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1957 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 1 of 13
Thursday, May 30, 1957 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:41:14
Average Speed: 135.601 mph
Pole Speed: 143.948 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 21.46 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1957 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1957 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
3151   Jimmy Bryan Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Kuzma / Offy20021,794running0700
121110   Johnny Thomson D-A Lubricants   (Racing Associates)Kuzma / Offy1995,069running550
8 112   Pat O'Connor Sumar   (Chapman Root)Kurtis / Offy2008,669running7250
22 414   Fred Agabashian Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Kurtis / Offy1072,879oil leak0 
27 816   Al Keller Bardahl   (Pat Clancy)Kurtis / Offy752,429crash0 
161718   Johnnie Parsons Sumar   (Chapman Root)Kurtis / Offy1952,989running0 
111919   Jack Turner Bardahl   (Pat Clancy)Kurtis / Offy2003,639running0100
101422   Gene Hartley Massaglia Hotels   (Hart Fullerton)Lesovsky / Offy2005,844running0150
33 923   Elmer George Travelon Trailer   (Ernest Ruiz)Kurtis / Offy02,249crash0 
23226   Jim Rathmann Chiropractic   (Lindsey Hopkins)Epperly / Offy20038,494running24800
152227   Tony Bettenhausen Novi Auto Air Conditioner   (Novi Racing Corp.)Kurtis / Novi1954,059running0 
203128   Johnnie Tolan Greenman-Casale   (Lysle Greenman)Kuzma / Offy1382,639clutch0 
17213   Don Freeland Ansted Rotary   (Ansted-Thompson Racing)Kurtis / Offy1922,869running0 
262331   Bill Cheesbourg Schildmeier Seal Line   (J.S. Donaldson)Kurtis / Offy813,209fuel leak0 
252043   Eddie Johnson Harry Allen ChapmanKurtis / Offy932,489wheel bearing0 
72848   Marshall Teague Sumar   (Chapman Root)Kurtis / Offy2006,819running0300
18 65   Jimmy Reece Hoyt Machine   (Fred Sommer)Kurtis / Offy1822,749throttle0 
31 352   Troy Ruttman John ZinkWatson / Offy133,459oil leak4 
41054   Paul Russo Novi Auto Air Conditioner   (Novi Racing Corp.)Kurtis / Novi20019,369running24600
322655   Eddie Russo Sclavi & Amos   (Fred Sclavi)Kurtis / Offy02,404crash0 
282957   Jimmy Daywalt Helse   (H.H. Johnson)Kurtis / Offy532,449crash0 
6 56   Johnny Boyd Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Kurtis / Offy2008,194running0400
9167   Bob Veith Bob EstesPhillips / Offy2005,969running0200
51273   Andy Linden McNamara / Veedol   (Lee Elkins)Kurtis / Offy20011,094running0500
241877   Mike Magill Dayton Steel Foundry   (George Walther)Kurtis / Offy1012,519crash0 
30248   Rodger Ward Wolcott Fuel Injection   (Roger Wolcott)Lesovsky / Offy272,889supercharger0 
142582   Chuck Weyant Central Excavating   (Pete Salemi)Kurtis / Offy1963,429running0 
29 783   Ed Elisian McNamara Chiropractic   (Lee Elkins)Kurtis / Offy512,369timing gear0 
23 288   Eddie Sachs Peter SchmidtKuzma / Offy1053,299piston0 
213089   Al Herman Dunn Engineering   (Harry Dunn)Dunn / Offy1112,659crash0 
1139   Sam Hanks Belond Exhaust   (George Salih)Salih / Offy200103,844running1361000
192792   Don Edmunds Roy McKayKurtis / Offy1703,169spun out0 
133395   Bob Christie Jones & MaleyKurtis / Offy1973,299running0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
George Amick4Federal Engineering
Tony Bonadies15, 81Ray Brady, Central Excavating
Jud Larson25John Zink
Cliff Griffith31Seal Line
Jimmy Davies32
Billy Garrett33Federal Engineering
Jim McWithey34Federal Engineering
Chuck Weyant35Jim Robbins
Dempsey Wilson42Martin Brothers
Bill Cheesbourg45Las Vegas Club
Ray Crawford49Meguiar Mirror Glaze
Andy Furci58Ray Brady
Bud Clemons59Chiropractic
Keith Andrews62Farina
Gene Force64Shannon Brothers
Don Edmunds67Braund Plywood
Johnny Fedricks71Gdula
Danny Kladis72, 84Morgan Engineering, Safety Auto Glass
Johnnie Parsons98Agajanian

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Pat O'Connor144
  Troy Ruttman562
  Pat O'Connor793
  Troy Ruttman10112
  Paul Russo123524
  Sam Hanks364813
  Johnny Thomson49535
  Sam Hanks5411057
  Jim Rathmann11113424
  Sam Hanks13520066