1940 Indianapolis 500 in AAA National Motor Car Championship at the Indianapolis circuit. Full information

1940 Indianapolis 500 poster

1940 Indianapolis 500 poster

1940 Indianapolis 500

1940 Indianapolis 500 is 381st AAA National Motor Car Championship race. Passed at the Indianapolis circuit. Rex Mays won the pole position, Wilbur Shaw won this race. This was his 6th victory. Rex Mays and Mauri Rose also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 200 laps (805 km).

Previous race: 1939 Syracuse 100
Next race: 1940 Springfield 100
Race Start: 30th May 1940

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1940 Indianapolis 500

3rd victory for the Boyle Racing Headquarters team
6th victory for the Wilbur Shaw
13th podium for the Wilbur Shaw
5th podium for the Rex Mays
8th podium for the Mauri Rose

Wilbur Shaw - Winner of the 1940 Indianapolis 500

Wilbur Shaw - Winner of the 1940 Indianapolis 500

1940 Indianapolis 500

1940 Indianapolis 500

Maserati 8CTF - 1940 Indianapolis 500 winner

Maserati 8CTF #1 - 1940 Indianapolis 500 winner

1940 Indianapolis 500 results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Wilbur Shaw Maserati 8CTF, #1 1000 4h 22m 31.170s 0 Boyle Racing Headquarters
2 Rex Mays Stevens ?? 1938, #33 825 4h 23m 45.310s+1m 14.140s 0 Bowes Racing
3 Mauri Rose Wetteroth ? 1940, #7 675 4h 24m 8.960s+1m 37.790s 0 Lou Moore
4 Ted Horn Miller FD, #3 550 0 Boyle Racing Headquarters
5 Joel Thorne Adams ? 1940, #8 450 0 Thorne Engineering
6 Bob Swanson Sampson ?? 1939, #32 375 0 Sampson Motors
7 Frank Wearne Hartz ?? 1936, #9 325 0 Boyle Racing Headquarters
8 Mel Hansen Miller FD, #31 275 0 Harry Hartz
9 Frank Brisko Miller FD, #16 225 0 Elgin Piston Pin
10 Rene le Begue Maserati 8CTF, #49 91 0 Lucy O'Reilly Schell
10 Rene Dreyfus Maserati 8CTF, #49 84 0 Lucy O'Reilly Schell
11 Harry McQuinn Weil ? 1940, #41 125 0 Bill White Race Cars
12 Emil Andres Stevens ? 1940, #25 75 0 Murrell Belanger
13 Sam Hanks Weil ? 1940, #28 0 0 Leon Duray
14 George Barringer Weil ? 1940, #6 0 0 Bill White Race Cars
15 Joie Chitwood Adams ? 1940, #42 0 0 Paul Weirick
16 Louis Tomei Miller ? 1940, #26 0 0 Ed Walsh
17 Chet Miller Alfa Romeo 308, #34 0 0 Wharton-Dewart Racing Team
17 Henry Banks Alfa Romeo 308, #34 0 0 Wharton-Dewart Racing Team
18 Billy Devore Shaw ?? 1936, #14 0 0 W Wilbur Shaw
18 George Connor Shaw ?? 1936, #14 0 0 W Wilbur Shaw
19 Al Putnam Adams ? 1940, #44 0 0 Anthony Gulotta
20 Floyd Davis Lencki ? 1940, #61 0 0 Joe Lencki
20 Louie Webb Lencki ? 1940, #61 0 0 Joe Lencki
20 George Connor Lencki ? 1940, #61 0 0 Joe Lencki
21 Kelly Petillo Wetteroth ? 1940, #35 0 0 Kelly Petillo
22 Duke Nalon Marks ?? 1940, #21 0 0 Joe Marks
23 George Robson Miller FD, #17 0 0 Marty Keller
24 Babe Stapp Miller 183, #24 0 0 Frederick K Surber
24 Tony Willman Miller 183, #24 0 0 Frederick K Surber
25 Doc Williams Cooper FD, #36 0 0 Merrill Williams
26 George Connor Lencki ? 1940, #10 0 0 Joe Lencki
27 Cliff Bergere Wetteroth ? 1940, #5 0 0 Lou Moore
28 Paul Russo Blume ? 1940, #38 0 0 Elgin Piston Pin
29 Ralph Hepburn Miller FD, #54 0 0 WC Winfield
30 Al Miller Alfa Romeo Tipo B (P3), #58 0 0 Frank T Griswold jr
31 Russell Snowberger Miller FD, #19 0 0 Russell Snowberger
32 Tommy Hinnershitz Marks ?? 1934, #27 0 0 Joe Marks
33 Raoul Riganti Maserati 8CTF, #29 0 0 Raoul Riganti

