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

Details
DateMonday 30 May 1955
Start time14:00
EventIndianapolis 500
CircuitIndianapolis
Event FormatRace of 200 laps
Race13 of 24
Championship race44
Circuit
Laps200
Circuit Perimeter4023 m
Race Distance4023 × 200 = 804.600 km
Grid Format3-3-3-3
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionAnti-clockwise
Weather
WeatherCold
Participants
Entries33
Qualifiers33
Finishers14
Championship Debutants
Al Herman (Driver),
Al Keller (Driver),
Chuck Weyant (Driver),
Eddie Russo (Driver),
Johnny Boyd (Driver),
Keith Andrews (Driver),
Ray Crawford (Driver),
Shorty Templeman (Driver),
Epperly (Car Manufacturer),
Epperly (Car Model),
   Kurtis Kraft 500D (Car Model),
Carl L. Anderson (Entrant),
E.R. Casale (Entrant),
Harry Dunn (Entrant),
Joseph Massaglia Jr (Entrant),
Kalamazoo Sports Inc (Entrant),
Merz Engineering Inc (Entrant),
Racing Associates (Entrant),
Samuel W. Traylor III (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 15 - 10th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 23 - 10th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 23 - 1st Pole Position (Car Number)
Car 42 - 20th Race Entry (Car Number)
Bob Sweikert - 1st Win (Driver)
Jerry Hoyt - 1st Pole Position (Driver)
Jim Robbins - 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
John Zink - 1st Win (Entrant)
Kurtis Kraft - 100th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Kuzma - 10th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Lindsey Hopkins - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Stevens - 1st Pole Position (Car Manufacturer)
DeathsBill Vukovich
Records Broken 1. Most 12th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (3),
2. Highest 13th Place Finish RatioTrevis (25.00%),
3. Most 22nd Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (4),
4. Most 24th Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (4)
Records Extended 1. Highest Drivers' Championship Points Score RatioKurtis Kraft (129.17%),
2. Most 25th Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (5)

Championships
1 Maurice Trintignant 11.3 
same
2 Juan Manuel Fangio 10 
same
3 Bob Sweikert 8 
up
4 Nino Farina 6.3 
down
5 Eugenio Castellotti 6 
down
6 Jimmy Davies 4 
up
7 Johnny Thomson 3 
up
 Tony Bettenhausen 3 
up
 Paul Russo 3 
up
10 Jean Behra 2 
down
11 Roberto Mičres 2 
down
 Cesare Perdisa 2 
down
 José Froilan González 2 
down
 Luigi Villoresi 2 
down
15 Umberto Maglioli 1.3 
down
16 Hans Herrmann 1 
down
 Karl Kling 1 
down
 Bill Homeier 1 
up
 Bill Vukovich 1 
up
 Walt Faulkner 1 
up
21 Stirling Moss 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 6Car 23Car 4
EntrantJohn ZinkJim RobbinsLindsey Hopkins
DriverBob SweikertJerry HoytBill Vukovich
CarKurtis Kraft 500CStevensKurtis Kraft 500C
EngineOffenhauser 4.5 L4Offenhauser 4.5 L4Offenhauser 4.5 L4
Time3:53'59.534'17.061'03.67
Speed206.315 km/h225.361 km/h227.467 km/h


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