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Indy 500 2013: Breaking Down Numbers You Must Know in Preparation of Major Race

If Count von Count from Sesame Street taught me anything, it's that numbers can tell a story. Yes, even in IndyCar racing. While it's true that factors such as the driver, sponsor, team, car and pit crew—among several other things—will determine the winner, numbers can help tell the history of a race, which in turn can be used to predict the outcome. So, with the Super Bowl of racing quickly approaching, here are some important figures to know to get you ready for the 97th running of the Indy 500.  3That would be career wins each for Dario Franchitti and Helio Castroneves, one short of the all-time record shared by legends A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears. As the two drivers with und...

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