38. Indianapolis 500
Versenytáv: 200 kör / 500 mérföld (804.675 km)

Időmérő végeredménye:
1. sor:
Jack McGrath                   	Jimmy Daywalt                    Jimmy Bryant
Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #2   	Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #19    Kuzma-Offenhauser #9
Jack B. Hinkle                 	Sumar/Chapman Root               Dean Van Lines
4:15.26                        	4:17.53                          4:17.76
141.033 mph                    	139.789 mph                      139.665 mph
2. sor:
Johnny Thompson                	Chuck Stevenson                  Don Freeland
Nichels-Offenhauser #43        	Kuzma-Offenhauser #98            Phillips-Offenhauser #7
H.A. Chapman                   	J.C. Agajanian                   Bob Estes
4:19.39                        	4:19.41                          4:20.23
138.787 mph                    	138.776 mph                      138.339 mph
3. sor:
Jimmy Reece                    	Duane Carter                     Bob Sweikert
Pankratz-Offenhauser #25       	Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser #16    Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser #17
Emmett Malloy                  	Automobile Shippers/Casaroll     Lutes/Francis Bardazon
4:20.28                        	4:20.42                          4:20.48
138.312 mph                    	138.238 mph                      138.206 mph
4. sor:
Sam Hanks                      	Troy Ruttman                     Pat O'Connor (R)
Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser #1   	Kurtis KK500A-Offenhauser #34    Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #35
Bardahl/Ed Walsh               	Automobile Shippers/Casaroll     Hopkins/Motor Racers
4:20.88                        	4:21.37                          4:20.71
137.994 mph                    	137.736 mph                      138.084 mph
5. sor:
Cal Niday                      	Mike Nazaruk                     Johnnie Parsons
Stevens-Offenhauser #24        	Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #73    Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #15
Jim Robbins                    	McNamara/Lee Elkins              Belond Equa-Flow/Calif. Muffler
4:17.46                        	4:17.90                          4:17.92
139.826 mph                    	139.589 mph                      139.578 mph
6. sor:
Roger Ward                     	Gene Hartley                     Bill Homeier (R)
Pawl-Offenhauser #12           	Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser #31    Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #51
Dr. R.N. Sabourin, D.C.        	John Zink                        Jones & Maley/Cars, Inc.
4:18.44                        	4:18.88                          4:19.09
139.297 mph                    	139.061 mph                      138.948 mph
7. sor:
Bill Vukovich                  	Ernie McCoy                      Tony Bettenhausen
Kurtis KK500A-Offenhauser #14  	Kurtis KK500B-Offenhauser #32    Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #10
Fuel Injection/Howard Keck     	Ray Crawford                     Mel Wiggers
4:19.97                        	4:20.08                          4:20.35
138.478 mph                    	138.419 mph                      138.275 mph
8. sor:
Manuel Ayulo                   	Andy Linden                      Fred Agabashian
Kuzma-Offenhauser #88          	Schroeder-Offenhauser #74        Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #77
Peter Schmidt                  	Brown Motor                      Merz Engineering/Sperling
4:20.56                        	4:21.21                          4:21.35
138.164 mph                    	137.820 mph                      137.746 mph
9. sor:
Larry Crockett (R)             	Len Duncan (R)                   Art Cross
Kurtis KK3000-Offenhauser #28  	Schroeder-Offenhauser #33        Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser #45
Federal Engineering            	Ray Brady                        Bardahl/Ed Walsh
4:17.96                        	4:18.59                          4:19.60
139.557 mph                    	139.217 mph                      138.675 mph
10. sor:
Jim Rathmann                   	Spider Webb                      Jerry Hoyt
Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #38  	Bromme-Offenhauser #65           Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser #99
Bardahl/Ed Walsh               	Advance Muffler/Bruce Bromme     Murrell Belanger
4:20.44                        	4:20.91                          4:21.20
138.228 mph                    	137.979 mph                      137.825 mph
11. sor:
Ed Elisian (R)                 	Paul Russo                       Frank Armi (R)
Stevens-Offenhauser #27        	Kurtis KK500A-Offenhauser #5     Curtis-Offenhauser #71
H.A. Chapman                   	Ansted Rotary/Hoosier Racing     T.W. & W.T. Martin
4:21.26                        	4:21.48                          4:21.49
137.794 mph                    	137.678 mph                      137.673 mph

