Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid - 1953

Position Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Qual Speed
1 14 Bill Vukovich Fuel Injection KK500A/Offy 138.392
2 59 Fred Agabashian Grancor-Elgin Piston Pin KK500B/Offy 137.546
3 5 Jack McGrath Hinkle KK4000/Offy 136.602
4 88 Manuel Ayulo Schmidt Kuzma/Offy 136.384
5 32 Andy Linden Cop-Sil-Loy Stevens/Offy 136.060
6 98 Tony Bettenhausen Agajanian Kuzma/Offy 136.024
7 55 Jerry Hoyt John Zink KK4000/Offy 135.731
8 21 Johnnie Parsons (W) Belond Equa-Flow KK500B/Offy 137.667
9 3 Sam Hanks Bardahl KK4000/Offy 137.531
10 92 Rodger Ward M.A. Walker Electric Kurtis/Offy 137.468
11 29 Bob Scott Belond Equa-Flow Bromme/Offy 137.431
12 16 Art Cross Springfield Welding/Clay Smith KK4000/Offy 137.310
13 41 Gene Hartley Federal Engineering KK4000/Offy 137.263
14 23 Walt Faulkner Automobile Shippers KK500A/Offy 137.117
15 38 Don Freeland (R) Bob Estes Watson/Offy 136.867
16 97 Chuck Stevenson Agajanian Kuzma/Offy 136.560
17 7 Paul Russo Federal Engineering KK3000/Offy 136.219
18 62 Spider Webb Lubri-Loy KK3000/Offy 136.168
19 73 Carl Scarborough McNamara KK2000/Offy 135.936
20 12 Ernie McCoy (R) Chapman Stevens/Offy 135.926
21 48 Jimmy Daywalt (R) Sumar KK3000/Offy 135.747
22 22 Marshall Teague (R) Hart Fullerton KK4000/Offy 135.721
23 83 Mike Nazaruk Kalamazoo Turner/Offy 135.706
24 77 Pat Flaherty Schmidt KK3000/Offy 135.668
25 2 Jim Rathmann Travelon Trailer KK500B/Offy 135.666
26 9 Duke Nalon Novi Governor Kurtis/Novi 135.461
27 4 Duane Carter Miracle Power Lesovsky/Offy 135.267
28 49 Bill Holland (W) Crawford KK500B/Offy 137.868
29 51 Bob Sweikert Dean Van Lines Kuzma/Offy 136.872
30 99 Cal Niday (R) Miracle Power Kurtis/Offy 136.096
31 8 Jimmy Bryan Blakely Oil Schroeder/Offy 135.506
32 53 Jimmy Davies Pat Clancy KK500B/Offy 135.262
33 56 Johnny Thomson (R) Dr. Sabourin Del Roy-Allen/Offy 135.262