They Almost Won the Indianapolis 500: Second Place Finishers

I went to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum this spring, and seeing as the Indy 500 is this weekend, now is a great time to share the photos!

The winner of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race gets their name and likeness on the Borg-Warner Trophy. The second place finisher gets nothing (well, some money, I suppose). Until now.

The exhibit Second is currently running at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. It features some of the cars and stories of second place drivers who never went on to win the famed race.

I was hired to photograph the exhibit for the museum for promotional and archival purposes. Here are some of my photos…

Second Exhibit - IMS Museum
Second exhibit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Car detail at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Billy Vukovich
Second exhibit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Car detail at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

This Sunday, I’ll be at the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 documenting the experience as a spectator. So keep an eye on the blog and my social media to see the photos!

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If you want to see more amazing cars like the ones from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Muesum, check out these posts from the Dream Cars exhibit at Newfields and a trip to the car show Carmel Artomobilia.

Author: Zach Dobson

Zach Dobson is a documentary and commercial photographer based in Indianapolis. He holds a degree in journalism from Indiana University with a concentration in photography. Since starting his business in 2006, Zach has focused on documenting people’s lives and businesses in action. Zach’s client list includes the Indiana Pacers, Coca-Cola, the AARP, ZipCar, Indiana University, Visit Bloomington, Hamilton County Tourism, Land O’Lakes, RIOT LA Comedy Festival, Indianapolis Public Schools, Indiana High School Athletic Association. Zach is a Professional Member of the American Society of Media Photographers [ASMP]. He resides in Carmel, Ind. with his wife and business partner, Courtney, and their five children.

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