Nem kvalifikált versenyzők:
     #   Versenyző            	Autó                          Csapat
     3   Marshall Teague        Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser     Hart Fullerton                  137.552 mph (lassú)
     6   Art Cross              Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser     Springfield Welding/Paoli       137.362 mph (lassú)
     8   Duke Nalon             Kurtis Kraft-Novi             Novi Pure Oil/Lewis Welch       136.395 mph (lassú)
    18   Bob Scott              Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser     Ray Brady
    21   Bob Scott              Kurtis KK500A-Offenhauser     Travelon Trailer / Ernest Ruiz  137.504 mph (lassú)
    22   George Tichenor        Kurtis KK2000-Offenhauser     Tom Sarafoff
    22   Cliff Griffith         Kurtis KK2000-Offenhauser     Tom Sarafoff
    23   Jerry Hoyt             Kurtis KK3000-Offenhauser     Sumar/Chapman Root
    26   Henry Banks            Lesovsky-Offenhauser          Hopkins/Motor Racers            Visszavonva
    36   George Fonder          Kurtis KK3000-Offenhauser     Edgar S. Stone
    36   Al Herman              Kurtis KK3000-Offenhauser     Edgar S. Stone
    37   Eddie Russo            Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser     Federal Engineering
    38   Bill Holland           Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser     Bardahl/Ed Walsh
    39   Pat Flaherty           Kurtis 500A-Chrysler          Shouse Motors
    41   Frank Mundy            Schroeder-Offenhauser         McDowell/Roger Wolcott
    44   Walt Faulkner          Kuzma-Offenhauser             Peter Schmidt                   137.065 mph (lassú)
    47   Danny Oakes            Ferrari 375S                  Marian A. Chinetti
    49   Danny Oakes            Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser     Micro-Nut/John C. Balch         137.237 mph (lassú)
    52   Chuck Weyant           Silnes-Offenhauser            Parks Motors
    53   Jimmy Davies           Kurtis KK500A-Offenhauser     Pat Clancy                      137.583 mph (lassú)
    54   Eddie Sachs            Kurtis KK2000-Offenhauser     Marion Engineering
    59   Jim Rathmann           Kurtis KK500A-Offenhauser     Elgin Piston Pin                137.132 mph (lassú)
    62   Duke Dinsmore          Ewing-Offenhauser             Commercial Motor Freight        137.096 mph (lassú)
    66   Bob Christie           Lesovsky-Offenhauser          Bob Christie
    67   Duke Dinsmore          Moore-Offenhauser             D-A Lubricants Racing
    67   Potsy Goacher          Moore-Offenhauser             D-A Lubricants Racing           Baleset
    68   Ed Elisian             Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser     Peter Wales Trucking            136.581 mph (lassú)
    69   Johnny Tolan           Kurtis KK500A-Offenhauser     Hoosier Racing Team
    83   Eddie Johnson          Turner-Offenhauser            McNamara/Lee Elkins             137.599 mph (lassú)
    89   Pat Flaherty           Kurtis KK500A-Offenhauser     Dunn Engineering
    93   Billy DeVore           Kurtis KK3000-Offenhauser     Youngstown White Truck 
    97   Walt Faulkner          Lesovsky-Offenhauser          Belanger Motors
    99   Lee Wallard            Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser      Belanger Motors                 Visszavonva
    
    


Verseny végeredménye:
Poz  #   Versenyző              Autó                        Idő/Kör      	 Sebesség
 1  14   Bill Vukovich          Kurtis KK500A-Offenhauser   3:49:17.27 (200 kör) 130.840 (210.548 km/h)
 2   9   Jimmy Bryan            Kuzma-Offenhauser           3:50:27.22 		 130.178
 3   2   Jack McGrath           Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser   3:50:37.00 		 130.086
 4* 34   Troy Ruttmam           Kurtis KK500A-Offenhauser   3:52:09.95 		 129.218
 5  73   Mike Nazaruk           Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser   3:52:41.82 		 128.923
 6  77   Fred Agabashian        Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser   3:53:04.82 		 128.711
 7   7   Don Freeland           Phillips-Offenhauser        3:53:30.62 		 128.474
 8*  5   Paul Russo             Kurtis KK500A-Offenhauser   3:54:18.44 		 128.037
 9  28   Larry Crocket (R)      Kurtis KK3000-Offenhauser   3:56:24.51 		 126.899
10  24   Cal Niday              Stevens-Offenhauser         3:56:24.96 		 126.895
11* 45   Art Cross              Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser   3:57:39.42 		 126.232
12* 98   Chuck Stevenson        Kuzma-Offenhauser           199			 versenyben
13  88   Manuel Ayulo           Kuzma-Offenhauser           197			 versenyben
14  17   Bob Sweikert           Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser   197			 versenyben
15* 16   Duane Carter           Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser   196			 versenyben
16  32   Ernie McCoy            Kurtis KK500B-Offenhauser   196			 versenyben
17  25   Jimmy Reece            Pankratz-Offenhauser        196			 versenyben
18* 27   Ed  Elisian (R)        Stevens-Offenhauser         193			 versenyben
19* 71   Frank Armi (R)         Curtis-Offenhauser          193			 versenyben
20*  1   Sam Hanks              Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser   191			 megpördült
21  35   Pat O'Connor (R)       Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser   181			 megpödült T2
22* 12   Rodger Ward            Pawl-Offenhauser            172			 lefulladt
23* 31   Gene Hartley           Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser   168			 motor hiba
24* 43   Johnny Thompson        Nichels-Offenhauser         165			 lefulladt
25* 74   Andy Linden            Schroeder-Offenhauser       165			 torziós rúd
26  99   Jerry Hoyt             Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser    130			 motor hiba
27  19   Jimmy Daywalt          Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser   111			 baleset T4
28* 38   Jim Rathmann           Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser   110			 baleset T4
29  10   Tony Bettenhausen      Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser   105			 csapágy
30* 65   Spider Webb            Bromme-Offenhauser          104			 olaj szivárgás
31* 33   Len Duncan (R)         Schroeder-Offenhauser       101			 henger
32  15   Johnnie Parsons        Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser    79			 lefulladt a Pit-ben
33  51   Bill Homeier (R)       Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser    74			 baleset a Pit-ben
* Tartalék versenyzők

