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1950 Indianapolis 500


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Formula One race number 3 of 7
Tuesday, May 30, 1950 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps* on a 4.023 kilometer paved track (804.6 kilometers)

Time of race: 2:46:55.97
Average Speed: 199.581 kph
Pole Time: 267.97 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1950 Formula One results   /   1950 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led Pts
1 51   Johnnie Parsons Wynn's Friction ProofingKurtis / Offenhauser 4.5 L41382:46:55.971158
2103   Bill Holland Blue Crown Spark PlugDeidt / Offenhauser 4.5 L4137+1 lap86
3 331   Mauri Rose Howard KeckDeidt / Offenhauser 4.5 L4137+1 lap154
41254   Cecil Green John ZinkKK3000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4137+1 lap03
5 917   Joie Chitwood WolfeKK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4136+2 laps01
6238   Lee Wallard Blue Crown Spark PlugMoore / Offenhauser 4.5 L4136+2 laps00
7 198   Walt Faulkner Grant Piston RingKK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4135+3 laps00
8 45   George Connor Blue Crown Spark PlugLesovsky / Offenhauser 4.5 L4135+3 laps00
9197   Paul Russo Russo-NichelsNichels / Offenhauser 4.5 L4135+3 laps00
101159   Pat Flaherty Granatelli-SabourinKK3000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4135+3 laps00
11162   Myron Fohr BardahlMarchese / Offenhauser 4.5 L4133+5 laps00
121318   Duane Carter Belanger MotorsStevens / Offenhauser 3.0 L4C133+5 laps00
132615   Mack Hellings Tuffy's OffySilnes / Offenhauser 4.5 L4132+6 laps00
14 649   Jack McGrath HinkleKK3000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4131spun off00
152455   Troy Ruttman Bowes Seal FastLesovsky / Offenhauser 4.5 L4130+8 laps00
163175   Gene Hartley Troy OilLangley / Offenhauser 4.5 L4128+10 laps00
172722   Jimmy Davies Pat ClancyEwing / Offenhauser 4.5 L4128+10 laps00
183362   Johnny McDowell Pete WalesKK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4128+10 laps00
19204   Walt Brown Tuffy's OffySilnes / Offenhauser 4.5 L4127+11 laps00
201421   Spider Webb Fadely-AndersonMaserati 8CTF / Offenhauser 4.5 L4126+12 laps00
211581   Jerry Hoyt MorrisKK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4125+13 laps00
222927   Walt Ader SampsonRae / Offenhauser 3.0 L4C123+15 laps00
233077   Jackie Holmes Norm OlsonOlson / Offenhauser 4.5 L4123spun off00
242876   Jim Rathmann Pioneer Auto RepairWetteroth / Offenhauser 4.5 L4122+16 laps00
252112   Henry Banks I.R.C.Maserati 8CM / Offenhauser 3.0 L4C112oil line00
262267   Bill Schindler Automobile ShippersRassey / Offenhauser 4.5 L4111transmission00
271724   Bayliss Leverett PalmerAdams / Offenhauser 4.5 L4108oil pressure00
28 228   Fred Agabashian Wynn's Friction ProofingKK3000 / Offenhauser 3.0 L4C64oil leak00
293261   Jimmy Jackson Cummins DieselKurtis / Cummins 3.0 L6C52compressor00
302523   Sam Hanks Merz EngineeringKK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L442oil pressure00
31 814   Tony Bettenhausen Blue Crown Spark PlugDeidt / Offenhauser 4.5 L430wheel bearing01
321845   Dick Rathman City of GlendaleWatson / Offenhauser 4.5 L425stalled00
33 769   Duke Dinsmore Brown Motor Co.KK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L410oil leak00
* Race shortened to 138 laps due to rain.

Relief Drivers:
Car #17: Tony Bettenhausen (54 laps)

Fastest Lap: 207.579 kph by Johnnie Parsons

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Emil Andres
Manny Ayulo
Bill Cantrell
Hal Cole
Ted Duncan
Kenny Eaton
Dick Frazier
Bob Gregg
Mark Light
Ralph Pratt
Jim Rigsby
Bill Vukovich
Andy Linden9
Johnny Mauro25
George Fonder26Ray Brady
Charles Van Acker29Redmer
Joel Thorne33Thorne Engineering
Duke Nalon38Novi Mobil
Danny Kladis39Federal Engineering
Milk Frankhauser41Karl Hall
Chet Miller43Novi Mobil
Ralph Pratt47
Billy Devore58
Bob Sweikert64Carter
Marvin Burke65Ross Page
Cliff Griffith66Sarafoff
George Lynch67Auto Shippers
Carl Forberg74Jewell
Cy Marshall78Vulcan Tool
Chuck Leighton79
Joe James82Bob Estes
Al Miller83Trainor Auto Parts

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mauri Rose199
  Johnnie Parsons103223
  Mauri Rose33331
  Johnnie Parsons3410471
  Mauri Rose1051095
  Bill Holland1101178
  Johnnie Parsons11813821