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Can you answer the questions about the third running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1913?

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In 1913, the '500' became the international event we know today as __ European Racers Filed Entries, a record number at the time
Almost making its debut was this French manufacturer
Some attribute this increased interest from abroad on the $___,000 prize for first place
___ cars entered the event...
But ___ qualified (qualifying was still based on minimum speeds being maintained over a certain distance)
This driver would set the fastest lap time in qualifications...
Turning a lap of ___.230 miles per hour
A change was made to how the starting order was determined, in 1913 the starting grid was determined by a random ________, as opposed to the date of entry filing
This driver was awarded the pole position
The French factory cars featured revolutionary technology especially in its _____....
Which would serve as the basis of some of the most dominant American racing engines for the next ____ years...
The engines boasted _____ cylinders...
With twin overhead __________...
And four ________ per cylinder...
The engine's _____ _____ were placed above the cylinders...
While the camshafts were powered by a gear train positioned near the ____ of the crankshaft...
This engine design would inspire a multitude of Indy 500 engine manufacturers such as...
Among the European drivers entered in the 1913 '500' was this French rookie...
Who had recently won at this British race track that had served as the inspiration for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Observers felt this American driver (and land speed record holder) starting on the inside of the sixth row was the favorite to win the race
New to the speedway in 1913 was the first iteration of this (now iconic) structure inspired by Japanese architecture
With practice underway, there was a notable absence in the garage area in the form of this Italian manufacturer...
The cars were eventually loaded onto this ill fated ship that would fall victim to German U-boats during World War I a week before the race
Caleb Bragg would lead the race's first lap before being passed by...
Who would give way to a duel between both Jules Goux and Bob Burman, however Burman's race would be ended when his car caught ______
Prior to that Jack Tower's car _____ over...
breaking his ____...
And fracturing three of his riding mechanic's ____
Goux would dominate the remainder of the race taking the win with a record ____ minute margin of victory
Goux and his riding mechanic famously used ________ during pit stops as mouthwash
This driver finished second to Goux...
Even though his car caught on fire during the ____ lap..
His riding mechanic ______ ________ courageously climbed onto the car's hood and attempted to extinguish the flames

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