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Rutherford wins third Indy 500 in seven years

Updated: May 23, 2001, 12:38 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

May 25, 1980

Despite 13 caution flags that stay up for 60 of the 200 laps and keep the field together, and despite the controversial limitations of power that helped equalize the field, Johnny Rutherford wins the Indy 500 for the third time in seven years.

Rutherford is the first driver in the 64 years of the race to win it twice from the pole position. He averages 142.862 mph, the slowest in 18 years and 16 mph slower than the winner averaged last year.

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