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1950 Monaco GP

1950 Indianapolis 500

1950 Swiss GP
1951 Indianapolis 500
 XXXIV  Indianapolis International Motor Sweepstakes


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

Details
DateTuesday 30 May 1950
Start time14:00
EventIndianapolis 500
CircuitIndianapolis
Event FormatRace of 200 laps
Race7 of 24
Championship race3
Circuit
Laps138
Circuit Perimeter4023 m
Race Distance4023 × 200 = 804.600 km (scheduled)
4023 × 138 = 555.174 km (raced)
Grid Format3-3-3-3
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionAnti-clockwise
Weather
WeatherMild, Rain
Participants
Entries33
Qualifiers33
Finishers24
Championship Debutants
Bayliss Levrett (Driver),
Bill Cantrell (Driver),
Bill Holland (Driver),
Bill Schindler (Driver),
Cecil Green (Driver),
Dick Rathmann (Driver),
Duane Carter (Driver),
Duke Dinsmore (Driver),
Fred Agabashian (Driver),
Gene Hartley (Driver),
George Connor (Driver),
Henry Banks (Driver),
Jack McGrath (Driver),
Jackie Holmes (Driver),
Jerry Hoyt (Driver),
Jim Rathmann (Driver),
Jimmy Davies (Driver),
Jimmy Jackson (Driver),
Johnnie Parsons (Driver),
Johnny McDowell (Driver),
Joie Chitwood (Driver),
Lee Wallard (Driver),
Mack Hellings (Driver),
Mauri Rose (Driver),
Myron Fohr (Driver),
Pat Flaherty (Driver),
Paul Russo (Driver),
Sam Hanks (Driver),
Spider Webb (Driver),
Tony Bettenhausen (Driver),
Troy Ruttman (Driver),
Walt Ader (Driver),
Walt Brown (Driver),
Walt Faulkner (Driver),
Adams (Car Manufacturer),
Deidt (Car Manufacturer),
Ewing (Car Manufacturer),
Kurtis Kraft (Car Manufacturer),
Langley (Car Manufacturer),
Lesovsky (Car Manufacturer),
Marchese (Car Manufacturer),
Moore (Car Manufacturer),
Nichels (Car Manufacturer),
Olson (Car Manufacturer),
Rae (Car Manufacturer),
Snowberger (Car Manufacturer),
Stevens (Car Manufacturer),
Watson (Car Manufacturer),
Wetteroth (Car Manufacturer),
Cummins (Engine Manufacturer),
Offenhauser (Engine Manufacturer),
Firestone (Tyre Manufacturer),
Adams (Car Model),
Deidt (Car Model),
Ewing (Car Model),
Kurtis Kraft (Car Model),
Kurtis Kraft 2000 (Car Model),
Kurtis Kraft 3000 (Car Model),
Langley (Car Model),
Lesovsky (Car Model),
   Marchese (Car Model),
Maserati 8CTF (Car Model),
Moore (Car Model),
Nichels (Car Model),
Olson (Car Model),
Rae (Car Model),
Snowberger (Car Model),
Stevens (Car Model),
Watson (Car Model),
Wetteroth (Car Model),
7 (Car Number),
22 (Car Number),
27 (Car Number),
31 (Car Number),
45 (Car Number),
49 (Car Number),
54 (Car Number),
55 (Car Number),
59 (Car Number),
61 (Car Number),
62 (Car Number),
67 (Car Number),
69 (Car Number),
75 (Car Number),
76 (Car Number),
77 (Car Number),
81 (Car Number),
98 (Car Number),
A.J. Watson (Entrant),
Bowes Racing Inc (Entrant),
Carl Marchese (Entrant),
Charles Pritchard (Entrant),
Cummins Engine Co (Entrant),
Ervin Wolfe (Entrant),
Grancor Auto Specialists (Entrant),
Howard Keck Co (Entrant),
Indianapolis Race Cars Inc (Entrant),
J.C. Agajanian (Entrant),
Jack B. Hinkle (Entrant),
Joe Langley (Entrant),
John Lorenz (Entrant),
Kurtis Kraft Inc (Entrant),
Lou Moore (Entrant),
Louis Rassey (Entrant),
Ludson D. Morris (Entrant),
M. Pete Wales (Entrant),
M.A. Walker (Entrant),
Milt Marion (Entrant),
Murrell Belanger (Entrant),
Norm Olson (Entrant),
Pat Clancy (Entrant),
Paul Russo & Ray Nichels (Entrant),
R.A. Cott (Entrant),
Richard L. Palmer (Entrant),
Sampson Manufacturing Co (Entrant),
Verlin Brown (Entrant),
Indianapolis 500 (Event),
Indianapolis (Circuit),
Indianapolis (4023.4 m) (Circuit Layout)
MilestonesCar 1 - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Car 1 - 1st Win (Car Number)
