The winner of 1922 Indianapolis 500 miles race was Dusenberg racing car powered by Miller engine. Dusenberg Motor Company, founded in 1913 by German-American brothers Fred and Augie Duesenberg, produced road and racing cars and was involved in American motor racing since 1914. In 1921 Jimmy Murphy in Dusenberg won the French Grand Prix at Le Mans, becoming the first American to win that race. Next year Murphy purchased the Le Mans winning car from Dusenberg works team, but chose to swap out the Duesenberg engine for a new powerplant from Harry Miller, who was just establishing himself as a car builder and a force in American championship racing. Murphy started the 1922 Indy-500 from pole position and drove the Dusenberg-Miller to victory. Murphy also became AAA National Champion that year. He won 7 AAA races in 1922, including Indy. Four of them were won with Dusenberg- Miller car.
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