This is the story of the unsung heroes of the Indianapolis 500; men who drove relief for the winning car. Setting aside co-winners Mauri Rose (1941) and Joe Boyer (1924), four men contributed to Indy 500 victory in relative anonymity. Most interesting of these was perhaps Howdy Wilcox, who won the race for himself in 1919.
Tom Kincaid won the 100-mile Prest-O-Lite Trophy race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 27, 1910. The event saw only seven starters as the field was decimated not by mechanical maladies or a failure to attract interest but by official edict.