Car 98 - 1st Pole Position (Car Number)
Firestone - 10th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Firestone - 1st Fastest Lap (Tyre Manufacturer)
Firestone - 1st Pole Position (Tyre Manufacturer)
Firestone - 1st Win (Tyre Manufacturer)
Firestone - 20th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Firestone - 25th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
J.C. Agajanian - 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
Johnnie Parsons - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Johnnie Parsons - 1st Win (Driver)
Kurtis Kraft Inc - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Kurtis Kraft Inc - 1st Win (Entrant)
Kurtis Kraft - 10th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Kurtis Kraft - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Manufacturer)
Kurtis Kraft - 1st Pole Position (Car Manufacturer)
Kurtis Kraft - 1st Win (Car Manufacturer)
Offenhauser - 10th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Offenhauser - 1st Fastest Lap (Engine Manufacturer)
Offenhauser - 1st Pole Position (Engine Manufacturer)
Offenhauser - 1st Win (Engine Manufacturer)
Offenhauser - 20th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Offenhauser - 25th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Walt Faulkner - 1st Pole Position (Driver)
Records Broken
1. Most 5th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (2),
2. Most 12th Place FinishesStevens (1),
3. Most 12th Place Finishes Duane Carter (1),
4. Most 13th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (1),
5. Most 13th Place Finishes Mack Hellings (1),
6. Most 14th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (1),
7. Most 14th Place Finishes Jack McGrath (1),
8. Most 15th Place FinishesLesovsky (1),
9. Most 15th Place Finishes Troy Ruttman (1),
10. Most 16th Place FinishesLangley (1),
11. Most 16th Place Finishes Gene Hartley (1),
12. Most 17th Place FinishesEwing (1),
13. Most 17th Place Finishes Jimmy Davies (1),
14. Most 18th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (1),
15. Most 18th Place Finishes Johnny McDowell (1),
16. Most 19th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (1),
17. Most 19th Place Finishes Walt Brown (1),
18. Most 20th Place FinishesMaserati (1),
19. Most 20th Place Finishes Spider Webb (1),
20. Most 21st Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (1),
21. Most 21st Place Finishes Jerry Hoyt (1),
22. Most 22nd Place FinishesRae (1),
23. Most 22nd Place Finishes Walt Ader (1),
24. Most 23rd Place FinishesOlson (1),
25. Most 23rd Place Finishes Jackie Holmes (1),
26. Most 24th Place FinishesWetteroth (1),
27. Most 24th Place Finishes Jim Rathmann (1),
28. Most Consecutive RetirementsMaserati (3),
29. Highest Drivers' Championship Points Score RatioKurtis Kraft (133.33%),
30. Highest Retirement RatioAdams (200.00%),
31. Highest Retirement Ratio Fred Agabashian (200.00%),
32. Highest Race Win Ratio Johnnie Parsons (100.00%),
33. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioDeidt (33.33%),
34. Highest 3rd Place Finish RatioDeidt (33.33%),
35. Highest 5th Place Finish RatioKurtis Kraft (14.29%),
36. Highest 5th Place Finish Ratio Joie Chitwood,  Tony Bettenhausen (100.00%),
37. Highest 6th Place Finish RatioMoore (100.00%),
38. Highest 7th Place Finish Ratio Walt Faulkner (100.00%),
39. Highest 8th Place Finish RatioLesovsky (50.00%),
40. Highest 8th Place Finish Ratio George Connor (100.00%),
41. Highest 9th Place Finish RatioNichels (100.00%),
42. Highest 11th Place Finish RatioMarchese (100.00%),
