Last week, for the first time since it aired live, the 1953 Indianapolis 500 was heard by race fans. Bill Vukovich won that race, as he did again in 1954. He had a 17-second lead when killed in 1955 at the age of 36.
Vukovich might have been the only three-peat champion in the history of the race if not for the crash that claimed him.
Donald Davidson is the Historian of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and know more about the men who make this the Greatest Spectacle in Racing since the first 500 mile race in 1911.
There will be a video memory from Donald every day through the 97th running of the Indy 500 one week from today.