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1951 Indianapolis 500


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Formula One race number 2 of 8
Wednesday, May 30, 1951 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 4.023 kilometer paved track (804.6 kilometers)

Time of race: 3:57:38.05
Average Speed: 203.173 kph
Pole Time: 263.74 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 107.24 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1951 Formula One results   /   1951 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
171159   Fred Agabashian Granatelli-BardahlKK3000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4109clutch0
52952   Bobby Ball Blakely OilSchroeder / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+292.230
6171   Henry Banks Blue Crown Spark PlugMoore / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+340.020
9 95   Tony Bettenhausen MobiloilDeidt / Offenhauser 4.5 L4178spun off0
261344   Walt Brown Federal EngineeringKK3000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L455magneto0
8 427   Duane Carter MobilgasDeidt / Offenhauser 4.5 L4180+20 laps0
302122   George Connor Blue Crown Spark PlugLesovsky / Offenhauser 4.5 L429transmission0
162776   Jimmy Davies ParksSilnes-Pawl / Offenhauser 4.5 L4110axle25
24326   Duke Dinsmore Brown Motor Co.Schroeder / Offenhauser 4.5 L473overheating0
15142   Walt Faulkner Agajanian Grant Piston RingKuzma / Offenhauser 4.5 L4123engine0
72468   Carl Forberg Automobile ShippersKK3000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4193+7 laps0
112269   Gene Force Brown Motor Co.KK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4142engine0
22104   Cecil Green John ZinkKK3000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L480engine5
281823   Cliff Griffith MorrisKK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L430axle0
121225   Sam Hanks SchmidtKK3000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4135engine0
312319   Mack Hellings Tuffanelli-DerricoDeidt / Offenhauser 4.5 L418engine0
333026   Joe James Bob Estes Lincoln-MercuryWatson / Offenhauser 4.5 L48transmission0
43157   Andy Linden LeitenbergerSilnes-Sherman / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+280.120
193371   Bill Mackey Karl HallStevens / Offenhauser 4.5 L497clutch0
322612   Johnny McDowell W & JMaserati 8CTF / Offenhauser 3.0 L4C15fuel leak0
3 39   Jack McGrath HinkleKK3000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+171.3911
252832   Chet Miller Novi PurelubeKurtis / Novi 3.0 L8C56ignition0
10 118   Duke Nalon Novi PurelubeKurtis / Novi 3.0 L8C151stalled0
2 783   Mike Nazaruk Jim RobbinsKurtis / Offenhauser 4.5 L4200+107.240
21 83   Johnnie Parsons Wynn's Friction ProofingKK3000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L487magneto0
14 516   Mauri Rose PennzoilDeidt / Offenhauser 4.5 L4126crash0
23 698   Troy Ruttman Agajanian FeatherweightKK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L478engine0
181573   Carl Scarborough McNamaraKK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4100fire0
131610   Bill Schindler ChapmanKK2000 / Offenhauser 4.5 L4129engine0
20198   Chuck Stevenson BardahlMarchese / Offenhauser 4.5 L493fire0
292081   Bill Vukovich Central ExcavatingTrevis / Offenhauser 4.5 L429oil leak0
1 299   Lee Wallard Belanger MotorsKurtis / Offenhauser 4.5 L42003:57:38.05159
272548   Rodger Ward Deck Manufacturing Co.Bromme / Offenhauser 4.5 L434oil pipe0

Relief Drivers:
Car #9: Manny Ayulo (100 laps)

Fastest Lap: 216.326 kph by Lee Wallard

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Lee Wallard122
  Jack McGrath342
  Lee Wallard562
  Jack McGrath7159
  Lee Wallard162611
  Cecil Green27271
  Lee Wallard285124
  Jimmy Davies527625
  Cecil Green77804
  Lee Wallard81200120