"No Man Should Think of Driving 500 Miles"

The attached article was published in the May 31, 1911 Indianapolis News.
In this very brief and somewhat contradictory article Ray Harroun, winner of the inaugural Indianapolis 500 is quoted as saying that when you lead a race, you don't get tired. Conversely, he also says that 500 miles is too great a distance for a man to attempt to drive without relief. Harroun did obtain relief as Cyrus Patschke spotted him for about 80 miles. Nonetheless, I always enjoy articles that quote the great pioneers. I get a sense of hearing their voice. 

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