1955 Indianapolis 500 in Formula 1 at the Indianapolis circuit. Full information

1955 Indianapolis 500 poster

1955 Indianapolis 500 poster

1955 Indianapolis 500

1955 Indianapolis 500 is 44th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Indianapolis circuit. Bob Sweikert won this race. This was his 1st victory. Tony Bettenhausen and Paul Russo also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 200 laps (805 km).

Previous race: 1955 Monaco Grand Prix
Next race: 1955 Belgium Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1955 Indianapolis 500

5th victory for the Kurtis Kraft team
1st victory for the Bob Sweikert
1st podium for the Bob Sweikert
1st podium for the Tony Bettenhausen
1st podium for the Paul Russo

Bob Sweikert - Winner of the 1955 Indianapolis 500

Bob Sweikert - Winner of the 1955 Indianapolis 500

1955 Indianapolis 500

1955 Indianapolis 500

Kurtis Kraft 500D - 1955 Indianapolis 500 winner

Kurtis Kraft 500D - 1955 Indianapolis 500 winner

1955 Indianapolis 500 results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Bob Sweikert 8.00  3h 53m 59.530s  ( 206.315 km/h ) 200 John Zink
2 Tony Bettenhausen 3.00   123 H.A. Chapman
2 Paul Russo 3.00  3h 56m 43.088s  ( +2m 43.558s ) 77 H.A. Chapman
3 Jimmy Davies 4.00  3h 57m 31.890s  ( +3m 32.359s ) 200 Bardahl/Pat Clancy
4 Johnny Thomson 3.00  3h 57m 38.440s  ( +3m 38.910s ) 200 Peter Schmidt
5 Bill Homeier 1.00  3h 59m 16.700s  ( +5m 17.170s ) 24 Merz Engineering
5 Walt Faulkner 1.00   176 Merz Engineering
6 Andy Linden 0  3h 59m 57.470s  ( +5m 57.939s ) 200 Joseph Massaglia
7 Al Herman 0  4h 00m 23.770s  ( +6m 24.239s ) 200 T.W. & W.T. Martin
8 Pat O'connor 0  4h 00m 41.130s  ( +6m 41.600s ) 200 Ansted Rotary
9 Jimmy Daywalt 0  4h 01m 09.340s  ( +7m 09.810s ) 200 Sumar/Chapman Root
10 Pat Flaherty 0  4h 01m 46.070s  ( +7m 46.540s ) 200 Dunn Engineering
11 Duane Carter 0   197 J.C. Agajanian
12 Chuck Weyant 0   196 Federal Engineering
13 Eddie Johnson 0   196 McNamara/Kalamazoo Sports
14 Jim Rathmann 0   191 Belond Equa-Flow/Calif. Muffler
15 Don Freeland 0  Transmission 178 Bob Estes
16 Cal Niday 0  Accident 170 D-A Lubricants Racing
17 Art Cross 0  Connecting rod 168 Bardahl/Ed Walsh
18 Shorty Templeman 0  Transmission 142 Central Excavating/Pete Salemi
19 Sam Hanks 0  Transmission 134 Jones & Maley Cars
20 Keith Andrews 0  Ignition 120 John McDaniel
21 Johnnie Parsons 0  Magneto 119 Trio Brass Foundry / Anderson
22 Eddie Russo 0  Ignition 112 Dr. R.N. Sabourin
23 Ray Crawford 0  Valve 111 Ray Crawford
24 Jimmy Bryan 0  Fuel pump 90 Dean Van Lines
25 Bill Vukovich 1.00  Fatal accident 56 Lindsey Hopkins
26 Jack Mcgrath 0  Magneto 54 Jack Hinkle
27 Al Keller 0  Accident 54 Sam Traylor Offy
28 Rodger Ward 0  Accident 53 Aristo Blue/E.R. Casale
29 Johnny Boyd 0  Accident 53 Sumar/Chapman Root
30 Ed Elisian 0  Withdrew 53 Westwood Gauge/Wales
31 Jerry Hoyt 0  Oil leak 40 Jim Robbins
32 Fred Agabashian 0  Spin 39 Federal Engineering
33 Jimmy Reece 0  Connecting rod 10 Emmett Malloy
nq Gene Hartley 0     Commercial Motor Freight
nq Jiggs Peters 0     Lee Glessner
nq Tony Bonadies 0     Duke Donaldson
nq Russ Klar 0     Ray Brady
nq Leroy Warriner 0     Ansted Rotary
nq Ernie Mccoy 0     LaVilla
nq Bill Homeier 0     Travelon Trailer / Ernest Ruiz
nq Len Duncan 0     McNamara/Lee Elkins
nq Elmer George 0     Walmotor
nq Johnny Kay 0     Leitenberger
nq George Tichenor 0     Hopkins/Motor Racers
nq Manuel Ayulo 0  Fatal accident   Peter Schmidt
nq Danny Kladis 0     Roy McKay
nq Bob Christie 0     Dean Van Lines
nq Johnnie Parsons 0     Ed Walsh
nq Spider Webb 0     Ed Walsh
nq Troy Ruttman 0     Novi Racing
nq Paul Russo 0     Wolcott Fuel Injection
nq Len Duncan 0     Ray Brady
nq Ed Elisian 0     Lutes Truck Parts

