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Indy Car: Open Wheel Wednesday, Milwaukee Edition

The Izod Indy Car Series returns to the Milwaukee Mile for the seventh year after a one-year hiatus due to a lack of ownership and funding to stage a race.This however will be the 86th race for the Indy style cars at the Milwaukee Mile. The first Indy race at the Milwaukee Mile was August 29, 1937.  Rex Mays piloted his car around the one-mile dirt track for the first ever victory at Milwaukee.  The Milwaukee Mile is the oldest operating racetrack in the world.  It has hosted at least one race every year since 1903.  The only years Milwaukee didn’t host races were during WWII. The Milwaukee Mile was originally a dirt track.  It wasn’t until 1954 that the track was paved. A couple of traditions started in...

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