Indy 500

Colonel Bob Ingersoll & Racing


It may seem a stretch, but nineteenth century orator Colonel Robert (Bob) Ingersoll had a very real impact on automobile racing - as long as you believe the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been a factor in the sport. According to all the biographers of Speedway founder and original president Carl Fisher, he devoured Ingersoll's teachings, reading every volume of the philosopher's works.

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