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

Details
DateWednesday 30 May 1951
Start time14:00
EventIndianapolis 500
CircuitIndianapolis
Event FormatRace of 200 laps
Race9 of 22
Championship race9
Circuit
Laps200
Circuit Perimeter4023 m
Race Distance4023 × 200 = 804.600 km
Grid Format3-3-3-3
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionAnti-clockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Hot, Dry
Participants
Entries33
Qualifiers33
Finishers8
Championship Debutants
Andy Linden (Driver),
Bill Mackey (Driver),
Bill Vukovich (Driver),
Bobby Ball (Driver),
Carl Forberg (Driver),
Carl Scarborough (Driver),
Chet Miller (Driver),
Chuck Stevenson (Driver),
Cliff Griffith (Driver),
Duke Nalon (Driver),
Gene Force (Driver),
Joe James (Driver),
Manny Ayulo (Driver),
Mike Nazaruk (Driver),
Rodger Ward (Driver),
Bromme (Car Manufacturer),
Hall (Car Manufacturer),
Kuzma (Car Manufacturer),
Pawl (Car Manufacturer),
Schroeder (Car Manufacturer),
Sherman (Car Manufacturer),
Trevis (Car Manufacturer),
Novi (Engine Manufacturer),
Bromme (Car Model),
Hall (Car Model),
Kuzma (Car Model),
Pawl (Car Model),
Schroeder (Car Model),
   Sherman (Car Model),
Trevis (Car Model),
25 (Car Number),
57 (Car Number),
68 (Car Number),
71 (Car Number),
73 (Car Number),
83 (Car Number),
99 (Car Number),
Bob Estes (Entrant),
Brown Motor Co (Entrant),
C.G. Tuffanelli & J. Derrico (Entrant),
Ed Walsh (Entrant),
Federal Engineering Association (Entrant),
George H Leitenberger (Entrant),
H.A. Chapman (Entrant),
Jean Marcenac (Entrant),
Jim Robbins (Entrant),
John L. McDaniel (Entrant),
Karl Hall (Entrant),
L.E. Parks (Entrant),
Lee Elkins (Entrant),
Lindsey Hopkins (Entrant),
Louis & Bruce Bromme (Entrant),
Maserati Race Cars (Entrant),
Pete Salemi (Entrant),
Peter Schmidt (Entrant),
Rotary Engineering Corp (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 99 - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Car 99 - 1st Win (Car Number)
Duke Nalon - 1st Pole Position (Driver)
Firestone - 50th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Jean Marcenac - 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
Kurtis Kraft - 20th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Kurtis Kraft - 25th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Lee Wallard - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Lee Wallard - 1st Win (Driver)
Murrell Belanger - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Murrell Belanger - 1st Win (Entrant)
Novi - 1st Pole Position (Engine Manufacturer)
Offenhauser - 50th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Highest 4th Place Finish RatioSherman (100.00%),
2. Highest 5th Place Finish RatioSchroeder (50.00%),
3. Most 26th Place QualificationsMaserati (2),
4. Most 27th Place QualificationsJimmy Davies (2)
Records Extended None

Championships
1 Lee Wallard 9 
up
 Juan Manuel Fangio 9 
same
3 Mike Nazaruk 6 
up
 Piero Taruffi 6 
down
5 Nino Farina 4 
down
6 Andy Linden 3 
up
 Consalvo Sanesi 3 
down
8 Jack McGrath 2 
up
 Manny Ayulo 2 
up
 Bobby Ball 2 
up
 Emmanuel de Graffenried 2 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 99Car 18Car 99
EntrantMurrell BelangerJean MarcenacMurrell Belanger
DriverLee WallardDuke NalonLee Wallard
CarKurtis KraftKurtis KraftKurtis Kraft
EngineOffenhauser 4.5 L4Novi 3.0 L8COffenhauser 4.5 L4
Time3:57'38.054'23.741'07.26
Speed203.153 km/h219.653 km/h215.326 km/h


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