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

Időmérő végeredménye:
1. sor:
Johnny Thomson                 	Eddie Sachs                    	Jim Rathmann
Lesovsky-Offenhauser #3        	Kuzma-Offenhauser #44          	Watson-Offenhauser #16
Racing Associates              	Peter Schmidt                  	Simoniz/Lindsey Hopkins
4:06.73                        	4:07.55                        	4:09.25
145.908 mph                    	145.425 mph                    	144.433 mph
2. sor:
Dick Rathmann                  	Bobby Grim (R)                 	Rodger Ward
Watson-Offenhauser #73         	Kurtis KK500G-Offenhauser #48  	Watson-Offenhauser #5
McNamara/Kalamazoo Sports      	Sumar/Chapman Root             	Leader Card 500 Roadster
4:09.57                        	4:09.61                        	4:09.94
144.248 mph                    	144.225 mph                    	144.035 mph
3. sor:
Bob Veith                      	Eddie Johnson                  	Gene Hartley
Moore-Offenhauser #74          	Kurtis KK500G-Offenhauser #19  	Kuzma-Offenhauser #88
John Zink Heater               	Bryant Heating/Donaldson       	Drewry's/R.T. Marley
4:09.96                        	4:10.00                        	4:10.74
144.023 mph                    	144.000 mph                    	143.575 mph
4. sor:
Don Branson (R)                	Johnny Boyd                    	Duane Carter
Phillips-Offenhauser #9        	Epperly-Offenhauser #33        	Kurtis-Offenhauser #37
Bob Estes                      	Bowes Seal Fast/Bignotti       	Smokey Yunick
4:11.20                        	4:12.08                        	4:12.11
143.312 mph                    	142.812 mph                    	142.795 mph
5. sor:
Jimmy Daywalt                  	Jack Turner                    	Tony Bettenhausen
Kurtis-Offenhauser #66         	Christensen-Offenhauser #24    	Epperly-Offenhauser #1
Federal Engineering            	Travelon Trailer/Ernest Ruiz   	Hoover Motor Express/Wills
4:08.82                        	4:10.91                        	4:12.24
144.683 mph                    	143.478 mph                    	142.721 mph
6. sor:
Paul Goldsmith                 	A.J. Foyt Jr.                  	Pat Flaherty
Epperly-Offenhauser #99        	Kuzma-Offenhauser #10          	Watson-Offenhauser #64
Norman Demler                  	Dean Van Lines                 	John Zink Heater
4:12.33                        	4:12.37                        	4:12.81
142.670 mph                    	142.648 mph                    	142.399 mph
7. sor:
Jud Larson                     	Jimmy Bryan                    	Chuck Arnold (R)
Kurtis-Offenhauser #7          	Salih-Offenhauser #6           	Curtis-Offenhauser #71
Bowes Seal Fast/Bignotti       	Belond AP Muffler/Salih        	Hall-Mar
4:12.99                        	4:13.31                        	4:13.31
142.298 mph                    	142.118 mph                    	142.118 mph
8. sor:
Len Sutton                     	Al Herman                      	Bob Christie
Lesovsky-Offenhauser #8        	Dunn-Offenhauser #89           	Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #65
Wolcott Memorial Racing        	Dunn Engineering               	Federal Engineering
4:13.33                        	4:13.63                        	4:11.32
142.107 mph                    	141.939 mph                    	143.244 mph
9. sor:
Don Freeland                   	Red Amick (R)                  	Paul Russo
Kurtis KK500G-Offenhauser #15  	Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #87  	Kurtis KK500G-Offenhauser #45
Jim Robbins                    	Wheeler-Foutch                 	Bardahl/Fred Gerhardt
4:11.65                        	4:11.88                        	4:12.84
143.056 mph                    	142.925 mph                    	142.383 mph
10. sor:
Al Keller                      	Chuck Weyant                   	Bill Cheesbourg
Kuzma-Offenhauser #57          	Kurtis KK500G-Offenhauser #47  	Kuzma-Offenhauser #53
Helse/H.H. Johnson             	Roy McKay                      	Greenman-Casale
4:13.42                        	4:13.61                        	4:13.90
142.057 mph                    	141.950 mph                    	141.788 mph
11. sor:
Mike Magill                    	Ray Crawford                   	Jim McWithey (R)
Sutton-Offenhauser #77         	Elder-Offenhauser #49          	Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser #58
Dayton Steel Foundry/Walther   	Meguiar's Mirror/Crawford      	Ray Brady
4:14.45                        	4:14.69                        	4:14.93
141.482 mph                    	141.348 mph                    	141.215 mph

