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Best cars come to Indy

Originally Published: May 24, 2002
By Jack Arute | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- When Tony George came up with the concept for the Indy Racing League, it was an effort to ensure the continued prosperity of the track his family had fashioned from a weed-infested, broken-down facility that had seen better days into the world's most famous racing facility.

Indy was an oval. The trend in Indy Car racing was shifting away from ovals to road races. The shift precluded oval-only drivers from a legitimate chance at Indy's Victory Lane. While no one will confirm ...

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