Qualifying Results for the 1955 Indianapolis 500 on the Indianapolis circuit

Position Name Result Team
0 Gene Hartley 0 Commercial Motor Freight
0 Pat O'connor 0 Ansted Rotary
0 Keith Andrews 0 John McDaniel
0 Jiggs Peters 0 Lee Glessner
0 Jim Rathmann 0 Belond Equa-Flow/Calif. Muffler
0 Tony Bonadies 0 Duke Donaldson
0 Eddie Russo 0 Dr. R.N. Sabourin
0 Johnny Boyd 0 Sumar/Chapman Root
0 Chuck Weyant 0 Federal Engineering
0 Al Keller 0 Sam Traylor Offy
0 Johnny Thomson 0 Peter Schmidt
0 Jimmy Daywalt 0 Sumar/Chapman Root
0 Ray Crawford 0 Ray Crawford
0 Russ Klar 0 Ray Brady
0 Leroy Warriner 0 Ansted Rotary
0 Ed Elisian 0 Westwood Gauge/Wales
0 Ernie Mccoy 0 LaVilla
0 Al Herman 0 T.W. & W.T. Martin
0 Bill Homeier 0 Travelon Trailer / Ernest Ruiz
0 Len Duncan 0 McNamara/Lee Elkins
0 Elmer George 0 Walmotor
0 Johnny Kay 0 Leitenberger
0 Bill Homeier 0 Merz Engineering
0 Walt Faulkner 0 Merz Engineering
0 George Tichenor 0 Hopkins/Motor Racers
0 Shorty Templeman 0 Central Excavating/Pete Salemi
0 Eddie Johnson 0 McNamara/Kalamazoo Sports
0 Manuel Ayulo 0 Peter Schmidt
0 Pat Flaherty 0 Dunn Engineering
0 Danny Kladis 0 Roy McKay
0 Duane Carter 0 J.C. Agajanian
0 Art Cross 0 Bardahl/Ed Walsh
0 Jimmy Bryan 0 Dean Van Lines
0 Jack Mcgrath 0 Jack Hinkle
0 Bill Vukovich 0 Lindsey Hopkins
0 Jimmy Reece 0 Emmett Malloy
0 Bob Sweikert 0 John Zink
0 Bob Christie 0 Dean Van Lines
0 Sam Hanks 0 Jones & Maley Cars
0 Johnnie Parsons 0 Ed Walsh
0 Spider Webb 0 Ed Walsh
0 Tony Bettenhausen 0 H.A. Chapman
0 Paul Russo 0 H.A. Chapman
0 Don Freeland 0 Bob Estes
0 Fred Agabashian 0 Federal Engineering
0 Jimmy Davies 0 Bardahl/Pat Clancy
0 Johnnie Parsons 0 Trio Brass Foundry / Anderson
0 Troy Ruttman 0 Novi Racing
0 Andy Linden 0 Joseph Massaglia
0 Paul Russo 0 Wolcott Fuel Injection
0 Cal Niday 0 D-A Lubricants Racing
0 Jerry Hoyt 0 Jim Robbins
0 Len Duncan 0 Ray Brady
0 Ed Elisian 0 Lutes Truck Parts
0 Rodger Ward 0 Aristo Blue/E.R. Casale

List of all cars for the 1955 Indianapolis 500 on the Indianapolis circuit

Kurtis Kraft 4000D

Offenhauser

Stevens D

Offenhauser

Pankratz D

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Watson ?? 1954

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 4000

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 2000D

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 500D

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Lesovsky D

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Silnes D

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Scopa D

Offenhauser

Schroeder D

Offenhauser

Kuzma ?? 1955

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Templeton D

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 4000D

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 500A

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 3000D

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Epperly Indy Roadster

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kuzma D

Offenhauser

Pawl D

Offenhauser

Ewing D

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kuzma D

Dodge V8

Kurtis Kraft 500B

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Trevis D

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Kurtis Kraft 500C

Offenhauser L4 4.5

Silnes-Sharman D

Offenhauser L4 4.5