Dario Resta

1916 Indianapolis "300"


This video is a brief look at the 1916 Indianapolis 500, which wasn't a 500 mile race. This edition of the "Memorial Day Classic" was the only one planned to be shorter than 500 miles as it was scheduled as a 300-miler. A number of factors were at work in making this decision, not the least of which was the raging war in Europe which limited entries from manufacturers located there. The field was the smallest in the historic race's history at just 21 cars.


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