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1962 Indianapolis 500

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USAC Champ Car Series race number 2 of 13
Wednesday, May 30, 1962 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:33:50
Average speed: 140.293 mph
Pole speed: 150.37 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 11.52 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1962 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1962 standings

1 23   Rodger Ward Leader Card 500 Roadster   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy200125015running661000
2 47   Len Sutton Leader Card 500 Roadster   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy20044556running9800
3272   Eddie Sachs Autolite   (Al Dean)Ewing / Offy20026591running0700
41227   Don Davis Rose Truck Lines   (Racing Associates)Lesovsky / Offy20016716running0600
5 354   Bobby Marshman Bryant Heating & CoolingEpperly / Offy20014316running0500
6 715   Jim McElreath Schulz Fueling Equipment   (Ollie Prather)Kurtis / Offy20010366running0400
7 198   Parnelli Jones Willard Battery   (J.C. Agajanian)Watson / Offy20032966running120300
82412   Lloyd Ruby Thompson Industries   (Ansted-Thompson Racing)Watson / Offy2008541running0250
92344   Jim Rathmann Simoniz / Vista   (Smokey Yunick)Watson / Offy2008041running0200
102838   Johnny Boyd Metal-Cal   (George Salih)Epperly / Offy2008841running0150
11 64   Shorty Templeman Bill ForbesWatson / Offy2006461running0100
121114   Don Branson Mid-Continent Securities   (Lindsey Hopkins)Epperly / Offy2006041running050
132991   Jim Hurtubise Jim RobbinsWatson / Offy2006621running0 
143286   Ebb Rose Rose Truck Lines   (Racing Associates)Porter / Offy2006001running0 
15105   Bud Tingelstad Konstant Hot   (Bruce Homeyer)Phillips / Offy2005631running0 
16 917   Roger McCluskey Bell Lines Trucking   (Fred Sclavi)Watson / Offy1695911spun out3 
171721   Elmer George Sarkes Tarzian   (Mari Hulman George)Lesovsky / Offy1475341engine0 
183026   Troy Ruttman Jim RobbinsKuzma / Offy1405871piston0 
191518   Bobby Grim Gil MorcroftTrevis / Offy965191oil leak0 
20 834   Dan Gurney Harvey Aluminum   (Mickey Thompson)Thompson / Buick925161rear end0 
211619   Chuck Hulse Federal EngineeringKurtis / Offy915531fuel pump0 
223379   Jimmy Daywalt Albany, NY   (Tassi Vatis)Kurtis / Offy745351transmission0 
23 51   A.J. Foyt Bowes Seal-Fast   (George Bignotti)Trevis / Offy705721lost wheel2 
24139   Dick Rathmann Harry Allen ChapmanWatson / Offy515091magneto0 
251832   Eddie Johnson Polyaire Foam   (John Chalik)Trevis / Offy386261magneto0 
262653   Paul Goldsmith American Rubber & Plastic   (George Bignotti)Epperly / Offy265031magneto0 
272088   Gene Hartley Drewry's   (M & W Racing)Watson / Offy236201steering0 
281462   Paul Russo Denver-Chicago Trucking   (Myron Osborn)Watson / Offy204921engine0 
292545   Jack Turner Bardahl   (Fred Gerhardt)Kurtis / Offy175141crash0 
303129   Bob Christie North Electric   (William Tucker)Kurtis / Offy175311crash0 
312283   Allen Crowe S-R Racing Enterprises   (Pete Salemi)Watson / Offy175431crash0 
322167   Chuck Rodee Travelon Trailer   (Ernest Ruiz)Christiansen / Offy175601crash0 
331996   Bob Veith Meguiar's Mirror Glaze   (Ray Crawford)Elder / Offy125871engine0 

Relief Drivers:

Car #21: Paul Russo (74 laps); A.J. Foyt (21 laps)
Car #88: Bill Cheesbourg (3 laps)

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Jim Rathmann10Simoniz Vista
Chuck Stevenson16Tropicana
Bruce Jacobi22Frohde Mobile Homes
Chuck Arnold23, 37, 46, 47
Leon Clum23Turtle Drilling
Norm Hall25, 41Dean Autolite, Bill Forbes
Ronnie Duman28Stearly Motor Freight
Dempsey Wilson31Greenman
Keith Rachwitz33Kimberly Buick
Bill Cheesbourg35, 59Harvey Aluminum, Hotel Tropicana
Chuck Daigh35Harvey Aluminum
Don Freeland36Hart Fullerton
Ed Kostenuk37Leader Card 500 Roadster
Bob Mathouser43Ray Brady
Jimmy Daywalt46Goff Brothers Drumstick
Mike McGreevey46Goff Brothers Drumstick
Dan Gurney52John Zink Trackburner
Roy Graham55Metzloff Jetfire
Tommy Copp58Sorensen
Gig Stephens61Automatic Radio
Al Miller64Federal Engineering
Jim Hemmings65Kurtis-Kraft
Johnny Coy68White Spot Coffee Shop
Ralph Liguori68White Spot Coffee Shop
Herb Hill69Grizzly Brakes
Duane Carter72John Zink Trackburner
Jack Conely89Chapman Rocker Panel

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Parnelli Jones15959
  A.J. Foyt60612
  Roger McCluskey62643
  Parnelli Jones6512561
  Rodger Ward12616035
  Len Sutton1611699
  Rodger Ward17020031