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Indianapolis 500 #25989

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 28, 1973
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(Studio) Indianapolis 500 speedway is scene of disaster before first lap over.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Indianapolis, IN) As race begins, Bobby (Al) Unser takes lead from Johnny Rutherford; back in 6th row Salt Walther's car hits wall, causing other cars to wreck and injuring several spectators. Walther's car almost landed on Jerry Grant's auto. Drivers of 9 cars involved in accident may not be in race tomorrow. Salt Walther and Lee Kunzman definitely won't be. Race resumes tomorrow.

McKay, Jim;
Reasoner, Harry

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