Exclusive Video: Emerson Fittipaldi Driving the Alco Black Beast During the 2011 Indy 500 Parade Lap
This ten-minute "thrill of a lifetime" video documents two-time Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi and Howard Kroplick driving the restored Alco Black Beast during the 2011 Indy 500 Race parade lap on May 29, 2011. Over the 2 1/2 mile lap, the racer averaged 45 mph with a maximum speed of 68 mph. Highlights to look for:
0:30: Aerial of the Black Beast and 1911 parade racers during ABC's pre-race coverage.
1: 14: The 1911 Indy winner Marmon Wasp and the Alco Black Beast on the track at 8:30 am.
1:53: Emerson Fittipaldi gives a thumbs up at 9:50 am.
2:00: The Black Beast begins to roar.
4:22 After 100 years, the Black Beast passes the Marmon Wasp and is asked to take the lead.
6:58: Emerson Fittipaldi puts the Black Beast into third gear and reaches 68 mph
7:35 The Black Beast passes the "yard of bricks".
9:12: Mario Andretti congratulates Emerson Fittipaldi and Howard Kroplick
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