Indy 500 Takeaways: Big Crowds, High Speeds & A New Winner

INDIANAPOLIS — Big crowds, high speeds, fierce racing, danger and controversy are key elements to the Indianapolis 500, and this year’s 107th running of the world’s greatest race did not disappoint in any of those areas. “I’ll tell you, it was some crowd,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Roger Penske said the day after the race. “When we signed up for this place, we said let’s make it better and make it a place where everybody wants to come and have fun. As the owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Penske can watch the race wherever he wants. Penske purchased the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from the Hulman-George family on Nov. 4, 2019. The impact was so severe, it sent the wheel and suspension pieces flying over the fence in turn two.

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