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1950 Monaco GP

1950 Indianapolis 500

1950 Swiss GP
1951 Indianapolis 500
 XXXIV  Indianapolis International Motor Sweepstakes


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateTuesday 30 May 1950
Start time14:00
EventIndianapolis 500
CircuitIndianapolis
Event FormatRace of 200 laps
Race7 of 24
Championship race3
Circuit
Laps138
Circuit Perimeter4023 m
Race Distance4023 × 200 = 804.600 km (scheduled)
4023 × 138 = 555.174 km (raced)
Grid Format3-3-3-3
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionAnti-clockwise
Weather
WeatherMild, Rain
Participants
Entries33
Qualifiers33
Finishers24
Championship Debutants
Bayliss Levrett (Driver),
Bill Cantrell (Driver),
Bill Holland (Driver),
Bill Schindler (Driver),
Cecil Green (Driver),
Dick Rathmann (Driver),
Duane Carter (Driver),
Duke Dinsmore (Driver),
Fred Agabashian (Driver),
Gene Hartley (Driver),
George Connor (Driver),
Henry Banks (Driver),
Jack McGrath (Driver),
Jackie Holmes (Driver),
Jerry Hoyt (Driver),
Jim Rathmann (Driver),
Jimmy Davies (Driver),
Jimmy Jackson (Driver),
Johnnie Parsons (Driver),
Johnny McDowell (Driver),
Joie Chitwood (Driver),
Lee Wallard (Driver),
Mack Hellings (Driver),
Mauri Rose (Driver),
Myron Fohr (Driver),
Pat Flaherty (Driver),
Paul Russo (Driver),
Sam Hanks (Driver),
Spider Webb (Driver),
Tony Bettenhausen (Driver),
Troy Ruttman (Driver),
Walt Ader (Driver),
Walt Brown (Driver),
Walt Faulkner (Driver),
Adams (Car Manufacturer),
Deidt (Car Manufacturer),
Ewing (Car Manufacturer),
Kurtis Kraft (Car Manufacturer),
Langley (Car Manufacturer),
Lesovsky (Car Manufacturer),
Marchese (Car Manufacturer),
Moore (Car Manufacturer),
Nichels (Car Manufacturer),
Olson (Car Manufacturer),
Rae (Car Manufacturer),
Snowberger (Car Manufacturer),
Stevens (Car Manufacturer),
Watson (Car Manufacturer),
Wetteroth (Car Manufacturer),
Cummins (Engine Manufacturer),
Offenhauser (Engine Manufacturer),
Firestone (Tyre Manufacturer),
Adams (Car Model),
Deidt (Car Model),
Ewing (Car Model),
Kurtis Kraft (Car Model),
Kurtis Kraft 2000 (Car Model),
Kurtis Kraft 3000 (Car Model),
Langley (Car Model),
   Lesovsky (Car Model),
Marchese (Car Model),
Maserati 8CTF (Car Model),
Moore (Car Model),
Nichels (Car Model),
Olson (Car Model),
Rae (Car Model),
Snowberger (Car Model),
Stevens (Car Model),
Watson (Car Model),
Wetteroth (Car Model),
7 (Car Number),
22 (Car Number),
27 (Car Number),
31 (Car Number),
45 (Car Number),
49 (Car Number),
54 (Car Number),
55 (Car Number),
59 (Car Number),
61 (Car Number),
62 (Car Number),
67 (Car Number),
69 (Car Number),
75 (Car Number),
76 (Car Number),
77 (Car Number),
81 (Car Number),
98 (Car Number),
A.J. Watson (Entrant),
Bowes Racing Inc (Entrant),
Carl Marchese (Entrant),
Charles Pritchard (Entrant),
Cummins Engine Co (Entrant),
Ervin Wolfe (Entrant),
Grancor Auto Specialists (Entrant),
Howard Keck Co (Entrant),
Indianapolis Race Cars Inc (Entrant),
J.C. Agajanian (Entrant),
Jack B. Hinkle (Entrant),
Joe Langley (Entrant),
John Lorenz (Entrant),
Kurtis Kraft Inc (Entrant),
Lou Moore (Entrant),
Louis Rassey (Entrant),
Ludson D. Morris (Entrant),
M. Pete Wales (Entrant),
M.A. Walker (Entrant),
Milt Marion (Entrant),
Murrell Belanger (Entrant),
Norm Olson (Entrant),
Pat Clancy (Entrant),
Paul Russo & Ray Nichels (Entrant),
R.A. Cott (Entrant),
Richard L. Palmer (Entrant),
Sampson Manufacturing Co (Entrant),
Verlin Brown (Entrant),
Indianapolis (4023.4 m) (Circuit Layout)
MilestonesCar 1 - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Car 1 - 1st Win (Car Number)
