LEAD changes in the 1960 race, an Indy 500 record. Jim Rathmann and Rodger Ward swapped the leader tag 15 times in the final 104 laps, and Rathmann held on to win by 12.67 seconds.
STRAIGHT races, from '59 through '64, that Ward placed at least fourth, the highest average finish over six years for any driver. Ward won twice ('59, '62), placed second twice ('60, '64) and was third in '61 and fourth in '63.
CARS knocked out of the '66 race during a 16-car first-lap pileup that red-flagged the race for more than an hour. Miraculously only one person sustained injuries: A.J. Foyt, with a cut finger and bruised knee. Only seven cars were running by the conclusion of the race, an alltime low.
STRAIGHT Indy 500 winners, from 1920 to '66, who rode on Firestone tires, the longest streak of victories for any tire manufacturer.
YEARS that Goodyear tires were absent from Victory Lane, from 1919 until Foyt's win in '67. In '63 Foyt persuaded Goodyear officials to reenter their Indy car tire after the company had spent more than four decades on the sidelines of Indy car events.
YEARS without an Indy 500 win for a British driver before Jimmy Clark won in '65. The Scotland native led 190 of the 200 laps.
YEAR it took for another British driver to win, London's Graham Hill.