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    On Gasoline Alley at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the auto racing buffs are talking about a motor miracle that may be in the making...

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    LS CROWD



    CU ENGINE



    CU KID LOOKS



    CU ENGINE



    CU GRANATELLI



    CU SIGN, PAN TO CAR



    LS CROWD
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    MS POLLARD



    CU POLLARD



    CU GRANATELLI



    MS CAR MOVING



    LS CAR OUT OF PITS



    LS CROWD



    LS CAR PAST CAMERA



    MS CROWD



    MS CAR INTO PITS
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    NOTE TO SPORTS EDITOR: Your wire service will probably be carrying additional stories on Indianapolis, as practice runs continue

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On Gasoline Alley at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the auto racing buffs are talking about a motor miracle that may be in the making... for ever-persistent Andy Granatelli. Granatelli's been trying to win at Indianapolis for the last 23 years.

    Granatelli's turbines, which came within a whisker of winning the Memorial Day race the past two years, have been banned. Now Andy's trying a different power source. It's a modified 318 cubic inch Plymouth engine, the result of a crash development program that began just a little over three months ago. And that's the kind of miracle the fans are talking about. Normally it takes at least 20 months to develop a new racing engine.

    Veteran Art Pollard, who drove a turbine last year, is piloting the new Granatelli car. Although the Plymouth 318 has never been used in racing, it's been proved successful in more than five million passenger cars in recent years. In his first practice runs at Indianapolis, Pollard has been tuning up with speeds topping 160 miles an hour. Right now work continues to prepare the car for qualifying time trials this weekend. Granatelli admits that the odds are against him. But once again he's trying something new and different... at Indianapolis.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADSG1O1V2JV1NIN4YZN2BAT6MZ
    Media URN:
    VLVADSG1O1V2JV1NIN4YZN2BAT6MZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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