Sad news for the Tux500 people, their car was the first to crash at the Indy500. The Tux car came dead last. Tux500 is a community powered effort to sponser a car in the Indy500 race. Interestingly, the Joost sponsored car came in seventh. You can also watch the crash on YouTube.

The Linux car, as you probably know already, was the result of a campaign called Tux 500, jump-started by two enthusiasts named Bob Moore and Ken Starks. They solicited donations from fellow Linux fans in a “community powered Linux marketing program” to make the open-source operating system a household name by putting its logo on a race car. Unfortunately, it’s likely going to be remembered as “the car that placed last.”


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