Sport: One Test Day

Well aware last week were the 58 automobile racers who had cars entered in the annual 500-mile Memorial Day Classic at Indianapolis that there was small chance for all of them to live through it. The No. 1 event of U.S. auto-racing had killed 27 people since 1909, more than one a year, and the question was merely which ones would die this time. The question was at least partly answered last week. Most accidents on the rough brick track occur not in the race itself but in the qualifying tests held to cut...

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