Wilbur Shaw's 1937 Indy 500 Win

This is the story of the first of Wilbur Shaw's three Indianapolis 500 victories in 1937. Driving what he called his "pay" car, a machine he designed and built himself, local boy Shaw won what would prove to be the Indy 500's closest finish for 45 years. He narrowly beat Ralph Hepburn by little more than two seconds on a hot, sunny day. The finish remains among the top ten closest in the Indy 500 history, and the only one on that list that occurred before 1982. Shaw went on to win the 1939 and 1940 Indy 500's but did not return to driving after World War II. Instead, he chose a different path - saving the grand old track with the leadership and vision of Tony Hulman.
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