Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid - 1956

Position Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Qual Speed
1 8 Pat Flaherty John Zink Watson/Offy 145.596
2 24 Jim Rathmann Hopkins KK500C/Offy 145.120
3 7 Pat O'Connor Ansted Rotary KK500D/Offy 144.980
4 73 Dick Rathmann McNamara KK500C/Offy 144.741
5 99 Tony Bettenhausen Belanger Motors KK500D/Offy 144.602
6 98 Johnnie Parsons (W) Agajanian Kuzma/Offy 144.144
7 42 Fred Agabashian Federal Engineering KK500C/Offy 144.069
8 29 Paul Russo Novi Vespa Kurtis/Novi 143.546
9 5 Andy Linden Chapman KK500C/Offy 143.056
10 1 Bob Sweikert (W) D-A Lubricant Kuzma/Offy 143.033
11 53 Troy Ruttman (W) John Zink KK500D/Offy 142.484
12 15 Johnny Boyd Bowes Seal Fast KK500G/Offy 142.337
13 4 Sam Hanks Jones & Maley KK500C/Offy 142.051
14 10 Ed Elisian Hoyt Machine KK500C/Offy 141.382
15 19 Rodger Ward Filter Queen KK500C/Offy 141.171
16 48 Jimmy Daywalt Sumar KK500C/Offy 140.977
17 49 Ray Crawford Crawford KK500B/Offy 140.884
18 88 Johnny Thomson Schmidt Kuzma/Offy 145.549
19 2 Jimmy Bryan Dean Van Lines Kuzma/Offy 143.741
20 89 Keith Andrews Dunn Engineering KK500B/Offy 142.976
21 26 Jimmy Reece Massaglia Hotels Lesovsky/Offy 142.885
22 82 Gene Hartley Central Excavating KK500C/Offy 142.846
23 14 Bob Veith (R) Federal Engineering KK500E/Offy 142.535
24 54 Jack Turner (R) Travelon Trailer KK500B/Offy 142.394
25 57 Bob Christie (R) Helse KK500D/Offy 142.236
26 16 Don Freeland Bob Estes Phillips/Offy 141.699
27 12 Al Herman Bardahl KK500B/Offy 141.610
28 55 Al Keller Sam Traylor KK4000/Offy 141.193
29 41 Billy Garrett (R) Greenman-Casale Kuzma/Offy 140.559
30 27 Cliff Griffith Jim Robbins Stevens/Offy 141.471
31 34 Johnnie Tolan (R) Trio Brass Foundry KK500D/Offy 140.061
32 81 Eddie Johnson Central Excavating Kuzma/Offy 139.093
33 64 Duke Dinsmore Shannon's KK500A/Offy 138.430