RACE: 47th Indianapolis 500
DATE: May 30, 1963
WINNER: Parnelli Jones
AVERAGE SPEED: 143.137 mph
WHAT HAPPENED: Jones won the pole for the second straight year and his speed of 151.150 mph set the track record. Jones' win came with some controversy because he was not black-flagged when his car started spewing oil and mucked up the track for several laps. The oil was believed responsible for at least one crash.
NOTABLE: NASCAR driver Junior Johnson failed to qualify for the race. Jim Clark and Dan Gurney were the final two cars in Indy history to use carburetors — though one of Indy's biggest events, "Carb Day," remains. All cars to this day use fuel injection.