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New car development on track for 2012

Updated: September 24, 2009, 8:46 PM ET
By John Oreovicz

A couple of weeks ago on a spectacularly sunny September day, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum broke out the 1980 Chaparral 2K that Johnny Rutherford drove to victory in the 1980 Indianapolis 500.

Now 71, Rutherford showed up, suited up in his pristine original overalls from 30 years ago -- imagine A.J. Foyt trying that -- and drove a couple of ceremonial laps to kick off ticket sales for the 2010 Indianapolis 500.

Alighting from the bright ...

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