Practice Spins for First Indy 500

This article was published in the May 24, 1911 Indianapolis Sun. It focuses on practice for the first Indianapolis 500 and drivers David Bruce-Brown, Caleb Bragg and Ralph Mulford in particular. The article mentions that Bob Burman's speed record runs originally planned for the morning of the race were pulled forward to the day before the race - May 30, 1911. Perhaps most interesting, the article provides another data point on the struggles of the Amplex team as it reports that driver Gaston Morris forsook his ride with the #44 Amplex, opening the door for Art Greiner to drive in the first Indianapolis 500.

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