Race Results for the 1951 Indianapolis 500

Finish Start Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Status Laps Led Winnings
1 2 99 Lee Wallard Belanger Motors Kurtis/Offy 126.244 200 159 $63,612
2 7 83 Mike Nazaruk (R) Jim Robbins Kurtis/Offy 125.302 200 0 $21,362
3 3 9 Jack McGrath Hinkle KK3000/Offy 124.745 200 11 $14,962
4 31 57 Andy Linden (R) Leitenberger Silnes-Sherman/Offy 123.812 200 0 $10,012
5 29 52 Bobby Ball (R) Blakely Oil Schroeder/Offy 123.709 200 0 $8,612
6 17 1 Henry Banks Blue Crown Spark Plug Moore/Offy 123.304 200 0 $6,962
7 24 68 Carl Forberg (R) Automobile Shippers KK3000/Offy Running 193 0 $5,862
8 4 27 Duane Carter Mobilgas Deidt/Offy Running 180 0 $5,162
9 9 5 Tony Bettenhausen Mobiloil Deidt/Offy Spun 178 0 $4,662
10 1 18 Duke Nalon Novi Purelube Kurtis/Novi Stalled 151 0 $5,062
11 22 69 Gene Force (R) Brown Motor Co. KK2000/Offy Vibration 142 0 $3,182
12 12 25 Sam Hanks Schmidt KK3000/Offy Rod 135 0 $3,412
13 16 10 Bill Schindler Chapman KK2000/Offy Rod 129 0 $3,142
14 5 16 Mauri Rose (W) Pennzoil Deidt/Offy Accident 126 0 $3,022
15 14 2 Walt Faulkner Agajanian Grant Piston Ring Kuzma/Offy Crankshaft 123 0 $4,552
16 27 76 Jimmy Davies Parks Silnes-Pawl/Offy Drive gears 110 25 $5,482
17 11 59 Fred Agabashian Granatelli-Bardahl KK3000/Offy Clutch 109 0 $2,862
18 15 73 Carl Scarborough (R) McNamara KK2000/Offy Axle 100 0 $2,642
19 33 71 Bill Mackey (R) Karl Hall Stevens/Offy Clutch shaft 97 0 $2,212
20 19 8 Chuck Stevenson (R) Bardahl Marchese/Offy Caught fire 93 0 $2,182
21 8 3 Johnnie Parsons (W) Wynn's Friction Proofing KK3000/Offy Magneto 87 0 $2,252
22 10 4 Cecil Green John Zink KK3000/Offy Piston 80 5 $2,622
23 6 98 Troy Ruttman Agajanian Featherweight KK2000/Offy Crankshaft 78 0 $2,092
24 32 6 Duke Dinsmore Brown Motors Co. Schroeder/Offy Overheating 73 0 $2,162
25 28 32 Chet Miller Novi Purelube Kurtis/Novi Ignition 56 0 $2,532
26 13 44 Walt Brown Federal Engineering KK3000/Offy Magneto 55 0 $2,302
27 25 48 Rodger Ward (R) Deck Manufacturing Co. Bromme/Offy Oil line 34 0 $2,472
28 18 23 Cliff Griffith (R) Morris KK2000/Offy Rear axle 30 0 $2,042
29 20 81 Bill Vukovich (R) Central Excavating Trevis/Offy Oil tank 29 0 $1,912
30 21 22 George Connor Blue Crown Spark Plug Lesovsky/Offy Drive shaft 29 0 $1,882
31 23 19 Mack Hellings Tuffanelli-Derrico Deidt/Offy Piston 18 0 $1,852
32 26 12 Johnny McDowell W & J Maserati/Offy Fuel tank 15 0 $2,222
33 30 26 Joe James (R) Bob Estes Lincoln-Mercury Watson/Offy Drive shaft 8 0 $2,092

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