Pre-Race Speculation

This content was originally published in the May 27, 1910 Indianapolis Star, which was the morning of the first day of the May 1910 race meet. This material presents a good summary of practice runs conducted up to that point, a copy of the event card and speculation about favorites for success. All the day's events are described, complete with cash awards.
A small but historically significant item is a mention that the Darracq racer driven by Ben Kerscher is the car that won the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup. The car was entered by Barney Oldfield, who drove a Knox and the Blitzen Benz in the race meet.
File this under trivia: there is a note that the offices of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway were located in downtown Indianapolis at Capitol Avenue and Vermont Street in 1910.
The pages of this collection are a little out of order, so don't confused. They are complete articles. I'll fix later.

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