Nem kvalifikált versenyzők:
     #   Versenyző              Autó                        Csapat
     1   Eddie Russo         	Epperly-Offenhauser         Turner
    12   Ralph Liguori       	Maserati 250F               El Dorado Italia 
    17   Johnny Kay          	Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser   Safety Auto Glass 
    21   Earl Motter         	Kuzma-Offenhauser           Dean Van Lines 
    25   Bill Cheesbourg     	Kurtis KK500G-Offenhauser   Hardwood Door 
    34   Dempsey Wilson      	Kurtis KK500F-Novi          Novi Racing 
    38   Paul Russo          	Kurtis KK500F-Novi          Novi Racing 
    39   Rex Easton          	Lesovsky-Offenhauser        Massaglia Hotels 
    41   Ralph Liguori       	Kurtis KK500G-Offenhauser   Sumar/Chapman Root 
    41   Jimmy Davies        	Kurtis KK500G-Offenhauser   Sumar/Chapman Root 
    42   Bill Homeier        	Kurtis KK500G-Offenhauser   Go-Kart/C.O. Prather 
    43   Johnny Tolan        	Lesovsky-Offenhauser        H.A. Chapman 
    51   Bob Cortner         	Cornis-Offenhauser          Cornis Engineering 
    52   Jud Larson          	Watson-Offenhauser          Leader Cards Inc 
    54   Don Edmunds         	Kuzma-Offenhauser           Bill Forbes Racing 
    55   Gene Force          	Kuzma-Offenhauser           Sclavi & Amos 
    55   Jim Packard         	Kuzma-Offenhauser           Sclavi & Amos 
    57   Jerry Unser Jr.    	Kuzma-Offenhauser           Helse / H.H. Johnson	Beleset 05.02. (végzetes)
    62   Bill Homeier        	Kurtis KK500G-Offenhauser   Rusco Battery Cable 
    69   Shorty Templeman    	Kurtis KK500C-Maserati      Frank Arciero 
    72   Chuck Arnold        	Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser   Speed International 
    76   C."Shorty" Templeman	Epperly-Offenhauser         Braund Plywood
    78   Eddie Russo         	Kurtis KK500D-Offenhauser   Midwest Manufacturing 
    78   Bob Schroeder       	Kurtis KK500D-Offenhauser   Midwest Manufacturing 
    78   Gene Force          	Kurtis KK500D-Offenhauser   Midwest Manufacturing 
    82   Dempsey Wilson      	Kuzma-Offenhauser           Central Excavating/Pete Salemi 
    82   Chuck Rodee         	Kuzma-Offenhauser           Central Excavating/Pete Salemi 
    91   Johnny Moorehouse   	Kurtis KK500G-Offenhauser   Binter 
    92   Jack Ensley         	Kurtis KK500G-Offenhauser   McKay's Bulldog 
    93   Eddie Russo         	Kurtis KK500G-Offenhauser   McKay's Bulldog 
    98   Chuck Daigh         	Kuzma-Offenhauser           J.C. Agajanian 
    98   Eddie Russo         	Kuzma-Offenhauser           J.C. Agajanian




