Formula 1 1955 Indianapolis 500

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1955-05-30
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Bob Sweikert
Jerry Hoyt

The 1955 Indianapolis 500 was won by Bob Sweikert of Kurtis Kraft.
Despite being on pole position in United States of America, Jerry Hoyt could not convert this into a win.
Hoyt was forced to retire in lap 40 due to: Oil leak.

The race in United States of America was round 3 of 7 of the 1955 season.


lives lost / deaths

This event took the lives of the following driver(s).

Bill Vukovich Kurtis Kraft 1955-05-30
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 200 3:53:59.53 8
3 200 +3:32.36 4
2 200 +2:43.56 3
2 200 +2:43.56 3
4 200 +3:38.91 3
5 200 +5:17.17 1
5 200 +5:17.17 1
6 200 +5:57.94 0
7 200 +6:24.24 0
8 200 +6:41.60 0
9 200 +7:09.81 0
10 200 +7:46.54 0
11 197 +3 Laps 0
12 196 +4 Laps 0
13 196 +4 Laps 0
14 191 +9 Laps 0
178 Transmission 0
170 Accident 0
168 Engine 0
142 Transmission 0
134 Transmission 0
120 Fuel pump 0
119 Magneto 0
112 Ignition 0
111 Engine 0
90 Fuel pump 0
56 Accident 1
54 Accident 0
54 Magneto 0
53 Retired 0
53 Accident 0
53 Accident 0
40 Oil leak 0
39 Spun off 0
10 Engine 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Jerry Hoyt Stevens
2 Paul Russo Kurtis Kraft
2 Tony Bettenhausen Kurtis Kraft
3 Jack McGrath Kurtis Kraft
4 Fred Agabashian Kurtis Kraft
5 Bill Vukovich Kurtis Kraft
6 Sam Hanks Kurtis Kraft
7 Bill Homeier Kurtis Kraft
7 Walt Faulkner Kurtis Kraft
8 Andy Linden Kurtis Kraft
9 Cal Niday Kurtis Kraft
10 Jimmy Davies Kurtis Kraft
11 Jimmy Bryan Kuzma
12 Pat Flaherty Kurtis Kraft
13 Eddie Russo Pawl
14 Bob Sweikert Kurtis Kraft
15 Jimmy Reece Pankratz
16 Al Herman Kurtis Kraft
17 Jimmy Daywalt Kurtis Kraft
18 Duane Carter Kuzma
19 Pat O'Connor Kurtis Kraft
20 Jim Rathmann Epperly
21 Don Freeland Phillips
22 Al Keller Kurtis Kraft
23 Ray Crawford Kurtis Kraft
24 Art Cross Kurtis Kraft
25 Chuck Weyant Kurtis Kraft
26 Johnny Boyd Kurtis Kraft
27 Johnnie Parsons Kurtis Kraft
28 Keith Andrews Schroeder
29 Ed Elisian Kurtis Kraft
30 Rodger Ward Kuzma
31 Shorty Templeman Trevis
32 Eddie Johnson Trevis
33 Johnny Thomson Kuzma

1955 Indianapolis 500

The 39th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, May 30, 1955. The event was part of the 1955 AAA National Championship Trail and was race 3 of 7 in the 1955 World Championship of Drivers.

The race is notable to many as the race in which Bill Vukovich was killed in a crash while seemingly on his way to an unprecedented third consecutive Indy 500.


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