27 Oct 20200 Comments
1971 Indy 500. We've heard the story told but never actually seen the carnage. Luckily for us, we found the video and it is stunning.
Peter Revson started on pole position and Al Unser was the race winner. Al Unser, Sr. won for the second consecutive year, dominating most of the race. With limited General Admission access to the infield during.
But that's the story of Eldon Palmer, the.
I won't go into any detail here as many of you will never have seen this race, but I will encourage you to hit the play button if you have an interest in motorsport history.
Eldon had quite rightly practiced the laps and had placed cones at strategic points around the circuit to indicate when to start to turn in and when to brake. Also raced by Allison at Pocono and Ontario, and possibly also used by Foyt as a short track car. The race was marred by a crash involving the pace car at the start.