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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
1 51   Johnnie Parsons Wynn's Friction ProofingKurtis / Offenhauser 4.5 L41382:46:55.97115
252112   Henry Banks I.R.C.Maserati 8CM / Offenhauser 3.0 L4C112oil line0
31 814   Tony Bettenhausen Blue Crown Spark PlugDeidt / Offenhauser 4.5 L430wheel bearing0
132615   Mack Hellings Tuffy's OffySilnes / Offenhauser 4.5 L4132+6 laps0
5 917   Joie Chitwood WolfeKK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4136+2 laps0
121318   Duane Carter Belanger MotorsStevens / Offenhauser 3.0 L4C133+5 laps0
11162   Myron Fohr BardahlMarchese / Offenhauser 4.5 L4133+5 laps0
201421   Spider Webb Fadely-AndersonMaserati 8CTF / Offenhauser 4.5 L4126+12 laps0
172722   Jimmy Davies Pat ClancyEwing / Offenhauser 4.5 L4128+10 laps0
302523   Sam Hanks Merz EngineeringKK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L442oil pressure0
271724   Bayliss Leverett PalmerAdams / Offenhauser 4.5 L4108oil pressure0
222927   Walt Ader SampsonRae / Offenhauser 3.0 L4C123+15 laps0
28 228   Fred Agabashian Wynn's Friction ProofingKK3000 / Offenhauser 3.0 L4C64oil leak0
2103   Bill Holland Blue Crown Spark PlugDeidt / Offenhauser 4.5 L4137+1 lap8
3 331   Mauri Rose Howard KeckDeidt / Offenhauser 4.5 L4137+1 lap15
19204   Walt Brown Tuffy's OffySilnes / Offenhauser 4.5 L4127+11 laps0
321845   Dick Rathman City of GlendaleWatson / Offenhauser 4.5 L425stalled0
14 649   Jack McGrath HinkleKK3000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4131spun off0
8 45   George Connor Blue Crown Spark PlugLesovsky / Offenhauser 4.5 L4135+3 laps0
41254   Cecil Green John ZinkKK3000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4137+1 lap0
152455   Troy Ruttman Bowes Seal FastLesovsky / Offenhauser 4.5 L4130+8 laps0
101159   Pat Flaherty Granatelli-SabourinKK3000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4135+3 laps0
293261   Jimmy Jackson Cummins DieselKurtis / Cummins 3.0 L6C52compressor0
183362   Johnny McDowell Pete WalesKK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4128+10 laps0
262267   Bill Schindler Automobile ShippersRassey / Offenhauser 4.5 L4111transmission0
33 769   Duke Dinsmore Brown Motor Co.KK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L410oil leak0
9197   Paul Russo Russo-NichelsNichels / Offenhauser 4.5 L4135+3 laps0
163175   Gene Hartley Troy OilLangley / Offenhauser 4.5 L4128+10 laps0
242876   Jim Rathmann Pioneer Auto RepairWetteroth / Offenhauser 4.5 L4122+16 laps0
233077   Jackie Holmes Norm OlsonOlson / Offenhauser 4.5 L4123spun off0
6238   Lee Wallard Blue Crown Spark PlugMoore / Offenhauser 4.5 L4136+2 laps0
211581   Jerry Hoyt MorrisKK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4125+13 laps0
7 198   Walt Faulkner Grant Piston RingKK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4135+3 laps0
* 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
Bill Cantrell
Ralph Pratt
Bob Gregg
Dick Frazier
Jim Rigsby
Ted Duncan
Manny Ayulo
Hal Cole
Emil Andres
Kenny Eaton
Bill Vukovich
Mark Light
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