A day in racing history


As race fans get ready for this year’s Indianapolis 500, Sidney resident Caven Risk shared a photo his dad, Bill Risk, took 50 years ago. “This is the race that put Mario Andretti in the history books. He won the 1969 Indy 500 in a backup car after crashing his primary car and burning his face. Mario went on to win the Daytona 500 and become only the second American to win the Formula One World Championship,” said Caven Risk. The photo contains the Goodyear Blimp in the background and below it is the checkered flag waving.

As race fans get ready for this year’s Indianapolis 500, Sidney resident Caven Risk shared a photo his dad, Bill Risk, took 50 years ago. “This is the race that put Mario Andretti in the history books. He won the 1969 Indy 500 in a backup car after crashing his primary car and burning his face. Mario went on to win the Daytona 500 and become only the second American to win the Formula One World Championship,” said Caven Risk. The photo contains the Goodyear Blimp in the background and below it is the checkered flag waving.


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As race fans get ready for this year’s Indianapolis 500, Sidney resident Caven Risk shared a photo his dad, Bill Risk, took 50 years ago. “This is the race that put Mario Andretti in the history books. He won the 1969 Indy 500 in a backup car after crashing his primary car and burning his face. Mario went on to win the Daytona 500 and become only the second American to win the Formula One World Championship,” said Caven Risk. The photo contains the Goodyear Blimp in the background and below it is the checkered flag waving.

As race fans get ready for this year’s Indianapolis 500, Sidney resident Caven Risk shared a photo his dad, Bill Risk, took 50 years ago. “This is the race that put Mario Andretti in the history books. He won the 1969 Indy 500 in a backup car after crashing his primary car and burning his face. Mario went on to win the Daytona 500 and become only the second American to win the Formula One World Championship,” said Caven Risk. The photo contains the Goodyear Blimp in the background and below it is the checkered flag waving.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/05/web1_1969-Andretti-Checkers.jpgAs race fans get ready for this year’s Indianapolis 500, Sidney resident Caven Risk shared a photo his dad, Bill Risk, took 50 years ago. “This is the race that put Mario Andretti in the history books. He won the 1969 Indy 500 in a backup car after crashing his primary car and burning his face. Mario went on to win the Daytona 500 and become only the second American to win the Formula One World Championship,” said Caven Risk. The photo contains the Goodyear Blimp in the background and below it is the checkered flag waving. Courtesy photo