Car 98 - 1st Pole Position (Car Number)
Firestone - 10th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Firestone - 1st Fastest Lap (Tyre Manufacturer)
Firestone - 1st Pole Position (Tyre Manufacturer)
Firestone - 1st Win (Tyre Manufacturer)
Firestone - 20th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Firestone - 25th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
J.C. Agajanian - 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
Johnnie Parsons - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Johnnie Parsons - 1st Win (Driver)
Kurtis Kraft Inc - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Kurtis Kraft Inc - 1st Win (Entrant)
Kurtis Kraft - 10th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Kurtis Kraft - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Manufacturer)
Kurtis Kraft - 1st Pole Position (Car Manufacturer)
Kurtis Kraft - 1st Win (Car Manufacturer)
Offenhauser - 10th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Offenhauser - 1st Fastest Lap (Engine Manufacturer)
Offenhauser - 1st Pole Position (Engine Manufacturer)
Offenhauser - 1st Win (Engine Manufacturer)
Offenhauser - 20th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Offenhauser - 25th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Walt Faulkner - 1st Pole Position (Driver)
Records Broken
1. Most 5th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (2),
2. Most 12th Place FinishesStevens (1),
3. Most 12th Place FinishesDuane Carter (1),
4. Most 13th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (1),
5. Most 13th Place FinishesMack Hellings (1),
6. Most 14th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (1),
7. Most 14th Place FinishesJack McGrath (1),
8. Most 15th Place FinishesLesovsky (1),
9. Most 15th Place FinishesTroy Ruttman (1),
10. Most 16th Place FinishesLangley (1),
11. Most 16th Place FinishesGene Hartley (1),
12. Most 17th Place FinishesEwing (1),
13. Most 17th Place FinishesJimmy Davies (1),
14. Most 18th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (1),
15. Most 18th Place FinishesJohnny McDowell (1),
16. Most 19th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (1),
17. Most 19th Place FinishesWalt Brown (1),
18. Most 20th Place FinishesMaserati (1),
19. Most 20th Place FinishesSpider Webb (1),
20. Most 21st Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (1),
21. Most 21st Place FinishesJerry Hoyt (1),
22. Most 22nd Place FinishesRae (1),
23. Most 22nd Place FinishesWalt Ader (1),
24. Most 23rd Place FinishesOlson (1),
25. Most 23rd Place FinishesJackie Holmes (1),
26. Most 24th Place FinishesWetteroth (1),
27. Most 24th Place FinishesJim Rathmann (1),
28. Most Consecutive RetirementsMaserati (3),
29. Highest Retirement RatioAdams (200.00%),
30. Highest Drivers' Championship Points Score RatioKurtis Kraft (133.33%),
31. Highest Retirement RatioFred Agabashian (200.00%),
32. Highest Race Win RatioJohnnie Parsons (100.00%),
33. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioDeidt (33.33%),
34. Highest 3rd Place Finish RatioDeidt (33.33%),
35. Highest 5th Place Finish RatioKurtis Kraft (14.29%),
36. Highest 5th Place Finish RatioJoie Chitwood, Tony Bettenhausen (100.00%),
37. Highest 6th Place Finish RatioMoore (100.00%),
38. Highest 7th Place Finish RatioWalt Faulkner (100.00%),
39. Highest 8th Place Finish RatioLesovsky (50.00%),
40. Highest 8th Place Finish RatioGeorge Connor (100.00%),
41. Highest 9th Place Finish RatioNichels (100.00%),
42. Highest 11th Place Finish RatioMarchese (100.00%),
43. Highest 11th Place Finish RatioMyron Fohr (100.00%),
