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1963 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 2 of 12
Thursday, May 30, 1963 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:29:35
Average speed: 143.137 mph
Pole speed: 151.153 mph
Cautions: 7
Margin of victory: 34.04 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1963 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1963 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 198   Parnelli Jones Willard Battery   (J.C. Agajanian)Watson / Offy200148513running1671000
2 592   Jimmy Clark Lotus Powered by Ford   (Team Lotus)Lotus / Ford20056238running28800
3 82   A.J. Foyt Sheraton / Thompson   (Ansted-Thompson Racing)Trevis / Offy20032614running0700
4 41   Rodger Ward Kaiser Aluminum   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy20021288running0600
5 34   Don Branson Leader Card 500 Roadster   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy20018588running0500
6 68   Jim McElreath Bill Forbes Racing   (Bill Forbes)Watson / Offy20014888running0400
71293   Dan Gurney Lotus Powered by Ford   (Team Lotus)Lotus / Ford20018063running0300
81110   Chuck Hulse Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Ewing / Offy20012163running0250
93184   Al Miller Harvey Aluminum   (Mickey Thompson)Thompson / Chevy20012513running0200
101722   Dick Rathman Harry Allen ChapmanWatson / Offy20010463running0150
113029   Dempsey Wilson Vita-Fresh Orange Juice   (Gordon Van Liew)Kuzma / Offy2008300running0100
123317   Troy Ruttman Robbins Autocrat   (Jim Robbins)Kuzma / Offy2008450running050
131865   Bob Christie Travelon Trailer   (Ernest Ruiz)Christiansen / Offy2007900running0 
143232   Ebb Rose Sheraton / Thompson   (Ansted-Thompson Racing)Watson / Offy2007550running0 
151414   Roger McCluskey Konstant Hot   (Bruce Homeyer)Watson / Offy1987100spun out4 
16 75   Bobby Marshman Econo Car Rental   (Lindsey Hopkins)Epperly / Offy1966300rear end0 
17199   Eddie Sachs Bryant Heating & Cooling   (DVS Inc.)Watson / Offy1817100crash0 
18 999   Paul Goldsmith Demler Special   (Norm Demler)Watson / Offy1497350crank bearing0 
191952   Lloyd Ruby Trackburner   (John Zink)Watson / Offy1266350crash0 
202188   Eddie Johnson Drewry's   (M & W Racing)Watson / Offy1126300crash0 
212245   Chuck Stevenson Bardahl   (Fred Gerhardt)Watson / Offy1105700valve0 
22 256   Jim Hurtubise Hotel Tropicana   (Andy Granatelli)Kurtis / Novi1027400oil leak1 
231583   Duane Carter Harvey Aluminum   (Mickey Thompson)Thompson / Chevy1005700connecting rod0 
242916   Jim Rathmann Coral Harbor   (Lindsey Hopkins)Watson / Offy995650magneto0 
252026   Bobby Grim Gil MorcroftTrevis / Offy795900oil tank0 
262486   Bob Veith Sheraton / Thompson   (Racing Associates)Porter / Offy745600valve0 
271335   Allen Crowe Gabriel Shocker   (Pete Salemi)Trevis / Offy475700crash0 
282554   Bud Tingelstad Hoover, Inc.   (John Wills)Epperly / Offy465500crash0 
292637   Johnny Rutherford U.S. Equipment   (Ed Kostenuk)Watson / Offy435400transmission0 
302821   Elmer George Sarkes Tarzian   (Mari Hulman George)Lesovsky / Offy215350handling0 
312375   Art Malone STP   (Andy Granatelli)Kurtis / Novi185150clutch0 
322723   Johnny Boyd Bowes Seal-Fast   (George Salih)Epperly / Offy125300oil leak0 
33166   Bobby Unser Hotel Tropicana   (Andy Granatelli)Kurtis / Novi26250crash0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ralph Liguori3Schulz Fueling Equipment
Curtis Turner12Fiberglas
Ronnie Duman15Federal Engineering
Jimmy Daywalt25Wynn's Friction Proofing
Bill Cheesbourg27U.S. Equipment
Johnny Rutherford27U.S. Equipment
Bob Harkey31American Rubber & Plastic
Chuck Rodee38, 25Konstant Hot, Wynn's Friction Proofing
Jack Turner44Precision Piston Ring
Ebb Rose46Racing Associates
Ray Crawford47Ray Crawford
Len Sutton47, 7Ray Crawford, Leader Card Autolite
Pedro Rodriguez48Cooper
Paul Russo53Spirit of St. Louis
Norm Hall61Federal Engineering
Don Freeland62White Spot
Jimmy Davies63Kimberly
Cliff Griffith72Lencki
Junior Johnson73American Rubber & Plastic
Chuck Engle77Dayton All Star
Masten Gregory82MT Harvey Aluminum
Bill Krause82MT Harvey Aluminum
Graham Hill83MT Harvey Aluminum
Jack Conely89J & E Engineering
Dan Gurney91Lotus Powered by Ford

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jim Hurtubise111
  Parnelli Jones26362
  Roger McCluskey64674
  Jimmy Clark689528
  Parnelli Jones96200105