Cummins History: 1952 Cummins Diesel Special Qualifies for Indy 500

Exciting footage of the 1952 Cummins Diesel Special and others qualifying for the race. The only diesel car ever to win pole position for the Indianapolis 500, record-setting #28 was powered by a horizontally-mounted Model JT Cummins diesel engine. It was the first turbocharged race car, and the first wind-tunnel tested car. Driven by Freddy Agabashian, it finished 27th. The car withdrew from the race after 180 miles due to debris that choked the turbocharger.

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