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May 26, 1974

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In Indiana, the Roar of the Motor Is Sweetest Sound



"Kid, there ain't no second place in this race. You either win or you ain't nowhere." The sharp cynical hard face of Jimmy Cagney cracking out advice to the rookie driver sums it up as well as it can be said. The line from the classic nineteen-thirties racing movie, "The Crowd Roars," spelled out the tone of the Indianapolis 500 then, and it continues to this day...


Copyright: 1974 The New York Times