Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid - 1940

Position Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Qual Speed
1 33 Rex Mays Bowes Seal Fast Stevens/Winfield 127.850
2 1 Wilbur Shaw (W) Boyle Maserati/Maserati 127.065
3 7 Mauri Rose Elgin Piston Pin Wetteroth/Offy 125.624
4 3 Ted Horn Boyle Miller/Miller 125.545
5 31 Mel Hansen Hartz Wetteroth/Miller 124.753
6 5 Cliff Bergere Noc-Out Hose Clamp Wetteroth/Offy 123.673
7 9 Frank Wearne Boyle Stevens/Offy 123.216
8 16 Frank Brisko Elgin Piston Pin Stevens/Brisko 122.716
9 27 Tommy Hinnershitz (R) Marks Adams/Offy 122.614
10 8 Joel Thorne Thorne Donnelly Adams/Sparks 122.432
11 19 Russ Snowberger Snowberger Snowberger/Miller 121.564
12 24 Babe Stapp Surber Stevens/Offy 123.367
13 35 Kelly Petillo (W) Indiana Fur Wetteroth/Offy 125.331
14 28 Sam Hanks (R) Duray Weil/Duray 123.064
15 41 Harry McQuinn Hollywood Pay Day A.R.-Weil/Alfa Romeo 122.486
16 6 George Barringer Hollywood Pay Day Weil/Offy 121.889
17 10 George Connor Lencki Lencki/Lencki 124.585
18 26 Louis Tomei Falstaff Miller/Offy 119.984
19 36 Doc Williams Quillen Bros. Refrigerator Cooper/Miller 122.963
20 32 Bob Swanson Sampson Stevens/Sampson 124.882
21 54 Ralph Hepburn Bowes Seal Fast Miller-Ford/Offy 123.860
22 25 Emil Andres Belanger-Folz Stevens/Offy 122.963
23 17 George Robson (R) Keller Miller-Ford/Offy 122.562
24 29 Raul Riganti Maserati Maserati/Maserati 121.827
25 21 Duke Nalon Marks Silnes/Offy 121.790
26 42 Joie Chitwood (R) Kennedy Tank Adams/Offy 121.757
27 34 Chet Miller Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo/Alfa Romeo 121.392
28 44 Al Putnam Refinoil Motor Oil Adams/Offy 120.818
29 38 Paul Russo (R) Elgin Piston Pin Blume/Brisko 120.809
30 58 Al Miller Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo/Alfa Romeo 120.288
31 49 Rene LeBegue (R) Lucy O'Reilly Schell Maserati/Maserati 118.981
32 14 Billy DeVore Bill Holabird Shaw/Offy 122.197
33 61 Floyd Davis Lencki Lencki/Lencki 120.797