Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid - 1951

Position Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Qual Speed
1 18 Duke Nalon Novi Purelube Kurtis/Novi 136.498
2 99 Lee Wallard Belanger Motors Kurtis/Offy 135.039
3 9 Jack McGrath Hinkle KK3000/Offy 134.303
4 27 Duane Carter Mobilgas Deidt/Offy 133.749
5 16 Mauri Rose (W) Pennzoil Deidt/Offy 133.422
6 98 Troy Ruttman Agajanian Featherweight KK2000/Offy 132.314
7 83 Mike Nazaruk (R) Jim Robbins Kurtis/Offy 132.183
8 3 Johnnie Parsons (W) Wynn's Friction Proofing KK3000/Offy 132.154
9 5 Tony Bettenhausen Mobiloil Deidt/Offy 131.950
10 4 Cecil Green John Zink KK3000/Offy 131.892
11 59 Fred Agabashian Granatelli-Bardahl KK3000/Offy 135.029
12 25 Sam Hanks Schmidt KK3000/Offy 132.998
13 44 Walt Brown Federal Engineering KK3000/Offy 131.907
14 2 Walt Faulkner Agajanian Grant Piston Ring Kuzma/Offy 136.872
15 73 Carl Scarborough (R) McNamara KK2000/Offy 135.614
16 10 Bill Schindler Chapman KK2000/Offy 134.033
17 1 Henry Banks Blue Crown Spark Plug Moore/Offy 133.899
18 23 Cliff Griffith (R) Morris KK2000/Offy 133.839
19 8 Chuck Stevenson (R) Bardahl Marchese/Offy 133.764
20 81 Bill Vukovich (R) Central Excavating Trevis/Offy 133.725
21 22 George Connor Blue Crown Spark Plug Lesovsky/Offy 133.353
22 69 Gene Force (R) Brown Motor Co. KK2000/Offy 133.102
23 19 Mack Hellings Tuffanelli-Derrico Deidt/Offy 123.925
24 68 Carl Forberg (R) Automobile Shippers KK3000/Offy 132.890
25 48 Rodger Ward (R) Deck Manufacturing Co. Bromme/Offy 134.867
26 12 Johnny McDowell W & J Maserati/Offy 132.475
27 76 Jimmy Davies Parks Silnes-Pawl/Offy 133.516
28 32 Chet Miller Novi Purelube Kurtis/Novi 135.798
29 52 Bobby Ball (R) Blakely Oil Schroeder/Offy 134.098
30 26 Joe James (R) Bob Estes Lincoln-Mercury Watson/Offy 134.098
31 57 Andy Linden (R) Leitenberger Silnes-Sherman/Offy 132.226
32 6 Duke Dinsmore Brown Motors Co. Schroeder/Offy 131.974
33 71 Bill Mackey (R) Karl Hall Stevens/Offy 131.473