Race Results for the 1961 Indianapolis 500

Finish Start Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Status Laps Led Winnings
1 7 1 A.J. Foyt Bowes Seal Fast Trevis/Offy 139.130 200 71 $117,975
2 1 12 Eddie Sachs Dean Van Lines Ewing/Offy 139.041 200 44 $53,400
3 4 2 Rodger Ward (W) Del Webb's Sun City Watson/Offy 138.539 200 7 $26,500
4 18 7 Shorty Templeman Bill Forbes Racing Team Meskowski/Offy 136.873 200 0 $16,025
5 26 19 Al Keller Konstant Hot Phillips/Offy 136.034 200 0 $13,725
6 28 18 Chuck Stevenson Metal-Cal Epperly/Offy 135.742 200 0 $9,875
7 33 31 Bobby Marshman (R) Hoover Motor Express Epperly/Offy 135.534 200 0 $9,550
8 25 5 Lloyd Ruby Autolite Dealer's Assn. Epperly/Offy 134.860 200 0 $8,750
9 13 17 Jack Brabham (R) Kimberly Cooper-Climax Cooper/Climax 134.116 200 0 $7,250
10 32 34 Norm Hall (R) Federal Engineering KK500E/Offy 134.104 200 0 $8,250
11 15 28 Gene Hartley John Chalik Trevis/Offy Running 198 0 $5,820
12 5 98 Parnelli Jones (R) Agajanian Willard Battery Watson/Offy Running 192 27 $10,350
13 6 97 Dick Rathmann Jim Robbins Watson/Offy Fuel pump 164 0 $5,580
14 17 10 Paul Goldsmith Racing Associates Lesovsky/Offy Oil leak 160 0 $5,210
15 12 15 Wayne Weiler Hopkins Coral Harbour Watson/Offy Wheel 147 0 $5,040
16 31 35 Dempsey Wilson Lysle Greenman Kuzma/Offy Fuel pump 145 0 $4,920
17 16 32 Bob Christie North Electric Kurtis/Offy Piston 132 0 $4,850
18 10 33 Eddie Johnson Jim Robbins Kuzma/Offy Accident 127 0 $4,730
19 8 8 Len Sutton Bryant Heating & Cooling Watson/Offy Transmission 110 0 $4,650
20 22 52 Troy Ruttman (W) John Zink Trackburner Watson/Offy Clutch 105 10 $6,970
21 20 41 Johnny Boyd Leader Card 500 Roadster Watson/Offy Clutch 105 0 $4,650
22 3 99 Jim Hurtubise Demler Epperly/Offy Piston 102 35 $10,410
23 19 86 Ebb Rose (R) Meyer Speedway Porter/Offy Oil line 93 0 $4,530
24 30 26 Cliff Griffith McCullough Engineering Elder/Offy Piston 55 0 $4,750
25 21 45 Jack Turner Bardahl Kurtis/Offy Accident 52 0 $5,720
26 14 73 A.J. Shepherd (R) Travelon Trailer Christensen/Offy Accident 51 0 $4,440
27 29 22 Roger McCluskey (R) Racing Associates Moore/Offy Accident 51 0 $4,710
28 9 14 Bill Cheesbourg Dean Van Lines Kuzma/Offy Accident 50 0 $4,430
29 27 83 Don Davis (R) Dart-Kart by Rupp Trevis/Offy Accident 49 0 $4,950
30 11 4 Jim Rathmann (W) Simoniz Watson/Offy Magneto 48 6 $5,270
31 23 55 Jimmy Daywalt Schultz Fueling Equipment KK500G/Offy Brakes 27 0 $4,890
32 24 16 Bobby Grim Thompson Industries Watson/Offy Fuel injection 26 0 $4,660
33 2 3 Don Branson Hoover Motor Express Epperly/Offy Valves 2 0 $5,080

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