"Watching the Indianapolis 500 is like watching "Hamlet" every year with a new cast, Cheever says."
"Here is how the Indianapolis 500 is like your investments. Last year Ryan Hunter-Reay won the 500 with an average speed of 186.563 mph. The fastest race lap was from Juan Pablo Montoya at 225.191 mph. When you look at just the 186.563 mph as Ryan Hunter-Reay's average speed, it doesn't give you any indication that these cars are turning laps at 220 mph plus. So if the cars can go 220 mph, why can they not average more than 186.563 mph during a 500 mile race?"
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