Indianapolis 500 Historical Stats

Indianapolis 500 Race Summaries
Leaders Late in the Race Who Failed to Win
Year Driver Lap # Problem
1912 Ralph DePalma 198 Engine Trouble
1920 Ralph DePalma 186 Engine Trouble
1924 Earl Cooper 176 Finished Second
1925 Dave Lewis 173 Finished Second
1928 Tony Gulotta 181 Finished Tenth
1934 Mauri Rose 174 Finished Second
1939 Louis Meyer 182 Crashed on Lap 197
1947 Bill Holland 192 E-Z Board
1952 Bill Vukovich 191 Steering Failure
1960 Rodger Ward 196 Bad Rear Tire
1961 Eddie Sachs 197 Pit Stop for Tire
1966 Jackie Stewart 190 No Oil Pressure
1967 Parnelli Jones 196 Bearing Failure
1968 Joe Leonard 191 Fuel Drive Failure
1972 Jerry Grant 187 Pit Stop for Fuel
1975 Wally Dallenbach 161 Burned Piston (Rain-174)
1977 Gordon Johncock 184 Broken Crankshaft
1978 Tom Sneva 180 Pit Stop for Fuel
1979 Bobby Unser 181 Lost 4th Gear
1981 Gordon Johncock 181 Fuel Pump
1983 Al Unser 190 Finished Second
1986 Kevin Cogan 197 Passed on Restart - Finished Second
1987 Roberto Guerrero 182 Stalled Engine - Finished Second
1989 Al Unser, Jr. 198 Crashed Turn 3 - Finished Second
1991 Michael Andretti 187 Passed Outside Turn 1 By Rick Mears
1992 Michael Andretti 189 Fuel Pump Failure
1993 Nigel Mansell 184 Lost Lead on Restart
1994 Emerson Fittipaldi 184 Hit Wall - Turn 4
1995 Scott Goodyear 195 Passed Pace Car on Restart (Lap 190)
1996 Davy Jones 192 Passed on Front Stretch by Buddy Lazier
1997 Scott Goodyear 194 Passed by Arie Luyendyk on backstraight
1999 Robby Gordon 199 Pitted for Fuel; Passed in Turn 4 by Kenny Brack
2004 Adrian Fernandez 171 Pitted for fuel; yellow come out for rain on Lap 174 and race is stopped on lap 180.
2005 Danica Patrick 193 Passed by Dan Wheldon in 1st turn of lap 194
2006 Marco Andretti 200 Passed on front stretch just before the finish line
2007 Tony Kanaan 154 Pitted under yellow, spun on restart at lap 156, pitted again, restart lap 162, yellow on lap 163, then rain halted race at lap 166.
2010 Helio Castroneves 192 Pitted for fuel on lap 192 after taking lead on lap 189 after Justin Wilson pitted for fuel, who had taken lead on lap 178 after Mike Conway had to pit for fuel.
2011 JR Hildebrand 200 Leading the race into the final corner, passed slower car, made contact with outside wall and passed by Wheldon.
2012 Scott Dixon 199 Passed by Franchitti after leading from lap 195.
2013 Ryan Hunter-Reay 198 Passed by Kanaan in Turn 1 on a restart after a yellow after leading from lap 193.
2014 Helio Castroneves 199 Passes by Hunter-Reay prior to the start/finish line of lap 199 after taking the lead in Turn 1 of lap 199.
2015 Will Power 196 Passed by Juan Pablo Montoya heading into Turn 1
2016 Carlos Munoz 196 Pitted for fuel on lap 196 
2017 Helio Castroneves 195 Passed by Takuma Sato at the start/finish line
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