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1948 Indianapolis 500

Exhibition or unclassified race
Monday, May 31, 1948 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:10:23
Average Speed: 119.814 mph
Pole Speed: 130.577 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 84.07 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

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Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led
19 15   Rex Mays Bowes Seal Fast Racing   (Charles Bowes)Kurtis / Winfield SC1295,775fuel leak36
2 22   Bill Holland Blue Crown Spark Plug   (Lou Moore)Deidt FD / Offenhauser20019,100running0
1 33   Mauri Rose Blue Crown Spark Plug   (Lou Moore)Deidt FD / Offenhauser20042,800running81
10 461   Jimmy Jackson Howard KeckDeidt FD / Offenhauser1934,120spindle0
4 51   Ted Horn Bennett Brothers   (H.C. Henning)Maserati 8CTF 3032 / Maserati SC20016,175running74
29 674   Doc Williams Clarke Motors   (Ford Moyer)Cooper FD / Offenhauser191,300ignition0
16 736   Bill Cantrell Fageol Twin CoachStevens / Fageol1611,870steering0
13 898   Johnny Mantz Smith & Jones   (J.C. Agajanian)Kurtis 2000 318 / Offenhauser1852,230running0
24 934   Les Anderson Kennedy Tank   (Les Anderson)Kurtis / Offenhauser581,550gears0
171055   Joie Chitwood Ted NyquistShaw / Offenhauser1382,375fuel leak0
31154   Duke Nalon Novi Grooved Piston   (Lewis Welch)Kurtis FD / Novi SC20015,675running9
11124   Charles Van Acker South Bend   (Walter Redmer)Stevens / Offenhauser1923,120running0
211352   Jack McGrath Bill ShefflerBromme / Offenhauser701,865stalled0
61463   Hal Cole City of Tacoma   (Leo Dobry)Kurtis 2000 317 / Offenhauser2005,425running0
261576   Sam Hanks Robert FlavellAdams / Sparks SC341,490clutch0
31168   Emil Andres Tuffy's Offy   (George Tuffanelli)Kurtis 2000 320 / Offenhauser111,340steering0
28179   George Connor Bennett Brothers   (H.C. Henning)Sampson / Miller241,330drive shaft0
151864   Hal Robson Palmer Construction RacingAdams / Offenhauser1641,990valve0
201931   Chet Miller Don LeeMercedes / Mercedes SC1082,120oil0
122019   Billy DeVore Pat ClancyKurtis 6 Wheel / Offenhauser1902,930running0
52135   Mack Hellings Don Lee Division   (Tommy Lee)Kurtis 2000 319 / Offenhauser2007,675running0
14226   Tony Bettenhausen Belanger Motors   (Murrell Belanger)Stevens / Offenhauser1672,560clutch0
9237   Tommy Hinnershitz Kurtis-KraftKurtis 1000 316 / Offenhauser1984,270running0
182453   Bill Sheffler Bill ShefflerBromme / Offenhauser1321,830spark plug0
322525   Paul Russo Federal Engineering   (R.A. Cott)Maserati 8CTF 3031 / Maserati SC71,310oil leak0
332665   Harry McQuinn Frank Lynch Motors   (Brisko)Maserati 8CTF 3030 / Maserati SC11,180supercharger0
82733   Johnny Mauro Johnny MauroAlfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo SC1984,115running0
72891   Lee Wallard John IddingsMeyers / Offenhauser2005,040running0
222916   Duane Carter Belanger Motors   (Murrell Belanger)Wetteroth / Offenhauser591,960crash0
273051   Spider Webb Fowler Brothers   (Lou Bromme)Bromme / Offenhauser271,685oil line0
303186   Mike Salay Terman Marine Supply   (John Lorenz)Wetteroth / Offenhauser131,470stalled0
233226   Fred Agabashian Ross PageKurtis / Duray SC581,580oil line0
253317   Mel Hansen Schafer Gear   (Weirick)Adams / Sparks421,420disqualified0
C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara
  Engine: H - Honda
  Tires: F - Firestone