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American
10 January 1921 (99)
Bobby Rahal (10 January 1953)
Eddie Cheever (10 January 1958)

statistics

1 (8.3%)
2 (16.7%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
1st (1959 Indianapolis 500)
3rd (1960 Indianapolis 500)
11
12
12
14 (1.2 points per race avg)
8 (66.7%)
1951 Indianapolis 500
1963 United States Grand Prix

about Rodger Ward

Rodger M. Ward (January 10, 1921 – July 5, 2004) was a WWII P-38 aviator in the United States Air Force, and an American race driver with 26 victories in top echelon open-wheel racing in North America, two Indianapolis 500 victories, and two USAC National Championships, who conceived the classic tri-oval design and layout of Pocono International Raceway, modeled after his three favorite signature turns, at Trenton, Indianapolis and Milwaukee.


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seasons

1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1963,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event constructor
1 1959 Indianapolis 500 round 2 Watson

pole positions

# event constructor

teams & teammates

season teammate
1952 Jim Rathmann
Gene Hartley
Chuck Stevenson
Jimmy Bryan
Jimmy Reece
Johnnie Parsons
Sam Hanks
Andy Linden
Fred Agabashian
Bob Sweikert
Cliff Griffith
Art Cross
Bill Vukovich
Jack McGrath
Duke Nalon
Bob Scott
George Connor
Joe James
Johnny McDowell
Chet Miller
Kurtis Kraft compare 1952
1953 Jim Rathmann
Johnny Thomson
Eddie Johnson
Duane Carter
Chuck Stevenson
Paul Russo
Jimmy Daywalt
Johnnie Parsons
Sam Hanks
Andy Linden
Marshall Teague
Fred Agabashian
Duke Dinsmore
Jimmy Davies
Walt Faulkner
Cal Niday
Art Cross
Bill Vukovich
Jack McGrath
Jerry Hoyt
Travis Webb
Duke Nalon
Carl Scarborough
Bill Holland
Bob Scott
Jackie Holmes
Johnny Mantz
Kurtis Kraft compare 1953
1954 Eddie Johnson
Pawl compare 1954
1955 Johnny Thomson
Duane Carter
Jimmy Bryan
Kuzma compare 1955
1956 Jim Rathmann
Bob Veith
Bob Christie
Troy Ruttman
Tony Bettenhausen
Eddie Russo
Johnny Boyd
Dick Rathmann
Al Herman
Paul Russo
Jimmy Daywalt
Al Keller
Ray Crawford
Jack Turner
Johnnie Parsons
Johnnie Tolan
Ed Elisian
Pat O'Connor
Sam Hanks
Andy Linden
Fred Agabashian
Duke Dinsmore
Keith Andrews
Kurtis Kraft compare 1956
1957 Gene Hartley
Lesovsky compare 1957
1958 Jack Turner
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1959 Jim Rathmann
Pat Flaherty
Dick Rathmann
Eddie Johnson
Bob Christie
Red Amick
Duane Carter
Bobby Grim
Don Freeland
Jim McWithey
Paul Russo
Jimmy Daywalt
Chuck Arnold
Chuck Weyant
Jud Larson
Watson compare 1959
1960 Jim Rathmann
Lloyd Ruby
Chuck Stevenson
Troy Ruttman
Tony Bettenhausen
Len Sutton
Dick Rathmann
Watson compare 1960
1963 Jo Siffert
Innes Ireland
John Campbell-Jones
Jim Hall
Phil Hill
Masten Gregory
Günther Seiffert
Hap Sharp
Chris Amon
Paddy Driver
Lotus-BRM compare 1963

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