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Indianapolis 500
Event

An annual open-wheel race currently sanctioned by the namesake Indy Racing League/IZOD IndyCar Series.  Formerly sanctioned by AAA (1911-1955), USAC (1956-1995), and IndyCar (1996-current).  Held on Memorial Day weekend at the end of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Indianapolis 500 page on 19 July 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Indianapolis 500 is an automobile race held annually at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, an enclave suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana. The event is held over Memorial Day (originally Decoration Day) weekend, which is typically the last weekend in May. It is contested as part of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the top level of American Championship Car racing, an open-wheel formula colloquially known as "Indy Car Racing". The name of the race is often shortened to Indy 500.

The event, billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, is considered part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport, which comprises three of the most prestigious motorsports events in the world. The official attendance is not disclosed by Speedway management, but the permanent seating capacity is upwards of 250,000, and infield patrons raise the race-day attendance to approximately 300,000.

The inaugural running was won by Ray Harroun in 1911. The race celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011, and the 100th running was held in 2016. Alexander Rossi is the defending champion. The most successful drivers are A. J. Foyt, Al Unser, and Rick Mears, each of whom have won the race four times. The active driver with the most victories is Hélio Castroneves, with three. Rick Mears holds the record for most career pole positions with six. The most successful car owner is Roger Penske, owner of Team Penske, which has 16 total wins and 17 poles.


List of Winners

Official NameDateWinnerWinner's Make
1972 Race Information & Results
International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1911Ray HarrounMarmon1911 Race Information
International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1912Joe DawsonNational1912 Race Information
International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1913Jules GouxPeugeot1913 Race Information
4th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1914René ThomasDelage1914 Race Information
5th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race31 May 1915Ralph DePalmaMercedes1915 Race Information
6th International 300-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1916Dario RestaPeugeot1916 Race Information
7th Liberty 500-Mile Sweepstakes31 May 1919Howdy WilcoxPremier1919 Race Information
8th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race31 May 1920Gaston ChevroletFrontenac1920 Race Information
9th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1921Tommy MiltonFrontenac1921 Race Information
10th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1922Jimmy MurphyDuesenberg-Miller1922 Race Information
11th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1923Tommy MiltonMiller1923 Race Information
12th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1924Lora L. Corum
Joe Boyer
Duesenberg1924 Race Information
13th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1925Peter DePaoloDuesenberg1925 Race Information
14th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race31 May 1926Frank LockhartMiller1926 Race Information
15th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1927George SoudersDuesenberg1927 Race Information
16th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1928Louis MeyerMiller1928 Race Information
17th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1929Ray KeechMiller1929 Race Information
18th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1930Billy ArnoldSummers-Miller1930 Race Information
19th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1931Louis SchneiderStevens-Miller1931 Race Information
20th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1932Fred FrameWetteroth-Miller1932 Race Information
21st International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1933Louis MeyerMiller1933 Race Information
22nd International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1934Bill CummingsMiller1934 Race Information
23rd International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1935Kelly PetilloWetteroth-Offenhauser1935 Race Information
24th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1936Louis MeyerStevens-Miller1936 Race Information
25th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race31 May 1937Wilbur ShawShaw-Offenhauser1937 Race Information
26th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1938Floyd RobertsWetteroth-Miller1938 Race Information
27th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1939Wilbur ShawMaserati1939 Race Information
28th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1940Wilbur ShawMaserati1940 Race Information
29th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race30 May 1941Floyd Davis
Mauri Rose
Wetteroth-Offenhauser1941 Race Information
30th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1946George RobsonAdams-Sparks1946 Race Information
31st International 500-Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1947Mauri RoseDeidt-Offenhauser1947 Race Information
32nd International 500-Mile Sweepstakes31 May 1948Mauri RoseDeidt-Offenhauser1948 Race Information
33rd International 500-Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1949Bill HollandDeidt-Offenhauser1949 Race Information
34th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1950Johnnie ParsonsKurtis Kraft-Offenhauser1950 Race Information
35th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1951Lee WallardKurtis Kraft-Offenhauser1951 Race Information
36th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1952Troy RuttmanKuzma-Offenhauser1952 Race Information
37th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1953Bill VukovichKurtis Kraft-Offenhauser1953 Race Information
38th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes31 May 1954Bill VukovichKurtis Kraft-Offenhauser1954 Race Information
39th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1955Bob SweikertKurtis Kraft-Offenhauser1955 Race Information
40th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1956Pat FlahertyWatson-Offenhauser1956 Race Information
41st International 500-Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1957Sam HanksSalih-Offenhauser1957 Race Information
42nd International 500-Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1958Jimmy BryanSalih-Offenhauser1958 Race Information
43rd International 500-Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1959Rodger WardWatson-Offenhauser1959 Race Information
44th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1960Jim RathmannWatson-Offenhauser1960 Race Information
45th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1961A.J. FoytTrevis-Offenhauser1961 Race Information
46th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1962Rodger WardWatson-Offenhauser1962 Race Information
47th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1963Parnelli JonesWatson-Offenhauser1963 Race Information
48th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1964A.J. FoytWatson-Offenhauser1964 Race Information
49th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes31 May 1965Jim ClarkLotus-Ford1965 Race Information
50th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1966Graham HillLola-Ford1966 Race Information
51st International 500 Mile Sweepstakes30-31 May 1967A.J. FoytCoyote-Ford1967 Race Information
52nd International 500 Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1968Bobby UnserEagle-Ford1968 Race Information
53rd International 500 Mile Sweepstakes30 May 1969Mario AndrettiHawk-Ford1969 Race Information
54th 500 Mile International Sweepstakes30 May 1970Al UnserColt-Ford1970 Race Information
55th 500 Mile International Sweepstakes29 May 1971Al UnserColt-Ford1971 Race Information
56th 500 Mile International Sweepstakes27 May 1972Mark DonohueMcLaren-Offenhauser1972 Race Information
57th 500 Mile International Sweepstakes30 May 1973Gordon JohncockEagle-Offenhauser1973 Race Information
58th 500 Mile International Sweepstakes26 May 1974Johnny RutherfordMcLaren-Offenhauser1974 Race Information
59th 500 Mile International Sweepstakes25 May 1975Bobby UnserEagle-Offenhauser1975 Race Information
60th 500 Mile International Sweepstakes30 May 1976Johnny RutherfordMcLaren-Offenhauser1976 Race Information
61st International 500 Mile Sweepstakes29 May 1977A.J. FoytCoyote-Foyt1977 Race Information
62nd International 500 Mile Sweepstakes28 May 1978Al UnserLola-Cosworth1978 Race Information
63rd 500 Mile International Sweepstakes27 May 1979Rick MearsPenske-Cosworth1979 Race Information
64th 500 Mile International Sweepstakes25 May 1980Johnny RutherfordChaparral-Cosworth1980 Race Information
65th Indianapolis 50024 May 1981Bobby UnserPenske-Cosworth1981 Race Information
66th Indianapolis 50030 May 1982Gordon JohncockWildcat-Cosworth1982 Race Information
67th Indianapolis 50029 May 1983Tom SnevaMarch-Cosworth1983 Race Information
68th Indianapolis 50027 May 1984Rick MearsMarch-Cosworth1984 Race Information
69th Indianapolis 50026 May 1985Danny SullivanMarch-Cosworth1985 Race Information
70th Indianapolis 50031 May 1986Bobby RahalMarch-Cosworth1986 Race Information
71st Indianapolis 50024 May 1987Al UnserMarch-Cosworth1987 Race Information
72nd Indianapolis 50029 May 1988Rick MearsPenske-Chevrolet1988 Race Information
73rd Indianapolis 50028 May 1989Emerson FittipaldiPenske-Chevrolet1989 Race Information
74th Indianapolis 50027 May 1990Arie LuyendykLola-Chevrolet1990 Race Information
75th Indianapolis 50026 May 1991Rick MearsPenske-Chevrolet1991 Race Information
76th Indianapolis 50024 May 1992Al Unser Jr.Galmer-Chevrolet1992 Race Information
77th Indianapolis 50030 May 1993Emerson FittipaldiPenske-Chevrolet1993 Race Information
78th Indianapolis 50029 May 1994Al Unser Jr.Penske-Mercedes-Benz1994 Race Information
79th Indianapolis 50028 May 1995Jacques VilleneuveReynard-Ford Cosworth1995 Race Information
80th Indianapolis 50026 May 1996Buddy LazierReynard-Ford Cosworth1996 Race Information
81st Indianapolis 50025-27 May 1997Arie LuyendykG Force-Oldsmobile1997 Race Information
82nd Indianapolis 50024 May 1998Eddie Cheever, Jr.Dallara-Oldsmobile1998 Race Information
83rd Indianapolis 50030 May 1999Kenny BräckDallara-Oldsmobile1999 Race Information
84th Indianapolis 50028 May 2000Juan Pablo MontoyaG Force-Oldsmobile2000 Race Information
85th Indianapolis 50027 May 2001Hélio CastronevesDallara-Oldsmobile2001 Race Information
86th Indianapolis 50026 May 2002Hélio CastronevesDallara-Chevrolet2002 Race Information
87th Indianapolis 50025 May 2003Gil de FerranPanoz G Force-Toyota2003 Race Information
88th Indianapolis 50030 May 2004Buddy RicePanoz G Force-Honda2004 Race Information
89th Indianapolis 50029 May 2005Dan WheldonDallara-Honda2005 Race Information
90th Indianapolis 50028 May 2006Sam Hornish, Jr.Dallara-Honda2006 Race Information
91st Indianapolis 50027 May 2007Dario FranchittiDallara-Honda2007 Race Information
92nd Indianapolis 50025 May 2008Scott DixonDallara-Honda2008 Race Information
93rd Indianapolis 50024 May 2009Hélio CastronevesDallara-Honda2009 Race Information
94th Indianapolis 50030 May 2010Dario FranchittiDallara-Honda2010 Race Information
95th Indianapolis 50029 May 2011Dan WheldonDallara-Honda2011 Race Information
96th Indianapolis 50027 May 2012Dario FranchittiDallara-Honda2012 Race Information
97th Indianapolis 50026 May 2013Tony KanaanDallara-Chevrolet2013 Race Information
98th Indianapolis 50025 May 2014Ryan Hunter-ReayDallara-Honda2014 Race Information
99th Indianapolis 50024 May 2015Juan Pablo MontoyaDallara-Chevrolet2015 Race Information
100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil29 May 2016Alexander RossiDallara-Honda2016 Race Information
101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil28 May 2017Takuma SatoDallara-Honda2017 Race Information


Reference Desk

The Crittenden Automotive Library's "Reference Desk" is a collection of materials that cannot be shared due to copyright restrictions. Information from these resources, however, can be shared. Go to the Reference Desk page for more information.

TypeTitle
1970 BookDaredevils of the Speedway by Ross R. Olney, foreword by Johnnie Parsons; Tempo Books
1998 BookIndianapolis 500 Chronicle by Rick Popely with L. Spencer Riggs; Publications International, Ltd.


Images

Hot Rods and Racing Cars: Issue 2 "All Winners" from Hot Rods and Racing Cars #1, November 1951
Ray Harroun-1911, Tommy Milton-1921, Billy Arnold-1930

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Hot Rods and Racing Cars: Issue 2 "All Winners" from Hot Rods and Racing Cars #2, January 1952
René Thomas-1914, Pete DePaolo-1925, Wilbur Shaw-1937

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Hot Rods and Racing Cars: Issue 3 "All Winners" from Hot Rods and Racing Cars #3, March 1952
Dario Resta-1916, Three-Time Winners Louis Meyer & Wilbur Shaw, Fred Frame-1932

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Hot Rods and Racing Cars: Issue 4 "All Winners" from Hot Rods and Racing Cars #4, May 1952
Joe Dawson, Kelly Petillo, Bill Cummings, Floyd Roberts
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Old Ford Tow Truck 1934 Ford Tow Truck
Lindberg kit
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2009 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
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Old Ford Tow Truck 1934 Ford Tow Truck
Lindberg kit
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Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars Chevrolet Corvette Pace Cars
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Hot Rods and Racing Cars: Issue 3 Pete DePaolo
Hot Rods and Racing Cars #3, March 1952

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Hot Rods and Racing Cars: Issue 3 Pete DePaolo
Hot Rods and Racing Cars #3, March 1952

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Hot Rods and Racing Cars: Issue 3 Pete DePaolo
Hot Rods and Racing Cars #3, March 1952

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Hot Rods and Racing Cars: Issue 6 Champion of the Champs: Wilbur Shaw
Hot Rods and Racing Cars #6, September 1952
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Hot Rods and Racing Cars: Issue 6 Champion of the Champs: Wilbur Shaw
Hot Rods and Racing Cars #6, September 1952
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Hot Rods and Racing Cars: Issue 6 Champion of the Champs: Wilbur Shaw
Hot Rods and Racing Cars #6, September 1952
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Hot Rods and Racing Cars: Issue 8 Indy Before the Races
Hot Rods and Racing Cars #8, February 1953
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1912

Results

May 30, 1912
Time of race:  6:21:06
Average speed:  78.719 mph
Margin of victory:  10:23
Pole:  Gil Anderson (determined by order of entry)
Lead changes:  2 among 3 drivers
Lap leaders:  Tetzlaff (1-2), DePalma (3-198), Dawson (199-200)
Pace Car/Driver:  Stutz/Carl G. Fisher

FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
17Joe Dawson*National8National20078.719$20,000
23Teddy Tetzlaff*Fiat3Fiat20076.632$10,000
317Hughie HughesMercer21Mercer20076.307$5,000
422Charlie Merz*Stutz/Wisconsin28Stutz20076.014$3,000
515Bill Endicott*Schacht/Wisconsin18Schacht20073.807$2,500
62Len Zengel* (R)Stutz/Wisconsin2Stutz20073.088$2,000
711Johnny Jenkins (R)White14White20072.704$1,500
818Joe Horan* (R)Lozier22Lozier20071.491$1,400
98Howdy Wilcox*National9National20069.525$1,300
1016Ralph MulfordKnox19Knox20056.285$1,200
114Ralph DePalmaMercedes4Mercedes198Out (Piston)
1212Bob BurmanCutting15Cutting156Out (Accident)
1310Bert Dingley (R)Simplex12Simplex116Out (Rod)
1421Joe Matson (R)Lozier25Lozier107Out (Crankshaft)
156Spencer WishartMercedes7Mercedes82Out (Water line)
16PoleGil AndersonStutz/Wisconsin1Stutz79Out (Accident)
1714Buddy Liesaw* (R)Marquette/Buick17Marquette-Buick72Out (Carburetor fire)
1824Louis Disbrow*Case5Case67Out (Differential pin)
1919Mel MarquetteMcFarlan23McFarlan63Out (Accident)
205Eddie Hearne*Case6Case54Out (Crankshaft)
2113Eddie Rickenbacker (R)Firestone Columbus16Firestone-Columbus44Out (Bearing)
2223David Bruce-BrownNational29National24Out (Valves)
239Harry KnightLexington10Lexington7Out (Engine)
2420Len Ormsby (R)Opel24Opel5Out (Rod)

Winning car owner:  National Motor Vehicle Co.
Winning chief mechanic:  Harry Martin (riding mechanic)
Winning tire:  Michelin
Total purse:  $47,900
Notes:  Joe Dawson was relieved by Don Herr for laps 108-144
* = Had relief driver

Race Summary

The following is text from Wikipedia as last modified on March 29, 2008, at 20:30.

The 1912 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, or International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race, the second such race in history, was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday, May 30, 1912.

In the aftermath of victory by Ray Harroun in the single-seat Marmon "Wasp" in the first 500-Mile Race the year before, new rules make the presence of riding mechanics mandatory; maximum engine size remains 600 cubic inches (9.83 liters) displacement. At $50,000, the race purse is nearly double that of 1911.

Out of 29 original entries, 24 qualify for the race by sustaining a speed faster than a minimum of 75 mph (120.7 km/h) for a full lap, an increase from the quarter-mile qualifying distance of the inaugural year. David L. Bruce-Brown runs fastest at 88.45 mph (142.35 km/h), but starting positions are again determined by entry date. Lining up five cars to the first four rows and four to a fifth, a change from the previous year's starting method is movement of the pace car, a Stutz, from the inside of the first row to out in front of the field.

Upon wave of the then-red starting flag, Teddy Tetzlaff takes the lead in a Fiat from the third starting position in the center of the first row, and leads for the first two laps before being overtaken by the grey # 4 Mercedes of Italian-born Ralph DePalma.

DePalma's domination of most of the event is total, as he builds an eventual five-and-a-half lap, eleven minute advantage over second, and leads uncontested for the next 194 laps...before suffering one of the most confounding mechanical failures in motorsport history at the beginning of lap 197, as his Mercedes begins misfiring, and slowing on the mainstretch at the conclusion of the lap. Nursed on the 198th lap by DePalma at reduced speed, the car finally loses all power at the end of the backstretch on lap 199, as a broken connecting rod rips a hole in the crankcase.

With the car's momentum carrying it around to the fourth turn, DePalma and riding mechanic Rupert Jeffkins then enter themselves into motor racing lore, as well as inspire the cheers of the more than 80,000 in attendance, as they climb from the vehicle and begin pushing it down the five-eighths of a mile mainstretch toward the start-finish line.

Indianapolis driver Joe Dawson, running in the second position for most of the race in his blue and white National Motor Vehicle Company entry, finally passes DePalma midway down the mainstretch to assume the lead for the concluding two laps, the fewest led to date in either a single race or an entire career by a race winner, following DePalma's 196 laps in the lead being the most ever in a race by a non-winner. Finishing more than ten minutes ahead of newly-second place Tetzlaff, Dawson completes another two laps for good measure upon fear of a scoring miscue. Sometime thereafter, DePalma and Jeffkins finally bring their car across the line, but in twofold futile endeavour: Speedway rules, requiring that all entries move under their own power, mark DePalma's final number of circuits at 198, and the push across the line, even if to be counted, bringing them only to the beginning of the final lap.

Dawson's run in the American-manufactured, four-cylinder National, with a winning time of 6:21:06 and averaging 78.719 mph (126.686 km/h), is twenty-one minutes two seconds faster than the previous 1911 record; he garners $20,000 and additional contingency awards.

Throughout the remainder of the field, only the top ten finishers earn prize money, rules stipulating all entries complete the 500 miles to collect. Ralph Mulford, involved in the controversial finish the year before, and being forced to stop numerous times due to clutch problems in his Knox, finds irritation with the requirement and proceeds to drive on, long after all others are presented the chequered flag...and even after Speedway president Carl Fisher and starter Fred Wagner leave the grounds (the latter after getting into an argument over whether to flag Mulford off before he had completed the distance, Wagner in favor and Fisher against).

Through numerous accounts of the run, including his reportedly changing shock absorbers for a gentler ride, as well as stopping for a dinner-on-the-go of fried chicken and ice-cream with his riding mechanic, Mulford's finish finally arrives, amid deserted grandstands and a setting sun over the mainstraightaway, 8:53:00 after the start, and with an average speed of 56.285 mph (90.582 km/h), which remains a record: the slowest finishing speed to date in 500 history.

Notes

Race field average engine displacement:

  • 491.46 in³ / 8.05 L Race field average qualifying speed:
  • 81.762 mph / 131.583 km/h Finishing entries average time and finishing speed:
  • 6:57:25 (-8:02 from previous year and previous record)
  • 72.457 mph / 116.609 km/h (+1.717 mph / +2.763 km/h, from previous year and previous record)

    References

    Indianapolis 500 Chronicle, 1999, Rick Pope
    2006 Indianapolis 500 Official Program

    Copyright (c) 2008 Wikipedia.
    Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".

    Original document with more information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1912_Indianapolis_500



  • 1913

    Results

    May 30, 1913
    Time of race:  6:35:05
    Average speed:  75.933 mph
    Margin of victory:  13:08.40
    Pole:  Caleb Bragg (determined by drawn order)
    Lead changes:  8 among 5 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Bragg (1), Evans (2-3), Goux (4-14), Burman (15-55), Goux (56-95), Anderson (96-102), Goux (103-124), Anderson (125-135), Goux (136-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Stoddard-Dayton/Carl G. Fisher

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    17Jules Goux (R)Peugeot16Peugeot20075.933$21,165
    219Spencer Wishart*Mercer22Mercer20073.489$10,165
    316Charlie Merz*Stutz/Wisconsin2Stutz20073.382$5,165
    42Albert Guyot (R)Sunbeam9Sunbeam20070.925$3,500
    513Theodore Pilette (R)Mercedes/Knight23Mercedes-Knight20068.148$3,000
    620Howdy Wilcox*Pope-Hartford12Gray Fox20067.653$2,200
    722Ralph MulfordMercedes29Mercedes20066.951$1,800
    823Louis Disbrow*Case31Case20066.793$1,600
    915Charlie Haupt* (R)Duesenberg35Mason20063.481$1,500
    1027George Clark* (R)Tulsa/Wisconsin25Tulsa20062.994$1,400
    1121Bob Burman*Keeton/Wisconsin4KeetonRunning
    1214Gil Anderson*Stutz/Wisconsin3Stutz187Out (Camshaft)
    134Bob Evans (R)Duesenberg5Mason158Out (Clutch)
    143Billy Liesaw*Buick17Anel148Out (Rods)
    15PoleCaleb Bragg*Mercer19Mercer128Out (Pump shaft)
    1611Billy Knipper*Knipper/Duesenberg10Henderson125Out (Clutch)
    178Teddy TetzlaffIsotta27Isotta-Fraschini118Out (Broken chain)
    1824Joe Nikrent* (R)Case32Case67Out (Bearings)
    1925Jack TowerDuesenberg6Mason51Out (Accident)
    2018Vincenzo Trucco (R)Isotta28Isotta-Fraschini39Out (Loose tank)
    2110Harry Endicott*NybergPoleNyberg23Out (Driveshaft)
    2226Paolo Zuccarelli (R)Peugeot15Peugeot18Out (Bearing)
    2312Ralph DePalmaMercer21Mercer15Out (Bearings)
    246Harry GrantIsotta26Isotta-Fraschini14Out (Broken tank)
    2517Johnny JenkinsSchacht18Schacht13Out (Crankshaft)
    265Dno Herr (R)Stutz/Wisconsin8Stutz7Out (Clutch shaft)
    279Bill EndicottCase33Case1Out (Driveshaft)

    Winning car owner:  Peugot
    Winning chief mechanic:  Emile Begin (riding mechanic)
    Winning tire: Firestone
    Total purse:  $51,495
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    1914 Results

    May 30, 1914
    Time of race:  6:03:45
    Average speed:  82.474 mph
    Margin of victory:  6:39
    Pole:  Jean Chassagne (determined by drawn order)
    Lead changes:  10 among 7 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Wilcox (1), Christaens (2-4), Goux (5), Christaens (6), Bragg (7), Christaens (8-12), Thomas (13-29), Duray (30-66), Guyot (67-75), Duray (76-115), Thomas (116-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Stoddard-Dayton/Carl G. Fisher

