Indianapolis 500 Historical Stats

Box Scores - Indianapolis 500 - 1955
FinishStartCar Num.DriverCar Name/EntrantMake/ModelLapsStatusPrize Money
1146Bob SweikertJohn Zink Co.KK500D / Offy / Firestone200128.209$76,139
2210Tony BettenhausenH. A. ChapmanKK500C / Offy / Firestone200126.733$30,089
31015Jimmy DaviesPat ClancyKK500B / Offy / Firestone200126.299$16,989
43344Johnny ThomsonPeter SchmidtKuzma / Offy / Firestone200126.241$12,889
5777Walt FaulknerMerz Engineering, IncKK500C / Offy / Firestone200125.377$10,764
6819Andy LindenJoseph Massaglia, Jr.KK4000 / Offy / Firestone200125.022$8,514
71671Al HermanT.W. & W.T. MartinSilnes / Offy / Firestone200124.794$7,564
81929Pat O'ConnorRotary Engineering Corp.KK500D / Offy / Firestone200124.644$6,414
91748Jimmy DaywaltChapman S. RootKurtis / Offy / Firestone200124.401$6,414
101289Pat FlahertyHarry DunnKK500B / Offy / Firestone200124.086$6,114
111898Duane CarterJ. C. AgajanianKuzma / Offy / Firestone197Running$3,884
122541Chuck WeyantFederal Auto. AssociatesKK3000 / Offy / Firestone196Running$3,614
133283Eddie JohnsonKalamazoo Sports, Inc.Trevis / Offy / Firestone196Running$3,344
142033Jim RathmannSo. California Muffler Co.Epperly / Offy / Firestone191Running$3,324
152112Don FreelandBob EstesPhillips / Offy / Firestone178Transmission$4,054
16922Cal NidayRacing AssociatesKK500B / Offy / Firestone170Accident$3,484
172499Art CrossMurrell BelangerKK500D / Offy / Firestone168Rod$6,664
183181Shorty TemplemanPete SalemiTrevis / Offy / Firestone142Transmission$2,744
1968Sam HanksCars Inc.KK500C / Offy / Firestone134Transmission$2,914
202831Keith AndrewsJohn T. McDanielSchroeder / Offy / Firestone120Drop. In pit$2,684
212716Johnnie ParsonsCarl L. AndersonKK500D / Offy / Firestone119Magneto$2,654
221337Eddie RussoDr. R.N. Sabourin, R. C.Allen / Offy / Firestone112Ignition$2,724
232349Ray CrawfordRay CrawfordKK500B / Offy / Firestone111Valve$2,894
24111Jimmy BryanA. E. DeanKuzma / Offy / Firestone90Fuel pump$7,514
2554Bill VukovichLindsey HopkinsKK500C / Offy / Firestone56Accident$10,884
2633Jack McGrathJack B. HinkleKK500C / Offy / Firestone54Magneto$6,354
272242Al KellerSamuel W. Traylor IIIKK2000 / Offy / Firestone54Accident$2,874
283027Rodger WardE.R. CasaleKuzma / Offy / Firestone53Accident$2,444
292639Johnny BoydChapman S. RootKK500C / Offy / Firestone53Accident$2,414
302968Ed ElisianM. Pete WalesKK4000 / Offy / Firestone53Stopped$2,734
31123Jerry HoytJim RobbinsStevens / Offy / Firestone40Oil leak$2,854
32414Fred AgabashianFederal Auto. AssociatesKK500D / Offy / Firestone39Spun$2,724
33155Jimmy ReeceEmmett J. MalloyPankratz / Offy / Firestone10Rod$2,294
Race Summary
Race Speed128.209
Margin of Victory163.98
Lead Changes13 among 6 drivers
Caution Laps0 for 0 laps
Sunoco Rookie of the YearAl Herman
Caution Laps
LapsReason
Lap Leaders Summary
DriverTimesLaps
Bob Sweikert386
Bill Vukovich350
Jimmy Bryan231
Art Cross124
Jack McGrath36
Don Freeland13
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