1952 Season
o  Season Overview
o  Points Graph
o  Drivers' Championship
o  Constructors' Championship
o  Participations Matrix
o  Race Results
o  Poles and Fastest Laps
o  Line-Up
o  Calendar

o  Drivers
o  Teams
o  Cars
o  Engines
o  Tyres
o  Lubricants
o  Entrants
o  Designers
o  Car Numbers
o  Sponsors
o  Events
o  Circuits

o  Drivers' Championships
o  Constructors' Championships
o  Race Results
o  All-Time Calendar

o  Data Search

o  Acknowledgments
o  Links
1952 Paris GP
1952 Swiss GP
1951 Indianapolis 500

1952 Indianapolis 500

1952 Albi GP
1952 Belgian GP
1953 Indianapolis 500
 XXXVI  Indianapolis International Motor Sweepstakes

Event Overview • SessionsEntry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

DateFriday 30 May 1952
Start time14:00
Event Indianapolis 500
Circuit Indianapolis
Event FormatRace of 200 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#2 of 8 in 1952
#17 (of all time)
Circuit Perimeter4023 m
Race Distance4023 × 200 = 804.600 km
Grid Format3-3-3-3
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionAnti-clockwise
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Art Cross (Driver),
Bob Scott (Driver),
Bob Sweikert (Driver),
Eddie Johnson (Driver),
George Fonder (Driver),
Jim Rigsby (Driver),
Jimmy Bryan (Driver),
Jimmy Reece (Driver),
Ferrari 375 Special (Car Model),
Kurtis Kraft 4000 (Car Model),
Kurtis Kraft 500A (Car Model),
29 (Car Number),
33 (Car Number),
37 (Car Number),
   65 (Car Number),
Bessie Lee Paoli (Entrant),
Coast Grain Co (Entrant),
Earl F. Slick (Entrant),
Enzo Ferrari (Entrant),
Federal Auto Associates (Entrant),
Hart Fullerton (Entrant),
John Zink (Entrant),
Lewis W Welch (Entrant),
Mel B. Wiggers (Entrant),
Ray T. Brady (Entrant),
Roger Wolcott (Entrant),
Tom Sarafoff (Entrant),
Vincent Granatelli (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 26 – 1st Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Car 98 – 1st Win (Car Number)
Cummins Engine Co – 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
Cummins – 1st Pole Position (Engine Manufacturer)
Firestone – 100th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Howard Keck Co – 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
J.C. Agajanian – 1st Win (Entrant)
 Bill Vukovich – 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
 Fred Agabashian – 1st Pole Position (Driver)
 Kurtis Kraft – 50th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
 Kuzma – 1st Win (Car Manufacturer)
 Troy Ruttman – 1st Win (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Highest Race Win Ratio Kuzma (50.00%),
2. Highest 12th Place Finish Ratio Jim Rigsby (100.00%),
3. Highest 14th Place Finish Ratio Stevens (33.33%),
4. Highest 15th Place Finish Ratio Sherman (50.00%),
5. Highest 15th Place Finish Ratio George Fonder (100.00%),
6. Highest 19th Place Finish Ratio Lesovsky (16.67%),
7. Highest 20th Place Finish Ratio Lesovsky (16.67%),
8. Most 25th Place Qualifications Kurtis Kraft (2),
9. Most 32nd Place Qualifications Kurtis Kraft (2),
10. Most 33rd Place Qualifications Kurtis Kraft (2),
11. Most 33rd Place Qualifications Johnny McDowell (2)
Records Extended 1. Most 18th Place Finishes Kurtis Kraft (2),
2. Most 21st Place Finishes Kurtis Kraft (2),
3. Highest 13th Place Finish Ratio Kurtis Kraft (3.92%),
4. Highest 18th Place Finish Ratio Kurtis Kraft (3.92%),
5. Highest 21st Place Finish Ratio Kurtis Kraft (3.92%)

World Championship standings
1  Piero Taruffi 9 
2  Troy Ruttman 8 
3  Rudi Fischer 6 up
  Jim Rathmann 6 
5  Jean Behra 4 up
  Sam Hanks 4 
7  Duane Carter 3 
  Ken Wharton 3 up
9  Art Cross 2 
  Alan Brown 2 up
11  Bill Vukovich 1 
1  Ferrari / Ferrari 32 
2  Gordini / Gordini 13 
3  Cooper / Bristol 12 
4  Maserati / Maserati 6 
5  Frazer-Nash / Bristol 3 
  Connaught / Francis 3 
7  Simca-Gordini / Gordini 2 
  HWM / Alta 2 

 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 98Car 28Car 26
EntrantJ.C. AgajanianCummins Engine CoHoward Keck Co
Driver Troy Ruttman Fred Agabashian Bill Vukovich
Car Kuzma Kurtis Kraft Kurtis Kraft 500A
EngineOffenhauser 4.5 L4Cummins 3.0 L6COffenhauser 4.5 L4
Speed207.462 km/h222.086 km/h217.459 km/h