44. Highest 12th Place Finish RatioStevens (100.00%),
45. Highest 12th Place Finish RatioDuane Carter (100.00%),
46. Highest 13th Place Finish RatioKurtis Kraft (7.14%),
47. Highest 13th Place Finish RatioMack Hellings (100.00%),
48. Highest 14th Place Finish RatioKurtis Kraft (7.14%),
49. Highest 14th Place Finish RatioJack McGrath (100.00%),
50. Highest 15th Place Finish RatioLesovsky (50.00%),
51. Highest 15th Place Finish RatioTroy Ruttman (100.00%),
52. Highest 16th Place Finish RatioLangley (100.00%),
53. Highest 16th Place Finish RatioGene Hartley (100.00%),
54. Highest 17th Place Finish RatioEwing (100.00%),
55. Highest 17th Place Finish RatioJimmy Davies (100.00%),
56. Highest 18th Place Finish RatioKurtis Kraft (7.14%),
57. Highest 18th Place Finish RatioJohnny McDowell (100.00%),
58. Highest 19th Place Finish RatioKurtis Kraft (7.14%),
59. Highest 19th Place Finish RatioWalt Brown (100.00%),
60. Highest 20th Place Finish RatioMaserati (7.14%),
61. Highest 20th Place Finish RatioSpider Webb (100.00%),
62. Highest 21st Place Finish RatioKurtis Kraft (7.14%),
63. Highest 21st Place Finish RatioJerry Hoyt (100.00%),
64. Highest 22nd Place Finish RatioRae (100.00%),
65. Highest 22nd Place Finish RatioWalt Ader (100.00%),
66. Highest 23rd Place Finish RatioOlson (100.00%),
67. Highest 23rd Place Finish RatioJackie Holmes (100.00%),
68. Highest 24th Place Finish RatioWetteroth (100.00%),
69. Highest 24th Place Finish RatioJim Rathmann (100.00%),
70. Most 5th Place Finishes in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (2),
71. Most 12th Place Finishes in a SeasonStevens (1),
72. Most 12th Place Finishes in a SeasonDuane Carter (1),
73. Most 13th Place Finishes in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (1),
   74. Most 13th Place Finishes in a SeasonMack Hellings (1),
75. Most 14th Place Finishes in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (1),
76. Most 14th Place Finishes in a SeasonJack McGrath (1),
77. Most 15th Place Finishes in a SeasonLesovsky (1),
78. Most 15th Place Finishes in a SeasonTroy Ruttman (1),
79. Most 16th Place Finishes in a SeasonLangley (1),
80. Most 16th Place Finishes in a SeasonGene Hartley (1),
81. Most 17th Place Finishes in a SeasonEwing (1),
82. Most 17th Place Finishes in a SeasonJimmy Davies (1),
83. Most 18th Place Finishes in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (1),
84. Most 18th Place Finishes in a SeasonJohnny McDowell (1),
85. Most 19th Place Finishes in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (1),
86. Most 19th Place Finishes in a SeasonWalt Brown (1),
87. Most 20th Place Finishes in a SeasonMaserati (1),
88. Most 20th Place Finishes in a SeasonSpider Webb (1),
89. Most 21st Place Finishes in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (1),
90. Most 21st Place Finishes in a SeasonJerry Hoyt (1),
91. Most 22nd Place Finishes in a SeasonRae (1),
92. Most 22nd Place Finishes in a SeasonWalt Ader (1),
93. Most 23rd Place Finishes in a SeasonOlson (1),
94. Most 23rd Place Finishes in a SeasonJackie Holmes (1),
95. Most 24th Place Finishes in a SeasonWetteroth (1),
96. Most 24th Place Finishes in a SeasonJim Rathmann (1),
97. Most Laps LedJohnnie Parsons (115),
98. Most Race EntriesKurtis Kraft, Maserati (14),
99. Most 22nd Place QualificationsSnowberger (1),
100. Most 22nd Place QualificationsBill Schindler (1),
101. Most 23rd Place QualificationsMoore (1),
102. Most 23rd Place QualificationsLee Wallard (1),
103. Most 24th Place QualificationsLesovsky (1),
104. Most 24th Place QualificationsTroy Ruttman (1),