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    115Rene Thomas (R)Delage16Delage20082.474$39,750
    210Arthur Duray (R)Peugeot14Peugeot20080.994$10,450
    311Albert GuyotDelage10Delage20080.210$5,425
    419Jules GouxPeugeot6Peugeot20079.491$3,500
    530Barney Oldfield* (R)Stutz3Stutz20078.156$3,000
    67Josef Christaens (R)Excelsior9Excelsior20077.439$2,200
    726Harry GrantSunbeam27Sunbeam20075.687$1,800
    827Charlie Keene* (R)Keane/Wiscnosin5Beaver Bullet20074.822$1,600
    95Billy Carlson* (R)Maxwell25Maxwell20070.972$1,500
    1023Eddie RickenbackerDuesenberg42Duesenberg20070.827$1,400
    116Ralph MulfordMercedes/Peugeot23Mercedes20069.550
    1228Willie HauptDuesenberg43Duesenberg20066.660
    1312Billy Knipper*Keeton/Wisconsin31Keeton20065.790
    1429Georges Boillot (R)Peugeot7Peugeot148Out (Frame)
    1518Ernst Friedrich (R)Bugatti34Bugatti134Out (Pinion)
    1624Louis DisbrowBurman/Wisconsin1Burman128Out (Rod)
    1725Spencer WishartMercer19Mercer122Out (Camshaft)
    1814Earl Cooper* (R)Stutz2Stutz118Out (Wheel)
    199Caleb Bragg*Mercer21Mercer117Out (Camshaft)
    208Art Klein (R)King/Wisconsin15King87Out (Valve)
    214Billy Chandler (R)Mulford/Duesenberg38Braender Bulldog69Out (Rod)
    223Howdy Wilcox*Fox/Pope-Hartford4Gray Fox67Out (Valve)
    2313George Mason* (R)Duesenberg13Mason66Out (Piston)
    2422Bob BurmanBurman/Wisconsin17Burman47Out (Rod)
    2517Joe DawsonMarmon26Marmon44Out (Accident)
    2616Gil AndersonStutz24Stutz42Out (Loose bolts)
    2720Ray Gilhooly (R)Isotta49Isotta-Fraschini41Out (Accident)
    282Teddy TetzlaffMaxwell8Maxwell38Out (Rocker arm)
    29PoleJean Chassagne (R)Sunbeam12Sunbeam20Out (Accident)
    3021S.F. Brock (R)Mercer/Wisconsin48Ray5Out (Camshaft)

    Winning car owner:  L. Delage Co.
    Winning chief mechanic:  Robert Laly (riding mechanic)
    Winning tire: Palmer Cord
    Total purse:  $70,625
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    1915 Results

    May 31, 1915 (postponed from May 29 due to rain)
    Time of race:  5:33:55.51
    Average speed:  89.840 mph
    Margin of victory:  3:29.43
    Pole:  Howdy Wilcox (1:31, 98.900 mph)
    Lead changes:  6 among 4 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Resta (1), Wilcox (2-6), Anderson (7-32), Resta (33-61), DePalma (62-127), Resta (128-134), DePalma (135-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Packard "6"/Carl G. Fisher

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    12Ralph DePalmaMercedes2Mercedes20089.840$22,600
    23Dario RestaPeugeot3Peugeot20088.911$10,900
    35Gil Anderson*Stutz5Stutz20087.602$5,600
    44Earl Cooper*Stutz4Stutz20086.624$3,700
    511Eddie O'Donnell (R)Duesenberg15Duesenberg20081.473$3,000
    67Bob BurmanPeugeot8Peugeot20080.359$2,200
    7PoleHowdy WilcoxStutz1Stutz20080.143$1,800
    89Tom Alley (R)Duesenberg10Duesenberg20079.972$1,600
    916Billy Carlson*Maxwell19Maxwell20078.962$1,500
    1014Noel Van Raalte (R)Sunbeam7Sunbeam20075.874$1,400
    1124Willie HauptEmden28Emden20070.750
    1210Harry Grant*Sunbeam14Sunbeam184Out (Oil pan)
    1317Tom Orr* (R)Maxwell21Maxwell168Out (Bearing)
    146Jean Porporato (R)Sunbeam6Sunbeam164Out (Piston)
    1515Joe Cooper (R)Duesenberg18Sebring154Out (Accident)
    1618Ralph Mulford*Duesenberg22Duesenberg124Out (Rod)
    1712George Babcock (R)Peugeot12Peugeot117Out (Cylinder)
    188Art Klein*Duesenberg9Kleinart111Out (Disqualified)
    1919Eddie RickenbackerMaxwell23Maxwell103Out (Rod)
    2023Louis Chevrolet (R)Cornelian/Sterling27Cornelian76Out (Valve)
    2113John DePalma (R)Delage17Delage41Out (Loose flywheel)
    2220Johnny Mais (R)Mais/Mercer24Mais23Out (Left track)
    2322George Hill (R)Bugatti26Bugatti20Out (Pump gear)
    2421C.C. Cox (R)Cino/Mercer25Cino-Purcell12Out (Timing gears)

    Winning car owner:  E.C. Patterson
    Winning chief mechanic:  Louis Fontiane (riding mechanic)
    Winning tire: Goodrich
    Total purse:  $54,300
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    19 January 1915DE PALMA IN 500-MILE RACE.The New York Times
    31 January 1915Two More Entries for Auto Race.The New York Times
    14 February 1915Young Drivers in 500-Mile Race.The New York Times
    27 March 1915Ten Cars Enter for Speedway Race.The New York Times
    11 April 1915A New Automobile Wonder.The New York Times
    25 April 1915INDIANAPOLIS RACE ENTRIESThe New York Times
    5 May 191540 CARS IN SPEEDWAY RACE.The New York Times
    7 May 1915Elimination Trials for Big Race.The New York Times
    10 May 1915BURMAN TO FIGHT PROTEST.The New York Times
    12 May 1915MUST USE NEW AXLES.The New York Times
    13 May 1915Chevrolet's Wonderful Little Car.The New York Times
    14 May 1915BRAGG TO DRIVE PEUGEOT.The New York Times
    18 May 1915AUTOS TUNING UP FOR SPEEDWAY RACEThe New York Times
    21 May 1915Auto Trials Postponed.The New York Times
    22 May 1915AUTO TRIALS ON SPEEDWAY.The New York Times
    23 May 1915Boxing Ban in Indianapolis.The New York Times
    23 May 1915NEW RESTRICTIONS FOR AUTO RACERSThe New York Times
    23 May 1915Oldfield's Car Breaks Down.The New York Times
    24 May 1915AUTO DRIVER INJURED.The New York Times
    25 May 1915THREE AUTOS WITHDRAWN.The New York Times
    26 May 1915Mulford in 500-Mile Auto Race.The New York Times
    26 May 1915Speedway Stand to Cost $150,000.The New York Times
    29 May 1915500-MILE RACE POSTPONED.The New York Times
    30 May 1915TWENTY-FOUR CARS IN SPEEDWAY RACEThe New York Times
    31 May 1915EXPECT NEW RECORD IN BIG AUTO RACEThe New York Times
    1 June 1915DE PALMA DRIVES WORLD'S BEST RACEThe New York Times
    1 June 1915OLDFIELD LAUDS DE PALMA.Barney Oldfield


    1916 Results

    Race distance 300 miles
    May 30, 1916
    Time of race:  3:34:17
    Average speed:  84.001 mph
    Margin of victory:  1:57.57
    Pole:  Johnny Aitken (1:33.08, 96.690 mph)
    Lead changes:  2 among 3 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Rickenbacker (1-9), Aitken (10-17), Resta (18-120)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Premier "6"/Frank E. Smith

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    14Dario RestaPeugeot17Peugeot12084.001$12,000
    210Wilbur D'Alene (R)Duesenberg1Duesenberg12083.237$6,000
    320Ralph MulfordPeugeot10Peugeot12082.594$3,000
    414Josef ChristaensSunbeam14Sunbeam12079.435$2,000
    55Barney OldfieldDelage15Delage12079.185$1,700
    69Pete Henderson* (R)Maxwell4Maxwell12078.284$1,400
    76Howdy Wilcox*Premier29Premier12076.754$1,200
    817Art Johnson (R)Crawford/Duesenberg26Crawford12074.411$1,000
    915Billy Chandler*Crawford/Duesenberg24Crawford12074.161$900
    1013Ora Haibe (R)Ostewig/Wisconsin9Ostewig12074.043$800
    1119Tom AlleyDuesenberg12Ogren12073.550
    1221Louis Chevrolet*Frontenac8Frontenac82Out (Rod)
    133Gil AndersonPremier28Premier75Out (Oil line)
    1418Dave Lewis (R)Crawford/Duesenberg25Crawford71Out (Fuel tank)
    15PoleJohnny AitkenPeugeot18Peugeot69Out (Valve)
    1612Jules DeVigne* (R)Delage21Delage61Out (Accident)
    177Tom Rooney (R)Premier27Premier48Out (Accident)
    1811Arthur ChevroletFrontenac7Frontenac35Out (Magneto)
    198Charlie MerzPeugeot19Peugeot25Out (Lubrication)
    202Eddie RickenbackerMaxwell5Maxwell9Out (Steering)
    2116Aldo Franchi (R)Peugeot/Sunbeam23Peusun9Out (Engine)

    Winning car owner:  Peugeot Auto Racing Co.
    Winning chief mechanic:  Robert Dahnke (riding mechanic)
    Winning tire: Goodrich
    Total purse:  $30,000
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    31 December 1915SHORTER SPEEDWAY RACE.The New York Times


    1919

    Results

    May 31, 1919
    Time of race:  5:40:42.87
    Average speed:  88.050 mph
    Margin of victory:  3:46.00
    Pole:  Rene Thomas (1:25.780, 104.780 mph)
    Lead changes:  3 among 3 drivers
    Lap leaders:  DePalma (1-65), L. Chevrolet (66-74), DePalma (75-102), Wilcox (103-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Packard V-12/Col. J.G. Vincent

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    12Howdy WilcoxPeugeot3Peugeot20088.050$20,000
    28Eddie HearneStutz14Durant20087.087$10,000
    322Jules GouxPeugeot/Premier6Peugeot20085.935$5,000
    43Albert GuyotBallot32Ballot20084.443$3,500
    528Tom AlleyBender26Bender20082.177$3,000
    64Ralph DePalmaPackard4Packard20081.042$2,200
    712Louis Chevrolet*Frontenac7Frontenac20081.041$1,800
    810Ira Vail (R)Hudson27Hudson20080.494$1,600
    927Denny Hickey (R)Hoskins/Hudson21Stickle20080.224$1,500
    1016Gaston Chevrolet*Frontenac41Frontenac20079.499$1,400
    11PoleRene ThomasBallot31Ballot20078.750
    129Earl Cooper*Stutz8Stutz20078.600
    1329Elmer Shannon* (R)Shannon/Duesenberg23Shannon20076.950
    1426Ora HaibeHudson17Hudson20065.740
    1532Andre Boillot (R)Peugeot37Baby Peugeot195Out (Accident)
    1621Ray Howard (R)Peugeot48Peugeot130Out (Lubrication)
    1723Wilbur D'AleneDuesenberg22Duesenberg120Out (Axle)
    1825Louis LeCocq (R)Duesenberg15Roamer96Out (Accident)
    197Art KleinPeugeot29Peugeot70Out (Oil line)
    2011Charles Kirkpatrick (R)Mercedes copy19Detroit69Out (Rod)
    216Paul Bablot* (R)Ballot33Ballot63Out (Accident)
    225Eddie O'DonnellDuesenberg10Duesenberg60Out (Piston)
    2324Kurt Hitke (R)Duesenberg12Roamer56Out (Bearing)
    2420Cliff Durant (R)Stutz1Chevrolet54Out (Steering)
    2531Tommy MiltonDuesenberg9Duesenberg50Out (Rod)
    2613Louis Wagner (R)Ballot34Ballot44Out (Wheel)
    2718Arthur Thurman (R)Duesenberg18Thurman44Out (Accident)
    2830Omar Toft (R)Miller43Toft/Darco44Out (Rod)
    2915Ralph MulfordFrontenac2Frontenac37Out (Driveshaft)
    3033J.J. McCoy (R)McCoy/(unknown)36McCoy36Out (Oil line)
    3114Joe Boyer (R)Frontenac39Frontenac30Out (Wheel)
    3217W.W. Brown (R)Brown/Hudson-Brett5Richards14Out (Rod)
    3319Roscoe Sarles (R)Miller28Oldfield8Out (Rocker arm)

    Winning car owner:  Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    Winning chief mechanic:  Maurice Becker (riding mechanic)
    Winning tire: Goodyear
    Total purse:  $50,000
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    16 March 1919SEVEN CARS NOW ENTERED.The New York Times


    1920

    Results

    May 31, 1920
    Time of race:  5:38:32.00
    Average speed:  88.618 mph
    Margin of victory:  6:16.60
    Pole:  Ralph DePalma (6:03.08 99.150 mph)
    Lead changes:  10 among 6 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Boyer (1-11), Klein (12), Chassange (13), Boyer (14-37), DePalma (38-42), Boyer (43-62), Thomas (63-69), Boyer (70-107), Thomas (108-112), DePalma (113-186), Chevrolet (187-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Marmon "6" (Model 34)/Barney Oldfield

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    16Gaston ChevroletFrontenac4Monroe20088.618$21,800
    218Rene ThomasBallot25Ballot20086.992$10,700
    311Tommy MiltonDuesenberg10Duesenberg20086.946$5,000
    415Jimmy MurphyDuesenberg12Duesenberg20085.101$3,500
    5PoleRalph DePalmaBallot2Ballot20082.120$11,300
    69Eddie HearneDuesenberg31Duesenberg20081.002$2,200
    74Jean ChassagneBallot26Ballot20079.941$1,900
    819Joe Thomas* (R)Frontenac28Monroe20078.597$1,600
    923Ralph MulfordMulford/Duesenberg33Mulford20068.613$1,500
    1017Pete Henderson*Duesenberg15Revere20067.583$1,400
    1114John Boling* (R)Brett32Richards199Running
    122Joe Boyer*Frontenac6Frontenac192Out (Accident)$9,500
    1310Ray Howard*Peugeot9Peugeot150Out (Camshaft)
    1412Eddie O'DonnellDuesenberg29Duesenberg149Out (Oil line)
    1521Jules GouxPeugeot16Peugeot148Out (Engine)
    1613Willie Haupt*Duesenberg34Meteor146Running
    178Bennett Hill* (R)Frontenac7Frontenac115Out (Accident)
    183Louis Chevrolet*Frontenac3Monroe94Out (Steering)
    1920Howdy WilcoxPeugeot18Peugeot65Out (Mechanical)
    207Roscoe SarlesFrontenac5Monroe58Out (Accident)
    215Art KleinFrontenac8Frontenac40Out (Accident)$100
    2222Jean PorporatoGregoire19Gregoire23Out (Ruled off)
    2316Andre BoillotPeugeot17Peugeot16Out (Engine)

    Winning car owner:  William Small Co.
    Winning chief mechanic:  Johnny Bresnahan (riding mechanic)
    Winning tire: Firestone
    Total purse:  $70,500
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    4 April 1920TEN ENTRIES TO DATE.The New York Times


    1921 Results

    May 30, 1921
    Time of race:  5:34:44.65
    Average speed:  89.621 mph
    Margin of victory:  3:49.38
    Pole:  Ralph DePalma (5:57.34, 100.750 mph)
    Lead changes:  5 among 4 drivers
    Lap leaders:  DePalma (1), Boyer (2), DePalma (3-5), Sarles (6), DePalma (7-110), Milton (111-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  H.C.S. "6"/Harry C. Stutz

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    120Tommy MiltonFrontenac2Frontenac20089.621$26,200
    22Roscoe SarlesDuesenberg6Duesenberg Straight 820088.608$10,100
    38Percy Ford* (R)Frontenac23Chicago Frontenac20085.025$5,000
    49Eddie Miller* (R)Duesenberg5Duesenberg Straight 820084.646$3,500
    513Ora HaibeSunbeam16Sunbeam20084.277$3,000
    614Albert Guyot*Duesenberg9Duesenberg Straight 820083.035$2,000
    710Ira VailLeach/Miller3Leach20080.152$1,800
    815Bennett Hill*Duesenberg21Duesenberg Straight 820079.132$1,600
    921Ralph MulfordFrontenac8Frontenac177Running$1,500
    1017Rene ThomasSunbeam15Sunbeam144Out (Water hose)
    1118Tom AlleyFrontenac27Frontenac133Out (Rod)
    12PoleRalph DePalmaBallot4Ballot112Out (Rod)$10,600
    134Eddie HearneDuesenberg1Revere111Out (Oil line)
    1419Jimmy Murphy*Duesenberg24Duesenberg Straight 8107Out (Accident)
    1516Riley Brett* (R)Brett17Junior91Out (Accident)
    1623C.W. Van Ranst (R)Frontenac28Frontenac87Out (Water hose)
    173Joe BoyerDuesenberg7Duesenberg Straight 874Out (Rear axle)
    186Jean ChassagnePeugeot19Peugeot65Out (Lost hood)
    195Jules Ellingboe (R)Frontenac22Frontenac49Out (Steering)
    2011Andre BoillotSunbeam14Talbot-Darracq41Out (Bearing)
    217Louis Fontaine (R)Brett18Junior33Out (Accident)
    2222Joe ThomasDuesenberg25Duesenberg Straight 824Out (Accident)
    2312Howdy WilcoxPeugeot10Peugeot22Out (Rod)$

    Winning car owner:  Louis Chevrolet
    Winning chief mechanic:  Henry Franck (riding mechanic)
    Winning tire: Firestone
    Total purse:  $65,300
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    1922 Results

    May 30, 1922
    Time of race:  5:17:30.79
    Average speed:  94.484 mph
    Margin of victory:  3:13.60
    Pole:  Jimmy Murphy (5:58.24, 100.500 mph)
    Lead changes:  5 among 4 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Murphy (1-74), Duray (75-76), Hartz (77-83), DePaolo (84-86), Hartz (87-121), Murphy (122-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  National Sextet/Barney Oldfield

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    1PoleJimmy MurphyDuesenberg/Miller35Murphy20094.484$28,075
    22Harry Hartz (R)Duesenberg12Duesenberg Straight 820093.534$10,000
    323Eddie HearneBallot15Ballot20093.042$5,000
    43Ralph DePalmaDuesenberg17Duesenberg Straight 820090.613$3,500
    514Ora Haibe*Duesenberg31Duesenberg Straight 820090.573$3,000
    67Jerry Wonderlich* (R)Duesenberg24Duesenberg Straight 820088.789$2,200
    713I.P. Fetterman* (R)Duesenberg21Duesenberg Straight 820087.996$1,800
    89Ira Vail*Duesenberg1Disteel Duesenberg20086.128$1,600
    912Tom AlleyFrontenac26Monroe20084.295$1,500
    1017Joe ThomasDuesenberg10Duesenberg Straight 820082.553$1,400
    1116E.G. Baker (R)Frontenac3Frontenac20079.250
    1211Cliff Durant*Miller34Durant20077.750
    1319Douglas Hawkes (R)Bentley22Bentley20074.950
    1427Jack Curtner* (R)Ford T/Fronty-Ford18Fronty-Ford165Running
    1518Wilbur D'AleneFrontenac25Monroe160Running
    168Frank Elliott* (R)Miller9Leach195Out (Rear axle)
    1715L.L. Corum (R)Frontenac27Monroe169Out (Mechanical)
    1821C. Glenn Howard (R)Ford T/Fronty-Ford19Fronty-Ford163Out (Mechanical)
    195Ralph MulfordFrontenac5Frontenac161Out (Rod)
    2010Pete DePaoloFrontenac7Frontenac110Out (Accident)
    2125Art KleinFrontenac6Frontenac105Out (Rod)
    224Leon Duray (R)Frontenac4Frontenac94Out (Axle)
    236Roscoe SarlesFrontenac2Frontenac88Out (Rod)
    2424Tommy MiltonMilton/Miller8Leach44Out (Fuel tank)
    2522Jules GouxBallot14Ballot25Out (Axle)
    2620Jules EllingboeDuesenberg23Duesenberg Straight 825Out (Accident)
    2726Howdy WilcoxPeugeot16Peugeot7Out (Valve spring)

    Winning car owner:  Jimmy Murphy
    Winning chief mechanic:  Ernie Olson (riding mechanic)
    Winning tire: Firestone
    Total purse:  $58,075
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    1923 Results

    May 30, 1923
    Time of race:  5:29:50.17
    Average speed:  90.954 mph
    Margin of victory:  3:15.73
    Pole:  Tommy Milton (5:32.81, 108.170 mph)
    Lead changes:  28 among 6 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Murphy (1-2), Milton (3), Murphy (4), Milton (5), Murphy (6), Milton (7-15), Murphy (16-20), Milton (21-25), Wilcox (26), Milton (27), Wilcox (28), Murphy (29), Milton (30-37), Murphy (38), Wilcox (39-40), Milton (41-43), Wilcox (44-48), Milton (49-52), Wilcox (53), Milton (54-62), Durant (63), Milton (64), Durant (65-66), Milton (67-73), Durant (74), Milton (75-103), Hartz (104-109), Wilcox (for Milton) (110-150), Milton (151-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Duesenberg/Fred S. Duesenberg

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    1PoleTommy Milton*Miller1H.C.S.20090.954$28,700
    22Harry HartzMiller7Durant20090.063$10,100
    39Jimmy MurphyMiller5Durant20088.078$7,000
    414Eddie Hearne*Miller6Durant20086.646$3,500
    57L.L. CorumFord T/Fronty Ford23Barber-Warnock Ford20082.851$3,000
    616Frank Elliott*Miller31Durant20082.219$2,200
    710Cliff Durant*Miller8Durant20082.170$2,200
    820Max Sailer* (R)Mercedes15Mercedes20080.683$1,600
    922Prince de Cystria (R)Bugatti19Bugatti20077.637$1,500
    1024Wade Morton* (R)Duesenberg34Duesenberg20074.984$1,400
    1115Christian Werner* (R)Mercedes16Mercedes20074.650
    126Pierre de Viscaya (R)Bugatti18Bugatti166Out (Rod)
    1321Leon Duray*Miller28Durant136Out (Rod)
    143Dario Resta*Packard3Packard87Out (Differential)
    1511Ralph DePalmaPackard2Packard69Out (Head gasket)
    1619Harlan Fengler* (R)Miller26Durant69Out (Fuel tank)
    178Howdy WilcoxMiller25H.C.S.60Out (Clutch)$2,000
    1813Joe BoyerPackard4Packard59Out (Differential)
    1918Bennett Hill*Miller35Miller41Out (Crankshaft)
    205Count Louis ZborowskiBugatti27Bugatti41Out (Rod)
    2112Earl Cooper*Miller29Durant21Out (Accident)
    2223Raoul RigantiBugatti22Bugatti19Out (Fuel line)
    2317Christian LautenschlagerMercedes14Mercedes14Out (Accident)
    244Martin de AlzagaBugatti21Bugatti6Out (Rod)

    Winning car owner:  H.C.S. Motor Co.
    Winning chief mechanic:  George Stiehl
    Winning tire: Firestone
    Total purse:  $63,200
    Notes:  Tommy Milton relieved by Howdy Wilcox for laps 103-151.
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    1924 Results

    May 30, 1924
    Time of race:  5:05:23.51
    Average speed:  98.234 mph
    Margin of victory:  1:23.57
    Pole:  Jimmy Murphy (5:33.22, 108.037 mph)
    Lead changes:  7 among 4 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Boyer (1), Murphy (2-41), Cooper (42), Murphy (43), Cooper (44-105), Murphy (106-120), Cooper (121-176), Boyer (for Corum) (177-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Cole V-8/Lew Pettijohn

