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1953 Snetterton Coronation Trophy
1953 Argentine GP
1952 Indianapolis 500

1953 Indianapolis 500

1953 Eifelrennen
1953 Dutch GP
1954 Indianapolis 500
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Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSaturday 30 May 1953
Start time14:00
EventIndianapolis 500
CircuitIndianapolis
Event FormatRace of 200 laps
Race16 of 50
Championship race25
Circuit
Laps200
Circuit Perimeter4023 m
Race Distance4023 × 200 = 804.600 km
Grid Format3-3-3-3
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionAnti-clockwise
Weather
WeatherVery hot, Dry
Participants
Entries33
Qualifiers33
Finishers17
Championship Debutants
Cal Niday (Driver),
Don Freeland (Driver),
Ernie McCoy (Driver),
Jimmy Daywalt (Driver),
Johnny Mantz (Driver),
Johnny Thomson (Driver),
Marshall Teague (Driver),
Del Roy (Car Manufacturer),
Turner (Car Manufacturer),
Del Roy (Car Model),
Kurtis Kraft 500B (Car Model),
Turner (Car Model),
   41 (Car Number),
51 (Car Number),
53 (Car Number),
97 (Car Number),
3-L Racing Team (Entrant),
A.E. Dean (Entrant),
Chapman S Root (Entrant),
Ernest L. Ruiz (Entrant),
Eugene A Casaroll (Entrant),
J.S. Belond (Entrant),
R.N. Sabourin (Entrant),
Ray Crawford (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 14 - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Car 14 - 1st Win (Car Number)
Bill Vukovich - 1st Pole Position (Driver)
Bill Vukovich - 1st Win (Driver)
Firestone - 100th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Howard Keck Co - 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
Howard Keck Co - 1st Win (Entrant)
Offenhauser - 100th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
DeathsCarl Scarborough
Records Broken 1. Most 12th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (2),
2. Most 16th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (3),
3. Most 17th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (3),
4. Highest Drivers' Championship Points Score RatioDuane Carter (200.00%),
5. Highest Retirement RatioJohnny Thomson (200.00%),
6. Highest 8th Place Finish RatioStevens (20.00%),
7. Highest 13th Place Finish RatioKuzma (16.67%),
8. Most 12th Place Finishes in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (2),
9. Most 16th Place Finishes in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (3),
10. Most 17th Place Finishes in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (2),
11. Most 28th Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (2)
Records Extended 1. Highest Drivers' Championship Points Score RatioKurtis Kraft (126.67%),
2. Most 25th Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (3),
3. Most 32nd Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (3)

Championships
1 Bill Vukovich 9 
up
 Alberto Ascari 9 
same
3 Art Cross 6 
up
 Luigi Villoresi 6 
down
5 José Froilan González 4 
down
6 Mike Hawthorn 3 
down
7 Duane Carter 2 
up
8 Jack McGrath 2 
up
 Oscar Gálvez 2 
down
 Sam Hanks 2 
up
11 Paul Russo 1.5 
up
12 Fred Agabashian 1.5 
up

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 14Car 14Car 14
EntrantHoward Keck CoHoward Keck CoHoward Keck Co
DriverBill VukovichBill VukovichBill Vukovich
CarKurtis Kraft 500AKurtis Kraft 500AKurtis Kraft 500A
EngineOffenhauser 4.5 L4Offenhauser 4.5 L4Offenhauser 4.5 L4
Time3:53'01.694'20.131'06.24
Speed207.168 km/h222.701 km/h218.641 km/h


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