1952 Indianapolis 500 in AAA National Motor Car Championship at the Indianapolis circuit. Full information

1952 Indianapolis 500 poster

1952 Indianapolis 500 poster

1952 Indianapolis 500

1952 Indianapolis 500 is 458th AAA National Motor Car Championship race. Passed at the Indianapolis circuit. Troy Ruttman won this race. This was his 1st victory. Jim Rathmann and Sam Hanks also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 200 laps (805 km).

Previous race: 1951 Bay Meadows 150
Next race: 1952 Rex Mays 100

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1952 Indianapolis 500

1st victory for the Kuzma team
1st victory for the Troy Ruttman
2nd podium for the Troy Ruttman
1st podium for the Jim Rathmann
3rd podium for the Sam Hanks

Troy Ruttman - Winner of the 1952 Indianapolis 500

Troy Ruttman - Winner of the 1952 Indianapolis 500

1952 Indianapolis 500

1952 Indianapolis 500

Kuzma ?? 1951 - 1952 Indianapolis 500 winner

Kuzma ?? 1951 - 1952 Indianapolis 500 winner

1952 Indianapolis 500 results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Troy Ruttman 8.00  3h 52m 41.880s  ( 207.462 km/h ) 200 J.C. Agajanian
2 Jim Rathmann 6.00  3h 56m 44.209s  ( +4m 02.329s ) 200 Grancor-Wynn's Oil
3 Sam Hanks 4.00  3h 58m 53.490s  ( +6m 11.610s ) 200 Bardahl/Ed Walsh
4 Duane Carter 3.00  3h 59m 30.220s  ( +6m 48.340s ) 200 Belanger Motors
5 Art Cross 2.00  4h 01m 22.030s  ( +8m 40.150s ) 200 Bowes Seal Fast/Ray Brady
6 Jimmy Bryan 0  4h 02m 06.200s  ( +9m 24.320s ) 200 Peter Schmidt
7 Jimmy Reece 0  4h 03m 17.120s  ( +10m 35.240s ) 200 John Zink
8 George Connor 0  4h 04m 42.490s  ( +12m 00.610s ) 200 Federal Engineering
9 Cliff Griffith 0  4h 05m 05.640s  ( +12m 23.760s ) 200 Tom Sarafoff
10 Johnnie Parsons 0  4h 06m 19.660s  ( +13m 37.780s ) 200 Jim Robbins
11 Jack Mcgrath 0  4h 07m 03.600s  ( +14m 21.720s ) 200 Jack Hinkle
12 Jim Rigsby 0  4h 08m 46.980s  ( +16m 05.101s ) 200 Bob Estes
13 Joe James 0  4h 09m 37.530s  ( +16m 55.650s ) 200 Bardahl/Ed Walsh
14 Bill Schindler 0  4h 11m 30.540s  ( +18m 48.660s ) 200 H.A. Chapman
15 George Fonder 0   197 George Leitenberger
16 Eddie Johnson 0   193 Central Excavating/Pete Salemi
17 Bill Vukovich 1.00  Accident 191 Fuel Injection/Howard Keck
