Indy 500 Recaps—The Short Chute Edition

by Pat Kennedy



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/24/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 604
ISBN : 9781524672720
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 604
ISBN : 9781524672706
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 604
ISBN : 9781524672713

About the Book

This book started as a self-serving exercise to personally organize the major details and interesting facts of each Indianapolis 500 over the hundred-plus-year history of the greatest race in the world. For many of us passionate racing fans who have attended a multitude of 500s, there is a tendency for the details of the races to (somewhat) blend together. I hope this book will help to provide clarity in this regard, as well as educate. During high school, many of us chose to use CliffsNotes to assist in the education process. This book is somewhat patterned after that concept. It falls somewhere between Donald Davidson and Rick Schaffer—the best and by far the most detailed book on the history of the Indianapolis 500—and a multitude of pictorial books with limited information. I hope it will prove to be an easy read with entertaining and educational information.

About the Author

Pat Kennedy attended his first Indianapolis 500 with his family in 1963 when he was six years old. He has not missed a race since. His interest and passion was immediate and has continued to grow, culminating in his second book and annual updates on the Indianapolis 500. His grandfather and father sponsored race cars at Indy from 1936 to the early 1950s under the name of their family-owned business: the Kennedy Tank Special. Kennedy Tank and Manufacturing Company has been a supplier of pit-fueling tanks for many years at Indy. Pat has continued the family tradition of involvement in the Indianapolis 500. Pat is the president of a group of family-owned companies, including Kennedy Tank and Manufacturing Company (Indianapolis, Indiana); Southern Tank and Manufacturing Company (Owensboro, Kentucky); and Steel Tank and Fabricating Corporation (Columbia City, Indiana). In 2010, Pat’s first book, How Much Do You Really Know About the Indianapolis 500? was published. It is the official trivia book of the Indianapolis 500.