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04/25 2016

#36 Billy Devore races six-wheeled car at 1948 Indy 500 BY:  MIKE LARSON

36 Billy Devore races six wheeled car at 1948 race

Billy Devore drove a six-wheeled race car in the 1948 Indy 500.PHOTO BY INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

COUNTDOWN TO INDY: 100 HEADLINES THAT SHAPED THE GREATEST SPECTACLE IN RACING

The Indy 500 has always been a proving ground for new technology.
In 1948, Billy Devore tried his hand with something radically different.
He brought a six-wheeled car to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The car looked cool, but it wasn’t competitive at all.
Devore finished 10 laps off of the winning pace.