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1953 Indianapolis 500


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Formula One race number 2 of 9
Saturday, May 30, 1953 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 4.023 kilometer paved track (804.6 kilometers)

Time of race: 3:53:01.69
Average Speed: 207.198 kph
Pole Time: 260.13 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 210.87 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1953 Formula One results   /   1953 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 114   Bill Vukovich Fuel InjectionKK500A / Offenhauser2003:53:01.69195
3 93   Sam Hanks BardahlKK4000 / Offenhauser200+251.503
4 259   Fred Agabashian Grancor-Elgin Piston PinKK500B / Offenhauser200+279.241
7252   Jim Rathmann Travelon TrailerKK500B / Offenhauser200+526.021
21216   Art Cross Springfield Welding / Clay SmithKK4000 / Offenhauser200+210.870
5 35   Jack McGrath HinkleKK4000 / Offenhauser200+469.640
62148   Jimmy Daywalt SumarKK3000 / Offenhauser200+490.210
82012   Ernie McCoy ChapmanStevens / Offenhauser200+604.550
9 698   Tony Bettenhausen AgajanianKuzma / Offenhauser196crash0
103253   Jimmy Davies Pat ClancyKK500B / Offenhauser193+7 laps0
11269   Duke Nalon Novi GovernorKurtis / Novi191crash0
121973   Carl Scarborough McNamaraKK2000 / Offenhauser190+10 laps0
13 488   Manny Ayulo SchmidtKuzma / Offenhauser184engine0
14318   Jimmy Bryan Blakely OilSchroeder / Offenhauser183+17 laps0
152849   Bill Holland CrawfordKK500B / Offenhauser177magneto0
161092   Rodger Ward M.A. Walker ElectricKurtis / Offenhauser177axle0
171423   Walt Faulkner Automobile ShippersKK500A / Offenhauser176+24 laps0
182222   Marshall Teague Hart FullertonKK4000 / Offenhauser169oil leak0
191862   Spider Webb Lubri-LoyKK3000 / Offenhauser166oil leak0
202951   Bob Sweikert Dean Van LinesKuzma / Offenhauser151suspension0
212383   Mike Nazaruk KalamazooTurner / Offenhauser146transmission0
222477   Pat Flaherty SchmidtKK3000 / Offenhauser115crash0
23 755   Jerry Hoyt John ZinkKK4000 / Offenhauser107overheating0
24274   Duane Carter Miracle PowerLesovsky / Offenhauser94ignition0
25177   Paul Russo Federal EngineeringKK3000 / Offenhauser89magneto0
26 821   Johnnie Parsons Belond Equa-Flow ExhaustKK500B / Offenhauser86engine0
271538   Don Freeland Bob EstesWatson / Offenhauser76crash0
281341   Gene Hartley Federal EngineeringKK4000 / Offenhauser53crash0
291697   Chuck Stevenson AgajanianKuzma / Offenhauser42fuel leak0
303099   Cal Niday Miracle PowerKurtis / Offenhauser30magneto0
311129   Bob Scott Belond Equa-Flow ExhaustBromme / Offenhauser14oil leak0
323356   Johnny Thomson Dr. SabourinDel Roy-Allen / Offenhauser6ignition0
33 532   Andy Linden Cop-Sil-LoyStevens / Offenhauser3crash0

Relief Drivers:
Car #3: Duane Carter (49 laps)
Car #59: Paul Russo (46 laps)
Car #2: Eddie Johnson (88 laps)
Car #98: Chuck Stevenson (44 laps) ; Gene Hartley (37) laps
Car #73: Bob Scott (121 laps)
Car #49: Jim Rathmann (36 laps)
Car #92: Andy Linden (29 laps) ; Duke Dinsmore (10) laps
Car #23: Johnny Mantz (42 laps)
Car #62: Johnny Thomson (45 laps) ; Jackie Holmes (9) laps
Car #55: Chuck Stevenson (13 laps) ; Andy Linden (12) laps

Fastest Lap: 218.641 kph by Bill Vukovich

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Vukovich14848
  Fred Agabashian49491
  Jim Rathmann50501
  Sam Hanks51533
  Bill Vukovich54200147