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    121L.L. Corum (R)/Joe BoyerDuesenberg15Duesenberg20098.234$20,000
    26Earl CooperMiller8Studebaker20097.788$13,700
    3PoleJimmy MurphyMiller2Miller20097.269$7,800
    42Harry HartzMiller4Durant20096.544$3,500
    55Bennett HillMiller3Miller20096.463$3,000
    613Pete DePaoloDuesenberg12Duesenberg20094.297$2,200
    716Fred Corner* (R)Miller14Durant20093.424$1,800
    815Ira Vail*Miller6Vail20092.450$1,600
    99Antoine Mourre (R)Miller32Mourre20091.764$1,500
    1018Bob McDonogh (R)Miller19Miller20090.513$1,400
    117Jules EllingboeMiller18Miller20090.570$1,049
    1211Jerry Wonderlich*Miller7Durant20085.480$1,049
    138Cliff Durant*Miller16Durant198Out (Out of fuel)$1,038
    1419Bill Hunt (R)Ford T/Fronty-Ford26Barber-Warnock Ford190Running$996
    1517Ora Haibe*Mercedes31Schmidt181Running$949
    1620A.E. Moss (R)Ford T/Fronty-Ford28Barber-Warnock Ford176Running$923
    1722Fred Harder (R)Ford T/Fronty-Ford27Barber-Warnock Ford175Running$917
    184Joe Boyer*Duesenberg9Duesenberg176Out (Accident)$973
    1914Eddie Hearne*Miller1Durant150Out (Fuel tank)$787
    2012Frank ElliottMiller21Miller150Out (Fuel tank)$787
    213Tommy MiltonMiller5Miller110Out (Fuel tank)$577
    2210Ernie Ansterburg (R)Duesenberg10Duesenberg1Out (Accident)$5

    Winning car owner:  Duesenberg
    Winning chief mechanic:  John Starost
    Winning tire: Firestone
    Total purse:  $66,550
    Notes:  Joe Boyer replaced L.L. Corum) on lap 111.
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    1925 Results

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    May 30, 1925
    Time of race:  4:56:39.46
    Average speed:  101.127 mph
    Margin of victory:  53.69
    Pole:  Leon Duray (5:18.03, 113.196 mph)
    Lead changes:  9 among 6 drivers
    Lap leaders:  DePaolo (1-54), Shafer (55-67), DePaolo (68-85), Hartz (86-88), DePaolo (89-104), Lewis (105-107), Hepburn (108-122), Cooper (123-126), Lewis (127-173), DePaolo (174-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Rickenbacker "8"/Eddie Rickenbacker

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    12Pete DePaolo*Duesenberg12Duesenberg200101.127$36,150
    25Dave Lewis*Miller1Junior '8' Front Drive200100.823$15,000
    322Phil Shafer* (R)Duesenberg9Duesenberg200100.185$8,750
    43Harry HartzMiller6Miller20098.892$4,300
    511Tommy MiltonMiller4Miller20097.267$3,500
    6PoleLeon Duray*Miller28Miller20096.910$2,200
    718Ralph DePalma*Miller8Miller20096.847$1,800
    89Peter Kreis* (R)Duesenberg38Duesenberg20096.324$2,250
    914Doc Shattuc (R)Miller15Miller20095.742$1,500
    108Pietro Bordino* (R)Fiat22Fiat20094.747$1,400
    1112Fred Corner*Miller5Miller20093.670$1,096
    1210Frank Elliott*Miller27Miller20092.230$1,037
    1315Earl DeVore* (R)Miller24Miller198Running$981
    1420Bob McDonogh*Miller14Miller187Out (Truss rod)$929
    1516Wade Morton*Duesenberg23Duesenberg156Out (Accident)$880
    166Ralph Hepburn (R)Miller17Miller143Out (Fuel tank)$2,334
    174Earl CooperMiller2Junior '8'127Out (Accident)$1,191
    1813Bennett Hill*Miller3Miller69Out (Rear spring)$750
    1917Herbert Jones* (R)Miller29Jones & Whitaker68Out (Accident)$729
    2019Ira VailMiller19R.J.61Out (Rod)$692
    2121M.C. Jones* (R)Ford T/Fronty-Ford7Skelly32Out (Transmission)$657
    227Jules EllingboeMiller10Miller24Out (Steering)$625

    Winning car owner:  Duesenberg Bros.
    Winning chief mechanic:  Augie Duesenberg/H.C. Henning
    Winning tire: Firestone
    Total purse:  $88,751
    Notes:  Norman Batten relieved Pete DePaolo for laps 106-127.
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    1926 Results

    May 31, 1926
    Time of race:  4:10:14.95
    Average speed:  95.904 mph
    Margin of victory:  2 Laps, 35.54 sec.
    Pole:  Earl Cooper (5:22.19, 111.735 mph)
    Lead changes:  6 among 4 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Shafer (1-15), Lewis (16-21), Shafer (22), Lewis (23-59), Lockhart (60-100), Hartz (101-106), Lockhart (107-160)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Chrysler Imperial 80/Louis Chevrolet

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    120Frank Lockhart (R)Miller15Miller16095.904$35,600
    22Harry HartzMiller3Miller158Running$13,900
    314Cliff Woodbury (R)Miller36Boyle158Running$6,700
    413Fred Corner*Miller8Miller155Running$4,000
    527Pete DePaoloDuesenberg12Duesenberg153Running$3,500
    68Frank Elliott*Miller6Miller152Running$2,200
    716Norm Batten (R)Miller14Miller151Running$1,800
    815Ralph Hepburn*Miller19Miller151Running$1,600
    928John Duff (R)Miller18Elcar147Running$1,500
    105Phil Shafer*Miller4Miller146Running$3,000
    1112Tony Gulotta (R)Miller31Miller142Running$615
    127Bennett Hill*Miller16Miller136Running$607
    1321Thane Houser (R)Miller33Abell102Running$600
    1417Douglas Hawkes*Eldridge/Anzani27Eldridge92Out (Camshaft)$593
    154Dave Lewis*Miller1Miller Front Drive92Out (Valve)$4,886
    16PoleEarl CooperMiller5Miller Front Drive74Out (Transmission)$579
    1711Cliff Durant*Fengler/Locomobile9Locomobile Junior 861Out (Fuel leak)$572
    1818Ben Jones (R)Duesenberg29Duesenberg (Two-Cycle)54Out (Accident)$565
    1923E.A.D. Eldridge* (R)Eldridge/Anzani26Eldridge46Out (Steering)$558
    2024L.L. CorumSchmidt/Argyle23Schmidt45Out (Cracked block)$551
    2122Steve Nemesh (R)Schmidt/Argyle24Schmidt42Out (Transmission)$544
    226Jules EllingboeMiller7Miller39Out (Supercharger)$538
    233Leon DurayFengler/Locomobile10Locomobile Junior 833Out (Fuel leak)$531
    2426Fred Lecklider (R)Miller17Nickel Plate25Out (Piston)$525
    2525Jack McCarver (R)Ford T/Fronty-Ford28Hamlin Front Drive24Out (Rod)$519
    269Bon McDougall (R)Miller34Miller19Out (Water leak)$512
    2710Doc ShattucMiller22Miller16Out (Valve)$506
    2819Albert GuyotSchmidt/Argyle39Guyot9Out (Piston)$500

    Winning car owner:  Peter Kreis
    Winning chief mechanic:  Jimmy Lee
    Winning tire: Firestone
    Total purse:  $88,101
    Notes:  Rain delay at lap 71, race stopped due to rain at lap 160.
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    1927 Results

    May 31, 1927
    Time of race:  5:07:33.08
    Average speed:  97.545 mph
    Margin of victory:  12:02.87
    Pole:  Frank Lockhart (4:59.75, 120.100 mph)
    Lead changes:  4 among 4 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Lockhart (1-81), Baumann (82-90), Lockhart (91-119), DePaolo (for McDonough) (120-149), Souders (150-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  LaSalle V-8/"Big Boy" Rader

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    122George Souders (R)Duesenberg32Duesenberg20097.545$30,650
    215Earl DeVore*Miller10Miller20093.868$12,800
    327Tony Gulotta*Miller27Miller20093.139$6,000
    419Wilbur Shaw*Miller29Jynx20093.110$4,000
    528Dave Evans* (R)Duesenberg21Duesenberg20090.782$3,500
    67Bob McDonogh*Cooper/Miller14Cooper20090.410$5,200
    718Eddie Hearne*Miller16Miller20090.064$1,800
    825Tommy Milton*Detroit/Miller6Detroit20085.081$1,600
    914Cliff Bergere* (R)Miller25Miller20079.929$1,500
    1013Frank Elliott*Miller5Junior 820078.242$1,400
    1133Fred Frame*Miller31Miller199Running$750
    1232Jimmy Hill* (R)Miller42Nickel Plate197Running$600
    1331Benny Shoaff* (R)Duesenberg24Perfect Circle Duesenberg198Out (Drive gears)$550
    1426Wade Morton*Duesenberg41Thompson Valve152Out (Accident)$500
    1520Al Melcher* (R)Miller44Miller144Out (Supercharger)$490
    1623Louis Schneider*Miller43Miller137Out (Timing gears)$480
    1712Peter Kreis*Cooper/Miller9Cooper123Out (Front axle)$470
    18PoleFrank LockhartMiller2Perfect Circle Miller120Out (Rod)$11,460
    196Cliff Woodbury*Miller15Boyle Valve108Out (Supercharger)$450
    2017Dutch Baumann (R)Miller26Miller90Out (Pinion shaft)$1,340
    2129Al Cotey* (R)Miller35Elcar87Out (Universal joint)$430
    2216Doc ShattucMiller17Miller83Out (Valve)$420
    2330Fred Lecklider*Miller23Elgin Piston Pin49Out (Accident)$410
    245Ralph HepburnMiller19Boyle Valve39Out (Fuel leak)$400
    254Harry HartzMiller1Erskine Miller38Out (Crankshaft)$390
    262Pete DePaoloMiller3Perfect Circle Miller31Out (Supercharger)$380
    273Leon DurayMiller12Miller Front Drive26Out (Fuel tank)$370
    289Bennett HillMiller4Cooper26Out (Shackle bolt)$360
    2921Jules EllingboeMiller18Cooper25Out (Accident)$350
    3010Norm BattenFengler/Miller8Miller24Out (Fire)$340
    3124Babe Stapp (R)Duesenberg38Duesenberg24Out (Universal joint)$330
    3211Jack Petticord (R)Miller22Boyle Valve22Out (Supercharger)$320
    338Dave LewisMiller7Miller Front Drive21Out (Front axle)$310

    Winning car owner:  William S. White
    Winning chief mechanic:  Jean Marcenac
    Winning tire: Firestone
    Total purse:  $90,350
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    1928 Results

    May 30, 1928
    Time of race:  5:01:33.75
    Average speed:  99.482 mph
    Margin of victory:  43.89
    Pole:  Leon Duray (4:54.14, 122.391 mph)
    Lead changes:  9 among 7 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Duray (1-54), Stapp (55-57), Duray (58-62), Souders (63-78), Gleason (79-82), Stapp (83-96), Gleason (97-135), Snowberger (136-148), Gulotta (149-181), Meyer (182-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Marmon "8" (Model 78)/Joe Dawson

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    113Louis Meyer (R)Miller14Miller20099.482$28,250
    28Lou Moore* (R)Miller28Miller20099.241$13,650
    312George SoudersMiller3State Auto Insurance20098.034$8,400
    410Ray Keech*Miller15Simplex Piston Ring20093.320$4,300
    515Norm Batten*Fengler/Miller22Miller20093.228$3,200
    65Babe Stapp*Miller7Miller20092.638$3,900
    720Billy Arnold*Miller43Boyle Valve20091.111$1,800
    814Fred Frame*Duesenberg27State Auto Insurance20090.079$1,600
    99Fred Corner*Miller25Boyle Valve20088.889$1,500
    104Tony Gulotta*Miller8Stutz Blackhawk20088.888$1,600
    117Louis Schneider*Miller24Armacost Miller20087.964$652
    1223Dave EvansMiller12Boyle Valve20087.401$638
    1328Henry Kohlert* (R)Miller29Elgin Piston Pin180Running$625
    1417Deacon Litz* (R)Miller23Miller161Running$610
    1521Jimmy Gleason* (R)Duesenberg39Duesenberg195Out (Magneto)$6,196
    1618Cliff Durant*Detroit/Miller5Detroit175Out (Supercharger)$583
    1711Johnny Seymour (R)Cooper/Miller33Marmon170Out (Supercharger)$568
    1824Earl DeVore*Miller6Chromolite161Out (Accident)$555
    19PoleLeon Duray*Miller4Miller133Out (Overheated)$6,441
    2016Sam Ross (R)Miller38Aranem132Out (Timing gear)$526
    2127Ira Hall* (R)Duesenberg26Duesenberg115Out (Accident)$512
    2219Peter KreisCooper/Miller32Marmon73Out (Rod bearing)$499
    232Cliff WoodburyMiller10Boyle Valve55Out (Timing gear)$484
    246Ralph HepburnMiller16Miller48Out (Timing gear)$470
    2529Wilbur ShawMiller1Flying Cloud42Out (Timing gear)$456
    2626Benny ShoaffDuesenberg18Duesenberg35Out (Accident)$442
    2725C.W. Belt (R)Green41Green32Out (Valve)$428
    283Cliff BergereMiller21Miller6Out (Transmission)$415
    2922Russ Snowberger (R)Cooper/Miller34Cooper Engineering4Out (Supercharger)$400

    Winning car owner:  Alden Sampson, II
    Winning chief mechanic:  Ted Plaisted
    Winning tire: Firestone
    Total purse:  $89,700
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    1929 Results

    May 30, 1929
    Time of race:  5:07:25.42
    Average speed:  97.585 mph
    Margin of victory:  6:23.79
    Pole:  Cliff Woodbury (4:58.51, 120.599 mph)
    Lead changes:  9 among 6 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Duray (1-7), Litz (8-56), Moore (57-60), Meyer (61), Moore (62-79), Meyer (80-94), Frame (95-105), Keech (106-108), Meyer (109-157), Keech (158-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Studebaker President/George Hunt

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    16Ray KeechMiller2Simplex Piston Ring20097.585$31,950
    28Louis MeyerMiller1Miller20095.596$20,400
    323Jimmy Gleason*Duesenberg53Duesenberg20093.699$7,250
    425Carl Marchese (R)Miller43Marchese20093.541$4,350
    521Freddie Winnai* (R)Duesenberg42Duesenberg20088.792$3,600
    628Speed Gardner* (R)Miller48Chromolite20088.390$2,200
    714Louis Chiron (R)Delage6Delage20087.728$1,800
    87Billy Arnold*Miller9Boyle Valve20083.909$1,600
    932Cliff Bergere*Miller25Armacost Miller20080.703$1,500
    1022Fred Frame*Cooper/Miller34Cooper193Running$2,500
    1129Frank Brisko (R)Miller28Burbach180Running$468
    1218Phil Shafer*Miller17Miller150Running$465
    1313Lou Moore*Miller3Majestic Miller198Out (Rod)$2,662
    1426Frank Farmer* (R)Miller36Miller140Out (Supercharger)$459
    1524Wesley Crawford* (R)Fengler/Miller49Miller127Out (Carburetor)$456
    1617Peter KreisDetroit/Miller4Detroit91Out (Engine seized)$453
    1711Tony GulottaMiller23Packard Cable91Out (Supercharger)$450
    1819Bob McDonogh*Miller5Miller Front Drive74Out (Oil tank)$447
    1933Bill Lindau (R)Miller46Pittsburgh Miller70Out (Valve)$444
    2027Herman Schurch* (R)Miller31Armacost Miller70Out (Tank split)$441
    2116Johnny SeymourCooper/Miller38Cooper65Out (Rear axle)$438
    222Leon Duray*Miller21Packard Cable65Out (Carburetor)$1,135
    2330Rick Decker* (R)Miller29Miller61Out (Fue line)$432
    249Deacon LitzMiller26Rusco Durac56Out (Rod)$5,329
    2531Bert Karnatz (R)Miller27Richards Bros.50Out (Fuel leak)$426
    2620Ernie Triplett (R)Duesenberg47Buckeye Duesenberg48Out (Rod)$423
    2710Russ SnowbergerCooper/Miller12Cooper45Out (Supercharger)$420
    284Babe StappDuesenberg/Miller32Spindler Miller40Out (Rear end)$417
    2915Jules Moriceau (R)Amilcar35Thompson Products30Out (Accident)$414
    305Pete DePaoloMiller37Boyle Valve25Out (Steeing)$411
    313Ralph HepburnMiller18Packard Cable14Out (High gear)$407
    3212Bill Spence (R)Duesenberg10Duesenberg9Out (Accident)$403
    33PoleCliff WoodburyMiller8Boyle Valve3Out (Accident)$400

    Winning car owner:  M. A. Yagle
    Winning chief mechanic:  Jean Marcenac
    Winning tire: Firestone
    Total purse:  $94,950
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

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    1930 Results

    May 30, 1930
    Time of race:  4:58:39.72
    Average speed:  100.448 mph
    Margin of victory:  7:17.36
    Pole:  Bill Arnold (5:17.83, 113.268 mph)
    Lead changes:  1 among 2 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Meyer (1-2), Arnold (3-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Cord L-29/Wade Morton

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    1PoleBilly ArnoldSummers/Miller4Miller-Hartz200100.448$50,300
    23Shorty Cantlon* (R)Stevens/Miller16Miller Schofield20098.054$13,950
    34Louis SchneiderStevens/Miller23Bowes Seal Fast20096.752$7,050
    42Louis MeyerStevens/Miller1Sampson20095.253$4,450
    522Bill Cummings*Stevens/Duesenberg6Duesenberg20093.579$3,500
    633Dave EvansStevens/Miller24Jones & Maley20092.571$2,700
    78Phil ShaferColeman/Miller15Coleman Front Drive20090.921$1,800
    87Russ SnowbergerSnowberger/Studebaker22Russell "8"20089.166$1,600
    99Les Allen* (R)Miller25Allen Miller Products20085.749$1,500
    1017L.L. CorumStutz27Jones Stutz20085.340$1,400
    1116Claude Burton (R)Oakland38V8196Running$550
    1230L.P. Cucinotta (R)Maserati42Maserati185Running$510
    1315Chet Miller* (R)Ford T/Fronty-Ford41Fronty Ford160Running$480
    1438Harry Butcher (R)Buick46Butcher Brothers128Running$450
    1523Mel Keneally (R)Whippet/Miller10MAVV114Out (Valve)$420
    1634Zeke Meyer (R)Miller21Miller115Out (Rod)$385
    176Ernie TriplettWhippet/Miller17Guiberson125Out (Piston)$380
    1813J.C. McDonald* (R)Studebaker35Romthe112Out (Fuel leak)$375
    1937Roland Free (R)Chrysler28Slade69Out (Clutch)$370
    2020Tony GulottaWhippet/Miller9MAVV79Out (Valve)$365
    2111Frank FarmerMiller33Betholine Miller69Out (Accident)$360
    2235Bill Denver (R)Duesenberg44Nardi41Out (Rod)$355
    2326Joe Huff* (R)Cooper/Miller34Gauss Front Drive48Out (Valve)$350
    2425Wilbur ShawSmith/Miller3Empire State54Out (Oil leak)$345
    2514Joe Caccia* (R)Duesenberg29Alberti43Out (Accident)$340
    2610Cy Marshall (R)Duesenberg36Duesenberg29Out (Accident)$335
    2719Charles Moran, Jr. (R)DuPont32DuPont22Out (Accident)$330
    2824Jimmy GleasonMiller7Waverly Oil22Out (Timing gear)$325
    2912Lou MooreColeman/Miller14Coleman Front Drive23Out (Accident)$320
    3031Deacon LitzDuesenberg12Duesenberg22Out (Accident)$315
    3132Babe StappDuesenberg8Duesenberg18Out (Accident)$310
    3218Johnny SeymourCooper/Miller39Gauss Front Drive21Out (Accident)$305
    3321Pete DePaolo*Stevens/Duesenberg5Duesenberg19Out (Accident)$300
    3429Marion Trexler (R)Auburn/Lycoming45Trexler19Out (Accident)$295
    3527Speed GardnerMiller19Miller Front Drive14Out (Bearing)$290
    3628Baconin Borzachini (R)Maserati26Maserati7Out (Magneto)$285
    3736Rick DeckerMercedes/Clemons48Hoosier Pete8Out (Oil tank)$280
    385Chet Gardner (R)Duesenberg18Buckeye0Out (Skidded out)$275

    Winning car owner:  Harry Hartz
    Winning chief mechanic:  William "Spider" Matlock (riding mechanic)
    Winning tire: Firestone
    Total purse:  $98,250
    Notes:  Cars not finishing the race awarded positions based on the order in which they left the track (not lap count).
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    1931 Results

    May 30, 1931
    Time of race:  5:10:27.93
    Average speed:  96.629 mph
    Margin of victory:  43.19
    Pole:  Russ Snowberger (5:19.16, 112.769 mph)
    Lead changes:  3 among 4 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Bost (1-2), Cummings (3-6), Arnold (7-161), Schneider (162-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Cadillac/"Big Boy" Rader

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    113Louis SchneiderStevens/Miller23Bowes Seal Fast20096.629$29,500
    28Fred FrameDuesenberg34Duesenberg20096.406$12,650
    310Ralph Hepburn*Miller19Harry Miller20094.224$6,350
    435Myron Stevens* (R)Stevens/Miller21Jadson20094.142$4,000
    5PoleRuss SnowbergerSnowberger/Studebaker4Russell "8"20094.090$3,500
    620Jimmy Gleason*Duesenberg33Duesenberg20093.605$2,200
    75Ernie TriplettDuesenberg25Buckeye20093.041$1,800
    89H.W. Stubblefield (R)Willys-Knight/Miller36Jones-Miller20092.434$1,950
    914Cliff BergereReo28Elco Royale20091.839$1,500
    1015Chet Miller*Hudson27Marr20089.580$1,400
    1130George Howie* (R)Dodge/Chrysler44G. N. H.20087.651$500
    1223Phil ShaferRigling/Buick12Shafer "8"20086.391$470
    1317Dave EvansDuesenberg/Cummins8Cummins Diesel20086.107$450
    1431Al Aspen* (R)Duesenberg72William Alberti20085.764$425
    1537Sam RossRigling/Miller59Miller20085.139$400
    1640Joe Huff*Cooper/Miller69Goldberg Brothers180Running$375
    174Deacon Litz*Duesenberg5Maley177Out (Accident)$365
    1819Tony GulottaRigling/Studebaker37Hunt167Out (Accident)$360
    1918Billy ArnoldSummers/Miller1Miller-Hartz162Out (Accident)$8,905
    2012Luther Johnson (R)Studebaker57Bill Richards156Out (Accident)$350
    2136Billy Winn* (R)Rigling/Clemons55Hoosier Pete138Running$343
    2227Frank BriskoStevens/Miller16Brisko-Atkinson138Out (Steering arm)$343
    2334Gene Haustein (R)Ford T/Fronty-Ford26Fronty-Ford117Out (Wheel)$335
    2416Joe Russo (R)Rigling/Duesenberg41Russo109Out (Oil)$330
    257Speed Gardner*Miller17Nutmeg State107Out (Frame)$325
    2638Lou MooreMiller14Boyle Valve103Out (Differential)$320
    2726Shorty CantlonMiller2Harry Miller88Out (Rod)$315
    282Bill CummingsCooper/Miller3Empire State70Out (Oil line)$710
    2928Freddie WinnaiStevens/Miller24Bowes Seal Fast60Out (Accident)$303
    3011Phil Pardee* (R)Duesenberg32Duesenberg60Out (Accident)$303
    313Paul Bost (R)Rigling/Miller31Empire State35Out (Crankshaft)$495
    3222Frank FarmerWillys-Knight/Miller35Jones-Miller32Out (Rod bearing)$290
    3332George Wingerter (R)Duesenberg58Wingerter29Out (Fuel tank)$285
    3425Louis MeyerStevens/Miller7Sampson28Out (Oil leak)$330
    356Babe StappRigling/Duesenberg39Rigling & Henning9Out (Oil leak)$275
    3624John BolingMorton & Brett/M&B48Grapho Metal7Out (Rod)$270
    3729Leon DurayStevens:Whippett/Duray54Duray6Out (Overheating)$263
    3833Harry ButcherBuick49Butcher Brothers6Out (Accident)$263
    3939Herman SchurchRigling/Clemons10Hoosier Pete5Out (Transmission)$255
    4021Francis Quinn (R)Miller/Ford A67Tucker Tappett3Out (Rear axle)$250

