Sport: The Gentleman from Indiana

Almost all the drivers in Florida's Grand Prix of Endurance (TIME, April 2) knew just what to expect in their twelve-hour race on the runways of Sebring. They had run the car-killing course before, in the race for points that count in computing the world championship. There was one man, though, who came mostly for the ride. Last year's Indianapolis-500 winner. Bob Sweikert, wanted to see what this closed-course road racing was all about.

Tough as it is, the big spin in the Indianapolis "brickyard" avoids the car-killing problems of Sebring's abandoned airfield. In the 500-mile grind, all the turns are to...