Sports Quiz / Indy 500 History: 1912

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Can you answer the questions about the second running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1912?

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Following Ray Harroun's victory in a single seater, in the previous year the AAA Mandated the use of in 1912...
The race's purse practically doubled in size from $25,000 in 1911 to $___,000 in 1912
___ cars were entered into the 1912 running of the race
Qualifying procedure was modified from 1911, by sustaining a minimum speed of ___ miles per hour over a full lap...
When entrants previously had to maintain the speed for a ______ mile distance
Starting positions were still determined by who _____ their entry first
This driver from Norway was placed on the pole position
This driver turned the fastest lap in qualifications...
With a lap speed of ___.45 miles per hour
The cars lined up in ___ rows in 1912, four less than in 1911...
With __ cars to a row...
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Except on the last row which had __
A pace car was used again, in 1912 the Speedway employed the services of a _____...
Which would go from pacing the field from the front row to being in _____ of the field
The race began when the starter waved his flag, which was still this color at the time
This driver took the lead...
Piloting this car...
Starting from this position...
He would lead the first __ laps...
Before being overtaken by a _______
Piloted by this driver...
Who would go on to lead the next ____ laps...
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Which still stands in 2019, as the _____ laps led by a driver at the Indy 500 in a single race...
And the most by a driver he didn't ____ that race
He eventually built a ___ and a half lap lead over the rest of the field...
Which would be equivalent to an ____ minute gap between first and second
At the start of lap 197, the car began to _______
The car finally lost all power on the _______ on lap 199
The failure is the result of a broken connecting rod puncturing the car's _________
The driver and his riding mechanic...
Climbed from the car and attempted to ______ it the rest of the way
This driver would lead the final two laps and take the win in 1912
This driver famously finished the race nearly nine hours after it started in an attempt to collect prize money, which was only given to drivers who finished the race

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