    Winning car owner:  B. L. Schneider
    Winning chief mechanic:  J.W. "Jigger" Johnson (riding mechanic)
    Winning tire: Firestone
    Total purse:  $84,053
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    1932

    Results

    May 30, 1932
    Time of race:  4:48:03.79
    Average speed:  104.144 mph
    Margin of victory:  43.66
    Pole:  Lou Moore (5:06.74, 117.363 mph)
    Lead changes:  9 among 8 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Moore (1), Arnold (2-58), Carey (59-94), Triplett (95-108), Wilcox II (109), Hall (110-115), Shaw (116-125), Frame (126-134), Shaw (135-151), Frame (152-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Lincoln/Edsel Ford

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    127Fred FrameWetteroth/Miller34Miller-Hartz200104.144$31,050
    26Howdy Wilcox II (R)Stevens/Miller6Lion Head200103.881$12,650
    310Cliff BergereRigling/Studebaker22Studebaker200102.662$7,000
    414Bob Carey (R)Stevens/Miller61Meyer200101.363$6,050
    54Russ SnowbergerSnowberger/Hupmobile4Hupp Comet200100.791$3,500
    638Zeke MeyerRigling/Studebaker37Studebaker20098.476$2,500
    75Ira Hall*Stevens/Duesenberg35Duesenberg20098.207$2,600
    835Freddie WinnaiDuesenberg65Foreman Axle Shaft20097.437$2,200
    99Billy Winn*Duesenberg2Duesenberg20097.421$2,100
    1015Joe HuffCooper55Highway Truck Parts20087.586$2,000
    1126Phil ShaferRigling/Buick33Shafer "8"197Running$725
    1240Kelly PetilloMiller36Jones-Miller189Running$700
    1320Tony GulottaRigling/Studebaker25Studebaker184Running$680
    1425H.W. StubblefieldAdams/Miller15Gilmore178Running$660
    1517Peter KreisRigling/Studebaker18Studebaker178Out (Accident)$635
    1611Luther JohnsonRigling/Studebaker46Studebaker164Out (Wheel)$620
    1722Wilbur ShawMiller3Veedol157Out (Rear axle)$1,915
    1819Deacon LitzDuesenberg24Bowes Seal Fast152Out (Rod)$610
    1912Bill Cummings*Stevens/Miller10Bowes Seal Fast151Out (Crankshaft)$605
    2032Malcolm Fox (R)Studebaker57Bill Richards132Out (Spring)$600
    2129Chet Miller*Hudson9Hudson125Out (Engine)$590
    2231Ernie TriplettMiller7Floating Power125Out (Clutch)$1,290
    2330Louis SchneiderStevens/Miller1Bowes Seal Fast125Out (Frame)$590
    2421Joe RussoRigling/Duesenberg41Art Rose107Out (Rod)$580
    25PoleLou MooreMiller8Boyle Valve79Out (Timing gear)$575
    2636Juan Gaudino* (R)Chrysler14Golden Seal71Out (Clutch)$570
    2718Al Miller (R)Hudson29Hudson66Out (Engine)$565
    2839Doc MacKenzie (R)Studebaker42Brady65Out (Engine)$560
    2913Frank BriskoStevens/Miller32Brisko-Atkinson61Out (Clutch)$555
    3034Ray Campbell (R)Graham72Folly Farm60Out (Crankshaft)$550
    312Billy ArnoldSummers/Miller5Miller-Hartz59Out (Accident)$3,345
    323Bryan Saulpaugh (R)Miller27Harry Miller55Out (Oil line)$540
    337Louis MeyerStevens/Miller16Sampson50Out (Crankshaft)$535
    3423Al AspenDuesenberg/Studebaker21Brady & Nardi31Out (Rod)$530
    3533Johnny Kreiger (R)Duesenberg49Consumers Petroleum Oil30Out (Rod)$525
    3616Wesley CrawfordMiller/Duesenberg48Boyle Valve28Out (Crankshaft)$520
    378Paul BostCooper/Miller17Empire State18Out (Crankshaft)$515
    3824Bob McDonoghMiller58F.W.D.7Out (Oil line)$510
    3928Gus Schrader (R)Miller45Harry Miller3Out (Accident)$505
    4037Al Gordon (R)Miller26Lion Tamer2Out (Accident)$500

    Winning car owner:  Harry Hartz
    Winning chief mechanic:  Jerry Houck (riding mechanic)
    Winning tire: Firestone
    Total purse:  $93,850
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    Race Summary

    The following is text from Wikipedia as last modified on March 16, 2008, at 16:50.

    Fred Frame had been knocking at the door for a long time, and in 1932 he opened it. Frame, with mechanic Jerry Houck riding beside him, won the "500" at 104.144 mph, a speed that broke the seven-year-old record set by Peter DePaolo.

    It was the second Speedway victory for car owner/builder Harry Hartz. For a while, it looked as though Hartz had a shot at finishing 1-2. No. 2 starter Billy Arnold wrested the lead from pole-sitter Lou Moore on the second lap, but Arnold and mechanic Spider Matlock rlled over on lap 60, handing the lead to Bob Carey.

    Fred Fame still holds the record for winning the Indianapolis 500 from the lowest starting position, have begun the race in 27th place.

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    1933 Results

    May 30, 1933
    Time of race:  4:48:00.75
    Average speed:  104.162 mph
    Margin of victory:  6:41.89
    Pole:  Bill Cummings (12:39.30, 118.530 mph)
    Lead changes:  7 among 4 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Cummings (1-32), Frame (33-36), Stapp (37-38), Frame (39-50), Stapp (51-63), Frame (64-84), Stapp (85-129), Meyer (130-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Chrysler Imperial (Phaeton)/Byron Foy

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    16Louis MeyerMiller36Tydol200104.162$18,000
    223Wilbur ShawStevens/Miller17Mallory200101.795$9,100
    34Lou MooreDuesenberg/Miller37Foreman Axle200101.599$4,100
    415Chet GardnerStevens/Miller21Sampson Radio200101.182$2,400
    510H.W. StubblefieldRigling/Buick8Abels & Fink Auto200100.762$3,250
    636Dave EvansRigling/Studebaker38Art Rose200100.425$1,450
    712Tony GulottaRigling/Studebaker34Studebaker20099.071$1,300
    817Russ Snowberger*Snowberger/Studebaker4Russell "8"20099.011$1,200
    916Zeke MeyerRigling/Studebaker9Studebaker20098.122$1,150
    1020Luther Johnson*Rigling/Studebaker46Studebaker20097.287$1,100
    119Cliff Bergere*Rigling/Studebaker6Studebaker20096.536$500
    1218L.L. CorumRigling/Studebaker47Studebaker20096.454$475
    1340Willard Prentiss* (R)Rigling/Duesenberg49Jack C. Carr20093.595$450
    1427Raoul Riganti*Chrysler14Golden Seal20093.244$425
    1528Gene HausteinHudson29Martz197Running$380
    1614Deacon Litz*Miller26Bowes Seal Fast197Running$370
    1731Joe RussoDuesenberg18Wonder Bread192Running$340
    1839Doc MacKenzieDuesenberg/Studebaker51Ray Brady192Out (Rear axle)$330
    1925Kelly Petillo*Smith/Miller27Sacks Bros.168Out (Spun)$320
    2032Chet Miller*Hudson28Marr163Out (Rod)$305
    2124Al MillerHudson19Marr161Out (Rod)$295
    2219Bennett Hill*Cooper68Goldberg Brothers158Out (Rod)$285
    2329Babe StappMiller45Boyle Products156Out (Out of fuel)$1,380
    2426Wesley Crawford*Stevens/Miller32Boyle Valve147Out (Accident)$275
    25PoleBill Cummings*Miller5Boyle Products136Out (Radiator)$1,065
    267Lester Spangler (R)Miller15Miller132Out (Accident)$260
    2735Freddie Winnai*Duesenberg65Kemp125Out (Mechanical)$255
    2830Malcolm FoxStudebaker57Universal Service Garage121Out (Accident)$250
    293Fred FrameWetteroth/Miller12Miller-Hartz85Out (Valve)$645
    3022Mark Billman (R)Duesenberg64Kemp-Mannix79Out (Accident)$240
    3134Johnny Sawyer (R)Miller53Lencki-Madis77Out (Clutch)$235
    3211Peter KreisSummers/Miller2Frame-Miller63Out (Universal joint)$230
    335Ernie TriplettWeil/Miller16Floating Power61Out (Piston)$225
    3413Shorty CantlonStevens/Miller25Sullivan & O'Brien50Out (Rod)$220
    3542Mauri RoseStevens/Miller3Gilmore48Out (Timing gear)$215
    362Frank BriskoMiller58F.W.D.47Out (Oil)$210
    378Ira HallStevens/Duesenberg10Denny Duesenberg37Out (Accident)$206
    3841Ralph HepburnCooper23Highway Truck Parts33Out (Rod)$205
    3937Ray CampbellHudson59G&D24Out (Magneto)$204
    4033Paul BostDuesenberg/Miller24Frame-Miller Duesenberg13Out (Oil)$203
    4138Rick DeckerMiller61Miller13Out (Manifold)$202
    4221Louis SchneiderStevens/Miller22Edelweiss0Out (Stalled)$200

    Winning car owner:  Louis Meyer
    Winning chief mechanic:  Lawson Harris (riding mechanic)
    Winning tire: Firestone
    Total purse:  $54,450
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    1934 Results

    May 30, 1934
    Time of race:  4:46:05.20
    Average speed:  104.863 mph
    Margin of victory:  27.25
    Pole:  Kelly Petillo (12:34.22, 119.329 mph)
    Lead changes:  8 among 4 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Petillo (1-6), Brisko (7-71), Cummings (72-78), Rose (79-109), Brisko (110-113), Rose (114-124), Cummings (125-148), Rose (149-174), Cummings (175-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  LaSalle/"Big Boy" Rader

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    110Bill CummingsMiller7Boyle Products200104.863$29,725
    24Mauri RoseStevens/Miller9Leon Duray200104.697$14,350
    320Lou Moore*Miller2Foreman Axle200102.625$6,675
    419Deacon Litz*Miller12Stokely Foods200100.749$4,250
    524Joe RussoDuesenberg16Duesenberg20099.893$3,600
    68Al Miller*Rigling/Buick36Shafer "8"20098.264$2,200
    718Cliff Bergere*Weil/Miller22Floating Power20097.818$1,850
    89Russ SnowbergerSnowberger/Studebaker10Russell "8"20097.297$1,650
    93Frank Brisko*Miller32F.W.D.20096.787$2,850
    1014Herb Ardinger* (R)Graham24Lucenti20095.936$1,425
    11PoleKelly PetilloAdams/Miller17Red Lion20093.432$900
    1229H.W. Stubblefield*Duesenberg/Cummins5Cummins Diesel20088.566$880
    1328Charlie Crawford (R)Ford49Detroit Gasket & Mfg.110Out (Head gasket-in pit)$860
    1411Ralph Hepburn*Miller31Art Rose164Out (Rod)$840
    1512George Barringer* (R)Miller18Boyle Products161Out (Front axle)$815
    166Phil Shafer*Rigling/Buick26Shafer "8"130Out (Camshaft)$790
    177Tony GulottaCooper/Studebaker8Schroeder94Out (Rod)$770
    1813Louis MeyerStevens/Miller1Ring Free92Out (Oil tank)$745
    1922Dave EvansDuesenberg/Cummins6Cummins Diesel81Out (Transmission)$720
    2015Shorty Cantlon*Stevens/Miller15Sullivan & O'Brien76Out (Crankshaft)$700
    215Chet GardnerStevens/Miller4Sampson Radio72Out (Rod)$675
    2217Al GordonAdams/Miller51Abels & Fink66Out (Steering)$650
    2323Rex Mays (R)Duesenberg/Miller35Frame Miller-Duesenberg53Out (Front axle)$630
    2425Dusty Fahrnow (R)Cooper42Superior Trailer28Out (Rod)$600
    2521Johnny SawyerMiller/Lencki41Burd Piston Ring27Out (Rods)$585
    2633Johnny SeymourAdams/Miller33Streamline Miller22Out (Pinion)$560
    2727Rick DeckerMiller45Carter Carburetor17Out (Clutch)$540
    282Wilbur ShawStevens/Miller3Lion Head15Out (Lost oil)$515
    2926Doc MacKenzieMikan-Carson/Studebaker73Cresco15Out (Accident)$490
    3031Gene HausteinHudson29Martz13Out (Accident)$470
    3130Harry McQuinn (R)Rigling/Miller63DeBaets13Out (Rod)$445
    3216George Bailey (R)Snowberger/Studebaker58Scott12Out (Accident)$420
    3332Chet MillerFord46Bohnalite Ford11Out (Accident)$400

    Winning car owner:  H. C. Henning
    Winning chief mechanic:  Earl Unversaw (riding mechanic)
    Winning tire: Firestone
    Total purse:  $83,575
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    1935 Results

    May 30, 1935
    Time of race:  4:42:22.71
    Average speed:  106.240 mph
    Margin of victory:  40.02
    Pole:  Rex Mays (12:25.43, 120.736 mph)
    Lead changes:  6 among 4 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Mays (1-63), Stapp (64-67), Petillo (68-73), Mays (74-99), Petillo (100-139), Shaw (140-144), Petillo (145-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Ford V-8/Harry Mack

    *
    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    122Kelly PetilloWetteroth/Offy5Gilmore Speedway200106.240$30,600
    220Wilbur ShawShaw/Offy14Pirrung200105.990$13,500
    35Bill CummingsMiller1Boyle Products200104.758$6,650
    43Floyd RobertsMiller22Abels & Fink200103.228$4,000
    57Ralph Hepburn*Miller21Veedol200103.177$3,500
    619Shorty Cantlon*Stevens/Miller9Sullivan & O'Brien200101.140$2,200
    79Chet GardnerStevens/Miller18Sampson Radio200101.129$1,800
    813Deacon Litz*Miller16Sha-litz200100.907$1,600
    915Doc MacKenzieRigling/Miller8Pirrung200100.598$1,500
    1017Chet MillerSummers/Miller34Milac Front Drive200100.474$1,475
    118Fred FrameWetteroth/Miller19Miller-Hartz200100.436$850
    124Louis MeyerStevens/Miller36Ring Free200100.256$700
    1316Cliff BergereRigling/Buick15Victor Gasket196Out (Out of fuel)$600
    1431Harris Insinger (R)Mikan-Carson/Studebaker62Cresco185Out (Running)$535
    1521Al MillerRigling/Miller4Boyle Products178Out (Engine)$520
    1626Ted Horn (R)Miller-Ford/Ford V843Ford V-8145Out (Steering)$505
    17PoleRex MaysAdams/Miller33Gilmore123Out (Spring)$2,490
    1823Lou Moore*Miller7Foreman Axle116Out (Rod)$475
    1914George Connor (R)Stevens/Miller37Marks Miller112Out (Transmission)$460
    2010Mauri Rose*Miller2F.W.D.103Out (Studs)$445
    216Tony GulottaStevens/Miller44Bowes Seal Fast102Out (Magneto)$430
    2230Jimmy Snyder (R)Snowberger/Studebaker39Blue Prelude97Out (Spring)$415
    2324Frank BriskoRigling/Studebaker41Art Rose79Out (Universal joint)$400
    2427Johnny Seymour*Miller-Ford/Ford V842Ford V-871Out (Grease leak)$385
    2512Babe StappAdams/Miller17Marks Miller70Out (Radiator)$470
    2629George BaileyMiller-Ford/Ford V835Ford V-865Out (Steering)$355
    2711Russ SnowbergerMiller3Boyle Products59Out (Exhaust pipe)$340
    2832Louis Tomei (R)Miller/Lencki26Burd Piston Ring47Out (Valve)$325
    2933Bob Sall (R)Miller-Ford/Ford V846Ford V-847Out (Steering)$310
    302Al GordonWeil/Miller6Cocktail Hour Cigarette17Out (Accident)$295
    3128Freddie WinnaiDuesenberg/Miller27Gyro-Duesenberg16Out (Rod)$280
    3225Clay Weatherly (R)Stevens/Miller45Bowes Seal Fast9Out (Accident)$265
    3318Harry McQuinnRigling/Miller66DeBaets4Out (Rod)$250

    Winning car owner:  Kelly Petillo
    Winning chief mechanic:  Jimmie Dunham (riding mechanic)
    Winning tire: Firestone
    Total purse:  $78,925
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    1936

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    Results

    May 30, 1936
    Time of race:  4:35:03.39
    Average speed:  109.069 mph
    Margin of victory:  2:17.15
    Pole:  Rex Mays (12:32.23, 119.644 mph)
    Lead changes:  6 among 5 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Mays (1-12), Stapp (13-31), Shaw (32-82), Stapp (83-88), Meyer (89-130), Horn (131-146), Meyer (147-200)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Packard 120/Tommy Milton

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    128Louis MeyerStevens/Miller8Ring Free200109.069$31,300
    211Ted HornWetteroth/Miller22Miller-Hartz200108.170$13,775
    34Doc MacKenzie*Wetteroth/Offy10Gilmore Speedway200107.460$6,900
    430Mauri RoseMiller36F.W.D.200107.272$4,000
    53Chet MillerSummers/Miller18Boyle Products200106.919$3,653
    625Ray Pixley (R)Miller41Fink Auto200105.253$2,328
    79Wilbur ShawShaw/Offy3Gilmore200104.233$3,650
    814George BarringerRigling/Offy17Kennedy Tank200102.630$1,650
    932Zeke MeyerCooper/Studebaker53Boyle Products200101.331$1,550
    105George ConnorAdams/Miller38Marks Miller20098.931$1,425
    1112Freddie WinnaiStevens/Offy35Midwest Red Lion199Running$850
    1224Ralph HepburnMiller/Offy9Art Rose195Running$700
    1327Harry McQuinnStevens/Miller28Sampson Radio196Out (Out of fuel)$600
    1410Shorty CantlonWeil/Miller7Hamilton-Harris194Out (Out of fuel)$535
    15PoleRex MaysAdams/Sparks33Gilmore192Out (Out of fuel)$920
    1623Doc Williams (R)Cooper/Miller54Superior Trailer192Out (Out of fuel)$505
    1729Lou Moore*Miller/Offy32Burd Piston Ring185Out (Out of fuel)$490
    1833Emil Andres* (R)Whippet/Cragar19Carew184Running$475
    1915Floyd RobertsStevens/Offy4Burd Piston Ring183Out (Out of fuel)$460
    2020Frank BriskoMiller/Brisko14Elgin Piston Pin180Out (Out of fuel)$445
    2117Al MillerSmith/Miller12Boyle Products119Out (Accident)$430
    227Cliff Bergere*Stevens/Miller42Bowes Seal Fast116Out (Engine support)$415
    2326Deacon Litz*Miller15Litz108Out (Crankshaft)$400
    242Babe StappShaw/Offy21Pirrung89Out (Crankshaft)$1,585
    2519Billy WinnMiller5Harry A. Miller78Out (Crankshaft)$370
    2622Frank McGurk (R)Adams/Cragar52Abels Auto Ford51Out (Crankshaft)$355
    278Louis TomeiWetteroth/Miller27Wheeler's44Out (Engine support)$340
    286Herb ArdingerStevens/Miller44Bowes Seal Fast38Out (Transmission)$325
    2918Chet GardnerDuesenberg/Offy6Gardner38Out (Clutch)$310
    3016Jimmy SnyderStevens/Miller43Belanger Miller21Out (Oil leak)$295
    3121Johnny SeymourStevens/Miller47Sullivan & O'Brien13Out (Clutch)$280
    3231Fred FrameMiller46Burd Piston Ring4Out (Piston)$265
    3313Bill CummingsMiller/Offy2Boyle Products0Out (Piston)$250

    Winning car owner:  Louis Meyer
    Winning chief mechanic:  Lawson Harris (riding mechanic)
    Winning tire: Firestone
    Total purse:  $81,831
    * = Had relief driver
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    1939 Race Summary

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    This race is remembered tragicially on lap 109 when Floyd Roberts the reigning champion was killed at lap 109 when his car went through the wooden wall at over 100 miles an hour at the backstretch.

    In Louis Meyer's final Indy 500, he too would crash at the backstretch at over 100 miles at hour, but he walked away unharmed.

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    1949

    1949 was the year The Big Wheel was released, starring Mickey Rooney in a fictional running of the Indy 500.

    1950

    Results

    Fastest lap:  1:09.770 by Johnnie Parsons
    Stopped early due to rain
    5th place F1 points shared between Joie Chitwood and Tony Bettenhausen
    Pace Car/Driver:  Mercury/Benson Ford

    FinishStartDriverCar (Engine)#LapsTime/RetiredF1 Points
    15Johnnie ParsonsKurtis Kraft (Offenahuser)11382:46:55.979
    210Bill HollandDiedt (Offenahuser)3137+1 Lap6
    33Mauri RoseDiedt (Offenahuser)31137+1 Lap4
    412Cecil GreenKurtis Kraft (Offenahuser)54137+1 Lap3
    59Joie ChitwoodKurtis Kraft (Offenahuser)17136+2 Laps1
    623Lee WallardMoore (Offenahuser)8136+2 Laps
    71Walt FaulknerKurtis Kraft (Offenahuser)98135+3 Laps
    84George ConnorLesovsky (Offenahuser)5135+3 Laps
    919Paul RussoNichels (Offenahuser)7135+3 Laps
    1011Pat FlahertyKurtis Kraft (Offenahuser)59135+3 Laps
    1116Myron FohrMarchese (Offenahuser)2133+5 Laps
    1213Duane CarterStevens (Offenahuser)18133+5 Laps
    1326Mack HellingsKurtis Kraft (Offenahuser)15132+6 Laps
    146Jack McGrathKurtis Kraft (Offenahuser)49131Out (Accident)
    1524Troy RuttmanLesovsky (Offenahuser)55130+8 Laps
    1631Gene HartleyLangley (Offenahuser)75128+10 Laps
    1727Jimmy DaviesEwing (Offenahuser)22128+10 Laps
    1833Johnny McDowellKurtis Kraft (Offenahuser)62128+10 Laps
    1920Walt BrownKurtis Kraft (Offenahuser)4127+11 Laps
    202Spider WebbMaserati (Offenahuser)21126+12 Laps
    2115Jerry HoytKurtis Kraft (Offenahuser)81125+13 Laps
    2229Walt AderRae (Offenahuser)27123+15 Laps
    2330Jackie HolmesOlson (Offenahuser)77123Out (Accident)
    2428Jim RathmannWetteroth (Offenahuser)76122+16 Laps
    2522Bill SchindlerSnowberger (Offenahuser)67111Out (Transmission)
    2617Bayliss LevrettAdams (Offenahuser)24108Out (Oil pressure)
    272Fred AgabashianKurtis Kraft (Offenahuser)2864Out (Oil leak)
    2832Jimmy JacksonKurtis Kraft (Cummins)6152Out (Compressor)
    2925Sam HanksKurtis Kraft (Offenahuser)2342Out (Oil pressure)
    308Tony BettenhausenDiedt (Offenahuser)1430Out (Wheel bearing)1
    3118Dick RathmannWatson (Offenahuser)4525Out
    327Duke DismoreKurtis Kraft (Offenahuser)6910Out (Oil leak)

    Race Summary

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    The 1950 Indianapolis 500 was held on Tuesday, May 30, 1950 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event was the third round of the 1950 World Drivers' Championship. The race was originally scheduled for 200 laps, but was stopped at 138 laps because of rain.

