1953 Indianapolis 500 in AAA National Motor Car Championship at the Indianapolis circuit. Full information

1953 Indianapolis 500 poster

1953 Indianapolis 500 poster

1953 Indianapolis 500

1953 Indianapolis 500 is 470th AAA National Motor Car Championship race. Passed at the Indianapolis circuit. Bill Vukovich won this race. This was his 3rd victory. Art Cross and Sam Hanks also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 200 laps (805 km).

Previous race: 1952 Phoenix 100
Next race: 1953 Rex Mays 100

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1953 Indianapolis 500

10th victory for the Kurtis Kraft team
3rd victory for the Bill Vukovich
5th podium for the Bill Vukovich
1st podium for the Art Cross
7th podium for the Sam Hanks

Bill Vukovich - Winner of the 1953 Indianapolis 500

Bill Vukovich - Winner of the 1953 Indianapolis 500

1953 Indianapolis 500

1953 Indianapolis 500

Kurtis Kraft 500A - 1953 Indianapolis 500 winner

Kurtis Kraft 500A - 1953 Indianapolis 500 winner

1953 Indianapolis 500 results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Bill Vukovich 9.00  3h 53m 01.690s  ( 207.168 km/h ) 200 Fuel Injection/Howard Keck
2 Art Cross 6.00  3h 56m 32.562s  ( +3m 30.871s ) 200 Springfield Welding/Paoli
3 Sam Hanks 2.00   151 Bardahl/Ed Walsh
3 Duane Carter 2.00  3h 57m 13.190s  ( +4m 11.500s ) 49 Bardahl/Ed Walsh
4 Paul Russo 1.50  3h 57m 40.930s  ( +4m 39.239s ) 96 Grancor-Elgin Piston Pin
4 Fred Agabashian 1.50   104 Grancor-Elgin Piston Pin
5 Jack Mcgrath 2.00  4h 00m 51.390s  ( +7m 49.699s ) 200 Jack Hinkle
6 Jimmy Daywalt 0  4h 01m 11.900s  ( +8m 10.210s ) 200 Sumar/Chapman Root
7 Jim Rathmann 0   112 Travelon Trailer / Ernest Ruiz
7 Eddie Johnson 0  4h 01m 47.710s  ( +8m 46.020s ) 88 Travelon Trailer / Ernest Ruiz
8 Ernie Mccoy 0  4h 03m 06.240s  ( +10m 04.550s ) 200 H.A. Chapman
9 Chuck Stevenson 0   44 J.C. Agajanian
9 Gene Hartley 0  Accident 37 J.C. Agajanian
9 Tony Bettenhausen 0   115 J.C. Agajanian
10 Jimmy Davies 0   193 Pat Clancy
11 Duke Nalon 0  Spin 191 Novi Governor
12 Bob Scott 0   121 McNamara/Lee Elkins
12 Carl Scarborough 0   69 McNamara/Lee Elkins
13 Manuel Ayulo 0  Connecting rod 184 Peter Schmidt
14 Jimmy Bryan 0   183 Blakely Oil
15 Jim Rathmann 0  Gearbox 36 Ray Crawford
15 Bill Holland 0   141 Ray Crawford
16 Andy Linden 0   29 M.A. Walker Electric
16 Duke Dinsmore 0   10 M.A. Walker Electric
16 Rodger Ward 0  Transmission 138 M.A. Walker Electric
17 Walt Faulkner 0   134 Automobile Shippers/Casaroll
17 Johnny Mantz 0   42 Automobile Shippers/Casaroll
18 Marshall Teague 0  Oil leak 169 Pure Oil/Hart Fullerton
