Auto Racing: Gathering of Eagles

AUTO RACING

"Maybe," said Andy Granatelli, "somebody up there doesn't want me to win." That was the way it looked last week as Granatelli, 45, the Don Quixote of auto racing, once again was frustrated in his long and costly quest to win the Indianapolis 500. Last year, only the failure of a $6 ball bearing with eight miles to go kept Parnelli Jones from winning the 500-mile race in Granatelli's revolutionary, turbine-powered STP Special. Last week, in an uncannily similar disaster, Joe Leonard was whooshing toward apparently certain victory in a new STP turbine when—just 22 miles from the finish—a...