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Video: The ‘Spin and Win’ Indy 500 conqueror

The Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is notoriously unforgiving. With cars averaging more than 210mph for around two and a half hours, get a little twitch of oversteer, put a wheel onto the concrete on the inside of the banking or drop a wheel on the dusty top of the bank, there’s a good chance you’ll be heading into the wall. Imagine seeing a car spin a full 360 degrees having made a pass for the win, then, and the car not just avoiding the wall but continuing on to retake the lead and claim the victory? Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? You’d better believe it, because that’s exactly what happened to Danny Sullivan at the 1985 Indy 500.

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