Indianapolis 500 Historical Stats

Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Records
Four Lap Qualification Records
Year Date Driver Entrant Car/Engine Speed
1920 May 26 Art Klein Frontenac Motor Co. Frontenac/Frontenac 92.7
May 26 Louis Chevrolet William Small Co. Frontenac/Frontenac 96.36
May 26 Joe Boyer Frontenac Motor Co. Frontenac/Frontenac 96.9
May 26 Ralph DePalma Ralph DePalma Ballot/Ballot 99.15
1921 May 25 Ralph DePalma Ralph DePalma Ballot/Ballot 100.75
1923 May 26 Tommy Milton H.C.S. Motor Co. Miller/Miller 108.17
1925 May 26 Earl Cooper Cliff Durant Miller/Miller 110.487
May 26 Harry Hartz Harry Hartz Miller/Miller 112.433
May 26 Peter DePaolo Duesenberg Bros. Duesenberg/Duesenberg 113.083
May 26 Leon Duray Harry Hartz Miller/Miller 113.196
1927 May 26 Ralph Hepburn Cliff Woodbury Miller/Miller 114.209
May 26 Harry Hartz Harry Hartz Miller/Miller 116.731
May 26 Peter DePaolo Peter DePaolo Miller/Miller 119.51
May 26 Frank Lockhart Frank S. Lockhart Miller/Miller 120.1
1928 May 26 Cliff Woodbury Boyle Valve Co. Miller/Miller 120.417
May 26 Leon Duray Leon Duray Miller/Miller 122.391
(Qualifications between 1933-38 were 10 laps rather than four)
1939 May 20 Cliff Bergere Lewis W. Welch Miller/Offy 123.835
May 20 Louis Meyer Bowes Racing Inc Stevens/Winfield 130.067
May 20 Jimmy Snyder Joel Thorne Inc. Adams/Sparks 130.138
1946 May 26 Ralph Hepburn W.C. Winfield Kurtis/Novi 133.944
1950 May 13 Walt Faulkner J. C. Agajanian KK2000/Offy 134.343
1951 May 12 Duke Nalon Jean Marcenac Kurtis/Novi 136.498
May 19 Walt Faulkner J.C. Agajanian Kuzma/Offy 136.872
1952 May 17 Andy Linden Hart Fullerton KK4000/Offy 137.002
May 17 Fred Agabashian Cummins Engine Co. Kurtis/Cummins 138.01
May 24 Bill Vukovich Howard Keck Co. KK500A/Offy 138.212
May 26 Chet Miller Lewis W. Welch Kurtis/Novi 139.034
1954 May 15 Jack McGrath Jack B. Hinkle KK500C/Offy 141.033
1955 May 15 Bill Vukovich Lindsey Hopkins KK500C/Offy 141.071
May 15 Jack McGrath Jack B. Hinkle KK500C/Offy 142.58
1956 May 19 Jim Rathmann Lindsey Hopkins KK500C/Offy 145.12
May 19 Pat Flaherty John Zink Co. Watson/Offy 145.596
1958 May 17 Ed Elisian Ellen McKinney Zink Watson/Offy 145.926
May 17 Dick Rathmann Kalamazoo Sports Inc. Watson/Offy 145.974
1960 May 14 Jim Rathmann Ken-Paul Inc. Watson/Offy 146.371
May 14 Eddie Sachs Dean Van Lines Racing Ewing/Offy 146.592
May 22 Jim Hurtubise Ernest L Ruiz Christensen/Offy 149.056
1962 May 12 Len Sutton Leader Cards Inc Watson/Offy 149.328
May 12 Parnelli Jones J. C. Agajanian Watson/Offy 150.37
1963 May 18 Parnelli Jones J. C. Agajanian Watson/Offy 151.153
1964 May 16 Rodger Ward Leader Cards Inc Watson/Ford 156.406
May 16 Bobby Marshman Lindsey Hopkins Lotus/Ford 157.867
May 16 Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus/Ford 158.828
1965 May 15 Mario Andretti Auto Techs Inc. Brawner/Ford 158.849
May 15 Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus/Ford 160.729
May 15 A.J. Foyt Ansted-Thompson Racing Lotus/Ford 161.233
1966 May 14 George Snider Ansted-Thompson Racing Coyote/Ford 162.521
May 14 Mario Andretti Dean Racing Enterprises Brawner/Ford 165.899
1967 May 13 Joe Leonard A. J. Foyt Coyote/Ford 166.098
May 13 Dan Gurney All American Racers Eagle/Ford 167.224
May 13 Mario Andretti Dean Racing Enterprises Hawk/Ford 168.982
1968 May 18 Graham Hill STP Corporation Lotus/Pratt & Whitney 171.208
May 18 Joe Leonard STP Corporation Lotus/Pratt & Whitney 171.559
1971 May 15 A.J. Foyt Thompson Industries Coyote/Ford 174.317
May 15 Mark Donohue Penske Racing McLaren/Offy 177.087
May 15 Peter Revson McLaren Cars McLaren/Offy 178.696
1972 May 14 Joe Leonard Vel's Parnelli Jones Parnelli/Offy 185.223
May 14 Mario Andretti Vel's Parnelli Jones Parnelli/Offy 187.617
May 14 Gary Bettenhausen Penske Racing McLaren/Offy 188.877
May 14 Bobby Unser Olsonite Division Eagle/Offy 195.94
1973 May 12 Swede Savage Patrick Racing Eagle/Offy 196.582
May 12 Johnny Rutherford McLaren Cars McLaren/Offy 198.413
1977 May 14 Tom Sneva Penske Racing McLaren/Cosworth 198.884
1978 May 20 Tom Sneva Penske Racing Penske/Cosworth 202.156
1982 May 15 Kevin Cogan Penske Racing Penske/Cosworth 204.082
May 15 Rick Mears Penske Racing Penske/Cosworth 207.004
1983 May 21 Teo Fabi Forsythe Racing March/Cosworth 207.395
1984 May 12 Rick Mears Penske Racing March/Cosworth 207.847
May 12 Tom Sneva Mayer Motor Racing March/Cosworth 210.029
1985 May 11 Scott Brayton Brayton Engineering March/Buick 212.354
May 11 Pancho Carter Galles Racing March/Buick 212.583
1986 May 10 Danny Sullivan Penske Racing March/Cosworth 215.382
May 10 Rick Mears Penske Racing March/Cosworth 216.828
1988 May 14 Rick Mears Penske Racing Penske/Chevy Indy 219.198
1989 May 14 Al Unser Penske Racing Penske/Chevy Indy 223.471
May 14 Rick Mears Penske Racing Penske/Chevy Indy 223.885
1990 May 13 Emerson Fittipaldi Penske Racing Penske/Chevy Indy 225.301
1992 May 9 Arie Luyendyk Chip Ganassi Racing Lola/Ford Cosworth 229.127
May 9 Roberto Guerrero Kenny Bernstein Lola/Buick 232.482
1996 May 11 Davy Jones Galles Racing Lola/Mercedes Ilmor 232.882
May 11 Tony Stewart Team Menard Lola/Menard 233.1
May 11 Scott Brayton Team Menard Lola/Menard 233.718
May 12 Arie Luyendyk Byrd-Treadway Racing Reynard/Ford Cosworth 236.986
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