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Maine man credited with key role in historic Indy 500 win

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:35 am

Maine man credited with key role in historic Indy 500 win

Nick Heinz, who grew up in Freeport, is being lauded for playing a crucial role in rookie driver Alexander Rossi’s victory in the historic 100th running of the famed Indianapolis 500 race late last month.

The Exponent — the student newspaper of Heinz’ alma mater, Purdue University — featured Heinz this week.

Heinz, a top engineer on Rossi’s team, helped devise a fuel conservation strategy that would help him get farther on less gas. It was Heinz who gave team co-owner Bryan Herta that all-important fuel number — the amount Rossi would need to cross the finish line and not a drop more — The Exponent reported.

http://bangordailynews.com/2016/06/10/s ... y-500-win/
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