The Marshall Pruett Podcast

MP 152: 1997’s Strange Indy 500 Field of 35 with Lyn St. James & Johnny Unser

May 20, 2017

The Marshall Pruett Podcast looks back at the bizarre 1997 Indy 500 where the fledgling Indy Racing League reserved 25 grid spots for the field of 33 cars for IRL regulars, forced the rest to vie for the remaining eight positions, and then allowed two extra cars to join the race after being bumped from the field. We speak with the Lyn St. James and Johnny Unser--the 34th and 35th drivers--about the chaos at Indy on its 20th anniversary.

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