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Highlights from the 70th running of the Indianapolis 500

FILE - In this May 31, 1986 file photo, Bobby Rahal reacts after accepting the keys to the Chevrolet Corvette pace car after winning the 70th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/File)

FILE - In this May 31, 1986 file photo, Bobby Rahal reacts after accepting the keys to the Chevrolet Corvette pace car after winning the 70th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

RACE: 70th Indianapolis 500

DATE: May 31, 1986

WINNER: Bobby Rahal

AVERAGE SPEED: 170.722 mph

WHAT HAPPENED: The race was rained out May 25-26 and rescheduled for the following weekend. Rahal battled with Rick Mears and Kevin Cogan, who took the lead with 13 laps to go. But a caution set up a final restart with two laps remaining and Rahal pulled away to win the race. Rahal was the first driver to complete 500 miles in under three hours.

NOTABLE: Rahal won for car owner Jim Trueman, who was cheering from the pit area despite a battle with cancer. Trueman died 11 days after Rahal's victory. Trueman was the father-in-law of current Team Penske President Tim Cindric.