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Highlights from the 38th running of the Indianapolis 500

FILE - In this May 31, 1954, file photo, thirty-three competitors approach the first curve of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the 38th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race  in Indianapolis, Ind. Pole winner Jack McGrath, right, driving a Hinkle Special, is leading.  (AP Photo/File)

FILE - In this May 31, 1954, file photo, thirty-three competitors approach the first curve of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the 38th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race in Indianapolis, Ind. Pole winner Jack McGrath, right, driving a Hinkle Special, is leading. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

RACE: 38th Indianapolis 500

DATE: May 31, 1954

WINNER: Bill Vukovich

AVERAGE SPEED: 130.840 mph

WHAT HAPPENED: Vukovich won his second straight Indianapolis 500. By this point, more cars (some with relief drivers) were finishing on the lead lap. There were 11 cars that completed all 200 laps and one more that finished 199.

NOTABLE: The 1954 race was believed to be the first time Indy was dubbed "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."