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Indy at 100: 1911-1919 was pivotal

Updated: May 15, 2011, 11:17 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Say "Indianapolis" or "Indy" to anyone from Boston to Beijing and the word association is immediate and obvious: Racing.

Auto racing (in general) and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (in particular) are what make the city of Indianapolis famous around the world. As the region's chief tourist attraction, the Speedway annually attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from across America and around the world -- and that's not even taking into account attendance at the ...

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