Race Results for the 1953 Indianapolis 500

Finish Start Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Status Laps Led Winnings
1 1 14 Bill Vukovich Fuel Injection KK500A/Offy 127.740 200 195 $89,497
2 12 16 Art Cross Springfield Welding/Clay Smith KK4000/Offy 126.827 200 0 $27,297
3 9 3 Sam Hanks Bardahl KK4000/Offy 126.465 200 3 $16,422
4 2 59 Fred Agabashian Grancor-Elgin Piston Pin KK500B/Offy 126.219 200 1 $12,947
5 3 5 Jack McGrath Hinkle KK4000/Offy 124.556 200 0 $10,622
6 21 48 Jimmy Daywalt (R) Sumar KK3000/Offy 124.379 200 0 $8,197
7 25 2 Jim Rathmann Travelon Trailer KK500B/Offy 124.072 200 1 $6,847
8 20 12 Ernie McCoy (R) Chapman Stevens/Offy 123.404 200 0 $5,947
9 6 98 Tony Bettenhausen Agajanian Kuzma/Offy Accident 196 0 $5,647
10 32 53 Jimmy Davies Pat Clancy KK500B/Offy Running 193 0 $5,547
11 26 9 Duke Nalon Novi Governor Kurtis/Novi Spun out 191 0 $3,317
12 19 73 Carl Scarborough McNamara KK2000/Offy Running 190 0 $3,147
13 4 88 Manuel Ayulo Schmidt Kuzma/Offy Rod 184 0 $3,177
14 31 8 Jimmy Bryan Blakely Oil Schroeder/Offy Running 183 0 $3,057
15 28 49 Bill Holland (W) Crawford KK500B/Offy Cam gear 177 0 $3,237
16 10 92 Rodger Ward M.A. Walker Electric Kurtis/Offy Stalled 177 0 $2,917
17 14 23 Walt Faulkner Automobile Shippers KK500A/Offy Running 176 0 $2,497
18 22 22 Marshall Teague (R) Hart Fullerton KK4000/Offy Oil Leak 169 0 $2,377
19 18 62 Spider Webb Lubri-Loy KK3000/Offy Oil Leak 166 0 $2,347
20 29 51 Bob Sweikert Dean Van Lines Kuzma/Offy Radius rod 151 0 $2,717
21 23 83 Mike Nazaruk Kalamazoo Turner/Offy Stalled 146 0 $2,287
22 24 77 Pat Flaherty Schmidt KK3000/Offy Accident 115 0 $2,257
23 7 55 Jerry Hoyt John Zink KK4000/Offy Overheating 107 0 $2,227
24 27 4 Duane Carter Miracle Power Lesovsky/Offy Ignition 94 0 $2,197
25 17 7 Paul Russo Federal Engineering KK3000/Offy Magneto 89 0 $2,167
26 8 21 Johnnie Parsons (W) Belond Equa-Flow KK500B/Offy Crankshaft 86 0 $2,637
27 15 38 Don Freeland (R) Bob Estes Watson/Offy Accident 76 0 $2,107
28 13 41 Gene Hartley Federal Engineering KK4000/Offy Accident 53 0 $2,077
29 16 97 Chuck Stevenson Agajanian Kuzma/Offy Fuel Leak 42 0 $2,047
30 30 99 Cal Niday (R) Miracle Power Kurtis/Offy Magneto 30 0 $2,317
31 11 29 Bob Scott Belond Equa-Flow Bromme/Offy Oil Leak 14 0 $2,187
32 33 56 Johnny Thomson (R) Dr. Sabourin Del Roy-Allen/Offy Ignition 6 0 $1,907
33 5 32 Andy Linden Cop-Sil-Loy Stevens/Offy Accident 3 0 $2,127

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