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Highlights from the 52nd running of the Indianapolis 500

  • FILE - In this May 30, 1968, file photo, Bobby Unser  celebrates winning the 52nd running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - In this May 30, 1968, file photo, Bobby Unser celebrates winning the 52nd running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 30, 1968, file photo, Bobby Unser (3) leads Joe Leonard (60) during the 52nd running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind.  (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - In this May 30, 1968, file photo, Bobby Unser (3) leads Joe Leonard (60) during the 52nd running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

RACE: 52nd Indianapolis 500

DATE: May 30, 1968

WINNER: Bobby Unser

AVERAGE SPEED: 152.882 mph

WHAT HAPPENED: Unser won the first of his three Indy 500s when he inherited the lead just eight laps from the finish when Joe Leonard's engine expired.

NOTABLE: Pratt & Whitney's turbine engine — the "Wedge Turbine" — was used in the Lotus 56 entries. Mike Spence was killed in a May 7 practice session when a tire broke off his Wedge Turbine and struck him in the head.