GRAND PRIX RESULTS: UNITED STATES GP, 1956

United States GP
Indianapolis 500
May 30, 1956

200 Laps, 4.023 km

There had been big changes at The Brickyard since the disastrous 1955 race with the whole track having been resurfaced. Qualifying was disrupted by torrential rain and flooding which meant that Giuseppe Farina, who had turned up to race a Ferrari, was unable to record a lap having missed the early qualifying days. Pat Flaherty was on the pole but at the start it was Jim Rathmann who led the way. The race was disrupted by several serious accidents but Flaherty avoided them all to win in his John Zink Special.

POSNODRIVERENTRANTLAPSTIME/RETIREMENTQUAL POS
P Flaherty Watson-Offenhauser  200 3h53m28.840s  
S Hanks Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 200 3h53m49.290s  13 
16 D Freeland Phillips-Offenhauser  200  26 
98 J Parsons Kuzma-Offenhauser  200  
73 D Rathmann Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 200  
B Sweikert Kuzma-Offenhauser  200  10 
14 B Veith Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 200  23 
19 Rodger Ward Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 200  15 
26 J Reece Lesovsky-Offenhauser  200  21 
10 27 C Griffith Stevens-Offenhauser  199  30 
11 82 G Hartley Kuzma-Offenhauser  196  22 
12 42 F Agabashian Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 196  
13 57 B Christie Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500D 196  25 
14 55 A Keller Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4000 195  28 
15 81 E Johnson Kuzma-Offenhauser  195  32 
16 41 B Garrett Kuzma-Offenhauser  194  29 
17 64 D Dinsmore Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500A 191  33 
18 P O'Connor Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500D 187  
19 J Bryan Kuzma-Offenhauser  185  19 
20r 24 J Rathmann Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 175 Engine 
21r 34 J Tolan Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 173 Engine 31 
22r 99 T Bettenhausen Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 160 Tire Blow-out/accident 
23r= 10 E Elisian Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C   14 
23r= 10 E Russo Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 160 Stalled  
24r 48 J Daywalt Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500D 134 Accident 16 
25r 54 J Turner Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500B 131 Engine 24 
26r 89 K Andrews Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500B 94 Spin 20 
27r A Linden Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 90 Mechanical 
28r 12 A Herman Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500B 74 Tire Blow-out/accident 27 
29r 49 R Crawford Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500B 49 Accident 17 
30r 15 J Boyd Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500E 35 Engine 12 
31r 53 Troy Ruttman Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 500C 22 Spin 11 
32r 88 J Thomson Kuzma-Offenhauser  22 Spin In Pits 18 
33r 29 P Russo Kurtis Kraft-Novi  21 Tire Blow-out/accident 

United States GP, Indianapolis 500, May 30, 1956, Round: 3, Race Number: 51

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