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Here’s Why the Indianapolis 500 Has a 33 Car Starting Grid

I’ve been fielding questions from first-time Indy 500 viewers for the past few days, and one of the big questions has been: why are there 33 cars? And I’ll be honest: for a long time, I didn’t know, I just shrugged it off as the kind of arbitrary tradition that tends to come along with the 500 (you know, that “we did this one way 50 years ago and now we’ve never done anything different”)—and while, yes, it’s kind of arbitrary in the modern era, there actually is a reason for the 33 car field.



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The first race in 1911 saw 40 entrants, but it seemed like that might just be a few too many. So, the Contest Board at the AAA—which used to sanction the race—came up with a nifty little formula to determine the safest possible way to host the race. At

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Tesla, meet the world’s fastest charging electric vehicle with the longest range: Lucid Air

When you think of electric cars, the first name to come to your mind is Tesla. Elon Musk’s company has almost become synonymous with the words ‘electric car’ and it is challenging for other automakers, especially new ones, to get the spotlight. However, there is a new electric car on the horizon that is set to break the monopoly-in-the-market barrier, and its called Lucid Air!

How can Lucid Air trump Tesla or get close? Well, they take the best of the brand’s successful tips and the best of their original design to give the world a legitimately good alternative to owning a Tesla. “Our mission is to deliver sustainable luxury with a class-leading range in the form of the lucid air, and we are closer than ever to turning that dream into reality,” said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Motors. As we all wait for the global reveal that

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