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1962 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 2 of 13
Wednesday, May 30, 1962 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:33:50
Average Speed: 140.293 mph
Pole Speed: 150.37 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 11.52 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1962 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1962 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
7 198   Parnelli Jones Willard Battery   (J.C. Agajanian)Watson / Offy20032,966running120300
1 23   Rodger Ward Leader Card 500 Roadster   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy200125,015running661000
5 354   Bobby Marshman Bryant Heating & CoolingEpperly / Offy20014,316running0500
2 47   Len Sutton Leader Card 500 Roadster   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy20044,556running9800
23 51   A.J. Foyt Bowes Seal-Fast   (George Bignotti)Trevis / Offy705,721lost wheel2 
11 64   Shorty Templeman Bill ForbesWatson / Offy2006,461running0100
6 715   Jim McElreath Schulz Fueling Equipment   (Ollie Prather)Kurtis / Offy20010,366running0400
20 834   Dan Gurney Harvey Aluminum   (Mickey Thompson)Thompson / Buick925,161rear end0 
16 917   Roger McCluskey Bell Lines Trucking   (Fred Sclavi)Watson / Offy1695,911spun out3 
15105   Bud Tingelstad Konstant Hot   (Bruce Homeyer)Phillips / Offy2005,631running0 
121114   Don Branson Mid-Continent Securities   (Lindsey Hopkins)Epperly / Offy2006,041running050
41227   Don Davis Rose Truck Lines   (Racing Associates)Lesovsky / Offy20016,716running0600
24139   Dick Rathman Harry Allen ChapmanWatson / Offy515,091magneto0 
281462   Paul Russo Denver-Chicago Trucking   (Myron Osborn)Watson / Offy204,921engine0 
191518   Bobby Grim Gil MorcroftTrevis / Offy965,191oil leak0 
211619   Chuck Hulse Federal EngineeringKurtis / Offy915,531fuel pump0 
171721   Elmer George Sarkes Tarzian   (Mari Hulman George)Lesovsky / Offy1475,341engine0 
251832   Eddie Johnson Polyaire Foam   (John Chalik)Trevis / Offy386,261magneto0 
331996   Bob Veith Meguiar's Mirror Glaze   (Ray Crawford)Elder / Offy125,871engine0 
272088   Gene Hartley Drewry's   (M & W Racing)Watson / Offy236,201steering0 
322167   Chuck Rodee Travelon Trailer   (Ernest Ruiz)Christensen / Offy175,601crash0 
312283   Allen Crowe S-R Racing Enterprises   (Pete Salemi)Watson / Offy175,431crash0 
92344   Jim Rathmann Simoniz / Vista   (Smokey Yunick)Watson / Offy2008,041running0200
82412   Lloyd Ruby Thompson Industries   (Ansted-Thompson Racing)Watson / Offy2008,541running0250
292545   Jack Turner Bardahl   (Fred Gerhardt)Kurtis / Offy175,141crash0 
262653   Paul Goldsmith American Rubber & Plastic   (George Bignotti)Epperly / Offy265,031magneto0 
3272   Eddie Sachs Autolite   (Al Dean)Ewing / Offy20026,591running0700
102838   Johnny Boyd Metal-Cal   (George Salih)Epperly / Offy2008,841running0150
132991   Jim Hurtubise Jim RobbinsWatson / Offy2006,621running0 
183026   Troy Ruttman Jim RobbinsKuzma / Offy1405,871piston0 
303129   Bob Christie North Electric   (William Tucker)Kurtis / Offy175,311crash0 
143286   Ebb Rose Rose Truck Lines   (Racing Associates)Porter / Offy2006,001running0 
223379   Jimmy Daywalt Albany, NY   (Tassi Vatis)Kurtis / Offy745,351transmission0 

Relief Drivers:
Car #21: Paul Russo (74 laps) ; A.J. Foyt (21) laps
Car #88: Bill Cheesbourg (3 laps)

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jim Rathmann10Simoniz Vista
Chuck Stevenson16Tropicana
Bruce Jacobi22Frohde Mobile Homes
Chuck Arnold23, 37, 46, 47
Leon Clum23Turtle Drilling
Norm Hall25, 41Dean Autolite, Bill Forbes
Ronnie Duman28Stearly Motor Freight
Dempsey Wilson31Greenman
Keith Rachwitz33Kimberly Buick
Chuck Daigh35Harvey Aluminum
Bill Cheesbourg35, 59Harvey Aluminum, Hotel Tropicana
Don Freeland36Hart Fullerton
Ed Kostenuk37Leader Card 500 Roadster
Bob Mathouser43Ray Brady
Jimmy Daywalt46Goff Brothers Drumstick
Mike McGreevey46Goff Brothers Drumstick
Dan Gurney52John Zink Trackburner
Roy Graham55Metzloff Jetfire
Tommy Copp58Sorensen
Gig Stephens61Automatic Radio
Al Miller64Federal Engineering
Jim Hemmings65Kurtis-Kraft
Johnny Coy68White Spot Coffee Shop
Ralph Liguori68White Spot Coffee Shop
Herb Hill69Grizzly Brakes
Duane Carter72John Zink Trackburner

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Parnelli Jones15959
  A.J. Foyt60612
  Roger McCluskey62643
  Parnelli Jones6512561
  Rodger Ward12616035
  Len Sutton1611699
  Rodger Ward17020031