Race Results for the 1949 Indianapolis 500

Finish Start Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Status Laps Led Winnings
1 4 7 Bill Holland Blue Crown Spark Plug Deidt/Offy 121.327 200 146 $51,575
2 12 12 Johnnie Parsons (R) Kurtis-Kraft Kurtis/Offy 119.785 200 0 $18,250
3 6 22 George Connor Blue Crown Spark Plug Lesovsky/Offy 119.595 200 0 $11,675
4 13 2 Myron Fohr (R) Marchese Marchese/Offy 118.791 200 0 $8,575
5 16 77 Joie Chitwood Wolfe KK2000/Offy 118.757 200 0 $6,950
6 7 61 Jimmy Jackson Howard Keck Deidt/Offy 117.870 200 0 $5,625
7 9 98 Johnny Mantz Agajanian KK2000/Offy 117.142 200 0 $4,690
8 19 19 Paul Russo Tuffy's Offy Silnes/Offy 111.862 200 0 $4,940
9 32 9 Emil Andres Tuffy's Offy Silnes/Offy Running 197 0 $4,420
10 24 71 Norm Houser (R) Troy Oil Co. Langley/Offy Running 181 0 $4,075
11 21 68 Jim Rathmann (R) Pioneer Auto Repair Wetteroth/Offy Running 175 0 $3,195
12 18 64 Troy Ruttman (R) Carter Wetteroth/Offy Running 151 0 $3,150
13 10 3 Mauri Rose (W) Blue Crown Spark Plug Deidt/Offy Magneto strap 192 0 $2,605
14 5 17 Duane Carter Belanger Motors Stevens/Offy Steering 182 0 $2,610
15 15 29 Duke Dinsmore Norm Olson Olson/Offy Radius rod 174 0 $2,565
16 14 8 Mack Hellings Don Lee KK2000/Offy Valves 172 0 $2,570
17 22 4 Bill Sheffler Sheffler Bromme/Offy Rod 160 0 $2,175
18 28 32 Johnny McDowell (R) Iddings Meyer/Offy Magneto 142 0 $2,005
19 11 14 Hal Cole Gancor KK2000/Offy Rod bearing 117 0 $1,975
20 25 38 George Fonder (R) Ray Brady Adams/Sparks Valve 116 0 $1,945
21 30 74 Bill Cantrell Kennedy Tank Kurtis/Offy Drive shaft 95 0 $2,315
22 17 57 Jackie Holmes (R) Pat Clancy (6 Wheels) Kurtis/Offy Drive shaft 65 0 $2,410
23 20 6 Lee Wallard IRC Maserati Maserati/Maserati Gears 55 19 $4,405
24 29 69 Bayliss Levrett (R) Wynn's Oil KK2000/Offy Drain plug 52 0 $2,375
25 2 5 Rex Mays Novi Mobil Kurtis/Novi Engine 48 12 $3,470
26 3 33 Jack McGrath City of Tacoma KK2000/Offy Oil pump 39 0 $2,115
27 31 15 Fred Agabashian IRC Maserati Maserati/Maserati Overheating 38 0 $2,035
28 33 52 Manuel Ayulo (R) Sheffler Bromme/Offy Rod 24 0 $1,805
29 1 54 Duke Nalon Novi Mobil Kurtis/Novi Accident 23 23 $5,650
30 23 18 Sam Hanks Love Machine & Tool KK2000/Offy Oil leak 20 0 $1,645
31 27 10 Charlie Van Acker Redmer Stevens/Offy Accident 10 0 $1,615
32 8 26 George Lynch (R) Automobile Shippers Rassey/Offy Accident 1 0 $1,585
33 26 37 Spider Webb Grancor Bromme/Offy DNS-Transmission 0 0 $1,555

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