Formula 1 1958 Indianapolis 500

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1958-05-30
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Jimmy Bryan
Dick Rathmann

The 1958 Indianapolis 500 was won by Jimmy Bryan of Epperly.
Despite being on pole position in United States of America, Dick Rathmann could not convert this into a win.
Rathmann was forced to retire in lap 1 due to: Accident.

The race in United States of America was round 4 of 11 of the 1958 season.


lives lost / deaths

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

Pat O'Connor Kurtis Kraft 1958-05-30
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 200 3:44:13.80 8
2 200 +27.63 6
3 200 +1:09.67 4
4 200 +1:34.81 4
5 200 +1:35.62 2
6 200 +2:16.95 0
7 200 +2:21.06 0
8 200 +5:34.02 0
9 200 +6:15.76 0
10 200 +8:03.59 0
11 200 +9:14.20 0
12 200 +9:40.85 0
13 200 +9:52.24 0
189 Spun off 0
151 Heat shield fire 0
148 Spun off 0
136 Disqualified 0
122 Throttle 0
116 Brakes 0
93 Magneto 0
80 Magneto 0
68 Transmission 0
52 Steering 0
38 Accident 0
21 Fuel pump 0
1 Accident 0
0 Accident 0
0 Accident 0
0 Accident 0
0 Accident 0
0 Accident 0
0 Accident 0
0 Accident 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Dick Rathmann Watson
2 Ed Elisian Watson
3 Jimmy Reece Watson
4 Bob Veith Kurtis Kraft
5 Pat O'Connor Kurtis Kraft
6 Johnnie Parsons Kurtis Kraft
7 Jimmy Bryan Epperly
8 Johnny Boyd Kurtis Kraft
9 Tony Bettenhausen Epperly
10 Jack Turner Lesovsky
11 Rodger Ward Lesovsky
12 Anthony Foyt Kuzma
13 Don Freeland Phillips
14 Paul Russo Kurtis Kraft
15 Billy Garrett Kurtis Kraft
16 Paul Goldsmith Kurtis Kraft
17 Bob Christie Kurtis Kraft
18 Eddie Sachs Kuzma
19 Jud Larson Watson
20 Jim Rathmann Epperly
21 Al Keller Kurtis Kraft
22 Johnny Thomson Kurtis Kraft
23 Shorty Templeman Kurtis Kraft
24 Jerry Unser Kurtis Kraft
25 George Amick Epperly
26 Eddie Johnson Kurtis Kraft
27 Len Sutton Kurtis Kraft
28 Art Bisch Kuzma
29 Chuck Weyant Dunn
30 Johnnie Tolan Kuzma
31 Mike Magill Kurtis Kraft
32 Dempsey Wilson Kuzma
33 Bill Cheesbourg Kurtis Kraft

1958 Indianapolis 500

The 42nd International 500-Mile Sweepstakes was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday, May 30, 1958. The event was part of the 1958 USAC National Championship Trail, and was also race 4 of 11 in the 1958 World Championship of Drivers.

The race is best known for a massive first-lap, 15-car pileup that resulted in the death of fan-favorite driver Pat O'Connor.

Jimmy Bryan was the race winner. This marked the first time that one car would carry two drivers to separate wins at the race, in back-to-back years, with Sam Hanks winning the previous year's race in the same car.

The race featured young rookie A. J. Foyt's debut at Indy. On lap 148, he spun in an oil slick, blew out the tires, and dropped out of the race.

Juan Manuel Fangio arrived at Indy under much fanfare as he attempted to qualify for the Indy 500 and score points towards the World Championship. He practiced early in the month, but withdrew when he could not get up to speed.


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