Fisher to Pace Race, Burman in Blitzen Benz

This article announces Carl Fisher's historic decision to pace the start of the Indianapolis 500 with his Stoddard-Dayton automobile. He sold Stoddard-Daytons at his local dealership. Also, the article announces the Benz team's plans to stage an exhibition run with Bob Burman driving the famous Blitzen Benz racer the morning of the race. The Blitzen Benz engine was too large to conform to race regulations, but it was the car that Burman had used to set a new world land speed record of over 141 MPH earlier in the year.

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