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Indy 500: 1928

Indy 500: 1928

The Indy "Brickyard" 500. Indianapolis, IN. View full size.

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Today's Top 5

And here's their finish

Row 1
Car 4 Leon Duray Finished 19th, led 64 laps
Car 10 Cliff Woodbury Finished 23rd
Car 3 Cliff Bergere Finished 28th running only 7 laps

Row 2
Car 8 Tony Gulotta Finished 10, led 35 laps
Car 7 Babe Stapp Finished 6th, led 7 laps
Car 16 Ralph Hepburn Finished 24th
Drove the prototype Tucker onstage when it was unveiled
to the public on June 19, 1947. Died during qualifying
practice for the 1948 Indianapolis 500 while driving
for Tucker Corporation.

Row 3
Car 24 Louis Schneider Finished 24th, won the 1931 500
Car 28 Lou Moore Finished 2nd, led no laps

The 1928 race was won by rookie driver Louis Meyer (started in 13th position). Louis Meyer went on to become the first 3-time Indy 500 winner. In 1936 he began the tradition of the winner drinking milk in the winner's circle.

The 1928 race was run with only 29 cars.

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