Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid - 1948

Position Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Qual Speed
1 5 Rex Mays Bowes Seal Fast Kurtis/Winfield 130.577
2 2 Bill Holland Blue Crown Spark Plug Deidt/Offy 129.515
3 3 Mauri Rose (W) Blue Crown Spark Plug Deidt/Offy 129.129
4 61 Jimmy Jackson Howard Keck Deidt/Offy 127.510
5 1 Ted Horn Bennett Brothers Maserati/Maserati 126.565
6 74 Doc Williams Clarke Motors Cooper/Offy 124.151
7 36 Bill Cantrell (R) Fageol Twin Coach Stevens/Fageol 123.733
8 98 Johnny Mantz (R) Agajanian KK2000/Offy 122.791
9 34 Les Anderson Kennedy Tank Kurtis/Offy 122.337
10 55 Joie Chitwood Nyquist Shaw/Offy 124.619
11 54 Duke Nalon Novi Grooved Piston Kurtis/Novi 131.603
12 4 Charlie Van Acker City of South Bend Stevens/Offy 125.440
13 52 Jack McGrath (R) Sheffler Offy Bromme/Offy 124.580
14 63 Hal Cole City of Tacoma KK2000/Offy 124.391
15 76 Sam Hanks Flavell Adams/Sparks 124.266
16 8 Emil Andres Tuffy's Offy KK2000/Offy 123.550
17 9 George Connor Bennett Brothers Stevens/Miller 123.018
18 64 Hal Robson Palmer Construction Adams/Offy 122.796
19 31 Chet Miller Don Lee Mercedes Mercedes/Mercedes 127.249
20 19 Billy DeVore Pat Clancy (6 Wheels) Kurtis/Offy 123.967
21 35 Mack Hellings (R) Don Lee KK2000/Offy 127.968
22 6 Tony Bettenhausen Belanger Motors Stevens/Offy 126.396
23 7 Tommy Hinnershitz Kurtis-Kraft Kurtis/Offy 125.122
24 53 Bill Sheffler Jack Maurer Bromme/Offy 124.529
25 25 Paul Russo Federal Engineering Maserati/Maserati 122.595
26 65 Harry McQuinn Frank Lynch Motors Maserati/Maserati 122.154
27 33 Johnny Mauro (R) Phil Kraft Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo/Alfa Romeo 121.790
28 91 Lee Wallard (R) Iddings Meyer/Offy 128.420
29 16 Duane Carter (R) Belanger Motors Wetteroth/Offy 126.015
30 51 Spider Webb (R) Fowle Brothers Bromme/Offy 125.545
31 86 Mike Salay (R) Terman Marine Supply Wetteroth/Offy 123.393
32 26 Fred Agabashian Ross Page Kurtis/Duray 122.737
33 17 Mel Hansen Schafer Gear Works Adams/Sparks 122.117