Race Results for the 1959 Indianapolis 500

Finish Start Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Status Laps Led Winnings
1 6 5 Rodger Ward Leader Card 500 Roadster Watson/Offy 135.857 200 130 $106,850
2 3 16 Jim Rathmann Simoniz Watson/Offy 135.619 200 19 $39,800
3 1 3 Johnny Thomson Racing Associates Lesovsky/Offy 135.340 200 40 $32,375
4 15 1 Tony Bettenhausen Hoover Motor Express Epperly/Offy 134.768 200 0 $15,475
5 16 99 Paul Goldsmith Demler Epperly/Offy 134.573 200 0 $11,975
6 11 33 Johnny Boyd Bowes Seal Fast Epperly/Offy 133.867 200 0 $8,475
7 12 37 Duane Carter Smokey's Reverse Torque Kurtis/Offy 133.342 200 0 $7,275
8 8 19 Eddie Johnson Bryant Heating & Cooling KK500G/Offy 133.336 200 0 $6,625
9 27 45 Paul Russo Bardahl KK500G/Offy 133.331 200 0 $6,325
10 17 10 A.J. Foyt Dean Van Lines Kuzma/Offy 133.297 200 0 $6,575
11 9 88 Gene Hartley Drewry's Kuzma/Offy 132.434 200 0 $4,795
12 7 74 Bob Veith John Zink Heater Moore/Offy 132.169 200 0 $4,675
13 23 89 Al Herman Dunn Engineering Dunn/Offy 131.872 200 0 $4,455
14 13 66 Jimmy Daywalt Federal Engineering KK500E/Offy 131.861 200 0 $5,335
15 21 71 Chuck Arnold (R) Hall-Mar Curtis/Offy 130.918 200 0 $4,165
16 33 58 Jim McWithey (R) Ray Brady KK500C/Offy 129.024 200 0 $4,045
17 2 44 Eddie Sachs Schmidt Kuzma/Offy Running 182 0 $4,675
18 28 57 Al Keller Helse Kuzma/Offy Pistons 163 0 $3,980
19 18 64 Pat Flaherty (W) John Zink Heater Watson/Offy Accident 162 11 $5,725
20 4 73 Dick Rathmann McNamara Chiropractic Watson/Offy Fire in pit 150 0 $4,045
21 30 53 Bill Cheesbourg Greenman-Casale Kuzma/Offy Magneto 147 0 $3,765
22 25 15 Don Freeland Jim Robbins KK500G/Offy Magneto 136 0 $4,485
23 32 49 Ray Crawford Meguiar's Mirror Glaze Elder/Offy Accident 115 0 $3,655
24 10 9 Don Branson (R) Bob Estes Phillips/Offy Torsion bar 112 0 $3,625
25 24 65 Bob Christie Federal Engineering KK500D/Offy Rod 109 0 $4,595
26 5 48 Bobby Grim (R) Sumar KK500G/Offy Magneto 85 0 $4,190
27 14 24 Jack Turner Travelon Trailer Christensen/Offy Fuel tank 47 0 $4,335
28 29 47 Chuck Weyant McKay KK500J/Offy Accident 45 0 $3,505
29 19 7 Jud Larson Bowes Seal Fast KK500J/Offy Accident 45 0 $3,650
30 31 77 Mike Magill Dayton Steel Foundry KK500G/Offy Accident 45 0 $3,445
31 26 87 Red Amick (R) Wheeler-Foutch KK500C/Offy Accident 45 0 $3,915
32 22 8 Len Sutton Wolcott Memorial Lesovsky/Offy Accident 34 0 $3,385
33 20 6 Jimmy Bryan (W) Belond A.P. Muffler Salih/Offy Cam housing 1 0 $3,405

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