18 Chuck Stevenson 0   187 Springfield Welding/Paoli
19 Henry Banks 0   184 Blue Crown Spark Plug/Hopkins
20 Manuel Ayulo 0   184 Coast Grain
21 Johnny Mcdowell 0   182 McDowell/Roger Wolcott
22 Spider Webb 0  Oil leak 162 Granatelli Racing
23 Rodger Ward 0  Oil pressure 130 Federal Engineering
24 Tony Bettenhausen 0  Electrics 93 Blue Crown Spark Plug/Earl Slick
25 Duke Nalon 0  Supercharger 84 Novi Pure Oil/Lewis Welch
26 Bob Sweikert 0  Differential 77 McNamara/Lee Elkins
27 Fred Agabashian 0  Supercharger 71 Cummins Diesel
28 Gene Hartley 0  Exhaust 65 Mel-Rae/Mel Wiggers
29 Bob Scott 0  Transmission 49 Ludson Morris
30 Chet Miller 0  Supercharger 41 Novi Pure Oil/Lewis Welch
31 Alberto Ascari 0  Wheel bearing 40 Scuderia Ferrari
32 Bobby Ball 0  Gearbox 34 Ansted Rotary
33 Andy Linden 0  Oil pump 20 Miracle Power
nq Walt Faulkner 0     Sid Street Motors
nq Walt Faulkner 0     Grant Piston Ring/Agajanian
nq Paul Russo 0     Lutes Truck Parts
nq Bobby Ball 0  Accident   Blakely Oil
nq Danny Kladis 0     Tuffanelli-Derrico
nq Carl Forberg 0     Fadely-Anderson/R.A. Cott
nq Neal Carter 0     Auto Shippers
nq Allen Heath 0  Accident   Engle-Stanko
nq Johnny Mauro 0     Kennedy Tank
nq Bobby Ball 0     Howard Keck
nq Jud Larson 0     Iddings
nq Jackie Holmes 0     Speed International
nq Art Cross 0     Bowes Seal Fast Racing
nq Bill Taylor 0     Blue Crown Spark Plug/Hopkins
nq Spider Webb 0     Blue Crown Spark Plug/Moore
nq Bob Sweikert 0     Pat Clancy
nq Bill Cantrell 0     Pat Clancy
nq Joe Barzda 0     California Speed
nq Frank Luptow 0     Auto Shippers
nq Buzz Barton 0     Peter Wales Trucking
nq Jimmy Jackson 0     Auto Shippers
nq Dick Fraizer 0     Jeanie-Lee/Glessner
nq Jimmy Daywalt 0     Merkler Machine Works
nq Mike Nazaruk 0     John Zink
nq Duke Dinsmore 0     Vulcan Tool
nq Bayliss Levrett 0  Accident   Brown Motors
nq Bob Sweikert 0     Marion Engineering
nq Peter Hahn 0     Helin Flyer
nq Doc Shanebrook 0     Parks Offenhauser/L.E. Parks
nq Johnny Fedricks 0     Cal Connell
nq Ottis Stine 0     B&M Malamud
nq George Tichenor 0     Peter Schmidt
nq Chuck Weyant 0     Pipe Fitters
nq Gene Force 0     Brown Motors
nq Allen Heath 0     J.C. Agajanian
nq Tony Bettenhausen 0     Belanger Motors

