Pilots Confront Death

This article is yet another item from a special Sunday edition of the Indianapolis Star that touted the excitement of the upcoming first automobile races at the new Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The date was August 15, 1909.
The headline, "Pilots Confront Death," is sensationalist style. While the article starts as a commentary on how dangerous the sport was and how daring its participants were what follows is a series of brief biographical sketches about key drivers that yield some good information that can prompt additional research.
Drivers profiled include:

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