Race Results for the 1956 Indianapolis 500

Finish Start Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Status Laps Led Winnings
1 1 8 Pat Flaherty John Zink Watson/Offy 128.490 200 127 $93,819
2 13 4 Sam Hanks Jones & Maley KK500C/Offy 128.303 200 0 $32,919
3 26 16 Don Freeland Bob Estes Phillips/Offy 127.668 200 4 $20,419
4 6 98 Johnnie Parsons (W) Agajanian Kuzma/Offy 126.631 200 16 $15,769
5 4 73 Dick Rathmann McNamara KK500C/Offy 126.133 200 0 $10,744
6 10 1 Bob Sweikert (W) D-A Lubricant Kuzma/Offy 125.489 200 0 $7,594
7 23 14 Bob Veith (R) Federal Engineering KK500E/Offy 125.048 200 0 $7,494
8 15 19 Rodger Ward Filter Queen KK500C/Offy 124.990 200 0 $6,294
9 21 26 Jimmy Reece Massaglia Hotels Lesovsky/Offy 124.938 200 0 $6,044
10 30 27 Cliff Griffith Jim Robbins Stevens/Offy Running 199 0 $6,194
11 22 82 Gene Hartley Central Excavating KK500C/Offy Running 196 0 $3,714
12 7 42 Fred Agabashian Federal Engineering KK500C/Offy Running 196 0 $3,644
13 25 57 Bob Christie (R) Helse KK500D/Offy Running 196 0 $3,374
14 28 55 Al Keller Sam Traylor KK4000/Offy Running 195 0 $3,254
15 32 81 Eddie Johnson Central Excavating Kuzma/Offy Running 195 0 $3,434
16 29 41 Billy Garrett (R) Greenman-Casale Kuzma/Offy Running 194 0 $3,014
17 33 64 Duke Dinsmore Shannon's KK500A/Offy Running 191 0 $3,094
18 3 7 Pat O'Connor Ansted Rotary KK500D/Offy Running 187 39 $8,924
19 19 2 Jimmy Bryan Dean Van Lines Kuzma/Offy Running 185 0 $3,144
20 2 24 Jim Rathmann Hopkins KK500C/Offy Rings 175 3 $3,564
21 31 34 Johnnie Tolan (R) Trio Brass Foundry KK500D/Offy Mechanical 173 0 $3,084
22 5 99 Tony Bettenhausen Belanger Motors KK500D/Offy Accident 160 0 $2,754
23 14 10 Ed Elisian Hoyt Machine KK500C/Offy Brakes 160 0 $2,624
24 16 48 Jimmy Daywalt Sumar KK500C/Offy Accident 134 0 $2,594
25 24 54 Jack Turner (R) Travelon Trailer KK500B/Offy Mechanical 131 0 $2,564
26 20 89 Keith Andrews Dunn Engineering KK500B/Offy Transmission 94 0 $2,804
27 9 5 Andy Linden Chapman KK500C/Offy Oil leak 90 0 $2,534
28 27 12 Al Herman Bardahl KK500B/Offy Accident 74 0 $2,474
29 17 49 Ray Crawford Crawford KK500B/Offy Accident 49 0 $2,444
30 12 15 Johnny Boyd Bowes Seal Fast KK500G/Offy Oil leak 35 0 $2,414
31 11 53 Troy Ruttman (W) John Zink KK500D/Offy Spun out 22 0 $2,384
32 18 88 Johnny Thomson Schmidt Kuzma/Offy Spun out 22 0 $2,854
33 8 29 Paul Russo Novi Vespa Kurtis/Novi Accident 21 11 $3,974

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