Tartalék versenyzők:
Poz  #   Versenyző           	Autó                        Kör  Induló versenyző
20*  1   Jimmy Davies           Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser    36  Sam Hanks         	113-148
20*  1   Jim Rathmann           Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser    43  Sam Hanks         	149-191
 8*  5   Jerry Hoyt             Kurtis KK500A-Offenhauser    50  Paul Russo        	151-200
22* 12   Eddie Johnson          Pawl-Offenhauser             67  Rodger Ward       	 94-160
15* 16   Marshall Teague        Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser    29  Duane Carter      	 77-105
15* 16   Jimmy Jackson          Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser    57  Duane Carter      	106-120, 155-196
15* 16   Tony Bettenhausen      Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser    34  Duane Carter      	121-154
18* 27   Bob Scott              Stevens-Offenhauser          45  Ed Elisian        	149-193
23* 31   Gene Hartley           Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser    17  Marshall Teague   	152-168
31* 33   George Fonder          Schroeder-Offenhauser        58  Len Duncan        	 44-101
 4  34   Duane Carter           Kurtis KK500A-Offenhauser    70  Troy Ruttman      	101-170
28* 38   Pat Flaherty           Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser    15  Jim Rathmann      	 96-110
24* 43   Andy Linden            Nichels-Offenhauser          27  Johnny Thompson   	114-140
24* 43   Jimmy Daywalt          Nichels-Offenhauser          25  Johnny Thompson   	141-165
11* 45   Johnnie Parsons        Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser    22  Art Cross         	121-142
11* 45   Sam Hanks              Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser    11  Art Cross         	143-153
11* 45   Andy Linden            Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser    17  Art Cross         	154-170
11* 45   Jim Davies             Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser    30  Art Cross         	171-200
30* 65   Danny Kladis           Bromme-Offenhauser           50  Spider Webb       	 55-104
19  71   George Fonder          Curtis-Offenhauser           24  Frank Armi        	141-164
25* 74   Bob Scott              Schroeder-Offenhauser        52  Andy Linden       	 87-138
12* 98   Walt Faulkner          Kuzma-Offenhauser           117  Chuck Stevenson   	 56-94, 122-199
* Tartalék versenyzők fejezték be a versenyt

Vezetett körök:
     #   Versenyző           	Autó                         	Körök   Teljes
     2   Jack McGrath           Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser        1-44     47
    19   Jimmy Daywalt          Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser       45-50      8
    45   Art Cross              Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser       51-54      8
    19   Jimmy Daywalt          Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser         55
    45   Art Cross              Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser       56-59
    19   Jimmy Daywalt          Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser         60
    14   Bill Vukovich          Kurtis KK500A-Offenhauser         61      90
     1   Sam Hanks              Kurtis KK4000-Offenhauser         62       1
     9   Jimmy Bryan            Kuzma-Offenhauser               63-88     46
     2   Jack McGrath           Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser       89-91
    14   Bill Vukovich          Kurtis KK500A-Offenhauser       92-129
     9   Jimmy Bryan            Kuzma-Offenhauser              130-149
    14   Bill Vukovich          Kurtis KK500A-Offenhauser      150-200




Verseny jegyzetek:
1) Rendező: Indianapolis Motor Speedway. AAA Sanction No. 1R54
2) Motor specifikáció (köb hüvelyk) és szabályozás:
   Feltöltés nélküli motor - 274.6 (4499,89 cm3)
   Feltöltővel - 183.1 (3000,47 cm3)
   Széria motorblokk - 274.6 (4499,89 cm3)
3) Minimum Időmérő sebesség - 115 mph (185,07 km/h), 4 mért kör, 33 autó indulhat.
4) Kör díjak: Bill Vukovich $13,500, Jimmy Bryan $6,900, Jack McGrath $7,050, Jimmy Daywalt $1,200,
   Art Cross $1,200, Sam Hanks $150.
5) Larry Crockett lett a Rookie-Of-The-Year.
6) Össz sárgakörös periódus: 0:21:09
7) Bill Vukovich új pálya rekordott futott, 130.840 mph (210,57 km/h).
8) Jack McGrath új 4 körös rekordot állított fel, 141.033 mph (226,97 km/h).
9) Átlagos időmérő sebesség: 138.630 mph (223,1 km/h)

Össz. díjazás:     269,375 USD
Nevezett autók:         66
Induló autók:           33
Újoncok:          	 6 (Frank Armi, Larry Crockett, Len Duncan, Ed Elisian, Bill Homeier, Pat O'Connor)
Induló győztesek:  Johnnie Parsons, Troy Ruttman, Bill Vukovich