INDYCAR SERIES, Indianapolis 500 Veteran Prappas Dies at 66

Ted Prappas, who made his sole Indianapolis 500 start in 1992, died April 22. Prappas became the final driver to qualify with his run, in his third and final attempt in his primary car. In an interesting historical footnote, Prappas’ successful qualifying run bumped Scott Goodyear from the field. in the 1991 and 1992 seasons after finishing second in the Indy Lights standings with the team in 1990. The team fielded a car for Prappas in the 1991 Indianapolis 500 but failed to qualify. Prappas won two career Indy Lights races, in 1990 at Laguna Seca for P.I.G. Prappas won the championship in the 1986 West Coast Atlantic Racing series before climbing to Indy Lights in 1988.

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