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1956 Indianapolis 500


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Formula One race number 3 of 8
Wednesday, May 30, 1956 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 4.023 kilometer paved track (804.6 kilometers)

Time of race: 3:53:28.84
Average Speed: 206.798 kph
Pole Time: 247.26 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 20.45 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1956 Formula One results   /   1956 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 18   Pat Flaherty John ZinkWatson / Offenhauser 4.5 L42003:53:28.84127
2134   Sam Hanks Jones & MaleyKK500C / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+20.450
32616   Don Freeland Bob EstesPhillips / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+90.234
4 698   Johnnie Parsons AgajanianKuzma / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+205.6916
5 473   Dick Rathman McNamaraKK500C / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+261.810
6101   Bob Sweikert D-A LubicrantKuzma / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+335.050
72314   Bob Veith Federal EngineeringKK500E / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+385.630
81519   Rodger Ward Filter QueenKK500C / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+392.310
92126   Jimmy Reece Massaglia HotelsLesovsky / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+398.310
103027   Cliff Griffith Jim RobbinsStevens / Offenhauser 4.5 L4199+1 lap0
112282   Gene Hartley Central ExcavatingKK500C / Offenhauser 4.5 L4196+4 laps0
12 742   Fred Agabashian Federal EngineeringKK500C / Offenhauser 4.5 L4196+4 laps0
132557   Bob Christie HelseKK500D / Offenhauser 4.5 L4196+4 laps0
142855   Al Keller Sam TraylorKK4000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4195+5 laps0
153281   Eddie Johnson Central ExcavatingKuzma / Offenhauser 4.5 L4195+5 laps0
162941   Billy Garrett Greenman-CasaleKuzma / Offenhauser 4.5 L4194+6 laps0
173364   Duke Dinsmore Shannon'sKK500A / Offenhauser 4.5 L4191+9 laps0
18 37   Pat O'Connor Ansted RotaryKK500D / Offenhauser 4.5 L4187+13 laps39
19192   Jimmy Bryan Dean Van LinesKuzma / Offenhauser 4.5 L4185+15 laps0
20 224   Jim Rathmann HopkinsKK500C / Offenhauser 4.5 L4175engine3
213134   Johnnie Tolan Trio Brass FoundryKK500D / Offenhauser 4.5 L4173engine0
22 599   Tony Bettenhausen Belanger MotorsKK500D / Offenhauser 4.5 L4160crash0
231410   Ed Elisian Hoyt MachineKK500C / Offenhauser 4.5 L4160brakes0
241648   Jimmy Daywalt SumarKK500C / Offenhauser 4.5 L4134crash0
252454   Jack Turner Travelon TrailerKK500B / Offenhauser 4.5 L4131engine0
262089   Keith Andrews Dunn EngineeringKK500B / Offenhauser 4.5 L494transmission0
27 95   Andy Linden ChapmanKK500C / Offenhauser 4.5 L490oil leak0
282712   Al Herman BardahlKK500B / Offenhauser 4.5 L474crash0
291749   Ray Crawford CrawfordKK500B / Offenhauser 4.5 L449crash0
301215   Johnny Boyd Bowes Seal FastKK500G / Offenhauser 4.5 L435oil leak0
311153   Troy Ruttman John ZinkKK500D / Offenhauser 4.5 L422spun off0
321888   Johnny Thomson SchmidtKuzma / Offenhauser 4.5 L422spun off0
33 829   Paul Russo Novi VespaKurtis / Novi 3.0 L8C21crash11

Relief Drivers:
Car #10: Eddie Russo (37 laps)

Fastest Lap: 232.394 kph by Paul Russo

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jim Rathmann133
  Pat O'Connor4107
  Paul Russo112111
  Pat O'Connor224019
  Pat Flaherty41411
  Pat O'Connor42443
  Pat Flaherty45451
  Pat O'Connor465510
  Johnnie Parsons567116
  Don Freeland72754
  Pat Flaherty76200125