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1960 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 2 of 12
Monday, May 30, 1960 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:36:11
Average speed: 138.767 mph
Pole speed: 146.592 mph
Cautions: 4
Margin of victory: 12.75 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    1960 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1960 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 24   Jim Rathmann Ken-PaulWatson / Offy200110000running1001000
2 31   Rodger Ward Leader Card 500 Roadster   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy20048025running58800
32699   Paul Goldsmith Demler Special   (Norm Demler)Epperly / Offy20024350running0700
4 87   Don Branson Bob EstesPhillips / Offy20015475running0600
5173   Johnny Thomson Adams Quarter Horse Farm   (Racing Associates)Lesovsky / Offy20015100running10500
6 722   Eddie Johnson Jim RobbinsTrevis / Offy2009200running0400
71298   Lloyd Ruby J.C. AgajanianWatson / Offy2007900running0300
82544   Bob Veith Peter SchmidtMeskowski / Offy2007850running0250
92818   Bud Tingelstad Jim RobbinsTrevis / Offy2006900running0200
101438   Bob Christie Federal EngineeringKK / Offy2006700running0150
112227   Red Amick King O'Lawn   (Len Faas)Salih / Offy2005520running0100
122717   Duane Carter Thompson Industries   (Ansted-Thompson Racing)Kuzma / Offy2005450running050
133139   Bill Homeier Ridgewood Builders   (Norm Hall)Kuzma / Offy2004980running0 
142448   Gene Hartley Sumar   (Chapman Root)KK / Offy1965710running0 
15 965   Chuck Stevenson Leader Card 500 Roadster   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy1964740running0 
162114   Bobby Grim Bill Forbes Racing   (Bill Forbes)Meskowski / Offy1944920running0 
171926   Shorty Templeman Federal EngineeringKK / Offy1915100running0 
182356   Jim Hurtubise Travelon Trailer   (Ernest Ruiz)Christiansen / Offy1858380connecting rod0 
191010   Jimmy Bryan Metal-Cal   (George Salih)Salih / Offy1524400fuel pump0 
20 628   Troy Ruttman John Zink Heater   (John Zink)Watson / Offy1346220rear end11 
21 16   Eddie Sachs Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Ewing / Offy1329390magneto21 
221173   Don Freeland Ross-Babcock Traveler   (Racing Associates)Kurtis / Offy1294310magneto0 
23182   Tony Bettenhausen Dowgard   (Lindsey Hopkins)Watson / Offy1255080connecting rod0 
241532   Wayne Weiler Ansted Rotary   (Ansted-Thompson Racing)Kuzma / Offy1034200crash0 
25165   A.J. Foyt Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Kurtis / Offy904220clutch0 
262946   Eddie Russo Go-Kart   (Ollie Prather)KK / Offy844140crash0 
27138   Johnny Boyd Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Epperly / Offy774160piston0 
282037   Gene Force Roy McKayKK / Offy744480brakes0 
293216   Jim McWithey Hoover Motor Express   (John Wills)Epperly / Offy604100brakes0 
30 59   Len Sutton S-R Racing Enterprises   (Pete Salemi)Watson / Offy474320piston ring0 
31 497   Dick Rathmann Jim RobbinsWatson / Offy424440brake line0 
323076   Al Herman Joe Hunt Magneto   (Joe Hunt)Ewing / Offy344010clutch0 
333323   Dempsey Wilson Bryant Heating & Cooling   (J.S. Donaldson)KK / Offy114380magneto0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Chuck Arnold21Gerhardt
Jack Turner25Kelso Auto Dynamics
Al Keller35McKay
Ebb Rose41Ellen Zink
Dempsey Wilson47Novi SpecialLewis WelchKurtis / Novi
Jack Rounds52Hart Fullerton
Lee Drollinger58Ray Brady
Bob Cleberg61Detroiter Mobile Homes
Chuck Hulse69, 43Sorensen, Chapman
Jim Packard71Sclavi & Amos
Russ Congdon79Hall-Mar
Chuck Rodee89Dunn Engineering
DCJimmy Daywalt23Bryant Heating & CoolingJ.S. DonaldsonKK / Offy
WDPaul Russo49Novi SpecialLewis WelchNovi

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rodger Ward111
  Eddie Sachs232
  Rodger Ward41815
  Troy Ruttman19246
  Jim Rathmann253713
  Rodger Ward38414
  Eddie Sachs425110
  Troy Ruttman52565
  Eddie Sachs57615
  Jim Rathmann62698
  Eddie Sachs70701
  Jim Rathmann73742
  Eddie Sachs75751
  Jim Rathmann768510
  Johnny Thomson869510
  Jim Rathmann9612227
  Rodger Ward1231275
  Jim Rathmann12814114
  Rodger Ward1421465
  Jim Rathmann1471471
  Rodger Ward1481514
  Jim Rathmann15216211
  Rodger Ward1631697
  Jim Rathmann1701701
  Rodger Ward1711777
  Jim Rathmann1781825
  Rodger Ward1831897
  Jim Rathmann1901934
  Rodger Ward1941963
  Jim Rathmann1972004