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1955 Cornwall MRC Race
1955 Monaco GP
1954 Indianapolis 500

1955 Indianapolis 500

1955 Belgian GP
1956 Indianapolis 500
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Event Overview • Entry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateMonday 30 May 1955
Start time14:00
Event Indianapolis 500
Circuit Indianapolis
Event FormatRace of 200 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#3 of 7 in 1955
#44 (of all time)
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
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 23 – 1st Pole Position (Car Number)
Jim Robbins – 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
John Zink – 1st Win (Entrant)
Lindsey Hopkins – 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
 Bob Sweikert – 1st Win (Driver)
 Jerry Hoyt – 1st Pole Position (Driver)
 Kurtis Kraft – 100th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
 Stevens – 1st Pole Position (Car Manufacturer)
DeathsBill Vukovich
Records Broken 1. Most 12th Place Finishes Kurtis Kraft (3),
2. Highest 13th Place Finish Ratio Trevis (25.00%),
3. Most 22nd Place Qualifications Kurtis Kraft (4),
4. Most 24th Place Qualifications Kurtis Kraft (4)
Records Extended 1. Highest Drivers' Championship Points Score Ratio Kurtis Kraft (129.17%),
2. Most 25th Place Qualifications Kurtis Kraft (5)

World Championship standings
1  Maurice Trintignant 10 
2  Juan Manuel Fangio 10 
3  Bob Sweikert 8 
4  Eugenio Castellotti 6 up
5  Nino Farina 5 up
6  Jimmy Davies 4 
7  Tony Bettenhausen 3 
  Paul Russo 3 
9  Johnny Thomson 3 
10  José Froilan González 2 up
11  Cesare Perdisa 2 up
  Jean Behra 2 up
13  Luigi Villoresi 2 up
  Roberto Mičres 2 up
15  Umberto Maglioli 1.3 up
16  Stirling Moss 1 up
  Hans Herrmann 1 up
  Karl Kling 1 up
19  Walt Faulkner 1 
  Bill Homeier 1 
21  Bill Vukovich 1 
1  Mercedes / Mercedes 40 
2  Ferrari / Ferrari 24 
3  Maserati / Maserati 15 
4  Lancia / Lancia 6 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 6Car 23Car 4
EntrantJohn ZinkJim RobbinsLindsey Hopkins
Driver Bob Sweikert Jerry Hoyt Bill Vukovich
Car Kurtis Kraft 500C Stevens Kurtis 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