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Heroes Of The 500

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Heroes of the 500 | WIBC 33

Heroes of the 500

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#1 Al Unser Sr.

All photos courtesy of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

 

Over the first 99 Indianapolis 500’s, 758 men and women have lined up as starters in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Who would take the pole position if the best of the best could face off in the greatest starting line-up ever? Who would find themselves on the wrong side of bump day? It is a debate for the ages.

So we assembled a panel of experts that stretched the boundaries of space and time to create the ultimate Indy 500 fantasy field, allowing legends like Wilber Shaw and Bill Vukovich to start side by side with the likes of Rick Mears and Helio Castroneves.

This is the WIBC 33:

 

#33 Michael Andretti
Wins: 0
Top 5: 5 times
Top 10: 15 times
Led: 9
Laps Led: 431
Pole Starts: 0
Top 3: 3 times

 

#32 Bobby Rahal
Wins: 1
Top 5: 5 times
Top 10: 7 times
Led: 6
Laps Led: 124
Pole Starts: 0
Top 3: 4 times

 

#31 Tom Sneva
Wins: 1
Top 5: 5 times
Top 10: 6 times
Led: 8
Laps Led: 208
Pole Starts: 3
Top 3: 4 times

 

#30 Jimmy Bryan
Wins: 1
Top 5: 3 times
Top 10: 4 times
Led: 3
Laps Led: 216
Pole Starts: 0
Top 3: 3 times

 

#29 Jimmy Murphy
Wins: 1
Top 5: 4 times
Top 10: 4 times
Led: 3
Laps Led: 220
Pole Starts: 2
Top 3: 3 times

 

#28 Billy Arnold
Wins: 1
Top 5: 1 time
Top 10: 3 times
Led: 3
Laps Led: 410
Pole Starts: 1
Top 3: 1 time

 

#27 Bill Holland
Wins: 1
Top 5: 4 times
Top 10: 4 times
Led: 3
Laps Led: 297
Pole Starts: 0
Top 3: 4 times

 

#26 Jim Rathmann
Wins: 1
Top 5: 5 times
Top 10: 7 times
Led: 6
Laps Led: 153
Pole Starts: 0
Top 3: 4 times

 

#25 Tony Kanaan
Wins: 1
Top 5: 6 times
Top 10: 7 times
Led: 11
Laps Led: 286
Pole Starts: 1
Top 3: 4 times

 

#24 Scott Dixon
Wins: 1
Top 5: 6 times
Top 10: 9 times
Led: 10
Laps Led: 434
Pole Starts: 2
Top 3: 3 times

 

#23 Tommy Milton
Wins: 2
Top 5: 4 times
Top 10: 5 times
Led: 2
Laps Led: 218
Pole Starts: 1
Top 3: 3 times

 

#22 Juan Pablo Montoya
Wins: 2
Top 5: 3 times
Top 10: 3 times
Led: 3
Laps Led: 192
Pole Starts: 0
Top 3: 2 times

 

#21 Dan Wheldon
Wins: 2
Top 5: 6 times
Top 10: 6 times
Led: 5
Laps Led: 235
Pole Starts: 0
Top 3: 5 times

 

#20 Arie Luyendyk
Wins: 2
Top 5: 4 times
Top 10: 7 times
Led: 8
Laps Led: 188
Pole Starts: 3
Top 3: 4 times

 

#19 Jim Clark
Wins: 1
Top 5: 3 times
Top 10: 3 times
Led: 4
Laps Led: 298
Pole Starts: 1
Top 3: 3 times

 

#18 Al Unser Jr.
Wins: 2
Top 5: 7 times
Top 10: 10 times
Led: 8
Laps Led: 110
Pole Starts: 1
Top 3: 3 times

 

#17 Parnelli Jones
Wins: 1
Top 5: 2 times
Top 10: 4 times
Led: 5
Laps Led: 492
Pole Starts: 2
Top 3: 2 times

 

#16 Ralph DePalma
Wins: 1
Top 5: 3 times
Top 10: 6 times
Led: 6
Laps Led: 612
Pole Starts: 2
Top 3: 1 times

 

#15 Mario Andretti
Wins: 1
Top 5: 6 times
Top 10: 11 times
Led: 11
Laps Led: 556
Pole Starts: 3
Top 3: 4 times

 

#14 Gordon Johncock
Wins: 2
Top 5: 8 times
Top 10: 11 times
Led: 7
Laps Led: 339
Pole Starts: 0
Top 3: 4 times

 

#13 Rodger Ward
Wins: 2
Top 5: 6 times
Top 10: 7 times
Led: 4
Laps Led: 261
Pole Starts: 0
Top 3: 5 times

 

#12 Emerson Fittipaldi
Wins: 2
Top 5: 4 times
Top 10: 5 times
Led: 7
Laps Led: 505
Pole Starts: 1
Top 3: 4 times

 

#11 Dario Franchitti
Wins: 3
Top 5: 3 times
Top 10: 6 times
Led: 7
Laps Led: 329
Pole Starts: 0
Top 3: 3 times

 

#10 Johnny Rutherford
Wins: 3
Top 5: 4 times
Top 10: 8 times
Led: 5
Laps Led: 296
Pole Starts: 3
Top 3: 4 times

 

#9 Louis Meyer
Wins: 3
Top 5: 6 times
Top 10: 6 times
Led: 6
Laps Led: 332
Pole Starts: 0
Top 3: 4 times

 

#8 Mauri Rose
Wins: 3
Top 5: 6 times
Top 10: 7 times
Led: 7
Laps Led: 256
Pole Starts: 1
Top 3: 5 times

 

#7 Helio Castroneves
Wins: 3
Top 5: 7 times
Top 10: 13 times
Led: 10
Laps Led: 272
Pole Starts: 4
Top 3: 6 times

 

#6 Bill Vukovich
Wins: 2
Top 5: 2 times
Top 10: 2 times
Led: 4
Laps Led: 485
Pole Starts: 1
Top 3: 2 times

 

#5 Bobby Unser
Wins: 3
Top 5: 6 times
Top 10: 10 times
Led: 10
Laps Led: 440
Pole Starts: 2
Top 3: 5 times

 

#4 Wilbur Shaw
Wins: 3
Top 5: 7 times
Top 10: 8 times
Led: 7
Laps Led: 508
Pole Starts: 0
Top 3: 6 times

 

#3 Rick Mears
Wins: 4
Top 5: 9 times
Top 10: 9 times
Led: 9
Laps Led: 429
Pole Starts: 6
Top 3: 7 times

 

#2 A.J. Foyt
Wins: 4
Top 5: 10 times
Top 10: 17 times
Led: 13
Laps Led: 555
Pole Starts: 4
Top 3: 9 times

 

#1 Al Unser Sr.
Wins: 4
Top 5: 13 times
Top 10: 15 times
Laps Led: 644
Pole Starts: 1
Top 3: 11 times

 

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