The TSW Indy 500 wheel is the official wheel of the Indianapolis 500 race, the most famous open wheel race in the United States, located at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana. The event, billed as "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing", is one of the oldest and richest motor sport events worldwide. The first "500" was held at the speedway on 1911, won by Ray Harroun in 6:42.8. The fastest average winning speed at the Indy 500 is 185.9 mph - achieved by Arie Luyendyk in 1990.
The Indy 500 has hosted many memorable race events. These include female racing legend Danica Patrick's riveting almost-win in 2005, after leading for 19 laps, and losing by 4.55 seconds to Daniel Wheldon of England. Another is Danny Sullivan's "spin and win" victory in 1985 - referring to his winning of the Indy 500 following a 360 degrees spin down the south chute at Indy and passing Mario Andretti for the lead in the race's 120th lap. Racing that reinforces the Indianapolis 500's storied past and is predictive of Indy's captivating future.