19 Johnny Thomson 0   45 Lubri-Loy/3-L Racing Team
19 Jackie Holmes 0  Oil leak 9 Lubri-Loy/3-L Racing Team
19 Spider Webb 0   112 Lubri-Loy/3-L Racing Team
20 Bob Sweikert 0  Suspension 151 Dean Van Lines
21 Mike Nazaruk 0  Engine 146 Kalamazoo/Lee Elkins
22 Pat Flaherty 0  Accident 115 Peter Schmidt
23 Chuck Stevenson 0   13 John Zink
23 Andy Linden 0  Overheating 12 John Zink
23 Jerry Hoyt 0   82 John Zink
24 Duane Carter 0  Ignition 94 Miracle Power
25 Paul Russo 0  Magneto 89 Federal Engineering
26 Johnnie Parsons 0  Engine 86 Belond Equa-Flow
27 Don Freeland 0  Accident 76 Bob Estes
28 Gene Hartley 0  Accident 53 Federal Engineering
29 Chuck Stevenson 0  Fuel leak 42 J.C. Agajanian
30 Cal Niday 0  Magneto 30 Miracle Power
31 Bob Scott 0  Oil leak 14 Belond Equa-Flow/Bromme
32 Johnny Thomson 0  Ignition 6 Dr. R.N. Sabourin
33 Andy Linden 0  Accident 3 Cop-Sil-Loy/Rotary Engineering
nq Jim Rathmann 0     Wynn's Friction Proofing / Walsh
nq Henry Banks 0     Hopkins/Motor Racers
nq Chet Miller 0  Fatal accident   Novi Governor
nq Joe Sostilio 0     Belanger Motors
nq Cliff Griffith 0     Bardahl/Ed Walsh
nq George Connor 0     Chrysler / Wolcott
nq Eddie Johnson 0     City of Detroit
nq Pat O'connor 0     Slick Racers
nq Len Duncan 0     Caccia Motors
nq Art Cross 0     Ray Brady
nq Eddie Sachs 0     Ludson Morris
nq Buzz Barton 0     Parks Offenhauser/L.E. Parks
nq Potsy Goacher 0     Sid Street Motors
nq Bill Taylor 0     Blue Crown Spark Plug/Hopkins
nq Willard Cantrell 0     Emmett Malloy
nq Roy Newman 0     Roy Newman
nq Leroy Warriner 0     Jim Robbins
nq Johnny Fedricks 0     Dunn Engineering
nq Duke Dinsmore 0     Sarafoff
nq Hal Robson 0     Voelker
nq Bill Holland 0     Slick Racers
nq Danny Oakes 0     Lindsey Hopkins
nq Pat O'connor 0     Engle-Stanko
nq Allen Heath 0     Commercial Motor Freight
nq Johnnie Tolan 0     Chrysler / Wolcott
nq Johnny Kay 0     Jeanie-Lee/Glessner
nq Joe Barzda 0     California Speed
nq Jackie Holmes 0     Merkler Machine Works
nq Pat O'connor 0     Brown Motors
nq Wayne Selser 0     Christy
nq George Fonder 0     George Leitenberger
nq Cal Niday 0     Storey-Ricketts
nq Frank Armi 0     Mel-Rae/Mel Wiggers
nq Len Duncan 0     Central Excavating/Pete Salemi
nq Johnny Roberts 0     William Burns
nq Bill Homeier 0     Coast Grain
nq Johnnie Tolan 0     Blakely Oil
nq Bill Boyd 0     Merz Engineering
nq Bill Homeier 0     Cal Connell
nq Spider Webb 0     Fadely-Anderson/R.A. Cott
nq Red Hamilton 0     Clyde Dillon
nq Al Herman 0     Traylor Engineering
nq Jorge Daponte 0     Wayne
nq Jud Larson 0     Helin Flyer

