The United States Postal Service has issued Indianapolis 500 Forever Stamp to celebrate the centennial of the famous race. The 100th Indy 500 will take place on Sunday, May 25. The stamp depicts the race’s first winner, Ray Harroun, in his self-designed Marmon Wasp, a six-cylinder, black and yellow car.
For auto enthusiasts and philatelists alike, these special stamps are a neat collector’s item, and a really great way for the USPS to honor an American racing tradition.
Wheldon A Winner Dan Wheldon won the Indianapolis 500 in spectacular fashion on Sunday after rookie J.R. Hildebrand slammed the wall in the final turn
INDIANAPOLIS — JR Hildebrand was one turn away from winning the Indianapolis 500 on his very first try. Then, within sight of the checkered flag, the 23-year-old Californian made the ultimate rookie mistake.
Hildebrand slammed into the wall on the final turn, and Dan Wheldon drove on past to claim an improbable Indy 500 win Sunday in his first race of the year.
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Holly Cain has covered racing in all its forms for 21 years, winning multiple awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors and Society of Professional Journalists for feature and news writing. She chronicled NASCAR Champion Rusty Wallace’s final season, authoring a book called “Rusty’s Last Call.”