Race Results for the 1939 Indianapolis 500

Finish Start Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Status Laps Led Winnings
1 3 2 Wilbur Shaw (W) Boyle Maserati/Maserati 115.035 200 51 $27,375
2 1 10 Jimmy Snyder Thorne Engineering Adams/Sparks 114.245 200 65 $16,100
3 10 54 Cliff Bergere Offenhauser Miller-Ford/Offy 113.698 200 0 $7,400
4 4 4 Ted Horn Boyle Miller/Miller 111.879 200 4 $4,750
5 16 31 Babe Stapp Alfa Romeo A.R.-Weil/Alfa Romeo 111.230 200 0 $4,225
6 15 41 George Barringer Bill White Weil/Offy 111.025 200 0 $2,800
7 20 8 Joel Thorne Thorne Engineering Adams/Sparks 110.416 200 0 $2,150
8 8 16 Mauri Rose Wheeler's Shaw/Offy 109.544 200 0 $2,150
9 17 14 Frank Wearne Burd Piston Ring Wetteroth/Offy 107.806 200 0 $1,800
10 33 26 Billy DeVore Leon Duray-Barbasol Weil/Duray 104.267 200 0 $1,600
11 27 62 Tony Gulotta Burd Piston Ring Stevens/Offy 103.938 200 0 $1,000
12 2 45 Louis Meyer (W) Bowes Seal Fast Stevens/Winfield Accident 197 79 $3,200
13 12 18 George Connor Marks Adams/Offy Stalled 195 0 $650
14 26 51 Tony Willman Burd Piston Ring Lencki/Lencki Fuel pump 188 0 $620
15 30 58 Louis Tomei Alfa-Romeo Alfa Romeo/Alfa Romeo Running 186 0 $590
16 19 15 Rex Mays Thorne Engineering Adams/Sparks Rings 145 1 $685
17 9 9 Herb Ardinger Miller-Hartz Wetteroth/Miller Clutch 141 0 $680
18 24 35 Kelly Petillo (W) Kay Jewelers Wetteroth/Offy Pistons 141 0 $600
19 14 49 Mel Hansen (R) Joel Thorne, Inc. Shaw/Offy Accident 113 0 $595
20 32 38 Harry McQuinn Elgin Piston Pin Blume/Brisko Ignition 110 0 $590
21 5 3 Chet Miller Boyle Summers/Miller Accident 109 0 $635
22 13 25 Ralph Hepburn Hamilton-Harris Stevens/Offy Accident 107 0 $605
23 23 1 Floyd Roberts (W) Burd Piston Ring Wetteroth/Offy Accident 106 0 $650
24 18 37 Ira Hall Greenfield Super Service Nowiak/Studebaker Head gasket 89 0 $570
25 25 21 Russ Snowberger D-X Snowberger/Miller Radiator 50 0 $590
26 6 17 George Bailey Miller Miller/Miller Valve 47 0 $610
27 29 56 Floyd Davis W.B.W. Miller/Offy Shock absorber 43 0 $555
28 28 42 Al Miller Kennedy Tank Adams/Offy Accelerator 41 0 $575
29 11 29 Frank Brisko National Seal Stevens/Brisko Air pump 38 0 $570
30 21 44 Emil Andres Chicago Flash Stevens/Offy Spark plugs 22 0 $540
31 22 32 Bob Swanson S.M.I. Stevens/Sampson Rear axle 19 0 $510
32 7 47 Shorty Cantlon Automotive Service Stevens/Offy Bearing 15 0 $605
33 31 53 Deacon Litz Maserati Maserati/Maserati Valve 7 0 $525

* - complete car name/entrant data not available for all entries
(R) - Indicated Rookie
(W) - Indicates Past Winner