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Highlights from the 41st running of the Indianapolis 500

  • FILE - In this May 30, 1957, file photo, Sam Hanks wins the 41st Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - In this May 30, 1957, file photo, Sam Hanks wins the 41st Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 30, 1957, file photo, Sam Hanks is kissed by his wife, Alice, left, and movie actress Cyd Charisse, after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race in Indianapolis, Ind.  (AP Photo.File)

    FILE - In this May 30, 1957, file photo, Sam Hanks is kissed by his wife, Alice, left, and movie actress Cyd Charisse, after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo.File)  (The Associated Press)

RACE: 41st Indianapolis 500

DATE: May 30, 1957

WINNER: Sam Hanks

AVERAGE SPEED: 135.601 mph

WHAT HAPPENED: Hanks won the Indy 500, then promptly retired in victory lane. Hanks is considered the only Indianapolis 500 driver who competed in the race before World War II, served in combat, then raced again in Indy after the war. He drove the pace car at Indy from 1958 to 1963.

NOTABLE: Hanks won $103,844 in prize money, the first time a winner took home a six-figure purse. The total race purse was a record $300,000.