GRAND PRIX RESULTS: UNITED STATES GP, 1953

United States GP
Indianapolis 500
May 30, 1953

200 Laps, 4.023 km

As usual the Indianapolis 500 was included in the World Championship but none of the Europeans went to The Brickyard in 1953. Qualifying resulted in Bill Vukovich - who had nearly won in 1952 - setting the pace with Fred Agabashian and Jack McGrath completing the front row while the second row was shared by Miguel Ayulo, Andy Linden and Tony Bettenhausen. Vukovich took the lead and remained the dominant force throughout the race, winning easily. The event was marked by extreme heat which resulted in many drivers needing replacements and one actually dying as a result of his exertions.

POSNODRIVERENTRANTLAPSTIME/RETIREMENTQUAL POS
14 B Vukovich Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500A 200 3h53m01.690s  
16 A Cross Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000 200 3h56m32.562s  12 
3= S Hanks Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000   
3= D Carter Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000 200   
4= 59 F Agabashian Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500B   
4= 59 P Russo Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500B 200   
J McGrath Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000 200  
48 J Daywalt Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 3000 200  21 
7= J Rathmann Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500B   25 
7= E Johnson Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500B 200   
12 E McCoy Stevens-Offenhauser  200  20 
9r= 98 T Bettenhausen Kuzma-Offenhauser    
9r= 98 C Stevenson Kuzma-Offenhauser     
9r= 98 G Hartley Kuzma-Offenhauser  196 Accident  
10 53 J Davies Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500B 193  32 
11r D Nalon Kurtis Kraft-Novi  191 Spin 26 
12= 73 C Scarborough Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 2000  (died Later Of Heat Exhaustion) 19 
12= 73 B Scott Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 2000 190   
13r 88 M Ayulo Kuzma-Offenhauser  184 Engine 
14 J Bryan Schroeder-Offenhauser  183  31 
15r= 49 B Holland Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500B   28 
15r= 49 J Rathmann Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500B 177 Engine  
16r= 92 Rodger Ward Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser  177 Mechanical 10 
16r= 92 A Linden Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser     
16r= 92 D Dinsmore Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser     
17= 23 W Faulkner Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500A   14 
17= 23 J Mantz Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500A 176   
18r 22 M Teague Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000 169 Mechanical 22 
19r= 62 S Webb Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 3000   18 
19r= 62 J Thomson Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 3000    
19r= 62 J Holmes Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 3000 166 Mechanical  
20r 51 B Sweikert Kuzma-Offenhauser  151 Suspension 29 
21r 83 M Nazaruk Turner-Offenhauser  146 Stalled 23 
22r 77 P Flaherty Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 3000 115 Accident 24 
23r= 55 J Hoyt Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000   
23r= 55 C Stevenson Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000    
23r= 55 A Linden Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000 107 Driver Discomfort  
24r D Carter Lesovsky-Offenhauser  94 Ignition 27 
25r P Russo Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 3000 89 Magneto 17 
26r 21 J Parsons Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500B 86 Mechanical 
27r 38 D Freeland Watson-Offenhauser  76 Accident 15 
28r 41 G Hartley Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000 53 Accident 13 
29r 97 C Stevenson Kuzma-Offenhauser  42 Fuel Leak 16 
30r 99 C Niday Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser  30 Magneto 30 
31r 29 B Scott Bromme-Offenhauser  14 Mechanical 11 
32r 56 J Thomson Del Roy-Offenhauser  Ignition 33 
33r 32 A Linden Stevens-Offenhauser  Accident 

United States GP, Indianapolis 500, May 30, 1953, Round: 2, Race Number: 25

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