Eddie Sachs’ Greatest 500 Drive

Eddie Sachs consistently demonstrated an uncanny ability to find the fast way around Indianapolis Motor Speedway. When Sachs couldn’t get speed from the car in the early practice days of 1962, the rift between he and Brawner, who hadn’t wanted to hire Sachs anyway, widened. Sachs could’ve had a point here, as Brawner finally parked the car after Hall crashed it twice. Sachs squeezed into the show in 27th position on the final qualifying weekend. Come race day, Sachs was ignored as a contender for the win. Renowned for his ability to make an ill-handling car fast, Sachs marched to the front. Sachs believed his best opportunity to win the 500 would come with another team.

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