    Notes

  • Pole position: Walt Faulkner - 4:27.97
  • Fastest Lead Lap: Johnnie Parsons - 1:09.77
  • Shared drivers:
    Joie Chitwood (82 laps) and Tony Bettenhausen (54 laps), after Bettenhausen retired. Points for 5th position were shared between the drivers.
    Henry Banks (71 laps) and Fred Agabashian (41 laps)
    Bayliss Levrett (105 laps) and Bill Cantrell (3 laps)
  • First win for Firestone in the World Championship.

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  • 1951 Results

    Fastest lap:  1:07.260 by Lee Wallard
    3rd place F1 points shared between Manny Ayulo and Jack McGrath
    Pace Car/Driver:  Chrysler New Yorker V-8/Dave Wallace

    FinishStartDriverCar (Engine)#LapsTime/RetiredF1 Points
    12Lee WallardKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)992003:57:38.059
    27Mike NazarukKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)83200+1:47.246
    33Manny Ayulo/Jack McGrathKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)9200+2:51.392/2
    431Andy LindenSherman (Offenhauser)57200+4:40.123
    529Bobby BallSchroeder (Offenhauser)52200+4:52.232
    617Henry BanksMoore (Offenhauser)1200+5:40.02
    724Carl ForbergKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)68193+7 Laps
    84Duane CarterDiedt (Offenhauser)27180+20 Laps
    99Tony BettenhausenDiedt (Offenhauser)5178Spun off
    10PoleDuke NalonKurtis Kraft (Novi)18151Retired
    1122Gene ForceKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)69142Engine
    1212Sam HanksKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)25135Engine
    1316Bill SchindlerKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)10129Engine
    145Mauri RoseDiedt (Offenhauser)16126Accident
    1514Walt FaulknerKuzma (Offenhauser)2123Engine
    1627Jimmy DaviesPawl (Offenhauser)76110Axle
    1711Fred AgabashianKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)59109Clutch
    1819Carl ScarboroughKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)7393Fire
    1933Bill MackeyHall (Offenhauser)7197Clutch
    2019Chuck StevensonMarchese (Offenhauser)893Fire
    218Johnnie ParsonsKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)387Magneto
    2210Cecil GreenKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)480Engine
    236Troy RuttmanKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)9878Engine
    2432Duke DinsmoreSchroeder (Offenhauser)673Overheating
    2528Chet MillerKurtis Kraft (Novi)3256Ignition
    2613Walt BrownKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)4455Magneto
    2725Rodger WardBromme (Offenhauser)4834Oil pipe
    2818Cliff GriffithKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)2330Axle
    2920Bill VukovichTrevis (Offenhauser)8129Oil leak
    3021George ConnorLesovsky (Offenhauser)2229Transmission
    3123Mack HellingsDiedt (Offenhauser)1918Engine
    3226Johnny McDowellMaserati (Offenhauser)1215Fuel leak
    3330Joe JamesWatson (Offenhauser)268Transmission


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    1952 Results

    Fastest lap:  1:06.600 by Bill Vukovich
    Pace Car/Driver:  Studebaker Commander/P.O. Peterson

    FinishStartDriverCar (Engine)#LapsTime/RetiredF1 Points
    17Troy RuttmanKuzma (Offenhauser)982003:52:41.888
    210Jim RathmannKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)59200+4:02.336
    35Sam HanksKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)18200+6:11.614
    46Duane CarterLesovsky (Offenhauser)1200+6:48.343
    520Art CrossKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)33200+8:40.152
    621Jimmy BryanKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)77200+9:24.32
    723Jimmy ReeceKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)37200+10:35.24
    814George ConnorKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)54200+12:00.61
    99Cliff GriffithKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)22200+12:23.76
    1031Johnnie ParsonsKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)5200+13:37.78
    113Jack McGrathKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)4200+14:21.72
    1226Jim RigsbyWatson (Offenhauser)29200+16:05.10
    1316Joe JamesKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)14200+16:55.65
    1415Bill SchindlerStevens (Offenhauser)7200+18:48.66
    1513George FonderSherman (Offenhauser)65197+3 Laps
    1624Eddie JohnsonTrevis (Offenhauser)81193+7 Laps
    178Bill VukovichKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)26191Out (Steering)1
    1811Chuck StevensonKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)16187+13 Laps
    1912Henry BanksLesovsky (Offenhauser)2184+16 Laps
    2028Manny AyuloLesovsky (Offenhauser)8184+16 Laps
    2133Johnny McDowellKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)31182+18 Laps
    2229Spider WebbBromme (Offenhauser)48162Out (Oil leak)
    2322Rodger WardKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)34130Out (Oil pressure)
    2430Tony BettenhausenDiedt (Offenhauser)2793Out (Oil pressure)
    254Duke NalonKurtis Kraft (Novi)3684Out (Compressor)
    2632Bob SweikertKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)7377Out (Differential)
    27PoleFred AgabashianKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)2871Out (Compressor)
    2818Gene HartleyKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)6765Out (Exhaust)
    2925Bob ScottKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)9349Out (Transmission)
    3027Chet MillerKurtis Kraft (Novi)2141Out (Compressor)
    3119Alberto AscariFerrari1240Out (Wheel)
    3217Bobby BallStevens (Offenhauser)5534Out (Gearbox)
    332Andy LindenKurtis Kraft (Offenhauser)920Out (Oil pump)


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    1954 Photographs

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    1956 Race Summary

    The following is text from Wikipedia as last modified on January 28, 2008, at 22:01.

    The 1956 Indianapolis 500 was held on Wednesday, 30 May 1956 at Indianapolis. As with other Indy 500s of the 1950s, it was counted as a round of the World Drivers' Championship.

    The 1956 race would be the first 500 to be governed by the United States Automobile Club as the American Automobile Association withdrew the previous August. Another change would have a more immediate effect on the current race. The track had been resurfaced with asphalt with only a small line of bricks still remaining on the main stretch. With the new surface, a new track record was expected. Pat Flaherty did not disappoint with a pole speed of 145.596mph, over 4.5mph faster than the 1954 record. 29 drivers qualified opening weekend. The second weekend saw heavy rain that completely canceled Saturday and left only a small window on Sunday for 4 drivers to fill the field. Nino Farina was one of the drivers left out when he didn?t get a chance to qualify his Bardahl-Ferrari.

    The early part of the race turned into a three man duel between Russo, O?Connor, and Flaherty. Russo was the first to retire when his tyre failed and his car crashed and caught fire. At quarter distance due to yellows and the pit stops, Parsons took the lead followed by Freeland. By the 200 mile mark Flaherty took over the lead followed by Freeland, Sweikert, and Parsons but Hanks was working his way through the fields after sustaining some damage in the Russo crash, eventually taking second. Flaherty had built up such a lead that he was able to make his last pit stop and remain in front. He crossed the finish line with Hanks the only other car on the lead lap. The only real change in the top cars toward the end was both O?Connor and Jim Rathmann having to drop back with mechanical problems while both drivers were in the top 5.

    Notes

  • Pole position: Pat Flaherty - 4:07.26 (time over four laps)
  • Fastest Lead Lap: Paul Russo - 1:02.32
  • Shared Drive: Car# 10: Ed Elisian 123 laps and Eddie Russo 37 laps

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  • 1958 Race Summary

    The following is text from Wikipedia as last modified on February 9, 2008, at 08:54.

    The 1958 Indianapolis 500 was held on Friday, May 30, 1958 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event was part of the 1958 World Drivers' Championship.

    It is best known for a massive first lap incident that resulted in the death of fan-favorite driver Pat O'Connor.

    Dick Rathmann and Ed Elisian started the race on the front row, with Jimmy Reece on the outside of the front row. Elisian spun in turn 3 of the first lap, and collected Rathmann, sending them both into the wall, and starting a 15-car pileup.

    According to AJ Foyt, O'Conner's car hit Reece's car, sailed fifty feet in the air, landed upside down, and burst into flames. Although O'Connor was incinerated in the accident, medical officials said that he was probably killed instantly from a fractured skull.

    Widely blamed for the accident, Elisian was suspended by USAC for the accident (reinstated a few days later), and was shunned by many in the racing community. Allegedly, drivers prevented firefighters from reaching Elisian's burning car the following August at Milwaukee, and Elisian died in the fire.

    Following the accident, race officials announced that they would change the starting procedure, abandoning the single-file trip down pit lane that was used in 1957 and 1958. Also, for the 1959 Indy 500, metal roll bars welded to the frame behind the driver's head were mandated, and helmets were required to pass safety certification by Speedway medical officials.

    References

    1. ^ Indy 500 deadly accidents, 1958 2. ^ we feel the blues when we lose

    Notes

  • Fastest Lead Lap: Tony Bettenhausen 1:02.370
  • A 15 car pileup accident on the opening lap involved and dealt fatal injuries to Pat O'Connor,who had appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in the week leading up to the race and had finished 8th in the previous year's Indy 500.
  • Last Appearances: George Amick (killed in 1959 USAC race at Daytona)

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  • 1963 Model Kits & Die Cast Cars

    TypeBrandItem NumberSeriesNameScaleNotes
    Model KitAMTT162Parnelli Jones Watson Roadster '63 Indy 500 Winner1:25
    Model KitAMTT154Dan Gurney Indy 500 Lotus1:25Lotus 29, 1963 Indianapolis 500


    1964 Race Summary

    The following is text from Wikipedia as last modified on March 27, 2008, at 21:31.

    Results of the 1964 Indianapolis 500 held at Indianapolis on Saturday, May 30, 1964.

    It is best known for a fiery second-lap accident that resulted in the deaths of Eddie Sachs and Dave MacDonald, involving a total of seven cars.

    MacDonald was driving a car owned and designed by Mickey Thompson, the #83 "Sears-Allstate Special". It was a rear-engined car that first raced in 1963, updated with a streamlined body for 1964. The car was designed to start with enough fuel to run the full race, housed within a rubber bladder in an enclosed tank that ran between the tires on the left side. The car also featured Sears tires. It was far ahead of its time, but was badly designed, poorly built and difficult to drive. It handled badly, a condition made worse when the body was modified to accommodate the USAC-mandated 15 inch tires. Graham Hill tested the vehicle before Indy, but refused to drive it in 1963. Masten Gregory crashed earlier in the month due to aerodynamic lift. Other drivers took the advice of Gregory, and stayed away from the Thompson cars. Jim Clark told MacDonald on Carb Day, "Get out of that car mate, just walk away." The ride also offered to Mario Andretti, who turned it down due Andretti's concerns over his lack of experience and the fact that the ride was only for Indy. According to long-time motor sports journalist Chris Economaki, MacDonald never practiced with a full load of fuel due to Thompson's focus on high speeds.

    In the first lap of his first Indy 500 race in 1964, MacDonald passed at least 5 other cars. As MacDonald passed Johnny Rutherford and Sachs, Rutherford noticed that MacDonald's car was very loose, even throwing grass and dirt up from the edge of the track. Rutherford later said that, watching the behavior of MacDonald's car, he thought, "Whoa, he's either gonna win this thing or crash."

    On the second lap, MacDonald lost control coming off the fourth turn. As the car began to slide, he came across the track and hit the inside wall, igniting the gasoline in his fuel tanks (approximately 70-100 gallons) which caused a massive fire. His car then slid back across the track, causing seven more cars to be involved. Ronnie Duman crashed, spun in flames and hit the pit lane wall, and was burned. Bobby Unser hit another car, and Johnny Rutherford's car on its left rear tire, and crashed into the outside wall. Chuck Stevenson and Norm Hall also crashed.

    Sachs, blinded by the smoke, hit MacDonald's burning car, and died in the fire before he could be freed. According to eye-witnesses, he was burned alive. His car, including his body, was covered by a tarp before being towed away during the cleanup. A lemon that had been on a string around Sach's neck was found inside of Rutherford's car after the crash.

    MacDonald was pulled from the wreck and taken into the infield hospital, burned beyond recognition. His lungs were seared from flame inhalation, causing acute pulmonary oedema. He died at at 1:20 in the afternoon.

    The crash was well-documented in film and still images, and shown world-wide. For the first time in its history, a red flag stopped the Indy 500. Partially in response to media pressure, USAC mandated that cars carry less fuel, a change that also led every team to switch from gasoline to methanol prior to the next year's Indy 500.

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    1967 Race Summary

    The following is text from Wikipedia as last modified on December 12, 2007, at 09:48.

    Race Summary

    This unexpected 2 day event began with gray skies but the race was underway as Parnelli Jones (the 6th qualifer in the race) is in first place before half a lap, with Gurney second and A.J. Foyt in third. Parnelli leads all 18 laps before rain halts the race. The next day is sunny, and the race resumes with Jones leading most of the race. Along the way many of the favorites have problems: defending champion Graham Hill (who almost didn't make the race) is out after only five laps after the restart. his teammate Jim Clark blows an engine five laps later. Leader Jones has a scare on lap 70 in an altercation with Lee Roy Yarbrough. Both cars spin, but are able tocontinue racing, however, Dan Gurney briefly takes the lead. But Gurney is forced out of the race after 160 laps. Meanwhile, Mario Andretti loses a wheel on his 59th lap. Carl Williams and Bob Veith tangle in turn three and are both ellimnated. Wally Dalenbach crashes on the main straightway, and Cale Yarborough spins out during the caution! Several cars get by Cale, but george Snider and Lee Roy Yarbrough both crash into the infield ditch trying to avoid him. Arnie Knepper is out with engine failure, while Jackie Stewart loses an engine and heads back to the pits on foot. Later, Cale Yarborough (who was able to get back into the race) and Mel Kenyon crash, putting both out of the race for good. Bud Tingelstad spins out after 182 laps. With 12 laps left, Gordon Johncock spins out. At this point Parnelli Jones has the race wrapped up with almost a full lap lead over A.J. Foyt. But amazingly, with only four laps to go, a 6-dollar transmission bearing fails, once again sealing the fate of the STP Granatelli team. A.J. Foyt drives into first place with only four laps to go, but the drama is still not over. A four car-crash at the north end of the straightaway forces Foyt into some savvy driving to miss spinning cars as he takes the checkered flag for his third win at Indianapolis! Foyt's winning speed of 151.207 MPH is a new record.

    Topics

  • This was the first Indianapolis 500 to be televised in color by ABC during ABC's Wide World of Sports.
  • Andy Granatelli, the CEO of STP, introduced the first turbine-powered car into the Indianapolis 500.

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  • 1968 Race Summary

    The following is text from Wikipedia as last modified on December 12, 2007, at 09:48.

    Time Trials

    1968 was the second and eventuallly the final year the controversial turbine cars were running in the 1968 race classic. In qualifications, Graham Hill the 1966 champion in the #70 STP Turbine is first to qualify, and sets a new qualifying record! Later, his STP turbine teammate joe Leonard in #60 wins the pole position with a speed of 171.559 MPH.

    Race Day

    At the drop of the green flag, Joe Leonard in the #60 STP Turbine leaps in the lead, with Bobby Unser in second and Roger McCluskey up to third at the end of lap 1. After only nine laps, Jim Hurtubise in the PepsiCo Frito-lay special has burned a piaton, and is out, finishing 30th! About this time, Bobby Unser is now hard after Leonard, and at the endo of the main straightway he passes to take the lead! On lap 41, the caution flag flies for the first time when Al Unser loses a wheel and hits the first-turn wall, with Arnie Knepper and Gary Bettenhausen also involved. After 200 miles, A.J. Foyt is out with a blown engine and the defending champion's bid for his 4th Indy win is over for this year. After 110 laps, Graham Hill loses a wheel and smashes into the turn two wall, bringing out the second caution. On lap 127, Mel Kenyon and rookie Billy Vukovich tangle in turn four. Both are able to re-enter the race, but Johnny Rutherford, trying to slow down, is rear-ended by Jim Mcelreath. Mike Mosley also loses it in turn four trying to avoid the mess.

    When Bobby Unser makes his last pit stop, his car is stuck in high gear. As he leaves his pit struggling to get to high speed, both Leonard and Ruby pass him. With only 16 laps to go, Joe Leonard still has the #60 turbine in first place, but on the backstretch, but on the backstretch, Carl Williams hits the wall, bringing out the final caution. After cleanup, the green comes out with 9 laps to go, and several cars between leader Leonard and second place Unser. but the turbine is slowing and coasting to a stop in turn one, with Bobby Unser now sweeping the lead! At this moment at the other end of the track, the STP Turbine team suffers a double whammy as #20 Art Pollard in the remaining turbine coasts to a stop with the same program as Leonard - a broken fuel pump drive! Unser drove the final 9 laps to win his first of eventually 3 Indianapolis 500 victories for Bobby Unser.

    Topics

  • Jim Hurtubise became the last driver to qualify the race with a front engine roadster.
  • Much of the film of the race was used in the movie Winning starring Paul Newman.

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  • 1969

    Photographs

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    1971

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    1971 Dodge Challenger Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 1971 Dodge Challenger Pace Car
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    1972

    Photographs

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    1974

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    Johnny Rutherford 1974 McLaren M16 Indianapolis 500 Winning Car Model Johnny Rutherford's 1974 Indianapolis 500 Winning Car
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    1978

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    1978

    Merchandise

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    Model Kit Revell 85-2168'78 Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car1:24 scale


    1979

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    1980

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    1981 Race Summary

    The following is text from Wikipedia as last modified on December 12, 2007, at 23:08.

    Recap

    After a pitstop on lap 149 Bobby Unser and Mario Andretti pass cars under the caution flag lineup as they exit the pits. Unser goes on to win the race, his third career Indy victory, and Andretti finishes second. However, when official results are posted Monday morning, Unser was penalized one lap for the infraction, and Andretti was declared the winner. Unser's Penske Team appeals the decision, and in October, a USAC appeals court reverses the ruling, reinstating Unser to first place, and instead fines him $40,000. USAC later acts to clarify its vague yellow flag rules and bring them into line with CART's existing rules stating that cars rejoining from the pits during a caution must not pass any cars in front of them, lapped or otherwise. After being declared the winner following this long and contentious debate, Unser announces his retirement.

    Results

    Failed to Qualify: Tom Bagley (#43), Steve Ball (#85), Pat Bedard (#17), Jim Buick (#86), Phil Caliva (#47, #87), Larry Cannon (#96, #99), Steve Chassey (#64), Bill Engelhart (#29), Dick Ferguson (#95), Bob Frey (#71), Spike Gehlhausen (#23, #34), Ken Hamilton (#63), Bob Harkey (#71, #89, #96), Jim Hurtubise (#65), Herm Johnson (#28), Bubby Jones (#58), Steve Kinser (#78), Phil Krueger (#89), Greg Leffler (#43, #44), Harry MacDonald (#45), John Mahler (#92, #93), John Martin (#57), Jim McElreath (#26), Chip Mead (#49), Roger Mears (#98), Jerry Miller (#65), Johnny Parsons (#8, #12, #18), Roger Rager (#21, #66), Larry Rice (#52), Tim Richmond (#21), Joe Saldana (#24, #69), Dick Simon (#22), Jerry Sneva (#17, #34, #72, #74), George Snider (#84) Bill Tempero (#15), Phil Threshie (#67), Rich Vogler (#44, #46), Bill Vukovich II (#42), Frank Weiss (#93), Dale Whittington (#91)

    Notes: When official results were posted at 8 am the day after the race, Mario Andretti, who had finished second, was awarded the victory after Bobby Unser, whose car had finished first, was penalized one lap and dropped from the first place to second for passing other cars illegally under a yellow caution flag. Unser appealed the decision to the U.S. Auto Club and was upheld. A panel ruled the following October that the penalty was too severe and instead fined Unser $40,000, and restored the victory to him. Andretti was returned to second place.

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    Model Kits & Die-Cast Cars

    TypeManufacturerItem #SeriesNameScaleNotes
    Model KitMPC1-0761Indy Pace Car Turbo Firebird1:251981, Golden Wheels Bonus


    1982

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    Race Summary

    The following is text from Wikipedia as last modified on January 31, 2008, at 02:38.

    Recap

    As the field headed down the mainstrech to take the green flag, Kevin Cogan starting in the middle of the front row, suddenly veered hard right into the car of A.J. Foyt. Cogan bounced off of Foyt, and directly into the path of Mario Andretti. Both cars were heavily damaged. The ensuing mayhem also took out Roger Mears and Dale Whittington. Foyt's car suffered minor suspension damage, but he was able to continue. The race was red flagged (it had not yet technically started), and the field stopped while the accident was cleaned up. A tremendous controversey erupted between Andretti and Cogan, and all blame was placed firmly on Cogan by competitors, media, and observers alike. Though the cause of the accident was never revealed by the Penske Team, most experts believe that either a CV joint seized, or the rear brakes locked up, causing the right-rear wheel to pivot. Such a mechanical failure was likely not the driver's fault, but Cogan's career never recovered.

    Late in the race, during Rick Mears' final pit stop, he lost several seconds after he bumped into a backmarker. His crew proceeded to fill the entire tank, which gave him more than enough fuel to make it to the finish. Two laps later, Gordon Johncock made his stop, but his crew only filled the tank with enough fuel to make it to the finish. With less than 15 laps to go, trailing Johncock by more than eleven seconds, Mears' fully-fueled car was handling much better. He started closing in, more than a second per lap. With one lap to go, Mears pulled alongside, but Johncock refused to give up the lead, blocking Mears in the first turn, and holding on for the win by 0.16 seconds. The outcome was the closest-ever in race history, and would stand as the closest finish for ten years.

    Results

    Failed to Qualify: Bill Alsup (#2), Pat Bedard (#36), Tom Bigelow (#56, #73), Scott Brayton (#37), Phil Caliva (#38), Steve Chassey (#11, #64), Bill Engelhart (#59), Dick Ferguson, Bob Frey (#64), Tom Frantz (#77), Spike Gehlhausen (#47), Tom Gloy (#80), Tom Grunnah, Ken Hamilton (#63), Bob Harkey (#79), Hurley Haywood (#34), Gary Irvin (#90), Jerry Karl (#32), Sheldon Kinser, Steve Krisiloff (#34, #72), Phil Krueger (#89), Lee Kunzman, Bob Lazier (#34), Greg Leffler (#43), Ray Lipper (#73), Al Loquasto (#86), John Mahler (#92), John Martin (#17), Jim McElreath (#98), Chip Mead (#49), Mike Mosley (#48), Teddy Pilette (#67), Roger Rager (#72), Larry Rice, Tim Richmond, Joe Saldana (#58), Rusty Schmidt (#27), Vern Schuppan (#18, #37, #99), Billy Scott (#88), Dick Simon (#22), Gordon Smiley (#35), Jan Sneva (#92), Sammy Swindell (#64), Bobby Unser (#55), Leroy Van Conett (#46), Dean Vetrock (#71), Rich Vogler, Bill Vukovich II (#11, #18), Desiré Wilson (#33)

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    1983 Race Summary

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    Recap

    Three-time runner up Tom Sneva is stuck behind the lapped car of Al Unser, Jr., who is helping protect the lead of his father Al Unser despite being shown the blue "move-over" flag. Sneva takes advantage of some more slower cars to pass both Unsers in daring moves on the mainstretch and third turn on lap 190 and goes on to win. Teo Fabi joins Walt Faulkner in 1950 as one of only two rookies ever to qualify for the pole-position.

