The Milwaukee Mile

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Speed has always been the Milwaukee Mile's hallmark, and the one-mile oval track has given race fans and drivers thrills, chills, and memories for 130 years. "The Mile," once a proving ground for the latest in mechanical engineering, has seen it all: from harness racing to endurance races, NASCAR, midgets, sprints, and Indy open wheel. The checkered flag has waved at the Mile for greats such as Barney Oldfield, Rex Mays, Al Unser, and Mario Andretti, as well as a new generation of drivers, including Dale Jarrett, Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, and Will Power. The infield saw its share of action, too, including circus acts under the big top and Green Bay Packers games.
ISBN: 9781467114226
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wisconsin
Series: Images of Sports
Images: 180
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Brenda Magee is a historian, author, and member of the Milwaukee County and Franklin Historical Societies. Her passion for research, along with her love for Milwaukee's history, prompted the development of Images of Sports: The Milwaukee Mile.
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