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1952 Indianapolis 500


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Formula One race number 2 of 8
Friday, May 30, 1952 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 4.023 kilometer paved track (804.6 kilometers)

Time of race: 3:52:41.88
Average Speed: 207.494 kph
Pole Time: 260.85 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 242.33 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1952 Formula One results   /   1952 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
27 128   Fred Agabashian Cummins DieselKurtis / Cummins 3.0 L6C71turbo0
33 29   Andy Linden Miracle PowerKK4000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L420oil pump0
11 34   Jack McGrath HinkleKK3000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+861.726
25 436   Duke Nalon Novi Pure OilKurtis / Novi 3.0 L8C84supercharger0
3 518   Sam Hanks BardahlKK3000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+371.610
4 61   Duane Carter Belanger MotorsLesovsky / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+408.340
1 798   Troy Ruttman AgajanianKuzma / Offenhauser 4.5 L42003:52:41.8844
17 826   Bill Vukovich Fuel InjectionKK500A / Offenhauser 4.5 L4191steering150
9 922   Cliff Griffith Tom SarafoffKK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+743.760
21059   Jim Rathmann Grancor-Wynn's OilKK3000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+242.330
181116   Chuck Stevenson Springfield Welding / Clay SmithKK4000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4187+13 laps0
19122   Henry Banks Blue Crown Spark PlugLesovsky / Offenhauser 4.5 L4184+16 laps0
151365   George Fonder LeitenbergerSilnes-Sherman / Offenhauser 4.5 L4197+3 laps0
81454   George Connor Federal EngineeringKK3000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+720.610
14157   Bill Schindler ChapmanStevens / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+1128.660
131614   Joe James BardahlKK4000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+1015.650
321755   Bobby Ball Ansted RotaryStevens / Offenhauser 4.5 L434gearbox0
281867   Gene Hartley Mel-RaeKK4000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L465exhaust0
311912   Alberto Ascari FerrariFerrari 375 Special / Ferrari 4.5 V1240wheel0
52033   Art Cross Bowes Seal FastKK4000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+520.150
62177   Jimmy Bryan SchmidtKK3000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+564.320
232234   Rodger Ward Federal EngineeringKK4000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4130oil pressure0
72337   Jimmy Reece John ZinkKK4000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+635.240
162481   Eddie Johnson Central ExcavatingTrevis / Offenhauser 4.5 L4193+7 laps0
292593   Bob Scott MorrisKK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L449transmission0
122629   Jim Rigsby Bob EstesWatson / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+965.100
302721   Chet Miller Novi Pure OilKurtis / Novi 3.0 L8C41supercharger0
20288   Manny Ayulo Coast Grain Co.Lesovsky / Offenhauser 4.5 L4184+16 laps0
222948   Spider Webb Granatelli Racing EnterprisesBromme / Offenhauser 4.5 L4162oil leak0
243027   Tony Bettenhausen Blue Crown Spark PlugDeidt / Offenhauser 4.5 L493oil pressure0
10315   Johnnie Parsons Jim RobbinsKurtis / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+817.780
263273   Bob Sweikert McNamaraKK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L477differential0
213331   Johnny McDowell McDowellKurtis / Offenhauser 4.5 L4182+18 laps0

Fastest Lap: 217.459 kph by Bill Vukovich

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jack McGrath166
  Bill Vukovich7115
  Troy Ruttman12121
  Bill Vukovich136149
  Troy Ruttman628221
  Bill Vukovich8313452
  Troy Ruttman13514713
  Bill Vukovich14819144
  Troy Ruttman1922009