This image was published in the March 6, 1910 Indianapolis Star. It depicts the aftermath of an airplane accident at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway involving Joseph Curzon who was storing his airplane at the track.
All but forgotten, one of the great milestones of early automobile racing was Barney Oldfield's achievement of covering a lap on a mile track in less than a minute. Few people know about this event, and a large percentage of those that do confuse it with the first-ever achievement of traveling a mile in one minute anywhere. This was not a land speed record.