Verseny végeredménye:
Poz  #   Versenyző              Autó                        Idő/Kör      	  Sebesség
 1   5   Rodger Ward         	Watson-Offenhauser          3:40:49.20 (200 kör)  135.857 (218.622 km/h)
 2  16   Jim Rathmann        	Watson-Offenhauser          3:41:12.47		  135.619
 3   3   Johnny Thomson      	Lesovsky-Offenhauser        3:41:39.85		  135.340
 4   1   Tony Bettenhausen   	Epperly-Offenhauser         3:42:36.25		  134.768
 5  99   Paul Goldsmith      	Epperly-Offenhauser         3:42:55.60		  134.573
 6  33   Johnny Boyd         	Epperly-Offenhauser         3:44:06.23		  133.867
 7  37   Duane Carter        	Kurtis-Offenhauser          3:44:59.15		  133.342
 8  19   Eddie Johnson       	Kurtis KK500G-Offenhauser   3:44:59.69		  133.336
 9  45   Paul Russo          	Kurtis KK500G-Offenhauser   3:45:00.24		  133.331
10  10   A.J. Foyt Jr.       	Kuzma-Offenhauser           3:45:03.65		  133.297
11  88   Gene Hartley        	Kuzma-Offenhauser           3:46:31.64		  132.434
12  74   Bob Veith           	Moore-Offenhauser           3:46:58.91		  132.169
13  89   Al Herman           	Dunn-Offenhauser            3:47:29.57		  131.872
14  66   Jimmy Daywalt       	Kurtis-Offenhauser          3:47:30.72		  131.861
15  71   Chuck Arnold (R)    	Curtis-Offenhauser          3:49:09.05		  130.918
16  58   Jim McWithey (R)    	Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser   3:52:30.93		  129.204
17  44   Eddie Sachs         	Kuzma-Offenhauser           182		 	  váltó ház csavar
18  57   Al Keller           	Kuzma-Offenhauser           163			  dugattyú
19  64   Pat Flaherty        	Watson-Offenhauser          162			  baleset
20  73   Dick Rathmann       	Watson-Offenhauser          150			  kigyzulladt a Pit-ben
21  53   Bill Cheesbourg     	Kuzma-Offenhauser           147			  gyújtómágnes
22  15   Don Freeland        	Kurtis KK500G-Offenhauser   136			  szelep
23  49   Ray Crawford        	Elder-Offenhauser           115			  baleset T3
24   9   Don Branson (R)     	Phillips-Offenhauser        112			  torziós rugó
25  65   Bob Christie        	Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser   109			  hajtórúdcsavar
26  48   Bobby Grim (R)      	Kurtis KK500G-Offenhauser    85			  dugattyú
27  24   Jack Turner         	Christensen-Offenhauser      47			  üzemanyag tank
28  47   Chuck Weyant        	Kurtis KK500G-Offenhauser    45			  baleset T3
29   7   Jud Larson          	Kurtis-Offenhauser           45			  baleset T3
30  77   Mike Magill         	Sutton-Offenhauser           45			  baleset T3
31  87   Red Amick (R)       	Kurtis KK500C-Offenhauser    45			  baleset T3
32   8   Len Sutton          	Lesovsky-Offenhauser         34			  baleset T1
33   6   Jimmy Bryan         	Salih-Offenhauser             1			  kuplung

Vezetett körök:
     #   Versenyző              Autó                       Körök   Teljes
     3   Johnny Thomson      	Lesovsky-Offenhauser        1-4      40
     5   Rodger Ward         	Watson-Offenhauser          5-12    130
    16   Jim Rathmann        	Watson-Offenhauser           13      19
     5   Rodger Ward         	Watson-Offenhauser         14-16
    16   Jim Rathmann        	Watson-Offenhauser         17-30
    64   Pat Flaherty        	Watson-Offenhauser           31      11
    16   Jim Rathmann        	Watson-Offenhauser         32-33
    64   Pat Flaherty        	Watson-Offenhauser         34-40
    16   Jim Rathmann        	Watson-Offenhauser         41-42
    64   Pat Flaherty        	Watson-Offenhauser         43-45
     5   Rodger Ward         	Watson-Offenhauser         46-48
     3   Johnny Thomson      	Lesovsky-Offenhauser       49-84
     5   Rodger Ward         	Watson-Offenhauser         85-200
 



Verseny jegyzetek:
1) Rendező: Indianapolis Motor Speedway. USAC Sanction No. 59CH1
2) Motor specifikáció (köb hüvelyk) és szabályozás:
   Feltöltés nélküli motor - 256.3 (4200 cm3)
   Feltöltővel - 170.9 (2800,55 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) Tűzálló overál kötelező
4) Jerry Unser Jr. a Május 2.-i szabadedzésen súlyosan megsérült, és Május 17-én a kórházban elhunyt.
5) Bobby Grim kapta a Rookie-Of-The-Year címet.
6) Össz sárgakörös periódus: 0:43:17
7) Átlagos időmérő sebesség: 143.013 mph (230,16 km/h)

Össz. díjazás:     338,100 USD
Nevezett autók:         66
Induló autók:           33
Újoncok:          	 5 (Red Amick, Chuck Arnold, Don Branson, Bobby Grim, Jim McWithey)
Induló győztesek:  Pat Flaherty, Jimmy Bryan