The field for the start of the 2011 Indianapolis 500. (IMS Archives Photo)
The field for the start of the 2011 Indianapolis 500. (IMS Archives Photo)

Drivers You Didn’t Know Raced At Indy

Jan Opperman at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1976. (IMS Archives Photo)
Jan Opperman at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1976. (IMS Archives Photo)

Jan Opperman

A star sprint car racer and winner of the 1971 Knoxville Nationals, Jan Opperman competed in two Indianapoils 500s. He made his debut in 1974, starting 32nd and finishing 21st. He failed to qualify in 1975, but made the field in ’76, starting 33rd and finishing 16th.

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