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1955 Indianapolis 500


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AAA Champ Car Series race number 1 of 11
Monday, May 30, 1955 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:54:00
Average speed: 140.045 mph
Pole speed: 128.209 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 163.56 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1955 AAA Champ Car Series results   /   1955 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1146   Bob Sweikert John ZinkKK500D / Offy200 running861000
2 210   Tony Bettenhausen ChapmanKK500C / Offy200 running0500
31015   Jimmy Davies BardahlKK500B / Offy200 running0700
43344   Johnny Thomson SchmidtKuzma / Offy200 running0600
5 777   Walt Faulkner Merz Engineering   (Merz)KK500C / Offy200 running0447.5
6 819   Andy Linden MassagliaKK4000 / Offy200 running0400
71671   Al Herman Martin BrothersSilnes / Offy200 running0300
81929   Pat O'Connor Ansted Rotary   (Ansted)KK500D / Offy200 running0250
91748   Jimmy Daywalt SumarKurtis / Offy200 running0200
101289   Pat Flaherty Dunn Engineering   (Dunn)KK500B / Offy200 running0150
111898   Duane Carter AgajanianKuzma / Offy197 running0100
122541   Chuck Weyant Federal EngineeringKK3000 / Offy196 running050
133283   Eddie Johnson McNamara   (Lee Elkins)Trevis / Offy196 running0 
142033   Jim Rathmann Belond Miracle PowerEpperly / Offy191 running0 
152112   Don Freeland Bob EstesPhillips / Offy178 transmission3 
16 922   Cal Niday D-A LubricantKK500B / Offy170 crash0 
172499   Art Cross Belanger Motors   (Belanger)KK500D / Offy168 engine24 
183181   Shorty Templeman Central ExcavatingTrevis / Offy142 transmission0 
19 68   Sam Hanks Jones & MaleyKK500C / Offy134 transmission0 
202831   Keith Andrews McDanielSchroeder / Offy120 fuel pump0 
212716   Johnnie Parsons Trio Brass FoundryKK500D / Offy119 magneto0 
221337   Eddie Russo Dr. SabourinPawl / Offy112 ignition0 
232349   Ray Crawford CrawfordKK500B / Offy111 engine0 
24111   Jimmy Bryan Dean Van LinesKuzma / Offy90 fuel pump31 
25 54   Bill Vukovich HopkinsKK500C / Offy56 crash50 
26 33   Jack McGrath HinkleKK500C / Offy54 magneto6 
272242   Al Keller Sam TraylorKK2000 / Offy54 crash0 
283027   Rodger Ward Aristo BlueKuzma / Offy53 crash0 
292639   Johnny Boyd SumarKK500C / Offy53 crash0 
302968   Ed Elisian Westwood Gauge & ToolKK4000 / Offy53 retired0 
31 123   Jerry Hoyt Jim RobbinsStevens / Offy40 oil leak0 
32 414   Freddie Agabashian Federal EngineeringKK500D / Offy39 spun off0 
33155   Jimmy Reece MalloyPankratz / Offy10 rod0 

Relief Drivers:

Car #10: Paul Russo (77 laps), 300 points)
Car #77: Bill Homeier (24 laps), 52.5 points)

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bob Christie7Dean Van LinesAl DeanKuzma / Dodge
Johnnie Parsons9Ed WalshKurtis / Offy
Spider Webb9Ed WalshKurtis / Offy
Troy Ruttman18Novi Air ConditionerLewis WelchKurtis / Novi
Paul Russo21Roger WolcottKurtis / Offy
Len Duncan24, 73Kurtis / Offy
Ed Elisian25Lutes Truck PartsKurtis / Offy
Gene Hartley28Commercial Motor FreightEwing / Offy
Jiggs Peters32Lee GlessnerScopa / Offy
Tony Bonadies36J.S. DonaldsonKurtis / Offy
Russ Klar61Ray BradySchroeder / Offy
Leroy Warriner64Ansted RotaryKurtis / Offy
Ernie McCoy69LaVillaTempleton / Offy
Bill Homeier72Travelon TrailerKurtis / Offy
Elmer George74WalmotorGeorge WaltherSchroeder / Offy
Johnny Kay76George LeitenbergerSilnes-Sherman / Offy
George Tichenor78Lindsey HopkinsLesovsky / Offy
Manny Ayulo88Peter SchmidtKurtis / Offy
Danny Kladis93Roy McKayKurtis / Offy
WDJohnnie TolanAnderson

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jack McGrath133
  Bill Vukovich41411
  Jack McGrath15151
  Bill Vukovich16249
  Jack McGrath25262
  Bill Vukovich275630
  Jimmy Bryan57571
  Bob Sweikert58581
  Jimmy Bryan598830
  Bob Sweikert8913244
  Art Cross13315624
  Don Freeland1571593
  Bob Sweikert16020041