105. Most 25th Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (1),
106. Most 25th Place QualificationsSam Hanks (1),
107. Most 26th Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (1),
108. Most 26th Place QualificationsMack Hellings (1),
109. Most 27th Place QualificationsEwing (1),
110. Most 27th Place QualificationsJimmy Davies (1),
111. Most 28th Place QualificationsWetteroth (1),
112. Most 28th Place QualificationsJim Rathmann (1),
113. Most 29th Place QualificationsRae (1),
114. Most 29th Place QualificationsWalt Ader (1),
115. Most 30th Place QualificationsOlson (1),
116. Most 30th Place QualificationsJackie Holmes (1),
117. Most 31st Place QualificationsLangley (1),
118. Most 31st Place QualificationsGene Hartley (1),
119. Most 32nd Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (1),
120. Most 32nd Place QualificationsJimmy Jackson (1),
121. Most 33rd Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (1),
122. Most 33rd Place QualificationsJohnny McDowell (1),
123. Most 22nd Place Qualifications in a SeasonSnowberger (1),
124. Most 22nd Place Qualifications in a SeasonBill Schindler (1),
125. Most 23rd Place Qualifications in a SeasonMoore (1),
126. Most 23rd Place Qualifications in a SeasonLee Wallard (1),
127. Most 24th Place Qualifications in a SeasonLesovsky (1),
128. Most 24th Place Qualifications in a SeasonTroy Ruttman (1),
129. Most 25th Place Qualifications in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (1),
130. Most 25th Place Qualifications in a SeasonSam Hanks (1),
131. Most 26th Place Qualifications in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (1),
132. Most 26th Place Qualifications in a SeasonMack Hellings (1),
133. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a SeasonEwing (1),
134. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a SeasonJimmy Davies (1),
135. Most 28th Place Qualifications in a SeasonWetteroth (1),
136. Most 28th Place Qualifications in a SeasonJim Rathmann (1),
137. Most 29th Place Qualifications in a SeasonRae (1),
138. Most 29th Place Qualifications in a SeasonWalt Ader (1),
139. Most 30th Place Qualifications in a SeasonOlson (1),
140. Most 30th Place Qualifications in a SeasonJackie Holmes (1),
141. Most 31st Place Qualifications in a SeasonLangley (1),
142. Most 31st Place Qualifications in a SeasonGene Hartley (1),
143. Most 32nd Place Qualifications in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (1),
144. Most 32nd Place Qualifications in a SeasonJimmy Jackson (1),
145. Most 33rd Place Qualifications in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (1),
146. Most 33rd Place Qualifications in a SeasonJohnny McDowell (1)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsMaserati (9),
2. Most Retirements in a SeasonMaserati (9)

Championships
1 Nino Farina 9 
same
 Juan Manuel Fangio 9 
same
 Johnnie Parsons 9 
up
4 Bill Holland 6 
up
 Luigi Fagioli 6 
down
 Alberto Ascari 6 
down
7 Mauri Rose 4 
up
 Louis Chiron 4 
down
 Reg Parnell 4 
down
10 Cecil Green 3 
up
 Raymond Sommer 3 
down
 Yves Giraud-Cabantous 3 
down
13 Louis Rosier 2 
down
 Prince Bira 2 
down
15 Joie Chitwood 1 
up
 Tony Bettenhausen 1 
up

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 1Car 98Car 1
EntrantKurtis Kraft IncJ.C. AgajanianKurtis Kraft Inc
DriverJohnnie ParsonsWalt FaulknerJohnnie Parsons
CarKurtis KraftKurtis Kraft 2000Kurtis Kraft
EngineOffenhauser 4.5 L4Offenhauser 4.5 L4Offenhauser 4.5 L4
Time2:46'55.974'27.971'09.77
Speed199.544 km/h216.185 km/h207.579 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led