    Results

    Failed to Qualify: Mark Alderson (#17), Bill Alsup (#11), Gary Bettenhausen (#28), Tom Bigelow (#6), Jim Buick (#26), Phil Caliva (#42), Larry Cannon (#17), Chuck Ciprich (#36), Dick Ferguson (#69), Spike Gehlhausen (#47), Pete Halsmer (#66), Bob Harkey (#79), Doug Heveron (#41, #61), Herm Johnson (#42, #81), Jerry Karl (#61), Sheldon Kinser (#42), Phil Krueger (#46), Greg Leffler (#64), Al Loquasto (#86), Harry MacDonald (#43), John Mahler (#92), Mack McClellan (#17), John Paul, Jr. (#12), Teddy Pilette (#42), Roger Rager (#88), Johnny Rutherford (#40), Ken Schrader (#98), Jerry Sneva (#69), Bill Tempero (#15), Rich Vogler (#8), Bill Vukovich II (#83), Desiré Wilson (#54)

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    1984

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    Race Summary

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    Recap

    An exciting first half turns dull as defending champion Tom Sneva and Mario Andretti fall out late with mechanical trouble, leaving Rick Mears the winner by over two laps. Rookies Roberto Guerrero, Al Holbert, and Michael Andretti become a rare trio of first-timers to finish in the top five. Sportswriter-turned-racer Pat Bedard suffers a severe crash in the northchute, flipping and destroying his machine, though only suffering a cracked jaw from an accident appearing fatal to many. The 1984 race has the distinction of having the most entries (117), and the most cars to actually be seen in the garage (87).

    Results

    Failed to Qualify: Bill Alsup (#27), Gary Bettenhausen (#8, #60, #82), Tom Bigelow (#75), Phil Caliva (#69), Larry Cannon (#81), Mike Chandler (#88), Steve Chassey (#56, #65), Chuck Ciprich (#36), Jim Crawford (#68, #78), Dick Ferguson (#31, #51), Chet Fillip (#38), Stan Fox (#24), Bruno Giacomelli (#52), Pete Halsmer (#11), Jerry Karl (#59), Steve Krisiloff (#87), Phil Krueger (#85), Al Loquasto (#86), Roger Mears (#55, #76), Johnny Parsons (#34, #59), John Paul, Jr. (#12), Ed Pimm (#64), Jerry Sneva (#66), Jacques Villeneuve (#76), Desiré Wilson (#34)

    Trivia

  • Chris Kneifel became the last driver to qualify the Indy 500 at under 200 Miles per hour.

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  • 1985 Race Summary

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    Recap

    Danny Sullivan beats Mario Andretti by 2.5 seconds despite spinning a full 360 degrees between the first and second turn when battling with Andretti on lap 120. Sullivan becomes the third driver to both spin and recover and later lead the same race, after Jim Clark in 1966 and Parnelli Jones in 1967. Sullivan does not, however, duplicate Clark's '66 feat of two spins and two saves in the same race. The Buick engine made its first significant presence at Indy, as drivers Pancho Carter and Scott Brayton qualified first and second with the engine. However, both cars dropped out within the first 19 laps.

    According to commentators of the telecast, it was said the Buick was faster than the traditional Cosworth engine, but its reliability was questioned early.

    Brayton did not have a major sponsor until after his qualifying run. Hardee's picked up the sponsorship.

    Results

    Failed to Qualify: Tom Bigelow (#24, #42, #50), Steve Chassey (#56), Dick Ferguson (#69), Chet Fillip (#38, #39), Dennis Firestone (#36), Pete Halsmer (#59), Gordon Johncock (#20), Herm Johnson (#8), Jerry Karl (#51, #62), Phil Krueger (#50, #51), Randy Lanier (#57), Mike Nish (#41), Michael Roe (#71), Jacques Villneuve (#76)

    Race events

    Rich Vogler had a crash that was big enough that he had to be airlifted to hospital.

    Additional information

    Carter - Buick engine. Valvoline sponsorship.
    Brayton - Buick engine. Hardee's sponsorship.
    Rahal - Cosworth engine. March chassis. Truesports team, Budweiser sponsorship.
    Mears - Penske Racing team, Pennzoil sponsorship.
    Sullivan - Penske Racing team, Miller American beer sponsorship.
    Unser, Sr. - Penske Racing team.
    Sneva - Dan Gurney Eagle (All American Racers) team, Skoal sponsorship.
    Mario Andretti - Newman/Haas Racing team. Lola chassis. Beatrice Foods sponsorship.
    E. Fittipaldi - Patrick Racing team. March chassis. 7-Eleven sponsorship.
    Foyt - Gilmore team, Copenhagen sponsorship.
    Unser, Jr. - Shierson Racing team, Domino's Pizza sponsorship

    Reference: Additional information gathered from 1985 telecast of Indianapolis 500.

    Quotes

    "The Indianapolis 500 has a new champion, as Danny Sullivan has won the 69th Indianapolis 500" - Paul Page described the finish of the race for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network

    References

    1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eevlaq12YBg 1985 Indianapolis 500 telecast, ABC, as shown on YouTube. Accessed 14 November 2007.

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    1986

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    Bobby Rahal 1986 Indianapolis 500 Winning Car 1986 Indianapolis 500 Winner
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    Race Summary

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    Recap

    Rain postponed the race Sunday and Monday, and Speedway management decides to hold the race the following Saturday. On a final restart on lap 198 Bobby Rahal takes the lead from Kevin Cogan. Rahal beats Cogan by 1.4 seconds and Rick Mears in third by just 1.8 seconds. Jim Trueman, Rahal?s car owner, dies of cancer eleven days later. This year's 500 is the first to be broadcast live from start to finish by ABC, instead of on the tape-delay basis dating back to 1971.

    Results

    Failed to Qualify: Steve Bren (#25), Steve Chassey (#56/#65), Derek Daly (#28), Spike Gehlhausen (#10), Herm Johnson (#28), Rupert Keegan (#56/#65), Jan Lammers (#98), Rick Miaskiewicz (#19), Mike Nish (#44/#45), John Paul, Jr. (#31)

    Notes:

  • Race scheduled to run on Sunday, May 25 but rain forced postponement first until Monday, May 26, and then Saturday, May 31.
  • Mario Andretti originally qualified in the second row, but a practice crash required him to start a back-up car at the rear of the field on race day.
  • Dennis Firestone, George Snider, and Jacques Villeneuve were involved in a major crash in the final practice session, and all three cars were too damaged to race. Firestone suffered a broken neck, and withdrew. Snider and Villeneuve drove back-up cars on race day, starting from the rear of the field. Dick Simon, took the 33rd starting position, vacated by Firestone, as the first alternate.

    Quotes

    "The final roar of the racing engine, Bobby Rahal accerlates and Bobby Rahal has won his first Indianapolis 500" - Paul Page described the finish of the Indianpolis 500 for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network.

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  • 1987 Race Summary

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    Recap

    After dominating the month (winning the pole position, pit stop contest, and leading the speed chart on nearly every practice day), Mario Andretti leads 170 laps until his Lola-Chevrolet loses blower-pressure with 23 laps to go. Earlier in the race, Tony Bettenhausen lost a wheel after a pit stop. Roberto Guerrero hit the wheel, and tragically it struck and killed a spectator in the grandstands. The ensuing damage to Guerrero's nosecone was a broken clutch master cylinder. After Andretti slowed, Guerrero took over the lead (a full lap lead over Al Unser), but had one final fuel stop remaining. Disaster struck on his final pit stop when he could not get the car out of gear, due to the damage. He stalled trying to pull away, and second place Unser blew past to take a lap lead of his own. Within a few laps, Guererro was able to unlap himself after a caution, but Unser holds on to become the second four-time winner, and oldest winner (47) in race history. Why Unser's win was amazing: His car was a year-old backup car being used as a show car at the Sheraton hotel in Pennsylvania. In addition, he used a Cosworth engine since Roger Penske had run out of Chevrolet engines.

    Results

  • Emerson Fittipaldi started the race from the 33rd position in a back-up car due to a crash in the final practice session.

    Failed to Qualify: Jim Crawford (#2T), Sammy Swindell (#59), Phil Krueger (#10T), Rocky Moran (#76), Dominic Dobson (#17), Rick Miaskiewicz (#97)

    Quotes

    "And history is matched as the twin checkered flags come out for our second four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, Al Unser" - Paul Page described the finish of the race for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network.

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  • 1988 Race Summary

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    Recap

    Roger Penske's team dominates the month, qualifying all three teammates Rick Mears, Danny Sullivan and Al Unser on the front row. Their cars have unique solid wheels instead of the conventional spoke designs used on most of the other cars. On race day the three teammates combine to lead 192 laps. Sullivan dominates the first half, but then hits the south short-chute wall on lap 102, after his front wing adjusters slip, robbing the car of steering capability. Mears, at one point more than a lap down, takes the lead nine laps later, and outlasts Unser and Emerson Fittipaldi to take the checkered flag, his third career Indy victory.

    Results

    Failed to Qualify: Scott Atchison (#55), Pancho Carter (#28), Ed Pimm (#27), Gordon Johncock (#60)

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    1989

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    Race Summary

    The following is text from Wikipedia as last modified on January 22, 2008, at 16:04.

    Race events

    The front row for the race was Rick Mears, Al Unser, Sr. and Emerson Fittipaldi. Mears, in a Pennzoil-sponsored Penske-Chevrolet, qualified for the pole with a speed of 223.885 mph. Unser, Jr. was the driver of the Valvoline-sponsored Galles Racing entry while Fittipaldi was the driver of the Marlboro-sponsored car owned by Patrick Racing.

    In the first laps, Kevin Cogan had a large crash with the inside frontstretch wall, rebounding into the attenuating barrier at the pit entrance, practically disintegrating his car and slicing it in half as it came to a stop in the pit area. Amazingly, Cogan climbed out unhurt.

    After a less than memorable first half, Emerson Fittipaldi dominated until the three-quarter mark. Michael Andretti came to the lead, but lost an engine while leading. Fittipaldi regained the lead, with Al Unser, Jr. second. The remainder of the field ran at least six laps behind. A late-race caution came out, and Fittipaldi pitted for fuel. Gambling on track position, Unser, Jr. stayed out and decided not to pit for fuel. Team owner Rick Galles decided not to pit, as their fuel calculations were close, and even if Unser, Jr. ran out of fuel on the final lap, they would still finish no worse than second since third place Raul Boesel was six laps behind.

    On lap 196 Al Unser, Jr. took the lead from Emerson Fittipaldi. With two laps to go, Unser, Jr. approached slower traffic. Fittipaldi closed in, and on the backstrech, pulled inside Unser, Jr. Running side-by-side in turn three, the Brazilian?s Penske drifted slightly high and the cars touched wheels. Unser spun around into the turn 3 wall. The pace car escorted "Emmo" to his first Indy win, with "Little Al" giving a congratulatory thumbs-up to Fittipaldi. In the a post-race interview Unser, Jr. was asked whether the accident could have been avoided, he believed not as both he and Fittipaldi "Both wanted to win it badly."

    Results

    Failed to Qualify: Phil Krueger (#77), Michael Greenfield (#63), Steve Saleen (#59), John Paul, Jr. (#97), Johnny Rutherford (#98/#14T)

    Quotes

    "They're side-by-side, Emmo on the inside, Al covered traffic goes high, they touched wheels, Al Jr. hit into the wall hard, Emerson Fittipaldi keeps on going, they touched wheels, Al Jr. into the wall and Emerson Fittipaldi will lead them back to the yellow flag" - Mark Jaynes described the crash involving Al Unser Jr. and Emerson Fittipaldi on Lap 198 for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network.

    "Fittipaldi comes inside Little Al! A drag race on the back side again... Slower traffic moves to the right... Can Fittipaldi get past? Little Al brings it down low... They touch! Little Al into the wall, Fittipaldi continues on! Little Al slams the wall, as Emerson Fittipaldi screams toward the white flag - the yellow flag comes out!" - Paul Page on ABC television.

    Trivia

  • The field for this race is loosely replicated in the video game format in the 1989 release Indianapolis 500: The Simulation.
  • The 1989 race was the best Indy 500 result for drivers Davy Jones (7th place) and Rich Vogler (8th place), both of whom started in the last row of 33 cars. It also was the best finish for Raul Boesel (3rd place) among his many Indy 500 starts.

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  • 1990 Race Summary

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    Race events

    Emerson Fittipaldi runs a blistering pace and sets a record by leading the first 92 consecutive laps. Blistering tires, however, send him to the pits about 30 laps later. Bobby Rahal takes over, looking for his second career Indy victory. During a late pit stop, Rahal's crew puts a set of tires on his car from an earlier segment of the race. The decision proves poor as the car began to suffer ill handling and slows. Arie Luyendyk quickly catches Rahal and takes over the lead, winning the fastest-ever 500, at a speed of 185.981 mph, a record that still stands as of 2007. The victory was Luyendyk's first ever in championship-level competition.

    Results

    Failed to Qualify: Rich Vogler (#8), Mike Groff (#50), Salt Walther (#77), Johnny Rutherford (#17T), Jeff Andretti (#98), Buddy Lazier (#91)

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    Collectible Cards

    YearSet#NameCar #SponsorNotes
    1991All World Racing79'90 Indy 500 Mile Race1/2/30Marlboro/Pennzoil/Domino's


    1991

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    Race Summary

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    Race events

    Morning rains delayed the start by 55 minutes. Michael Andretti led Rick Mears by 15 seconds when a caution flag flies on lap 182. 'Luck' appears to be going Andretti's way as he is able to make it to the pits for fuel under the yellow, while Mears lined up as the leader. Andretti then completes a daring pass around the outside of Mears into turn 1 on the restart. Exactly one lap later, Mears repeats the move on Andretti, passing him on the outside of turn one to re-take the lead. Another caution does not alter the result as Mears powers away again to his record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 Victory, tying A.J Foyt and Al Unser, Sr. This was also Mears 4th win at the brickyard in 12 years.

    Results

    Failed to Qualify: Dean Hall (#97), Johnny Parsons (#11), Tom Sneva (#59), Didier Theys (#50T), Salt Walther (#77)

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    Model Kits

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    1992 Race Summary

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    Recap

    A cold, windy, near-winterish day turns the race into a wreck-filled, marathon-long afternoon; the pre-race pace lap crash by polesitter Roberto Guererro setting the pace for the event. This year also marked Ford's return to Indy racing, with the incredibly powerful Cosworth XB. This engine powered Michael Andretti to a one-lap lead of the entire field; but with just 11 laps remaining, the fuel pump failed and the Lola rolled to a stop. After a tense duel, Al Unser Jr. beats Scott Goodyear to the win by 0.043 seconds, the closest finish ever. Goodyear had started the race in 33rd place, the second second-place-finishing driver to do so, after taking over Mike Groff's car at the behest of sponsors, and Unser had started 12th. The distance between Goodyear and Unser on the starting grid turned out to be more than enough to swing the result. Oddly, had Goodyear just managed to inch past Unser, he might still not have been registered as the winner. Unser's Galmer-Chevrolet had to have its timing transponder placed in the nose rather than the side-pod, the standard location in all the other cars. So Goodyear's Lola could have had its nose in front of Unser's Galmer, but its transponder would have still been behind. This potential discrepancy between the visual and computerized results was quickly resolved by specifying a standard transponder placing. Lyn St. James becomes the second woman to race at Indianapolis, she would also take 'Rookie of the year honors' for the '92 500.

    Results

    Failed to Qualify: Fabrizio Barbazza (#30), Pancho Carter (#81), Didier Theys (#38), Kenji Momota (#88), Mark Dismore (#66), Johnny Parsons (#30), Johnny Rutherford (#17)

    Notes

  • This was three-time Formula One World Champion Nelson Piquet's first attempt at the Indy 500, however he suffered a heavy crash in practice that left him with very serious leg injuries. He did however return the next year, qualifying 13th and finishing 32nd with engine problems.
  • As of 2007, this is the closest finish in Indy 500 history. Unser Jr. beat Scott Goodyear by 0.043 seconds.

    Trivia

  • Among the facility improvements that year were Energy absorbing attenuator at pit entrance and a new maintenance facility outside turn 4.
  • Lyn St. James became the second female driver to compete in the Indianapolis 500, and the first female to win the Rookie of the Year Award.
  • The air temperatures at the race that year were extremely low, in the 40's and 50's (Fahrenheit). This caused a multitude of wrecks due to low grip.
  • Pole sitter Roberto Guerrero (#36 Quaker State Lola/Buick) crashed out of the race before it even started during the pace laps. The car jumped loose coming out of Turn 2 and pitched him into the inside wall. He was credited with a DNS (Did Not Start) as a result.
  • In addition, the #44 of Philippe Gache spun out before the start (but didn't hit anything).
  • Scott Goodyear actually was bumped from the field during qualifying. His team, Derrick Walker Racing, put two cars into the field, one for Goodyear and one for Mike Groff. At the close of qualifying, Goodyear (the team's primary driver), was bumped. Before the race, Walker replaced Groff with Goodyear as the driver for the lone car in the field. Due to the rules, the car had to start from the 33rd (last) position.
  • Due to many accidents during the race, the average speed for the winner was the lowest since 1958.

    Quotes

    Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network

    " Al Unser, Jr. has the lead, one more turn to go...here they come, coming to the finish line, Bob Jenkins, who's gonna win it?!"
    - Bob Lamey, calling the fourth turn of the final lap of the race.

    "The checkered flag is out...Goodyear makes a move!...Little Al wins by just a few tenths of a second!...perhaps the closest finish in the history of the Indianapolis 500!"
    - Bob Jenkins, calling the final straightaway of the race.

    ABC Sports

    "They make the turn for home now! On the mainstretch, Scott Goodyear closes in...he looks for a place to come by! Scott Goodyear tries him...but no!" "I believe that's the closest finish in Indy history, closer than the race ten years ago when Gordon Johncock beat Rick Mears!" "Ten years ago, when Little Al was new to this track...And now, Al Unser, Jr. is a winner at the Indianapolis 500..."
    - Paul Page and Sam Posey, calling the final straightaway of the race, and immediately after.

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  • 1993

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    Race Summary

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    NOTE: Effective with the 1993 Indianapolis 500, a driver is no longer "Flagged" if he is a lapped car, and crosses the checkered flag.

    Recap

    1993 saw big changes at Indy, the 'apron' at the bottom of the track was gone, instead a warm up lane was installed, along with a grass verge around the track, as well as rumble strips to narrow the race track and encourage slower speeds into the corners. Dutchman Arie Luyendyk, sat on the pole in his Target Lola, Mario Andretti in the center of the front row, & Raul Boesel driving for Dick Simon is on the outside of the front row. This is the first Indy 500 that 4 time winners A.J Foyt and Rick Mears do not participate in due to their respective retirements. Mears Instead acting as a tutor for Penske driver Paul Tracy. Defending PPG Cup champion and 1986 Indy 500 Winner Bobby Rahal in his ex Truesports chassis fails to qualify, resulting in Rahal buying 1993 Lolas to use for the remainder of the year. Reigning Formula One World Champion Nigel Mansell, leading his first-ever oval-track race & 500 Mile race, is too hesitant on a lap 185 restart and both Emerson Fittipaldi and Arie Luyendyk move past to take, and keep, the top two positions. Mansell taps the wall on lap 190 but manages to make the finish in third, aided when his shunt triggers another caution.

    Results

    All cars in the 1993 Indianapolis 500 competed on Goodyear tires.

    Failed to Qualify: Scott Pruett (#45), Bobby Rahal (#1), Eric Bachelart (#32), Mark Smith (#25), Olivier Grouillard (#29), Rocky Moran (#43), Buddy Lazier (#20), John Paul Jr. (#93)

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    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    3 June 1993CAR RACING MEDIA CONFERENCEEmerson Fittipaldi


    Collectible Cards

    YearSet#NameCar #SponsorNotes
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    1994 Race Summary

    The following is text from Wikipedia as last modified on March 29, 2008, at 00:32.

    Recap

    After leading 145 laps in the 1000 hp (750 kW), 250 mph (400 km/h), pushrod engined Penske-Mercedes, defending winner Emerson Fittipaldi attempts to put second placed teammate Al Unser, Jr. a lap down on lap 185 but caught the turbulence off of Al Unser Jr.'s car in turn 4 and smacks the wall. Unser leads the last 15 laps for his second career win.

    Results

    All cars in the 1994 Indianapolis 500 competed on Goodyear tires.

    Failed to Qualify: Jeff Andretti (#94), Ross Bentley (#39), Gary Bettenhausen (#61), Geoff Brabham (#59), Pancho Carter (#30), Jim Crawford (#74), Fredrik Ekblom (#35), Michael Greenfield (#42), Stephan Gregoire (#30), Davy Jones (#40), Buddy Lazier (#23, #94), Roberto Moreno (#44), Tero Palmroth (#44, #79), Johnny Parsons (#42), Willy T. Ribbs (#9, #24), Mark Smith (#15),

    Trivia

  • This was the last Indianapolis 500 for Mario Andretti, who retired after the 1994 season. On May 17, 1994 Al Unser Sr. withdrew from his Arizona Motorsports team during practice after the ride proved uncompetetive, and announced his retirement. Johnny Rutherford, who had not qualified for the Indy 500 since 1988, failed to qualify yet again, and officially retired shortly thereafter.
  • Emerson Fittipaldi garnered a large lead over the rest of the field -- he led 145 of the 200 laps in the race -- but he crashed into the wall in the closing laps while leading and ended up not finishing. (See below).
  • Mercedes-Benz used the Indianapolis 500 to debut their Mercedes 209 engine (the 209 stands for the size of the engine in cubic inches). The Penske cars were dominant for the entire month.
  • Al Unser Jr.'s margin of victory was 8.6 seconds.

    Quotes

    "[We've] Got [it]...Emerson Fittipaldi has hit the wall on the inside coming through four..."
    - Bob Lamey

    "Unbelievable, the car comes to a stop just a few feet short of the start-finish line; Emmo raising his hands as if to say, 'I can't believe what has happened'"
    - Bob Jenkins, as both described the incredible scene of Emerson Fittipaldi's crash on lap 184, while leading by almost a full lap, on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network

    "The Checkered flag waves, and Al Unser Jr. has won the 78th running of the Indianapolis 500"
    - Bob Jenkins describing the finish on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network

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  • 1995

    Reference Desk
    The 1995 Indianapolis 500 Yearbook

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    Race Summary

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    Recap

    For 1995, the rules loophole that allowed the pushrod Mercedes is closed. Neither Unser nor Fittipaldi qualify when their new Penske suffers from abnormal aerodynamic instability and refuses to traverse the Speedway flat-out. Early on in the race Jacques Villeneuve, unaware that he is the leader due to a series of pit stops, passes the pace car during a caution. Officials rule a two-lap penalty for the infraction and Villeneuve drops from contention. However, thanks to fortuitous timing of yellows and pit strategy, Villeneuve comes back from two laps down to be in fourth position as the race nears crunch time. He is promoted to second when first Jimmy Vasser, and then Scott Pruett crash out while trying to pass Scott Goodyear for the lead. On lap 190 Goodyear mis-times the last restart and passes the pace car before it enters pit-road. Goodyear wins on the road but is not scored after lap 195 because he fails to serve the black flag penalty in the pits. Villeneuve is the winner of his own "Indy 505".

