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HEL-LO SUCKERS! It isn't Texas Guinan at Indy, but Texan Johnny Rutherford, whose Chaparral is the fastest of the ground-effect cars that will literally suck themselves to the Speedway in the 500. Sam Moses reports from the Brickyard.
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May 26, 1980

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HEL-LO SUCKERS! It isn't Texas Guinan at Indy, but Texan Johnny Rutherford, whose Chaparral is the fastest of the ground-effect cars that will literally suck themselves to the Speedway in the 500. Sam Moses reports from the Brickyard.

They call him the shoe, and he has fit more winners—some 7,841 at last count—than any other jockey in a career that began back in 1949. At age 48, Bill Shoemaker is going through a rebirth. William Nack profiles an astonishing athlete.

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