Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid - 1949

Position Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Qual Speed
1 54 Duke Nalon Novi Mobil Kurtis/Novi 132.939
2 5 Rex Mays Novi Mobil Kurtis/Novi 129.552
3 33 Jack McGrath City of Tacoma KK2000/Offy 128.884
4 7 Bill Holland Blue Crown Spark Plug Deidt/Offy 128.673
5 17 Duane Carter Belanger Motors Stevens/Offy 128.233
6 22 George Connor Blue Crown Spark Plug Lesovsky/Offy 128.228
7 61 Jimmy Jackson Howard Keck Deidt/Offy 128.023
8 26 George Lynch (R) Automobile Shippers Rassey/Offy 127.823
9 98 Johnny Mantz Agajanian KK2000/Offy 127.786
10 3 Mauri Rose (W) Blue Crown Spark Plug Deidt/Offy 127.759
11 14 Hal Cole Gancor KK2000/Offy 127.168
12 12 Johnnie Parsons (R) Kurtis-Kraft Kurtis/Offy 132.900
13 2 Myron Fohr (R) Marchese Marchese/Offy 129.776
14 8 Mack Hellings Don Lee KK2000/Offy 128.260
15 29 Duke Dinsmore Norm Olson Olson/Offy 127.750
16 77 Joie Chitwood Wolfe KK2000/Offy 126.863
17 57 Jackie Holmes (R) Pat Clancy (6 Wheels) Kurtis/Offy 128.087
18 64 Troy Ruttman (R) Carter Wetteroth/Offy 125.945
19 19 Paul Russo Tuffy's Offy Silnes/Offy 129.487
20 6 Lee Wallard IRC Maserati Maserati/Maserati 128.912
21 68 Jim Rathmann (R) Pioneer Auto Repair Wetteroth/Offy 126.516
22 4 Bill Sheffler Sheffler Bromme/Offy 128.521
23 18 Sam Hanks Love Machine & Tool KK2000/Offy 127.809
24 71 Norm Houser (R) Troy Oil Co. Langley/Offy 127.756
25 38 George Fonder (R) Ray Brady Adams/Sparks 127.289
26 37 Spider Webb Grancor Bromme/Offy 127.002
27 10 Charlie Van Acker Redmer Stevens/Offy 126.524
28 32 Johnny McDowell (R) Iddings Meyer/Offy 126.139
29 69 Bayliss Levrett (R) Wynn's Oil KK2000/Offy 129.236
30 74 Bill Cantrell Kennedy Tank Kurtis/Offy 127.191
31 15 Fred Agabashian IRC Maserati Maserati/Maserati 127.007
32 9 Emil Andres Tuffy's Offy Silnes/Offy 126.042
33 52 Manuel Ayulo (R) Sheffler Bromme/Offy 125.799