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Tonight on the Talk of Gasoline Alley with IMS Historian Donald Davidson and Kevin Lee.  Donald reflects on the first automobile races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that took place 111 years ago today August 19, 1909.  He also discusses the old Indy Yearbook, former mechanic Dale Drake, Bill Vukovich clip from his Victory Lane interview in 1954 with mechanic Jack Beckley, the history of the Studebakers at the 500, and has Donald ever seen the 500 from outside the IMS Radio Network Booth.  He also profiles the 1919 Indianapolis 500 in the first race after World War I and the Spanish Flu.

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