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Video: Bobby Rahal wins the 1986 Indy 500

Submitted by on May 21, 2013

The 1986 Indy 500 had all the drama you expect of the great 500 mile race. Kevin Cogan, who was blamed for the controversial crash on the opening lap of the 1982 race, took the lead in dramatic fashion with 13 laps to go.

He appeared to be on his way to victory, and redemption, but saw his lead disappear when a caution came out with just six laps remaining. With two laps to go, the green flag came back out, and second place Bobby Rahal got the jump on the restart and snatched the lead. Rahal pulled away and won the race, with legendary car owner Jim Trueman, stricken with cancer, cheering him on in the pit lane. Trueman died eleven days after the victory.

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