Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid - 1939

Position Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Qual Speed
1 10 Jimmy Snyder Thorne Engineering Adams/Sparks 130.138
2 45 Louis Meyer (W) Bowes Seal Fast Stevens/Winfield 130.067
3 2 Wilbur Shaw (W) Boyle Maserati/Maserati 128.977
4 4 Ted Horn Boyle Miller/Miller 127.723
5 3 Chet Miller Boyle Summers/Miller 126.318
6 17 George Bailey Miller Miller/Miller 125.821
7 47 Shorty Cantlon Automotive Service Stevens/Offy 125.567
8 16 Mauri Rose Wheeler's Shaw/Offy 124.896
9 9 Herb Ardinger Miller-Hartz Wetteroth/Miller 124.125
10 54 Cliff Bergere Offenhauser Miller-Ford/Offy 123.835
11 29 Frank Brisko National Seal Stevens/Brisko 123.351
12 18 George Connor Marks Adams/Offy 123.208
13 25 Ralph Hepburn Hamilton-Harris Stevens/Offy 122.204
14 49 Mel Hansen (R) Joel Thorne, Inc. Shaw/Offy 121.683
15 41 George Barringer Bill White Weil/Offy 120.935
16 31 Babe Stapp Alfa Romeo A.R.-Weil/Alfa Romeo 125.000
17 14 Frank Wearne Burd Piston Ring Wetteroth/Offy 125.074
18 37 Ira Hall Greenfield Super Service Nowiak/Studebaker 121.188
19 15 Rex Mays Thorne Engineering Adams/Sparks 126.413
20 8 Joel Thorne Thorne Engineering Adams/Sparks 122.177
21 44 Emil Andres Chicago Flash Stevens/Offy 121.212
22 32 Bob Swanson S.M.I. Stevens/Sampson 129.431
23 1 Floyd Roberts (W) Burd Piston Ring Wetteroth/Offy 128.998
24 35 Kelly Petillo (W) Kay Jewelers Wetteroth/Offy 123.660
25 21 Russ Snowberger D-X Snowberger/Miller 123.199
26 51 Tony Willman Burd Piston Ring Lencki/Lencki 122.771
27 62 Tony Gulotta Burd Piston Ring Stevens/Offy 121.749
28 42 Al Miller Kennedy Tank Adams/Offy 123.233
29 56 Floyd Davis W.B.W. Miller/Offy 119.375
30 58 Louis Tomei Alfa-Romeo Alfa Romeo/Alfa Romeo 118.425
31 53 Deacon Litz Maserati Maserati/Maserati 117.979
32 38 Harry McQuinn Elgin Piston Pin Blume/Brisko 117.287
33 26 Billy DeVore Leon Duray-Barbasol Weil/Duray 116.527