race of the day, the Prest-O-Lite 250 miler.