    Results

    Failed to Qualify: Jim Crawford (#96), Emerson Fittipaldi (#2, #9), Franck Fréon (#92), Marco Greco (#55), Michael Greenfield (#42), Mike Groff (#4), Dean Hall (#90, #99), Davey Hamilton (#95), Tero Palmroth (#90), Johnny Parsons (#64), Al Unser, Jr. (#1, #11, #21), Jeff Ward (#44)

    Notes

  • Jacques Villeneuve incurred a two-lap penalty for passing the pacecar while in the lead. At the time, he did not realize he was in the lead, so passed the pacecar as a matter of course to allow the pacecar to catch the leader. Thanks to fortuitous timing of yellows and pit strategy, Villeneuve was able to recover both lost laps, and eventually win the race.
  • Villeneuve was issued the 2-lap penalty on lap 50 but was back on the lead lap on lap 116 in spite of a green-flag pit stop on lap 79. He was running 3rd when penalized. Michael Andretti kissed the wall on lap 77 and Scott Goodyear stalled his car in the pits during an unscheduled stop on lap 80, giving Villeneuve one of his laps back. From there Villeneuve was able to carve his way through the field by stretching his fuel mileage on full tanks, then turning in the fastest race laps of the middle portions of the race as he was nearing his pit window. His one stroke of good luck was the caution flag that came out on lap 120, just as Villeneuve was about to pit under green again.
  • On lap 190 Scott Goodyear (who was leading the field) mistimed the last restart and passed the pace car before it entered pit-road. He was given a black flag penalty, but he did not agree with it and so did not enter the pits to serve the penalty. Officials stopped scoring him after lap 195, which handed the race lead to fellow Canadian Jacques Villeneuve.
  • Goodyear passed the pace car as it exited the Northwest (Fourth) Turn and the lights were still yellow. Goodyear stayed out on the track in spite of the black flag because his team mistakenly believed that Villeneuve's two-lap penalty had been revoked and there was a chance that USAC would do the same for Goodyear's infractions.
  • On the first lap, Stan Fox had a large crash that also involved Lyn St. James, Eric Bachelart, Gil de Ferran, Carlos Guerrero, and Eddie Cheever, Jr.
  • Both Emerson Fittipaldi and Al Unser, Jr., driving for Marlboro Penske, failed to qualify for the race despite being top competitors. Unser, Jr. was the defending champion, having won the 1994 Indy 500.
  • This was Bobby Rahal's last Indianapolis 500. He finished 3rd after starting 21st.

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  • 1996 Race Summary

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    Results of the 1996 Indianapolis 500 held at Indianapolis on Sunday, May 26, 1996. This was the first Indianapolis 500 run under the Indy Racing League, but still under USAC sanction. The majority of teams and drivers present in 1995 chose to boycott the race following the creation of Tony George's Indy Racing League. Instead, the boycotting teams staged a competing race, the U.S. 500 at Michigan International Speedway on the same day as the Indy 500, touting the "Stars and Cars" fans would be more familiar with.

    Recap

    In the first Indianapolis 500 held under IRL sanctions (though technically remaining under the sanction of USAC), Davy Jones grabs the lead from teammate Alessandro Zampedri on lap 190. Buddy Lazier moves in turn past Jones on the main straight on lap 193, and wins as a multiple shunt in the last turn wipes out Zampedri, leaving him with severe leg and foot injuries. Scott Brayton was the original pole winner for this race, but was killed in a practice accident the next Friday after, leaving teammate Tony Stewart, who had qualified second, to line up as the new pole-sitter race day morning. Mary Fendrich Hulman delivers the command to start engines for the final time.

    Results

    Failed to Qualify: Justin Bell (#15), Billy Boat (#84, #87, #99), Butch Brickell (#77), Tyce Carlson (#36, #77), Dan Drinan (#36), Dave Kudrave (#15), Andy Michner (#36), Randy Tolsma (#24, #45), Rob Wilson (#46)

    Notes

    Scott Brayton had qualified on pole, but was killed on a practice lap on May 17, 1996. Danny Ongais took over Brayton's car; in accordance with USAC rules Ongais had to start at the rear of the field.

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    1997 Race Summary

    The following is text from Wikipedia as last modified on April 1, 2008, at 01:02.

    Results of the 1997 Indianapolis 500 held at Indianapolis, scheduled for Sunday, May 25, delayed for rain until Monday, May 26. Laps 1-15 were completed Monday, but rain postponed the race again. The race was resumed and completed (laps 16-200) on Tuesday, May 27, 1997.

    It was the first Indianapolis 500 under a new normally aspirated engine formula (4000 cc, production-based engine).

    Recap

    The race is scheduled for Sunday, May 25, but rain delays it until Monday. On Monday, the race begins, but rain halts it after 15 laps. Instead of rescheduling it for the weekend, track officials decide, due to an upcoming IRL race on that date at Texas Motor Speedway, to finish the race Tuesday. Many fans are not able to return. Late in the race, Scott Goodyear runs second to teammate Arie Luyendyk. The race restarts for a one-lap dash to the finish but the caution lights on the mainstretch stay yellow. Luyendyk accelerates as instructed but Goodyear sees the yellow and hesitates, ending his chance to challenge after the act allows Luyendyk to pull away slightly on the last lap to win his second race. The race is the first to be run under a new engine formula requiring normally-aspirated engines. Confusion regarding qualifying procedures results in 35 cars on the grid, the most since 1979. Five of them drop out before the initial green flag: three in an accident, and two others because of mechanical ills. Mari Hulman George delivers the command to start engines for just the second time.

    Results

    Failed to Qualify: Scott Harrington (#36)

    Notes

  • This was the first year of controversy for the IRL's 25/8 rule, where the top 25 drivers in IRL points would be guaranteed spots for the Indianapolis 500. After 2 drivers who were "bumped" by IRL regulars filed a complaint with the USAC (who was still sanctioning the race), the two drivers bumped from the field were allowed to start, making 35 drivers in the field.
  • The green flag was flown with the white flag on the last lap after a late caution. Presuming that the race would end under caution, both Goodyear and Luyendyk were caught off guard and were slow to respond to the restart according to television interviews. Yellow lights in turn one remained on as the field came to the area of the track while the track was in a green condition.
  • This was the final Indianapolis 500 sanctioned by the United States Auto Club.

    Quotes

    "And the green flag is being waive, the white and green flag are showing the race is on, the race is on Jerry Baker"

    "What a sucker this is" - Bob Jenkins and Jerry Baker calling the confusion of the final lap of the race for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network.

    "Arie Luyendyk wins the 1997 Indianapolis 500, the 81st running of the edition by 7 tenths of a second" - Bob Jenkins described the finish of the race for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network.

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  • 1998

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    2002

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    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    9 May 2002Indy Racing League Series: Indianapolis 500Arie Luyendyk, Jr.
    11 May 2002Indy Racing League Series: Indianapolis 500Chip Ganassi
    Mike Hull
    Bruno Junqueira
    26 May 2002Helio Castroneves Wins Indianapolis 500VOA Sports
    26 May 2002Indy Racing League Series: Indianapolis 500Brian Barnhart
    26 May 2002Indy Racing League Series: Indianapolis 500Helio Castroneves
    Tim Cindric
    Roger Penske
    26 May 2002Indy Racing League Series: Indianapolis 500Alex Barron
    Larry Blair
    Tom Gloy
    26 May 2002Indy Racing League Series: Indianapolis 500Felipe Giaffone
    Paul Tracy
    28 May 2002Indy 500 Protest DeniedVoice of America


    2003 Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    23 April 2003Mario Andretti May Return to Indy 500Voice of America
    24 April 2003Andretti Survives Indy 500 Practice Session CrashVOA Sports
    9 May 2003IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Helio Castroneves
    Tim Cindric
    Gil de Ferran
    Rick Mears
    Roger Penske
    11 May 2003IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Helio Castroneves
    Tim Cindric
    Roger Penske
    15 May 2003IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Helio Castroneves
    25 May 2003IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Michael Andretti
    Tony Kanaan
    25 May 2003IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Helio Castroneves
    25 May 2003IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Gil de Ferran


    2004

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    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    11 May 2004IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Rick Mears
    Jeff Simmons
    15 May 2004IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Buddy Rice
    Scott Roembke
    30 May 2004IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Kosuke Matsuura
    30 May 2004IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500>David Letterman
    Bobby Rahal
    Buddy Rice
    Scott Roembke


    2005

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    Results

    May 29, 2005
    Time of race:  3:10:21.0769
    Average speed:  157.603 mph
    Finished under caution
    Pole:  Tony Kanaan (2:38.1961, 227.566)
    Fastest qualifier:  Kenny Brack (2:38.1737, 227.598 mph)
    Fastest lap:  Tony Kanaan (Lap 167, 0:39.4560, 228.102 mph)
    Lead changes:  27 among 7 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Hornish Jr. (1-2), Kanaan (3), Hornish Jr. (4-7), Kanaan (8-25), Franchitti (26), Kanaan (27-37), Hornish Jr. (38-54), Franchitti (55), Patrick (56), Junqueira (57-58), Hornish Jr. (59-97), Kanaan (98-100), Hornish Jr. (101-111), Kanaan (112-115), Hornish Jr. (116-119), Kanaan (120-122), Franchitti (123), Kanaan (124-135), Franchitti (136-143), Kanaan (144-145), Franchitti (146-149), Wheldon (150-161), Meira (162-164), Wheldon (165-171), Patrick (172-185), Wheldon (186-189), Patrick (190-193), Wheldon (194-200)
    Cautions:  8 for 46 laps
    Caution laps:  18-24 (Foyt accident-T1), 77-86 (Foyt IV and Junqueira accident-T2), 114-119 (Dixon and Hearn accident-T1), 147-154 (Hornish Jr. accident-T1), 155-161 (Enge, Scheckter, Patrick, and Bucknum accident-T4), 171-173 (Yasukawa car smoking), 187-189 (Matsuura accident-T3), 199-200 (Bourdais accident-T4)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Corvette C6/Gen. Colin Powell

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsAvg. Speed/StatusEarnings
    116Dan WheldonDallara/Honda26Klein Tools/Jim Beam200157.603$1,537,805
    27Vitor MeiraPanoz/Honda17Rahal Letterman Menards Johns Manville200157.602$656,955
    318Bryan HertaDallara/Honda7XM Satellite Radio200157.601$457,505
    44Danica Patrick (R)Panoz/Honda16Rahal Letterman Racing Argent Pioneer200157.541$378,855
    59Buddy LazierDallara/Chevrolet95Panther/Jonathan Byrd's/ESPN 950 AM200157.537$288,805
    66Dario FranchittiDallara/Honda27ArcaEx200157.532$309,055
    73Scott SharpPanoz/Honda8Delphi200157.526$295,305
    8PoleTony KanaanDallara/Honda11Team 7-Eleven200157.516$467,105
    95Helio CastronevesDallara/Toyota3Marlboro Team Penske200157.496$277,805
    1024Ryan Briscoe (R)Panoz/Toyota33Target Chip Ganassi Racing199Running$273,555
    1126Ed CarpenterDallara/Toyota20Vision Racing199Running$258,305
    1215Sebastien Bourdais (R)Panoz/Honda37Newman Haas Racing Team Centrix198Out (Accident)$234,555
    1322Alex BarronDallara/Toyota51Red Bull Cheever Racing197Running$254,805
    1414Adrian FernandezPanoz/Honda5Investment Properties of America197Running$226,305
    1533Felipe GiaffonePanoz/Toyota48A.J. Foyt Racing194Running$247,305
    1627Jaques LazierPanoz/Toyota21Playa Del Racing189Running$219,305
    178Kosuke MatsuuraPanoz/Honda55Panasonic ARTA186Out (Accident)$236,305
    1817Roger YasukawaDallara/Honda24Dreyer & Reinbold Racing167Out (Mechanical)$233,305
    1910Tomas Enge (R)Dallara/Chevrolet2ROCKSTAR Panther Racing155Out (Accident)$232,055
    2011Tomas ScheckterDallara/Chevrolet4Pennzoil Panther154Out (Accident)$257,305
    2125Patrick Carpentier (R)Dallara/Toyota83Red Bull Cheever Racing153Out (Mechanical)$231,055
    2221Jeff Bucknum (R)Dallara/Honda44Investment Properties of America150Out (Accident)$222,555
    232Sam Hornish, Jr.Dallara/Toyota6Marlboro Team Penske146Out (Accident)$391,455
    2413Scott DixonPanoz/Toyota9Target Chip Ganassi Racing113Out (Accident)$225,805
    2520Richie HearnPanoz/Chevrolet70Meijer/Coca-Cola Racing Special112Out (Accident)$202,305
    2623Kenny BrackPanoz/Honda15Rahal Letterman Racing Argent Pioneer92Out (Mechanical)$275,805
    2731Jeff WardDallara/Toyota22Vision Racing92Out (Handling)$194,805
    2828A.J. Foyt IVDallara/Toyota14A.J. Foyt Racing84Out (Handling)$218,805
    2919Darren ManningPanoz/Toyota10Target Chip Ganassi Racing82Out (Mechanical)$212,805
    3012Bruno JunqueiraPanoz/Honda36Newman Haas Racing Team Centrix76Out (Accident)$192,205
    3129Marty RothDallara/Chevrolet25Roth Racing/PDM Racing47Out (Handling)$195,305
    3232Jimmy KiteDallara/Toyota91Ethanol Hemelgarn Racing47Out (Handling)$210,305
    3330Larry FoytDallara/Toyota41ABC Supply Co.14Out (Accident)$189,305

    Winning car owner:  Andretti Green Racing
    Winning chief mechanic: Mike Horvath
    Winning tire: Firestone
    Rookie of the Year:  Danica Patrick
    Total purse:  $10,304,815
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    Resolution/DescriptionDates & Files
    109th United States Congress, 1st Session - House Resolution 320
    Congratulating Danica Patrick on her historic accomplishments in the 2005 Indianapolis 500
    June 15, 2005:  Submitted, referred to Committee on Government Reform (PDF - 113KB - 3 pages)


    DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
    28 May 2005Patrick Looks to Become First Female Indy 500 Winner
    Steve Schy for Voice of America News

    Article Page
    - 2:44


    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    16 May 2005Indy-Style Driver Kanaan Wins Pole for Indianapolis 500VOA Sports
    17 May 2005IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Tony Kanaan
    19 May 2005IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Danica Patrick
    24 May 2005IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Marco Andretti
    Mario Andretti
    Kenny Brack
    Scott Sharp
    26 May 2005Woman Racer Seeks to Become First Female Indianapolis 500 Winner Kimberly Russell
    28 May 2005Patrick Looks to Become First Female Indy 500 Winner Steve Schy
    28 May 2005Woman, Brazilians Among Indy 500 ContendersSteve Schy
    29 June 2005Recognizing the Achievement of Danica Patrick at This Year's Indianapolis 500Tammy Baldwin


    2006

    Photographs

    2006 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 2006 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
    Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
    2009 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
    View photo of 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car - 3,586KB
    2006 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 2006 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
    Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
    2009 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
    View photo of 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car - 3,382KB
    Townsend Bell 2006 Indianapolis 500 Townsend Bell in Practice
    Photo by "Drdisque"
    View photo of Townsend Bell at the 2006 Indianapolis 500 - 304KB
    Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".

    Results

    May 28, 2006
    Time of race:  3:10:58.7590
    Average speed:  157.085 mph
    Margin of victory:  0:00.0635
    Pole:  Sam Hornish, Jr. (2:37.2155, 228.985)
    Fastest lap:  Scott Dixon (Lap 41, 0:40.6777, 221.251 mph)
    Lead changes:  14 among 7 drivers
    Lap leaders:  Castroneves (1-9), Wheldon (10-34), Hornish Jr. (35-37), Kanaan (38), Wheldon (39-107), Dixon (108-110), Wheldon (111-124), Dixon (125-127), Wheldon (128-129), Hornish Jr. (130-144), Wheldon (145-182), Kanaan (183-193), Mi. Andretti (194-197), Ma. Andretti (198-199), Hornish Jr. (200)
    Caution laps:  2-6 (Chesson and Bucknum accident-T2), 67-75 (Scheckter accident-T4), 111-122 (Castroneves and Rice accident-T4), 149-161 (Unser Jr. and Simmons accident-T3), 191-195 (Giaffone brushed wall-T2)
    Pace Car/Driver:  Corvette Z06/Lance Armstrong

    FinishStartDriverCar/Engine#Car NameLapsStatusEarnings
    1PoleSam Hornish Jr.Dallara/Honda6Marlboro Team Penske200Running$1,744,855
    29Marco Andretti (R)Dallara/Honda26NYSE Group200Running$698,505
    313Michael AndrettiDallara/Honda1Jim Beam/Vonage200Running$480,105
    43Dan WheldonDallara/Honda10Target Chip Ganassi Racing200Running$566,405
    55Tony KanaanDallara/Honda11Team 7-Eleven200Running$340,405
    64Scott DixonDallara/Honda9Target Chip Ganassi Racing200Running$361,005
    717Dario FranchittiDallara/Honda27Klein Tools/Canadian Club200Running$307,905
    810Danica PatrickPanoz/Honda16Rahal Letterman Racing Team Argent200Running$285,805
    98Scott SharpDallara/Honda8Delphi200Running$283,805
    106Vitor MeiraDallara/Honda4Harrah's Panther200Running$267,705
    1112Ed CarpenterDallara/Honda20Vision Racing199Running$264,805
    1225Buddy LazierDallara/Honda5Dreyer & Reinbold Racing199Running$274,805
    1319Eddie Cheever Jr.Dallara/Honda51Cheever Racing198Running$235,805
    1418Max PapisDallara/Honda52Cheever Racing197Running$249,305
    157Kosuke MatsuuraDallara/Honda55Panasonic ARTA196Running$227,805
    1628Roger YasukawaPanoz/Honda12Playa Del Racing194Running$248,805
    1724Jaques LazierPanoz/Honda21Playa Del Racing193Running$239,305
    1829Airton DarePanoz/Honda88OCTANE Motors/Sanitec/SSM193Running$216,805
    1932P.J. Jones (R)Panoz/Honda98CURB Records189Running$234,305
    2016Bryan HertaDallara/Honda7XM Satellite Radio188Running$234,805
    2121Felipe GiaffoneDallara/Honda14ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Racing177Out (Accident)$227,305
    2215Townsend Bell (R)Dallara/Honda90Rock & Republic161Out (Suspension)$204,555
    2326Jeff SimmonsPanoz/Honda17Rahal Letterman Racing Team Ethanol152Out (Accident)$202,305
    2427Al Unser Jr.Dallara/Honda31A1 Team USA Geico Dreyer & Reinbold145Out (Accident)$200,305
    252Helio CastronevesDallara/Honda3Marlboro Team Penske109Out (Accident)$280,355
    2614Buddy RicePanoz/Honda15Rahal Letterman Racing Team Argent108Out (Accident)$224,805
    2711Tomas ScheckterDallara/Honda2Vision Racing65Out (Accident)$195,305
    2831Arie Luyendyk Jr. (R)Panoz/Honda61CheapCaribbean.com/Blue Star Jets54Out (Handling)$196,055
    2930Stephan GregoirePanoz/Honda97Effen Vodka Team Leader Special49Out (Handling)$193,305
    3023Larry FoytDallara/Honda41AJ Foyt Racing43Out (Handling)$192,305
    3133Thiago Medeiros (R)Panoz/Honda18PDM Racing24Out (Electrical)$202,555
    3222Jeff BucknumDallara/Honda92Life Fitness1Out (Accident)$193,805
    3320P.J. Chesson (R)Dallara/Honda91Carmelo Hemelgarn Racing1Out (Accident)$216,555

    Winning car owner:  Marlboro Team Penske
    Winning chief mechanic:  Matt Jonsson
    Winning tire:  Firestone
    Rookie of the Year:  Marco Andretti
    Total purse:  $10,492,565
    (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    4 April 2006Armstrong to Drive Indy 500 Pace CarVOA Sports
    9 May 2006IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Joie Chitwood III
    A.J. Foyt
    11 May 2006IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Samuel Bodman
    Joie Chitwood III
    12 May 2006IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Helio Castroneves
    Tim Cindric
    Sam Hornish, Jr.
    Rick Mears
    Roger Penske
    12 May 2006IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Ray Leto
    Danica Patrick
    Buddy Rice
    Jeff Simmons
    13 May 2006IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Marco Andretti
    Michael Andretti
    Dario Franchitti
    Bryan Herta
    13 May 2006IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Scott Dixon
    Chip Ganassi
    Dan Wheldon
    16 May 2006IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Nick Bussell
    Sam Hornish, Jr.
    Tony Kanaan
    Scott Sharp
    20 May 2006IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Tim Cindric
    Sam Hornish, Jr.
    Roger Penske
    23 May 2006IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Jaime Camara
    Sam Hornish, Jr.
    Dan Wheldon
    28 May 200690th Running of Indianapolis 500 Race is Underway, TheVOA Sports
    28 May 2006IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Tim Cindric
    Sam Hornish, Jr.
    Roger Penske
    2 June 2006The 2006 Indianapolis 500Bill Crittenden


    2007

    Photographs

    2007 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Chevrolet Corvette C6 Chevrolet Corvette 2007 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
    Photo ©2017 Bill Crittenden
    Green Street Cruise Night: 5 June 2017
    View photo of 2007 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Chevrolet Corvette C6 - 3.1MB
    2007 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Chevrolet Corvette C6 Chevrolet Corvette 2007 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
    Photo ©2017 Bill Crittenden
    Green Street Cruise Night: 5 June 2017
    View photo of 2007 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Chevrolet Corvette C6 - 3.3MB
    2007 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Chevrolet Corvette C6 Chevrolet Corvette 2007 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
    Photo ©2017 Bill Crittenden
    Green Street Cruise Night: 5 June 2017
    View photo of 2007 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Chevrolet Corvette C6 - 3.0MB
    2007 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Chevrolet Corvette C6 Chevrolet Corvette 2007 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
    Photo ©2017 Bill Crittenden
    Green Street Cruise Night: 5 June 2017
    View photo of 2007 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Chevrolet Corvette C6 - 3.1MB
    2007 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 2007 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
    Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
    2009 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
    View photo of 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car - 3,319KB
    2007 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 2007 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
    Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
    2009 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
    View photo of 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car - 3,413KB

    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    9 May 2007IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Danica Patrick
    11 May 2007IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Helio Castroneves
    Tim Cindric
    Sam Hornish, Jr.
    Rick Mears
    Roger Penske
    27 May 2007IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Michael Andretti
    Dario Franchitti
    Kim Green
    Kevin Savoree


    2008

    Photographs

    Chevrolet Corvette 2008 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Replica
    Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
    Shamrock Plaza Cruise Night:  June 5, 2008 View photo of Chevrolet Corvette 2008 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica - 3,689KB
    Chevrolet Corvette 2008 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Replica
    Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
    Shamrock Plaza Cruise Night
    June 5, 2008 View photo of Chevrolet Corvette 2008 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica - 3,647KB
    Chevrolet Corvette 2008 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Replica
    Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
    Shamrock Plaza Cruise Night
    June 5, 2008 View photo of Chevrolet Corvette 2008 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica - 3,481KB
    Chevrolet Corvette 2008 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Replica
    Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
    Shamrock Plaza Cruise Night
    June 5, 2008 View photo of Chevrolet Corvette 2008 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica - 3,421KB
    Chevrolet Corvette 2008 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Replica
    Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
    Shamrock Plaza Cruise Night
    June 5, 2008 View photo of Chevrolet Corvette 2008 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica - 4,429KB


    2009

    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    6 April 2009Indy Racing League Media ConferenceJohn Andretti
    Richard Petty
    Dennis Reinbold
    Todd Whitworth


    2010

    May 30, 2010

    Results

    Time of Race:  3:05:37.0131
    Average Speed:  161.623mph
    Margin of Victory:  Finished Under Caution
    Lead Changes:  13 (8 drivers)
    Leaders:  Franchitti 1-30, Power 31-35, Franchitti 36, Briscoe 37-38, Franchitti 39-108, Scheckter 109-113, Franchitti 114-142, M. Andretti 143, Briscoe 144-146, Franchitti 147-162, Conway 163-177, Wilson 178-188, Castroneves 189-191, Franchitti 192-200
    Cautions:  9 for 44 laps
    Cautions:  Laps 1-4 (Contact: Car 21 in Turn 2), 8-11 (Contact: Car 33 in Turn 2), 39-42 (Debris on the Front Stretch), 65-70 (Contact: Car 43 in Turn 2), 73-78 (Contact: Car 2 in Turn 1), 106-111 (Contact: Car 14 in Back Stretch), 148-155 (Contact: Car 6 in Turn 4), 161-165 (Contact: Car 29 in Turn 1), 200 (Contact: Cars 24 & 37 in Turn 4)
    Fastest Lap:  Will Power, 39.9840 seconds (225.090mph) on Lap 15
    Fastest Leader Lap:  Dario Franchitti, 40.1272 seconds (224.287 mph) on Lap 28
    Peak Performance Pole Award presented by AutoZone:  Helio Castroneves, 224.864 mph (2:40.0967 for 4 laps)