Qualifying Results for the 1952 Indianapolis 500 on the Indianapolis circuit

Position Name Result Team
0 Duane Carter 0 Belanger Motors
0 Henry Banks 0 Blue Crown Spark Plug/Hopkins
0 Walt Faulkner 0 Sid Street Motors
0 Jack Mcgrath 0 Jack Hinkle
0 Johnnie Parsons 0 Jim Robbins
0 Walt Faulkner 0 Grant Piston Ring/Agajanian
0 Bill Schindler 0 H.A. Chapman
0 Manuel Ayulo 0 Coast Grain
0 Andy Linden 0 Miracle Power
0 Paul Russo 0 Lutes Truck Parts
0 Alberto Ascari 0 Scuderia Ferrari
0 Joe James 0 Bardahl/Ed Walsh
0 Bobby Ball 0 Blakely Oil
0 Chuck Stevenson 0 Springfield Welding/Paoli
0 Sam Hanks 0 Bardahl/Ed Walsh
0 Danny Kladis 0 Tuffanelli-Derrico
0 Chet Miller 0 Novi Pure Oil/Lewis Welch
0 Cliff Griffith 0 Tom Sarafoff
0 Carl Forberg 0 Fadely-Anderson/R.A. Cott
0 Neal Carter 0 Auto Shippers
0 Bill Vukovich 0 Fuel Injection/Howard Keck
0 Tony Bettenhausen 0 Blue Crown Spark Plug/Earl Slick
0 Fred Agabashian 0 Cummins Diesel
0 Jim Rigsby 0 Bob Estes
0 Johnny Mcdowell 0 McDowell/Roger Wolcott
0 Allen Heath 0 Engle-Stanko
0 Art Cross 0 Bowes Seal Fast/Ray Brady
0 Rodger Ward 0 Federal Engineering
0 Johnny Mauro 0 Kennedy Tank
0 Duke Nalon 0 Novi Pure Oil/Lewis Welch
0 Jimmy Reece 0 John Zink
0 Bobby Ball 0 Howard Keck
0 Jud Larson 0 Iddings
0 Jackie Holmes 0 Speed International
0 Art Cross 0 Bowes Seal Fast Racing
0 Bill Taylor 0 Blue Crown Spark Plug/Hopkins
0 Spider Webb 0 Blue Crown Spark Plug/Moore
0 Spider Webb 0 Granatelli Racing
0 Bob Sweikert 0 Pat Clancy
0 Bill Cantrell 0 Pat Clancy
0 Joe Barzda 0 California Speed
0 George Connor 0 Federal Engineering
0 Bobby Ball 0 Ansted Rotary
0 Frank Luptow 0 Auto Shippers
0 Buzz Barton 0 Peter Wales Trucking
0 Jim Rathmann 0 Grancor-Wynn's Oil
0 Jimmy Jackson 0 Auto Shippers
0 Dick Fraizer 0 Jeanie-Lee/Glessner
0 Jimmy Daywalt 0 Merkler Machine Works
0 George Fonder 0 George Leitenberger
0 Mike Nazaruk 0 John Zink
0 Gene Hartley 0 Mel-Rae/Mel Wiggers
0 Duke Dinsmore 0 Vulcan Tool
0 Bayliss Levrett 0 Brown Motors
0 Bob Sweikert 0 Marion Engineering
0 Bob Sweikert 0 McNamara/Lee Elkins
0 Peter Hahn 0 Helin Flyer
0 Doc Shanebrook 0 Parks Offenhauser/L.E. Parks
0 Jimmy Bryan 0 Peter Schmidt
0 Eddie Johnson 0 Central Excavating/Pete Salemi
0 Johnny Fedricks 0 Cal Connell
0 Ottis Stine 0 B&M Malamud
0 George Tichenor 0 Peter Schmidt
0 Chuck Weyant 0 Pipe Fitters
0 Bob Scott 0 Ludson Morris
0 Gene Force 0 Brown Motors
0 Allen Heath 0 J.C. Agajanian
0 Troy Ruttman 0 J.C. Agajanian
0 Tony Bettenhausen 0 Belanger Motors

List of all cars for the 1952 Indianapolis 500 on the Indianapolis circuit

Snowberger ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Maserati 8CTF

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft ?? 1952

Offenhauser L4 c 3.0

Bromme ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Scopa ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Ferrari 375S

Ferrari 375 V12 4.5

Koehnle ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Stevens ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Rae ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 500A

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Meyer ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Deidt FD

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Trevis Indycar

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Deidt Tuffanelli Derrico

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kuzma ?? 1951

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Pawl ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 4000

Offenhauser

Pankratz D

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kuzma Indy Roadster

Studebaker V8

Kurtis Kraft 4000

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Miller ???

R Miller ???

Kurtis Kraft 3000

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Maserati 8CTF

Offenhauser L4 c 3.0

Kurtis Kraft ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 1000

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Watson ?? 1950

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Lesovsky ?

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 2000

Offenhauser

Kurtis Kraft ???

Novi L8 c 3.0

Kurtis Kraft 3000

Offenhauser L4 c 3.0

Kurtis Kraft 2000

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft ???

Cadillac V8 4.5

Schroeder ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Ewing ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 2000

Offenhauser L4 4.5