1953 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
1953 Snetterton Coronation Trophy
1953 Argentine GP
1952 Indianapolis 500

1953 Indianapolis 500

1953 Eifelrennen
1953 Dutch GP
1954 Indianapolis 500
 XXXVII  Indianapolis International Motor Sweepstakes

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

DateSaturday 30 May 1953
Start time14:00
Event Indianapolis 500
Circuit Indianapolis
Event FormatRace of 200 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#2 of 9 in 1953
#25 (of all time)
Circuit Perimeter4023 m
Race Distance4023 × 200 = 804.600 km
Grid Format3-3-3-3
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionAnti-clockwise
WeatherVery hot, Dry
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)
Howard Keck Co – 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
Howard Keck Co – 1st Win (Entrant)
Offenhauser – 100th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
 Bill Vukovich – 1st Pole Position (Driver)
 Bill Vukovich – 1st Win (Driver)
DeathsCarl Scarborough
Records Broken 1. Most 12th Place Finishes Kurtis Kraft (2),
2. Most 16th Place Finishes Kurtis Kraft (3),
3. Most 17th Place Finishes Kurtis Kraft (3),
4. Highest Drivers' Championship Points Score Ratio Duane Carter (200.00%),
5. Highest Retirement Ratio Johnny Thomson (200.00%),
6. Highest 8th Place Finish Ratio Stevens (20.00%),
7. Highest 13th Place Finish Ratio Kuzma (16.67%),
8. Most 12th Place Finishes in a Season Kurtis Kraft (2),
9. Most 16th Place Finishes in a Season Kurtis Kraft (3),
10. Most 17th Place Finishes in a Season Kurtis Kraft (2),
11. Most 28th Place Qualifications Kurtis Kraft (2)
Records Extended 1. Highest Drivers' Championship Points Score Ratio Kurtis Kraft (126.67%),
2. Most 25th Place Qualifications Kurtis Kraft (3),
3. Most 32nd Place Qualifications Kurtis Kraft (3)

World Championship standings
1  Bill Vukovich 9 
  Alberto Ascari 9 
3  Art Cross 6 
  Luigi Villoresi 6 up
5  José Froilan González 4 up
6  Mike Hawthorn 3 up
7  Duane Carter 2 
  Sam Hanks 2 
9  Jack McGrath 2 
  Oscar Gálvez 2 up
11  Fred Agabashian 1.5 
  Paul Russo 1.5 
1  Ferrari / Ferrari 32 
2  Maserati / Maserati 26 
3  Gordini / Gordini 4 

 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 14Car 14Car 14
EntrantHoward Keck CoHoward Keck CoHoward Keck Co
Driver Bill Vukovich Bill Vukovich Bill Vukovich
Car Kurtis Kraft 500A Kurtis Kraft 500A Kurtis Kraft 500A
EngineOffenhauser 4.5 L4Offenhauser 4.5 L4Offenhauser 4.5 L4
Speed207.168 km/h222.701 km/h218.641 km/h