    FinishStartDriverCarCar #Car NameLapsStatusPointsAwards
    13Dario FranchittiDallara/Honda/Firestone10Target Chip Ganassi Racing200Running50/14$2,752,055
    218Dan WheldonDallara/Honda/Firestone4National Guard Panther Racing200Running40/4$1,007,305
    316Marco AndrettiDallara/Honda/Firestone26Team Venom Energy200Running35/4$630,505
    426Alex LloydDallara/Honda/Firestone19Boy Scouts of America200Running32/3$425,305
    56Scott DixonDallara/Honda/Firestone9Target Chip Ganassi Racing200Running30/9$377,305
    623Danica PatrickDallara/Honda/Firestone7Team GoDaddy.com200Running28/4$307,305
    711Justin WilsonDallara/Honda/Firestone22Team Z-Line Designs/DRR200Running26/4$312,255
    82Will PowerDallara/Honda/Firestone12Verizon Team Penske200Running24/13$385,805
    91Helio CastronevesDallara/Honda/Firestone3Team Penske200Running22/15$545,655
    105Alex TaglianiDallara/Honda/Firestone77Bowers & Wilkins/Honda Edmonton Indy200Running20/10$302,805
    1133Tony KanaanDallara/Honda/Firestone11Team 7-Eleven200Running19/3$308,555
    127Graham RahalDallara/Honda/Firestone30The Quick Trim/RLR Special200Running18/8$251,805
    1327Mario RomanciniDallara/Honda/Firestone34Conquest Racing200Running17/3$305,555
    1422Simona de SilvestroDallara/Honda/Firestone78Team Stargate Worlds/HVM200Running16/4$327,055
    1520Tomas ScheckterDallara/Honda/Firestone23MonaVie/DRR199Running15/4$262,555
    1610Townsend BellDallara/Honda/Firestone99Herbalife Ganassi/Schmidt Racing199Running14/4$251,805
    178Ed CarpenterDallara/Honda/Firestone20Panther/Vision/Fuzzy's Vodka199Running13/7$250,305
    1817Ryan Hunter-ReayDallara/Honda/Firestone37Team IZOD198Out (Contact)12/4$302,305
    1915Mike ConwayDallara/Honda/Firestone24Dad's Root Beer/DRR198Out (Contact)12/4$307,055
    2031Takuma SatoDallara/Honda/Firestone5Lotus-KV Racing Technology198Running12/3$302,055
    2121Ana BeatrizDallara/Honda/Firestone25Ipiranga/DRR196Out (Contact)12/4$250,305
    2224Bertand BaguetteDallara/Honda/Firestone36Conquest Racing RACB183Running12/4$300,555
    2332Sebastian SaavedraDallara/Honda/Firestone29William Rast/Bryan Herta Autosport159Out (Contact)12/3$255,555
    244Ryan BriscoeDallara/Honda/Firestone6Team Penske147Out (Contact)12/11$307,305
    2519E.J. VisoDallara/Honda/Firestone8PDVSA-Jet Aviation-KV Racing Technology139Out (Contact)10/4$301,805
    2629Sarah FisherDallara/Honda/Firestone67Dollar General/Sarah Fisher Racing125Out (Contact)10/3$250,305
    2730Vitor MeiraDallara/Honda/Firestone14ABC Supply Co. A.J. Foyt Racing105Out (Contact)10/3$300,305
    289Hideki MutohDallara/Honda/Firestone06Formula Dream/Panasonic76Out (Handling)10/6$315,305
    2912Raphael MatosDallara/Honda/Firestone2HP de Ferran Dragon Racing72Out (Contact)10/4$300,305
    3028John AndrettiDallara/Honda/Firestone43Team Window World62Out (Contact)10/3$251,805
    3113Mario MoraesDallara/Honda/Firestone32GEICO-Curb Records/KV Racing Technology17Out (Contact)10/4$301,805
    3225Bruno JunqueiraDallara/Honda/Firestone33Bowers & Wilkins/TorcUP7Out (Contact)10/3$261,805
    3314Davey HamiltonDallara/Honda/Firestone21HP de Ferran Dragon Racing0Out (Contact)10/4$255,305


    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    23 February 2010BHA signs Sebastian Saavedra and adds Indianapolis 500 BidAndrew Herta
    10 May 2010William Rast On Board as Saavedra Prepares for Rare Double Duty at IndianapolisAndrew Herta
    13 May 2010Colombian Racing Legend Roberto Guerrero to Mentor Sebastian Saavedra at IndianapolisAndrew Herta
    16 May 2010Saavedra Completes Rookie Orientation ProgramAndrew Herta
    18 May 2010Saavedra Getting Up to SpeedAndrew Herta
    20 May 2010Saavedra Continues to Make ProgressAndrew Herta
    20 May 2010Saavedra Makes Gains in PracticeAndrew Herta
    21 May 2010Up and Down Day for Saavedra on Fast FridayAndrew Herta
    22 May 2010IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500 Pole DayRyan Briscoe
    Ed Carpenter
    Scott Dixon
    Hideki Mutoh
    Graham Rahal
    Alex Tagliani
    22 May 2010IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500 Pole DayHelio Castroneves
    Tim Cindric
    22 May 2010IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500 Pole DayDario Franchitti
    Will Power
    23 May 2010Cinderella Story for SaavedraAndrew Herta
    23 May 2010IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500 Bump DayBryan Herta
    Steve Newey
    23 May 2010IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500 Bump DayTony Kanaan
    23 May 2010IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500 Bump DayTakuma Sato
    23 May 2010IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500 Bump DayPaul Tracy
    30 May 2010IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Marco Andretti
    30 May 2010IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Dario Franchitti
    Chip Ganassi
    Mike Hull
    30 May 2010IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Alex Lloyd
    30 May 2010IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Mario Romancini
    30 May 2010IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Dan Wheldon
    30 May 2010Saavedra?s Debut Comes to an Early EndAndrew Herta
    31 May 2010Scotland's Dario Franchitti wins Indianapolis 500Wikinews


    Die Cast Cars

    BrandItem #SeriesNameScalePaintNotes
    Hot WheelsR7499-A910JHW Garage'10 Camaro SSSmallSilver w/red, Indianapolis 500 Centennial Era

    2012 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Chevrolet Corvette Model Car 2012 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Chevrolet Corvette
    Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
    2013 GTR Summer NNL
    View photo of 2012 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Chevrolet Corvette Model Car - 3.3MB


    2011

    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    25 March 2011Dan Wheldon Joins BHA for Centennial Indianapolis 500Andrew Herta
    16 April 2011BHA Announces Indianapolis 500 Sponsorship Andrew Herta
    18 May 2011Dan Wheldon Partners with the Alzheimer?s Association to Promote Disease Awareness Andrew Herta
    19 May 2011Wheldon Quickly Up to Speed in First Full Day at the ?Office?Andrew Herta
    20 May 2011Wheldon in the Top 10 on Fast FridayAndrew Herta
    21 May 2011IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Townsend Bell
    21 May 2011IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Ed Carpenter
    21 May 2011IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Scott Dixon
    21 May 2011IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Buddy Rice
    Will Power
    21 May 2011IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Oriol Servia
    21 May 2011IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Alex Tagliani
    Sam Schmidt
    21 May 2011IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Dan Wheldon
    21 May 2011Wheldon to Start Sixth for Centennial Indianapolis 500 Andrew Herta
    26 May 2011Dan Wheldon?s Indy 500 car featured in the Facebook Game Car Town Andrew Herta
    28 May 2011Ronald Reagan Centennial Car to Race in Indy 500 Andrew Herta
    29 May 2011Dan Wheldon and BHA win the centennial Indianapolis 500 Andrew Herta
    29 May 2011IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Bryan Herta
    Steve Newey
    Dan Wheldon
    29 May 2011IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500J.R. Hildebrand
    29 May 2011IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Graham Rahal
    31 May 2011WHELDON EARNS $2.56 MILLION FOR 100th ANNIVERSARY INDIANAPOLIS 500 WIN Andrew Herta


    DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
    18 May 2011Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race
    112th United States Congress, 1st Session - Senate Resolution 190
    Submitted, considered and agreed to

    PDF Page
    - 158KB - 3 pages


    2012

    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    10 May 2012Team Barracuda ? BHA Set to Race with Honda PowerMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
    11 May 2012Carpenter Confident As Indy 500 Practice Runs Begin Tom Blattler
    12 May 2012Carpenter Looks For Better Setups After Saturday Indy 500 Practice Runs Tom Blattler
    13 May 2012ECR Improves Speed In Sunday's Indy 500 Practice Tom Blattler
    13 May 2012Team Barracuda ? BHA Celebrates Opening Weekend & Announces Gumball 3000 PartnershipMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
    14 May 2012ECR Runs Experiments Monday in Indy 500 Practice Tom Blattler
    15 May 2012Carpenter Pleased With Progress In Indy 500 Practice Tom Blattler
    16 May 2012ECR Seeks 'Sweet Spot' With New DW12 Chassis Tom Blattler
    16 May 2012Tagliani Completes Productive Day at IMS Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
    17 May 2012Race Setup Looks Good For ECR at Indy Tom Blattler
    18 May 2012Carpenter Posts Good Speed In Fast Friday Tom Blattler
    18 May 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Tom Anderson
    Michel Jourdain, Jr.
    Mike Lanigan
    Jay O'Connell
    Bobby Rahal
    Takuma Sato
    18 May 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Marco Andretti
    Ana Beatriz
    James Hinchcliffe
    Ryan Hunter-Reay
    Sebastian Saavedra
    18 May 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Rubens Barrichello
    Mark Johnson
    Tony Kanaan
    Jimmy Vasser
    E.J. Viso
    18 May 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Ryan Briscoe
    Helio Castroneves
    Tim Cindric
    Rick Mears
    Roger Penske
    Will Power
    18 May 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Scott Dixon
    Dario Franchitti
    Mike Hull
    Charlie Kimball
    Graham Rahal
    19 May 2012Alex Tagliani Qualifies 11th for the 2012 Indianapolis 500 Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
    19 May 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Ryan Briscoe
    Helio Castroneves
    Will Power
    19 May 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500James Hinchcliffe
    Ryan Hunter-Reay
    19 May 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Tony Kanaan
    19 May 2012Saturday Qualifying Crash Hurts ECR Tom Blattler
    20 May 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Sarah Fisher
    Wink Hartman
    Andy O'Gara
    20 May 2012Long Hours By ECR Crew Pays Off As Carpenter Qualifies for Indy 500 Sunday Tom Blattler
    25 May 2012Carpenter Set For Indy 500 After Carb Day Practice Runs Tom Blattler
    26 May 2012Butler Bulldogs Logo On Carpenter's Car For Indy 500 Tom Blattler
    27 May 2012Carpenter's Great Drive From 28th to 3rd Spoiled By Late Race Indy 500 Spin Tom Blattler
    27 May 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Rubens Barrichello
    Scott Dixon
    Tony Kanaan
    27 May 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Dario Franchitti
    27 May 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Chip Ganassi
    Mike Hull
    27 May 2012Tagliani Earns 12th Place for Team Barracuda-BHA at Indianapolis 500 Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
    30 May 2012ECR Still Inspired By Strong Indy 500 Run, Ready For Belle Isle Tom Blattler


    2013

    2013 saw the release of the animated feature film Turbo, about a snail competing in the Indy 500.

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    4 December 2012Fuzzy's Vodka To Sponsor IZOD IndyCar Series "Triple Crown" in 2013 Tom Blattler
    29 January 2013TJ McGovern Wins "Make It With Fuzzy's" Grand Prize with Tickets to Masters, Indy 500 in 2013 Tom Blattler
    11 May 2013Barracuda Racing Ready for May at IMSMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
    13 May 2013Fuzzy's Vodka Celebrates Indy 500 With Checkered Flag Limited Edition Bottle Tom Blattler
    8 May 2013Carpenter, Last 500-Mile Race Winner, Looks To Repeat Fontana Victory at Indy Tom Blattler
    11 May 2013Carpenter Sets Top Speed In Opening Day of Indy Practice Saturday Tom Blattler
    12 May 2013ECR Continues Work With Fuzzy's Vodka Chevy Sunday at Indy in Cold, Windy Conditions Tom Blattler
    13 May 2013Carpenter Clocks 45 Laps Monday at Indy, ECR Stops Early for Engine Changes Tom Blattler
    14 May 2013Carpenter Runs 50 Laps Tuesday in Higher Heat at IMS Tom Blattler
    15 May 2013Heat Goes Up at IMS Wednesday As ECR Runs 107 Laps Tom Blattler
    16 May 2013Carpenter Boosts His Speed at Indy Thursday with 224.371 MPH Clocking Tom Blattler
    17 May 2013Rain Stops Carpenter's Top Speed Friday, Still Runs 226.768 MPH Tom Blattler
    18 May 2013Barracuda Racing Qualifies P11 for 97th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
    18 May 2013Fuzzy's Triple Crown Trophy Unveiled at IMS with 500-Mile Race Winners Tom Blattler
    18 May 2013IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500A.J. Allmendinger
    Marco Andretti
    Ed Carpenter
    Helio Castroneves
    Ryan Hunter-Reay
    Carlos Munoz
    Will Power
    E.J. Viso
    19 May 2013Little ECR Team Stuns Super Squads Saturday To Win Indy 500 Pole Position Tom Blattler
    19 May 2013Pole Photos, Race Setup Highlights Carpenter's Day Sunday Tom Blattler
    24 May 2013Barracuda Racing Ready for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
    24 May 2013Fast, Quick Day for Carpenter on "Carb Day" Friday Tom Blattler
    26 May 2013Brush with Turn One Wall Ends Tagliani?s Charge at Indy Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
    26 May 2013Carpenter Strong Early Sunday at Indy, Loses Front End Handling to finish 10th Tom Blattler
    26 May 2013Ed Carpenter y Carlos Muñoz lideran la clasificación para las 500 Millas de Indianápolis de 2013 Wikinoticias
    26 May 2013El corredor brasileño Tony Kanaan logra ganar en la Indy 500 Wikinoticias
    26 May 2013IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Tony Kanaan
    Jimmy Vasser
    26 May 2013IZOD IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Ryan Hunter-Reay
    Carlos Munoz
    28 May 2013No Slow Down For ECR With Detroit Next, Carpenter Collects $405,955 at Indy 500 Tom Blattler
    7 June 2013Indy 500 a little disappointing for Carpenter Ed Carpenter


    2014

    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    4 March 2014Random Lugnuts: "The Double" is back!Bill Crittenden
    20 March 2014Hildebrand Joins ECR For Indy 500, Drives No. 21 Tom Blattler
    30 March 2014ECR Announces Preferred Freezer Services For Hildebrand Car at Indy Tom Blattler
    21 April 2014Hildebrand's Indy 500 Return Has Him Excited To Be With ECR Tom Blattler
    8 May 2014cmcglobal, DMCIndy Join ECR as Associate Sponsors For Indy Tom Blattler
    11 May 2014Not in the Race Car in 7 Months, Ed Carpenter Anxious for Indy 500 Return Tom Blattler
    11 May 2014Carpenter, Hildebrand Show Speed Sunday in Indy 500 Practice Tom Blattler
    12 May 2014MEDIA ADVISORY: BUTLER UNIVERSITY TO SUPPORT 2003 GRAD ED CARPENTER IN 98th INDY 500 WITH LOGO ON RACE CAR AND HELMETTom Blattler
    12 May 2014Windy, Humid Conditions Make IMS Tricky Monday, ECR Team Works on Race Setups Tom Blattler
    13 May 2014Rain Storm Washes Out Most of Tuesday's IMS Runs, as JR and Ed Work on Setups Tom Blattler
    14 May 2014After Rain Finally Stops, Hildebrand & Carpenter Find Speed Wednesday at IMS Tom Blattler
    15 May 2014Carpenter Posts 226.257 MPH Thursday for 2nd at IMS Tom Blattler
    16 May 2014Wow, 230 MPH For Carpenter on 'Fast Friday" with Hildebrand at 229 as Qualifying Nears Tom Blattler
    17 May 2014Carpenter Secures Fastest Speed Saturday, Set for Sunday Fast Nine Shootout Tom Blattler
    17 May 2014Hildebrand Makes Sunday's Fast Nine Shootout In Preferred Freezer Chevy Tom Blattler
    17 May 2014ED CARPENTER RACING ADDS POPULAR ?THE RATHSKELLER? AS ASSOCIATE SPONSOR ON #20 FUZZY?S VODKA CHEVROLET Tom Blattler
    18 May 2014Ed Carpenter Wins 2nd Straight Indy 500 Pole at 231.067 MPH Tom Blattler
    18 May 2014Hildebrand Runs 228.776 MPH In Fast Nine Shootout, To Start 9th Sunday Tom Blattler
    18 May 2014Jack Hawksworth to Start 13th for Indianapolis 500 Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
    19 May 2014Hildebrand Goes 226 in 95 laps Monday, Carpenter Posts 224 in Practice Tom Blattler
    19 May 2014MEDIA ADVISORY: Indy 500 Pole Winner Ed Carpenter Race Week AppearancesTom Blattler
    21 May 2014MEDIA ADVISORY: JOIN US FOR FUZZY?S MEDIA ?HAPPY HOUR? SET FOR THIS THURSDAY, MAY 22, AT 5 PM IN THE PAGODATom Blattler
    23 May 2014"Carb Day" in the Books For ECR Duo, Ready for Sunday's Indy 500 Tom Blattler
    24 May 2014ECR Adds EmergenSee as Associate Sponsor to Hildebrand's Preferred Freezer Services Chevy Tom Blattler
    25 May 2014Carpenter's Strong Run Ends Quickly Sunday at Indy, Turn 1 Crash Late Wrecks His Day Tom Blattler
    25 May 2014Hawksworth 20th at Indianapolis Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
    25 May 2014Hildebrand Takes 10th at Indy, But Says Preferred Freezer Chevy Was Faster Tom Blattler
    25 May 2014Long Drought for Americans at Indy 500 EndsVOA News


    2015

    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    3 November 2014Bryan Herta Autosport Partners with Green1 to Field Entry for Jay Howard in 2015 Indianapolis 500 Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
    16 April 2015MEDIA ADVISORY: Dreyer & Reinbold ? Kingdom Racing to Announce Indy 500 Driver and Car Entry Saturday at Long BeachTom Blattler
    18 April 2015Townsend Bell To Drive No. 24 Robert Graham Special in 99th Indianapolis 500 Tom Blattler
    25 April 2015Conor Daly to Drive for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
    1 May 2015MEDIA ALERT: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Press Conference and Car Unveiling on May 3Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
    3 May 2015Davey Hamilton Subs for Townsend Bell Sunday in Indy 500 Opening Day in No. 24 Robert Graham Special Tom Blattler
    3 May 2015Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Announces Smithfield Foods as Primary Sponsor of Daly's No. 43 Indianapolis 500 EntryMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
    5 May 2015Dreyer & Reinbold ? Kingdom Racing to Unveil ?The Old and the New? Friday at Noon at the IMS PagodaTom Blattler
    5 May 2015Loftus Robinson Named Associate Partner for Indy 500 entry with Dreyer & Reinbold ? Kingdom Racing No. 24 ChevroletTom Blattler
    8 May 2015No. 24 Robert Graham Special Unveiled Today for 99th Indianapolis 500 with Driver Townsend Bell Tom Blattler
    11 May 2015Townsend Bell Posts 223.637 MPH in his 1st IndyCar Run Since last May for 14th Fastest Monday in Indy 500 Practice Tom Blattler
    12 May 2015Townsend Bell Improves Speed Tuesday to 226.519 MPH For Fifth Fastest in 2nd Day of Indy 500 Practice Tom Blattler
    13 May 2015Townsend Bell Records 228.969 MPH Lap Wednesday in Robert Graham Chevrolet at Indy 500 Practice Runs Tom Blattler
    14 May 2015CAN A SMALL ONE-CAR TEAM STILL WIN THE INDY 500? LOCAL DREYER & REINBOLD ? KINGDOM RACING THINKS SO Tom Blattler
    14 May 2015DREYER & REINBOLD ? KINGDOM RACING CONTINUES WORK ON SETTINGS AND PIT STOPS OF THE ROBERT GRAHAM SPECIAL Tom Blattler
    15 May 2015TOWNSEND BELL CONTINUES IMPRESSIVE SPEEDS FRIDAY IN ROBERT GRAHAM SPECIAL CHEVY AS QUALIFYING APPROACHES Tom Blattler
    16 May 2015RAIN HALTS QUALIFICATIONS SATURDAY FOR 99TH INDY 500; TOWNSEND BELL POSTS 230.476 MPH RUN IN MORNING PRACTICE Tom Blattler
    17 May 2015Jakes, Hinchcliffe and Daly to Start 20th, 24th, 25th for the 2015 Indy 500Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
    17 May 2015Townsend Bell Clocks a 223.477 MPH Average Sunday in a Long Qualifying Day at Indy Tom Blattler
    18 May 2015DREYER & REINBOLD - KINGDOM RACING RECORDS 20 LAPS IN DELAYED PRACTICE RUNS MONDAY WITH DRIVER TOWNSEND BELL Tom Blattler
    20 May 2015MEDIA ALERT: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Press Conference on Thursday, May 21Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
    21 May 2015Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Announces Ryan Briscoe as Replacement Driver for Indianapolis 500Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
    22 May 2015TOWNSEND BELL, DREYER & REINBOLD - KINGDOM RACING COMPLETE CARB DAY AND PIT STOP CHALLENGE FRIDAY AT IMS Tom Blattler
    24 May 2015TOWNSEND BELL TAKES THE ROBERT GRAHAM SPECIAL TO 14TH SUNDAY IN 99TH INDY 500 AFTER RUNNING IN THE TOP TEN Tom Blattler
    24 May 2015Ups and Downs for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at 2015 Indy 500Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
    25 September 2015MEDIA ALERT: James Hinchcliffe to be awarded with 2015 Indy 500 Starters RingMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport


    2016

    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    21 January 2016Dreyer & Reinbold ? Kingdom Racing and Gas Monkey Garage Partner for Historic 100th Indy 500 with young star Sage KaramTom Blattler, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing ? Kingdom Racing
    26 April 2016Window World® Announces Barrett-Jackson to Auction History-Making IndyCarWindow World
    2 May 2016Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Races Into Indy Giving Military and First Responder Couples a Special "Date Night Out"Chris Kyle Frog Foundation
    23 May 2016Smith & Warren Designs and Manufactures the Indy 500 100th Anniversary Commemorative BadgesSmith & Warren
    2 June 2016History-Making IndyCar Auction Raises $1 Million to Battle Childhood CancerWindow World Cares


    2017

    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    4 May 2017Mecum Auctions To Sponsor No. 24 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet In 101st Indianapolis 500 With Hard-Charging Sage Karam At The WheelTom Blattler, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
    10 May 2017Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and Kingdom Racing to Partner Again for 101st Indy 500 with driver Sage Karam Tom Blattler, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing & Kingdom Racing
    15 May 2017Sage Karam Takes Conservative Approach with his Indy 500 Return Monday, As Youngest driver in the 33-driver field posts 223.398 MPH Lap Tom Blattler, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
    28 May 2017Takuma Sato First Japanese Driver to Win Indianapolis 500VOA News


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    1 June 1915RECORD OF PAST RACES.The New York Times
    February 1952Big-Time at LastHot Rod and Speedway Comics
    18 May 2011Recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500United States Senate




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