Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid - 1959

Position Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Qual Speed
1 3 Johnny Thomson Racing Associates Lesovsky/Offy 145.908
2 44 Eddie Sachs Schmidt Kuzma/Offy 145.425
3 16 Jim Rathmann Simoniz Watson/Offy 144.433
4 73 Dick Rathmann McNamara Chiropractic Watson/Offy 144.248
5 48 Bobby Grim (R) Sumar KK500G/Offy 144.225
6 5 Rodger Ward Leader Card 500 Roadster Watson/Offy 144.035
7 74 Bob Veith John Zink Heater Moore/Offy 144.023
8 19 Eddie Johnson Bryant Heating & Cooling KK500G/Offy 144.000
9 88 Gene Hartley Drewry's Kuzma/Offy 143.575
10 9 Don Branson (R) Bob Estes Phillips/Offy 143.312
11 33 Johnny Boyd Bowes Seal Fast Epperly/Offy 142.812
12 37 Duane Carter Smokey's Reverse Torque Kurtis/Offy 142.795
13 66 Jimmy Daywalt Federal Engineering KK500E/Offy 144.683
14 24 Jack Turner Travelon Trailer Christensen/Offy 143.478
15 1 Tony Bettenhausen Hoover Motor Express Epperly/Offy 142.721
16 99 Paul Goldsmith Demler Epperly/Offy 142.670
17 10 A.J. Foyt Dean Van Lines Kuzma/Offy 142.648
18 64 Pat Flaherty (W) John Zink Heater Watson/Offy 142.399
19 7 Jud Larson Bowes Seal Fast KK500J/Offy 142.298
20 6 Jimmy Bryan (W) Belond A.P. Muffler Salih/Offy 142.118
21 71 Chuck Arnold (R) Hall-Mar Curtis/Offy 142.118
22 8 Len Sutton Wolcott Memorial Lesovsky/Offy 142.107
23 89 Al Herman Dunn Engineering Dunn/Offy 141.939
24 65 Bob Christie Federal Engineering KK500D/Offy 143.244
25 15 Don Freeland Jim Robbins KK500G/Offy 143.056
26 87 Red Amick (R) Wheeler-Foutch KK500C/Offy 142.925
27 45 Paul Russo Bardahl KK500G/Offy 142.383
28 57 Al Keller Helse Kuzma/Offy 142.057
29 47 Chuck Weyant McKay KK500J/Offy 141.950
30 53 Bill Cheesbourg Greenman-Casale Kuzma/Offy 141.788
31 77 Mike Magill Dayton Steel Foundry KK500G/Offy 141.482
32 49 Ray Crawford Meguiar's Mirror Glaze Elder/Offy 141.348
33 58 Jim McWithey (R) Ray Brady KK500C/Offy 141.215