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1959 Indianapolis 500 qualifying results


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 3 of 13
Saturday, May 30, 1959 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:40:49
Average Speed: 135.857 mph
Pole Speed: 145.908 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 23.28 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1959 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1959 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
Results not available.

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   Rex Easton (#39), Jud Larson (#52), Don Edmunds (#54), Jim Packard (#55), Gene Force (#55, 78), Jerry Unser (#57), Chuck Arnold (#72), Bob Schroeder (#78), Chuck Rodee (#82), Johnny Moorehouse (#91), Jack Ensley (#92), Bob Cortner (#51), Johnnie Tolan (#43), Jimmy Davies (#41), Shorty Templeman (#76, 69), Ralph Liguori (#12, 41), Eddie Russo (#98, 1, 78, 93), Bill Homeier (#62, 42), Tony Bettenhausen (#1), Johnny Kay (#17), Earl Motter (#21), Bill Cheesbourg (#25), Dempsey Wilson (#34, 82), Paul Russo (#38), Chuck Daigh (#98)