Indianapolis 500 Historical Stats

Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Records
One Lap Qualification Records
Year Date Driver Entrant Car/Engine Speed
1912 May 26 Teddy Tetzlaff E. Hewlett Fiat/Fiat 84.25
May 27 David Bruce-Brown Nat’l Motor Vehicle Co. National/National 88.45
1914 May 26 Rene Thomas L. Delage Co. Delage/Delage 94.53
May 26 Teddy Tetzlaff United States Motor Co. Maxwell/Maxwell 96.25
May 26 Jules Goux Jules Goux Peugeot/Peugeot 98.13
May 27 Georges Boillot Georges Boillot Peugeot/Peugeot 99.86
1919 May 27 Rene Thomas Ernest Ballot Ballot/Ballot 104.78
1923 May 26 Tommy Milton H.C.S. Motor Co. Miller/Miller 109.45
1925 May 26 Earl Cooper Cliff Durant Miller/Miller 110.728
May 26 Harry Hartz Harry Hartz Miller/Miller 112.994
May 26 Peter DePaolo Duesenberg Bros. Duesenberg/Duesenberg 114.285
1926 May 27 Frank Lockhart Peter Kreis Miller/Miller 115.488
1927 May 26 Harry Hartz Harry Hartz Miller/Miller 117.294
May 26 Peter DePaolo Peter DePaolo Miller/Miller 120.546
May 26 Frank Lockhart Frank S. Lockhart Miller/Miller 120.918
1928 May 26 Cliff Woodbury Boyle Valve Co. Miller/Miller 121.082
May 26 Leon Duray Leon Duray Miller/Miller 124.018
1937 May 15 Bill Cummings H.C. Henning Miller/Offy 125.139
May 23 Jimmy Snyder Joel Thorne Inc. Adams/Sparks 130.492
1939 May 20 Jimmy Snyder Joel Thorne Inc. Adams/Sparks 130.757
1946 May 26 Ralph Hepburn W.C. Winfield Kurtis/Novi 134.449
1950 May 13 Walt Faulkner J.C. Agajanian KK2000/Offy 136.013
1951 May 12 Duke Nalon Jean Marcenac Kurtis/Novi 137.049
May 19 Walt Faulkner J.C. Agajanian Kuzma/Offy 138.122
1952 May 17 Fred Agabashian Cummins Engine Co. Kurtis/Cummins 139.104
May 24 Bill Vukovich Howard Keck Co. KK500A/Offy 139.427
May 24 Chet Miller Lewis W. Welch Kurtis/Novi 139.6
1954 May 15 Johnny Thomson H.A. Chapman Nichels/Offy 139.686
May 15 Jack McGrath Jack B. Hinkle KK500C/Offy 141.287
1955 May 15 Bill Vukovich Lindsey Hopkins KK500C/Offy 141.309
May 15 Jack McGrath Jack B. Hinkle KK500C/Offy 143.793
1956 May 9 Jim Rathmann Lindsey Hopkins KK500C/Offy 146.033
May 9 Pat Flaherty John Zink Co. Watson/Offy 146.056
1958 May 17 Ed Elisian Ellen McKinney Zink Watson/Offy 146.508
1959 May 16 Johnny Thomson Racing Associates Lesovsky/Offy 146.532
1960 May 14 Jim Rathmann Ken-Paul Inc. Watson/Offy 146.915
May 14 Eddie Sachs Dean Van Lines Racing Ewing/Offy 147.251
May 22 Jim Hurtubise Ernest L. Ruiz Christensen/Offy 149.601
1962 May 12 Len Sutton Leader Cards Inc. Watson/Offy 149.9
May 12 Parnelli Jones J.C. Agajanian Watson/Offy 150.729
1963 May 18 Parnelli Jones J.C. Agajanian Watson/Offy 151.847
1964 May 16 Rodger Ward Leader Cards Inc. Watson/Ford 157.563
May 16 Bobby Marshman Lindsey Hopkins Lotus/Ford 158.562
May 16 Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus/Ford 159.377
1965 May 15 Mario Andretti Auto Techs Inc. Brawner/Ford 159.405
May 15 Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus/Ford 160.973
May 15 A.J. Foyt Ansted-Thompson Racing Lotus/Ford 161.958
1966 May 14 George Snider Ansted-Thompson Racing Coyote/Ford 163.014
May 14 Mario Andretti Dean Racing Enterprises Brawner/Ford 166.328
1967 May 13 Dan Gurney All American Racers Eagle/Ford 167.942
May 13 Mario Andretti Dean Racing Enterprises Hawk/Ford 169.779
1968 May 18 Graham Hill STP Corporation Lotus/Pratt & Whitney 171.887
May 18 Joe Leonard STP Corporation Lotus/Pratt & Whitney 171.953
1971 May 15 A.J. Foyt Thompson Industries Coyote/Ford 174.656
May 15 Mark Donohue Penske Racing McLaren/Offy 178.607
May 15 Peter Revson McLaren Cars McLaren/Offy 179.354
1972 May 14 Billy Vukovich Jerry O'Connell Eagle/Offy 185.797
May 14 Joe Leonard Vel's Parnelli Jones Parnelli/Offy 185.95
May 14 Mario Andretti Vel's Parnelli Jones Parnelli/Offy 188.758
May 14 Gary Bettenhausen Penske Racing McLaren/Offy 189.474
May 14 Bobby Unser Olsonite Division Eagle/Offy 196.678
1973 May 12 Swede Savage Patrick Racing Eagle/Offy 197.152
May 12 Johnny Rutherford McLaren Cars McLaren/Offy 199.071
1977 May 14 Tom Sneva Penske Racing McLaren/Cosworth 200.535
1978 May 20 Tom Sneva Penske Racing Penske/Cosworth 203.62
1982 May 15 Kevin Cogan Penske Racing Penske/Cosworth 204.638
May 15 Rick Mears Penske Racing Penske/Cosworth 207.612
1983 May 21 Teo Fabi Forsythe Racing March/Cosworth 208.049
1984 May 12 Rick Mears Penske Racing March/Cosworth 208.502
May 12 Mario Andretti Newman-Haas Racing Lola/Cosworth 209.687
May 12 Tom Sneva Mayer Motor Racing March/Cosworth 210.689
1985 May 11 Scott Brayton Brayton Engineering March/Buick 214.199
1986 May 10 Danny Sullivan Penske Racing March/Cosworth 215.755
May 10 Rick Mears Penske Racing March/Cosworth 217.581
1988 May 14 Danny Sullivan Penske Racing Penske/Chevy Indy 217.749
May 14 Rick Mears Penske Racing Penske/Chevy Indy 220.453
1989 May 14 Al Unser Penske Racing Penske/Chevy Indy 223.803
May 14 Rick Mears Penske Racing Penske/Chevy Indy 224.254
1990 May 13 Emerson Fittipaldi Penske Racing Penske/Chevy Indy 225.575
1992 May 9 Arie Luyendyk Chip Ganassi Racing Lola/Ford Cosworth 229.305
May 9 Gary Bettenhausen Team Menard Lola/Buick 229.317
May 9 Roberto Guerrero Kenny Bernstein Lola/Buick 232.618
1996 May 11 Davy Jones Galles Racing Lola/Mercedes Ilmor 233.064
May 11 Tony Stewart Team Menard Lola/Menard 233.179
May 11 Scott Brayton Team Menard Lola/Menard 233.851
May 12 Arie Luyendyk Byrd-Treadway Racing Reynard/Ford Cosworth 237.498
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