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1963 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 2 of 12
Thursday, May 30, 1963 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:29:35
Average Speed: 143.137 mph
Pole Speed: 151.153 mph
Cautions: 7
Margin of Victory: 34.04 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1963 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1963 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
4 41   Rodger Ward Kaiser Aluminum   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy20021,288running0600
171910   Eddie Sachs Bryant Heating & Cooling   (DVS Inc.)Watson / Offy1817,100crash0 
81110   Chuck Hulse Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Ewing / Offy20012,163running0250
151414   Roger McCluskey Konstant Hot   (Bruce Homeyer)Watson / Offy1987,100spun out4 
242916   Jim Rathmann Coral Harbor   (Lindsey Hopkins)Watson / Offy995,650magneto0 
123317   Troy Ruttman Robbins Autocrat   (Jim Robbins)Kuzma / Offy2008,450running050
3 82   A.J. Foyt Sheraton / Thompson   (Ansted-Thompson Racing)Trevis / Offy20032,614running0700
302821   Elmer George Sarkes Tarzian   (Mari Hulman George)Lesovsky / Offy215,350handling0 
101722   Dick Rathman Harry Allen ChapmanWatson / Offy20010,463running0150
322723   Johnny Boyd Bowes Seal-Fast   (George Salih)Epperly / Offy125,300oil leak0 
252026   Bobby Grim Gil MorcroftTrevis / Offy795,900oil tank0 
113029   Dempsey Wilson Vita-Fresh Orange Juice   (Gordon Van Liew)Kuzma / Offy2008,300running0100
143232   Ebb Rose Sheraton / Thompson   (Ansted-Thompson Racing)Watson / Offy2007,550running0 
271335   Allen Crowe Gabriel Shocker   (Pete Salemi)Trevis / Offy475,700crash0 
292637   Johnny Rutherford U.S. Equipment   (Ed Kostenuk)Watson / Offy435,400transmission0 
5 34   Don Branson Leader Card 500 Roadster   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy20018,588running0500
212245   Chuck Stevenson Bardahl   (Fred Gerhardt)Watson / Offy1105,700valve0 
16 75   Bobby Marshman Econo Car Rental   (Lindsey Hopkins)Epperly / Offy1966,300rear end0 
191952   Lloyd Ruby Trackburner   (John Zink)Watson / Offy1266,350crash0 
282554   Bud Tingelstad Hoover, Inc.   (John Wills)Epperly / Offy465,500crash0 
22 256   Jim Hurtubise Hotel Tropicana   (Andy Granatelli)Kurtis / Novi1027,400oil leak1 
33166   Bobby Unser Hotel Tropicana   (Andy Granatelli)Kurtis / Novi26,250crash0 
131865   Bob Christie Travelon Trailer   (Ernest Ruiz)Christensen / Offy2007,900running0 
312375   Art Malone STP   (Andy Granatelli)Kurtis / Novi185,150clutch0 
6 68   Jim McElreath Bill Forbes Racing   (Bill Forbes)Watson / Offy20014,888running0400
231583   Duane Carter Harvey Aluminum   (Mickey Thompson)Thompson / Chevy1005,700connecting rod0 
93184   Al Miller Harvey Aluminum   (Mickey Thompson)Thompson / Chevy20012,513running0200
262486   Bob Veith Sheraton / Thompson   (Racing Associates)Porter / Offy745,600valve0 
202188   Eddie Johnson Drewry's   (M & W Racing)Watson / Offy1126,300crash0 
2 592   Jimmy Clark Lotus Powered by Ford   (Team Lotus)Lotus / Ford20056,238running28800
71293   Dan Gurney Lotus Powered by Ford   (Team Lotus)Lotus / Ford20018,063running0300
1 198   Parnelli Jones Willard Battery   (J.C. Agajanian)Watson / Offy200148,513running1671000
18 999   Paul Goldsmith Norm DemlerWatson / Offy1497,350crank bearing0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ralph Liguori3Schulz Fueling Equipment
Curtis Turner12Fiberglas
Ronnie Duman15Federal Engineering
Jimmy Daywalt25Wynn's Friction Proofing
Johnny Rutherford27U.S. Equipment
Bill Cheesbourg27U.S. Equipment
Bob Harkey31American Rubber & Plastic
Chuck Rodee38, 25Konstant Hot, Wynn's Friction Proofing
Jack Turner44Precision Piston Ring
Ebb Rose46Racing Associates
Len Sutton47, 7Ray Crawford, Leader Card Autolite
Ray Crawford47Ray Crawford
Pedro Rodriguez48Cooper
Paul Russo53Spirit of St. Louis
Norm Hall61Federal Engineering
Don Freeland62White Spot
Jimmy Davies63Kimberly
Cliff Griffith72Lencki
Junior Johnson73American Rubber & Plastic
Chuck Engle77Dayton All Star
Masten Gregory82MT Harvey Aluminum
Bill Krause82MT Harvey Aluminum
Graham Hill83MT Harvey Aluminum
Dan Gurney91Lotus Powered by Ford

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jim Hurtubise111
  Parnelli Jones26362
  Roger McCluskey64674
  Jimmy Clark689528
  Parnelli Jones96200105