43. Highest 11th Place Finish Ratio Myron Fohr (100.00%),
44. Highest 12th Place Finish RatioStevens (100.00%),
45. Highest 12th Place Finish Ratio Duane Carter (100.00%),
46. Highest 13th Place Finish RatioKurtis Kraft (7.14%),
47. Highest 13th Place Finish Ratio Mack Hellings (100.00%),
48. Highest 14th Place Finish RatioKurtis Kraft (7.14%),
49. Highest 14th Place Finish Ratio Jack McGrath (100.00%),
50. Highest 15th Place Finish RatioLesovsky (50.00%),
51. Highest 15th Place Finish Ratio Troy Ruttman (100.00%),
52. Highest 16th Place Finish RatioLangley (100.00%),
53. Highest 16th Place Finish Ratio Gene Hartley (100.00%),
54. Highest 17th Place Finish RatioEwing (100.00%),
55. Highest 17th Place Finish Ratio Jimmy Davies (100.00%),
56. Highest 18th Place Finish RatioKurtis Kraft (7.14%),
57. Highest 18th Place Finish Ratio Johnny McDowell (100.00%),
58. Highest 19th Place Finish RatioKurtis Kraft (7.14%),
59. Highest 19th Place Finish Ratio Walt Brown (100.00%),
60. Highest 20th Place Finish RatioMaserati (7.14%),
61. Highest 20th Place Finish Ratio Spider Webb (100.00%),
62. Highest 21st Place Finish RatioKurtis Kraft (7.14%),
63. Highest 21st Place Finish Ratio Jerry Hoyt (100.00%),
64. Highest 22nd Place Finish RatioRae (100.00%),
65. Highest 22nd Place Finish Ratio Walt Ader (100.00%),
66. Highest 23rd Place Finish RatioOlson (100.00%),
67. Highest 23rd Place Finish Ratio Jackie Holmes (100.00%),
68. Highest 24th Place Finish RatioWetteroth (100.00%),
69. Highest 24th Place Finish Ratio Jim Rathmann (100.00%),
70. Most 5th Place Finishes in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (2),
71. Most 12th Place Finishes in a SeasonStevens (1),
72. Most 12th Place Finishes in a Season Duane Carter (1),
73. Most 13th Place Finishes in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (1),
   74. Most 13th Place Finishes in a Season Mack Hellings (1),
75. Most 14th Place Finishes in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (1),
76. Most 14th Place Finishes in a Season Jack McGrath (1),
77. Most 15th Place Finishes in a SeasonLesovsky (1),
78. Most 15th Place Finishes in a Season Troy Ruttman (1),
79. Most 16th Place Finishes in a SeasonLangley (1),
80. Most 16th Place Finishes in a Season Gene Hartley (1),
81. Most 17th Place Finishes in a SeasonEwing (1),
82. Most 17th Place Finishes in a Season Jimmy Davies (1),
83. Most 18th Place Finishes in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (1),
84. Most 18th Place Finishes in a Season Johnny McDowell (1),
85. Most 19th Place Finishes in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (1),
86. Most 19th Place Finishes in a Season Walt Brown (1),
87. Most 20th Place Finishes in a SeasonMaserati (1),
88. Most 20th Place Finishes in a Season Spider Webb (1),
89. Most 21st Place Finishes in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (1),
90. Most 21st Place Finishes in a Season Jerry Hoyt (1),
91. Most 22nd Place Finishes in a SeasonRae (1),
92. Most 22nd Place Finishes in a Season Walt Ader (1),
93. Most 23rd Place Finishes in a SeasonOlson (1),
94. Most 23rd Place Finishes in a Season Jackie Holmes (1),
95. Most 24th Place Finishes in a SeasonWetteroth (1),
96. Most 24th Place Finishes in a Season Jim Rathmann (1),
97. Most Laps Led Johnnie Parsons (115),
98. Most Race EntriesKurtis Kraft, Maserati (14),
99. Most 22nd Place QualificationsSnowberger (1),
100. Most 22nd Place Qualifications Bill Schindler (1),
101. Most 23rd Place QualificationsMoore (1),
102. Most 23rd Place Qualifications Lee Wallard (1),
103. Most 24th Place QualificationsLesovsky (1),
