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Indy at 100: Stars and foreign cars

Updated: May 19, 2011, 3:27 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Anchored by the venerable old Indianapolis 500, Indy car racing as we know it today took shape in the 1980s.

After a brief power struggle and a short reconciliation under the Championship Racing League (CRL) banner in 1980, Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) had emerged as the sanctioning body of the PPG Indy Car World Series. However, while it counted as a points-paying round of the CART championship, the Indianapolis 500 continued to be sanctioned by the United ...

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