Jun 6

Video: Why do they do it? – Two riders killed in 2014 Isle of Man TT

“Unless I am very much mistaken … this is the greatest motorsport event in the world,” says long-time legendary Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker.

In a world where SAFER barriers, grandstands, tire barriers and run-off areas are made mandatory at most modern motor racing circuits, a 37-mile course stands that seems to have withstood the test of time.

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May 23

Top Five Indy 500s: No. 2 – Fittipaldi Outduel Unser Jr. To Win 1989 Race

There comes a moment of truth in a race driver’s life where danger doesn’t matter – it’s a chance to win the biggest race of their career and they aren’t about to flinch.

In the 1989 Indianapolis 500 Emerson Fittipaldi and Al Unser, Jr. were faced with that moment as they sped down the backstretch side-by-side, wheel-to-wheel, on Lap 198 with the checkered flag set to fly on Lap 200. The previous 13 laps were a thrilling duel, unlike any ever seen before in the closing stages of the Indianapolis 500. Each driver daringly took the lead from the other until the “Moment of Truth” faced each driver squarely in the face.

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May 10

IndyCar: Saavedra Stalls To Trigger Wreck At Start Of Grand Prix Of Indy

A massive crash at the start of the GP of Indy destroyed the cars of Sebastian Saavedra and Mikhail Aleshin. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

A massive crash at the start of the destroyed the of and . (Photo: LAT Photographic)

What should have been one of the glorious moments of Sebastian Saavedra’s young career as a Verizon Series driver turned out to be an incredible disaster. Saavedra was starting Saturday’s Grand Prix of Indianapolis from the pole position at the .

As the 25-car field was awaiting the lights to go out for the first-ever standing start of an IndyCar race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saavedra’s car stalled. Cars sped past him as IndyCar officials kept the green light on with some of the cars squeezing to the inside of Saavedra’s Dallara/Chevrolet and the pit retaining wall at very high speed. Some made it but Carlos Munoz drilled the back of Saavedra, ripping the rear assembly from the car.

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