104. Most 24th Place Qualifications Troy Ruttman (1),
105. Most 25th Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (1),
106. Most 25th Place Qualifications Sam Hanks (1),
107. Most 26th Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (1),
108. Most 26th Place Qualifications Mack Hellings (1),
109. Most 27th Place QualificationsEwing (1),
110. Most 27th Place Qualifications Jimmy Davies (1),
111. Most 28th Place QualificationsWetteroth (1),
112. Most 28th Place Qualifications Jim Rathmann (1),
113. Most 29th Place QualificationsRae (1),
114. Most 29th Place Qualifications Walt Ader (1),
115. Most 30th Place QualificationsOlson (1),
116. Most 30th Place Qualifications Jackie Holmes (1),
117. Most 31st Place QualificationsLangley (1),
118. Most 31st Place Qualifications Gene Hartley (1),
119. Most 32nd Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (1),
120. Most 32nd Place Qualifications Jimmy Jackson (1),
121. Most 33rd Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (1),
122. Most 33rd Place Qualifications Johnny McDowell (1),
123. Most 22nd Place Qualifications in a SeasonSnowberger (1),
124. Most 22nd Place Qualifications in a Season Bill Schindler (1),
125. Most 23rd Place Qualifications in a SeasonMoore (1),
126. Most 23rd Place Qualifications in a Season Lee Wallard (1),
127. Most 24th Place Qualifications in a SeasonLesovsky (1),
128. Most 24th Place Qualifications in a Season Troy Ruttman (1),
129. Most 25th Place Qualifications in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (1),
130. Most 25th Place Qualifications in a Season Sam Hanks (1),
131. Most 26th Place Qualifications in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (1),
132. Most 26th Place Qualifications in a Season Mack Hellings (1),
133. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a SeasonEwing (1),
134. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season Jimmy Davies (1),
135. Most 28th Place Qualifications in a SeasonWetteroth (1),
136. Most 28th Place Qualifications in a Season Jim Rathmann (1),
137. Most 29th Place Qualifications in a SeasonRae (1),
138. Most 29th Place Qualifications in a Season Walt Ader (1),
139. Most 30th Place Qualifications in a SeasonOlson (1),
140. Most 30th Place Qualifications in a Season Jackie Holmes (1),
141. Most 31st Place Qualifications in a SeasonLangley (1),
142. Most 31st Place Qualifications in a Season Gene Hartley (1),
143. Most 32nd Place Qualifications in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (1),
144. Most 32nd Place Qualifications in a Season Jimmy Jackson (1),
145. Most 33rd Place Qualifications in a SeasonKurtis Kraft (1),
146. Most 33rd Place Qualifications in a Season Johnny McDowell (1)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsMaserati (9),
2. Most Retirements in a SeasonMaserati (9)

Championships
1  Johnnie Parsons 9 
up
  Juan Manuel Fangio 9 
  Nino Farina 9 
4  Bill Holland 6 
up
  Luigi Fagioli 6 
down
  Alberto Ascari 6 
down
7  Louis Chiron 4 
down
  Mauri Rose 4 
up
  Reg Parnell 4 
down
10  Yves Giraud-Cabantous 3 
down
  Cecil Green 3 
up
  Raymond Sommer 3 
down
13  Louis Rosier 2 
down
  Prince Bira 2 
down
15  Tony Bettenhausen 1 
up
  Joie Chitwood 1 
up

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 1Car 98Car 1
EntrantKurtis Kraft IncJ.C. AgajanianKurtis Kraft Inc
Driver Johnnie Parsons Walt Faulkner Johnnie Parsons
CarKurtis KraftKurtis Kraft 2000Kurtis Kraft
EngineOffenhauser 4.5 L4Offenhauser 4.5 L4Offenhauser 4.5 L4
Time2:46'55.974'27.971'09.77
Speed199.544 km/h216.185 km/h207.579 km/h


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