Qualifying Results for the 1953 Indianapolis 500 on the Indianapolis circuit

Position Name Result Team
0 Jim Rathmann 0 Travelon Trailer / Ernest Ruiz
0 Sam Hanks 0 Bardahl/Ed Walsh
0 Duane Carter 0 Miracle Power
0 Jack Mcgrath 0 Jack Hinkle
0 Jim Rathmann 0 Wynn's Friction Proofing / Walsh
0 Paul Russo 0 Federal Engineering
0 Jimmy Bryan 0 Blakely Oil
0 Duke Nalon 0 Novi Governor
0 Duane Carter 0 Bardahl/Ed Walsh
0 Henry Banks 0 Hopkins/Motor Racers
0 Paul Russo 0 Grancor-Elgin Piston Pin
0 Ernie Mccoy 0 H.A. Chapman
0 Eddie Johnson 0 Travelon Trailer / Ernest Ruiz
0 Bill Vukovich 0 Fuel Injection/Howard Keck
0 Chuck Stevenson 0 J.C. Agajanian
0 Chet Miller 0 Novi Governor
0 Gene Hartley 0 J.C. Agajanian
0 Art Cross 0 Springfield Welding/Paoli
0 Bob Scott 0 McNamara/Lee Elkins
0 Joe Sostilio 0 Belanger Motors
0 Jim Rathmann 0 Ray Crawford
0 Johnnie Parsons 0 Belond Equa-Flow
0 Andy Linden 0 M.A. Walker Electric
0 Marshall Teague 0 Pure Oil/Hart Fullerton
0 Duke Dinsmore 0 M.A. Walker Electric
0 Walt Faulkner 0 Automobile Shippers/Casaroll
0 Johnny Thomson 0 Lubri-Loy/3-L Racing Team
0 Johnny Mantz 0 Automobile Shippers/Casaroll
0 Jackie Holmes 0 Lubri-Loy/3-L Racing Team
0 Cliff Griffith 0 Bardahl/Ed Walsh
0 Chuck Stevenson 0 John Zink
0 George Connor 0 Chrysler / Wolcott
0 Andy Linden 0 John Zink
0 Eddie Johnson 0 City of Detroit
0 Pat O'connor 0 Slick Racers
0 Bob Scott 0 Belond Equa-Flow/Bromme
0 Len Duncan 0 Caccia Motors
0 Andy Linden 0 Cop-Sil-Loy/Rotary Engineering
0 Art Cross 0 Ray Brady
0 Eddie Sachs 0 Ludson Morris
0 Buzz Barton 0 Parks Offenhauser/L.E. Parks
0 Potsy Goacher 0 Sid Street Motors
0 Don Freeland 0 Bob Estes
0 Bill Taylor 0 Blue Crown Spark Plug/Hopkins
0 Gene Hartley 0 Federal Engineering
0 Willard Cantrell 0 Emmett Malloy
0 Roy Newman 0 Roy Newman
0 Leroy Warriner 0 Jim Robbins
0 Johnny Fedricks 0 Dunn Engineering
0 Jimmy Daywalt 0 Sumar/Chapman Root
0 Bill Holland 0 Ray Crawford
0 Bob Sweikert 0 Dean Van Lines
0 Duke Dinsmore 0 Sarafoff
0 Jimmy Davies 0 Pat Clancy
0 Jerry Hoyt 0 John Zink
0 Johnny Thomson 0 Dr. R.N. Sabourin
0 Hal Robson 0 Voelker
0 Fred Agabashian 0 Grancor-Elgin Piston Pin
0 Bill Holland 0 Slick Racers
0 Spider Webb 0 Lubri-Loy/3-L Racing Team
0 Danny Oakes 0 Lindsey Hopkins
0 Pat O'connor 0 Engle-Stanko
0 Allen Heath 0 Commercial Motor Freight
0 Johnnie Tolan 0 Chrysler / Wolcott
0 Johnny Kay 0 Jeanie-Lee/Glessner
0 Joe Barzda 0 California Speed
0 Jackie Holmes 0 Merkler Machine Works
0 Carl Scarborough 0 McNamara/Lee Elkins
0 Pat O'connor 0 Brown Motors
0 Wayne Selser 0 Christy
0 George Fonder 0 George Leitenberger
0 Pat Flaherty 0 Peter Schmidt
0 Cal Niday 0 Storey-Ricketts
0 Frank Armi 0 Mel-Rae/Mel Wiggers
0 Len Duncan 0 Central Excavating/Pete Salemi
0 Johnny Roberts 0 William Burns
0 Mike Nazaruk 0 Kalamazoo/Lee Elkins
0 Bill Homeier 0 Coast Grain
0 Johnnie Tolan 0 Blakely Oil
0 Bill Boyd 0 Merz Engineering
0 Bill Homeier 0 Cal Connell
0 Manuel Ayulo 0 Peter Schmidt
0 Spider Webb 0 Fadely-Anderson/R.A. Cott
0 Red Hamilton 0 Clyde Dillon
0 Rodger Ward 0 M.A. Walker Electric
0 Al Herman 0 Traylor Engineering
0 Jorge Daponte 0 Wayne
0 Jud Larson 0 Helin Flyer
0 Chuck Stevenson 0 J.C. Agajanian
0 Tony Bettenhausen 0 J.C. Agajanian
0 Cal Niday 0 Miracle Power

List of all cars for the 1953 Indianapolis 500 on the Indianapolis circuit

Pankratz D

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 4000

Offenhauser

Ewing D

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Johnson ???

Wayne L6 4.5

Schroeder ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Christy ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 500A

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 1000

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 500A

Chrysler V8 4.5

Kurtis Kraft ?? 1949

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft ???

Novi L8 c 3.0

Kurtis Kraft 2000

Offenhauser

Silnes ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 3000

Offenhauser L4 c 3.0

Stevens ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 500B

Cadillac V8 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 3000

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Voelker ???

Voelker ???

Moore ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Bromme ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Del Roy Roy

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kuzma Indy Roadster

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Pawl ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Watson ?? 1953

Offenhauser

Kurtis Kraft 2000

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 4000

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Maserati 8CTF

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 500B

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Clemons ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Snowberger ???

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Deidt Tuffanelli Derrico

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Maserati 8CTF

Maserati L8 c 3.0

Trevis Indycar

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Lesovsky ?

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Turner D

Offenhauser