Qualifying Results for the 1940 Indianapolis 500 on the Indianapolis circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Rex Mays Stevens ?? 1938, #33 0 Bowes Racing
2 Wilbur Shaw Maserati 8CTF, #1 0 Boyle Racing Headquarters
3 Mauri Rose Wetteroth ? 1940, #7 0 Lou Moore
4 Ted Horn Miller FD, #3 0 Boyle Racing Headquarters
5 Mel Hansen Miller FD, #31 0 Harry Hartz
6 Cliff Bergere Wetteroth ? 1940, #5 0 Lou Moore
7 Frank Wearne Hartz ?? 1936, #9 0 Boyle Racing Headquarters
8 Frank Brisko Miller FD, #16 0 Elgin Piston Pin
9 Tommy Hinnershitz Marks ?? 1934, #27 0 Joe Marks
10 Joel Thorne Adams ? 1940, #8 0 Thorne Engineering
11 Russell Snowberger Miller FD, #19 0 Russell Snowberger
12 Babe Stapp Miller 183, #24 0 Frederick K Surber
12 Tony Willman Miller 183, #24 0 Frederick K Surber
13 Kelly Petillo Wetteroth ? 1940, #35 0 Kelly Petillo
14 Sam Hanks Weil ? 1940, #28 0 Leon Duray
15 Harry McQuinn Weil ? 1940, #41 0 Bill White Race Cars
16 George Barringer Weil ? 1940, #6 0 Bill White Race Cars
17 George Connor Lencki ? 1940, #10 0 Joe Lencki
18 Louis Tomei Miller ? 1940, #26 0 Ed Walsh
19 Doc Williams Cooper FD, #36 0 Merrill Williams
20 Bob Swanson Sampson ?? 1939, #32 0 Sampson Motors
21 Ralph Hepburn Miller FD, #54 0 WC Winfield
22 Emil Andres Stevens ? 1940, #25 0 Murrell Belanger
23 George Robson Miller FD, #17 0 Marty Keller
24 Raoul Riganti Maserati 8CTF, #29 0 Raoul Riganti
25 Duke Nalon Marks ?? 1940, #21 0 Joe Marks
26 Joie Chitwood Adams ? 1940, #42 0 Paul Weirick
27 Chet Miller Alfa Romeo 308, #34 0 Wharton-Dewart Racing Team
27 Henry Banks Alfa Romeo 308, #34 0 Wharton-Dewart Racing Team
28 Al Putnam Adams ? 1940, #44 0 Anthony Gulotta
29 Paul Russo Blume ? 1940, #38 0 Elgin Piston Pin
30 Al Miller Alfa Romeo Tipo B (P3), #58 0 Frank T Griswold jr
31 Rene le Begue Maserati 8CTF, #49 0 Lucy O'Reilly Schell
31 Rene Dreyfus Maserati 8CTF, #49 0 Lucy O'Reilly Schell
32 Billy Devore Shaw ?? 1936, #14 0 W Wilbur Shaw
32 George Connor Shaw ?? 1936, #14 0 W Wilbur Shaw
33 Floyd Davis Lencki ? 1940, #61 0 Joe Lencki
33 Louie Webb Lencki ? 1940, #61 0 Joe Lencki
33 George Connor Lencki ? 1940, #61 0 Joe Lencki

List of all cars for the 1940 Indianapolis 500 on the Indianapolis circuit

Adams ? 1940

Offenhauser

Marks ?? 1940

Offenhauser

Weil ? 1940

Alfa Romeo

Miller FD

Brisko

Wetteroth ? 1940

Offenhauser

Miller FD

Miller

Alfa Romeo 308

Alfa Romeo SC

Marks ?? 1934

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Miller ? 1940

Offenhauser

Cooper FD

Miller

Stevens ?? 1938

Winfield SC

Shaw ?? 1936

Offenhauser

Miller FD

Offenhauser

Miller 183

Offenhauser

Weil ? 1940

Offenhauser

Sampson ?? 1939

Sampson SC

Hartz ?? 1936

Offenhauser

Stevens ? 1940

Offenhauser

Miller FD

Miller SC

Maserati 8CTF

Maserati L8 c 3.0