FANDOM




BackgroundEdit

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1959 Indianapolis 500 are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Ave. Speed
1 3 United States Johnny Thomson Lesovsky-Offenhauser 4:06.73 145.908 mi/h
2 44 United States Eddie Sachs Kuzma-Offenhauser 4:07.55 145.425 mi/h
3 16 United States Jim Rathmann Watson-Offenhauser 4:09.25 144.433 mi/h
4 73 United States Dick Rathmann Watson-Offenhauser 4:09.57 144.248 mi/h
5 48 United States Bobby Grim (R) Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4:09.61 144.225 mi/h
6 5 United States Rodger Ward Watson-Offenhauser 4:09.94 144.035 mi/h
7 74 United States Bob Veith Moore-Offenhauser 4:09.96 144.023 mi/h
8 19 United States Eddie Johnson Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4:10.00 144.000 mi/h
9 88 United States Gene Hartley Kuzma-Offenhauser 4:10.74 143.575 mi/h
10 9 United States Don Branson (R) Phillips-Offenhauser 4:11.20 143.312 mi/h
11 33 United States Johnny Boyd Epperly-Offenhauser 4:12.08 142.812 mi/h
12 37 United States Duane Carter Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4:12.11 142.795 mi/h
13 66 United States Jimmy Daywalt Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4:08.82 144.683 mi/h
14 24 United States Jack Turner Christensen-Offenhauser 4:10.91 143.478 mi/h
15 1 United States Tony Bettenhausen Epperly-Offenhauser 4:12.24 142.721 mi/h
16 99 United States Paul Goldsmith Epperly-Offenhauser 4:12.33 142.670 mi/h
17 10 United States A. J. Foyt Kuzma-Offenhauser 4:12.37 142.648 mi/h
18 64 United States Pat Flaherty (W) Watson-Offenhauser 4:12.81 142.399 mi/h
19 7 United States Jud Larson Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4:12.99 142.298 mi/h
20 6 United States Jimmy Bryan (W) Epperly-Offenhauser 4:13.31 142.118 mi/h
21 71 United States Chuck Arnold (R) Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4:13.31 142.118 mi/h
22 8 United States Len Sutton Lesovsky-Offenhauser 4:13.33 142.107 mi/h
23 89 United States Al Herman Dunn-Offenhauser 4:13.63 141.939 mi/h
24 65 United States Bob Christie Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4:11.32 143.244 mi/h
25 15 United States Don Freeland Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4:11.65 143.056 mi/h
26 87 United States Red Amick (R) Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4:11.88 142.925 mi/h
27 45 United States Paul Russo Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4:12.84 142.383 mi/h
28 57 United States Al Keller Kuzma-Offenhauser 4:13.42 142.057 mi/h
29 47 United States Chuck Weyant Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4:13.61 141.950 mi/h
30 53 United States Bill Cheesbourg Kuzma-Offenhauser 4:13.90 141.788 mi/h
31 77 United States Mike Magill Sutton-Offenhauser 4:14.45 141.482 mi/h
32 49 United States Ray Crawford Elder-Offenhauser 4:14.69 141.348 mi/h
33 58 United States Jim McWithey (R) Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 4:14.93 141.215 mi/h
  • (R) represents as race rookies.
  • (W) represents as previous winners.

GridEdit

Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver
______________
1 ______________
Johnny Thomson 2 ______________
Eddie Sachs 3
Jim Rathmann
______________
4 ______________
Dick Rathmann 5 ______________
Bobby Grim 6
Rodger Ward
______________
7 ______________
Bob Veith 8 ______________
Eddie Johnson 9
Gene Hartley
______________
10 ______________
Don Branson 11 ______________
Johnny Boyd 12
Duane Carter
______________
13 ______________
Jimmy Daywalt 14 ______________
Jack Turner 15
Tony Bettenhausen
______________
16 ______________
Paul Goldsmith 17 ______________
A. J. Foyt 18
Pat Flaherty
______________
19 ______________
Jud Larsen 20 ______________
Jimmy Bryan 21
Chuck Arnold
______________
22 ______________
Len Sutton 23 ______________
Al Herman 24
Bob Christie
______________
25 ______________
Don Freeland 26 ______________
Red Amick 27
Paul Russo
______________
28 ______________
Al Keller 29 ______________
Chuck Weyant 30
Bill Cheesbourg
______________
31 ______________
Mike Magill 32 ______________
Ray Crawford 33
Jim McWithey

Non-QualifiersEdit

The full list of non-qualifiers for the 1959 Indianapolis 500 are outlined below:

No. Driver Team
39 United States Rex Easton (R) Lesovsky-Offenhauser
45 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser
72 United States Russ Congdon (R) Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser
51 United States Bob Cortner (R) Cornis-Offenhauser
98 United States Chuck Daigh (R) Kuzma-Offenhauser
53 United States Jimmy Davies Kuzma-Offenhauser
54 United States Don Edmunds Kuzma-Offenhauser
57 Kuzma-Offenhauser
76 Epperly-Offenhauser
92 United States Jack Ensley (R) Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser
  • (R) represents as race rookies.
  • (W) represents as previous winners.

RaceEdit

ClassificationEdit

(W) = Previous winner of the race
(R) = Race rookie

Pos Grid No Driver Constructor Laps Led Time/Retired Points
1 6 5 United States Rodger Ward Watson-Offenhauser 200 130 3:40:49.20 8
2 3 16 United States Jim Rathmann Watson-Offenhauser 200 19 +23.28 6
3 1 3 United States Johnny Thomson Lesovsky-Offenhauser 200 40 +50.64 5
4 15 1 United States Tony Bettenhausen Epperly-Offenhauser 200 0 +1:47.09 3
5 16 99 United States Paul Goldsmith Epperly-Offenhauser 200 0 +2:06.44 2
6 11 33 United States Johnny Boyd Epperly-Offenhauser 200 0 +3:16.98  
7 12 37 United States Duane Carter Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 200 0 +4:09.92  
8 8 19 United States Eddie Johnson Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 200 0 +4:10.53  
9 27 45 United States Paul Russo Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 200 0 +4:11.04  
10 17 10 United States A. J. Foyt Kuzma-Offenhauser 200 0 +4:14.48  
11 9 88 United States Gene Hartley Kuzma-Offenhauser 200 0 +5:42.48  
12 7 74 United States Bob Veith Moore-Offenhauser 200 0 +6:09.73  
13 23 89 United States Al Herman Dunn-Offenhauser 200 0 +6:40.40  
14 13 66 United States Jimmy Daywalt Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 200 0 +6:41.54  
15 21 71 United States Chuck Arnold (R) Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 200 0 +8:19.86  
16 33 58 United States Jim McWithey (R) Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 200 0 +11:41.69  
17 2 44 United States Eddie Sachs Kuzma-Offenhauser 182 0 Spun Off  
18 28 57 United States Al Keller Kuzma-Offenhauser 163 0 Engine  
19 18 64 United States Pat Flaherty (W) Watson-Offenhauser 162 11 Accident  
20 4 73 United States Dick Rathmann Watson-Offenhauser 150 0 Fire  
21 30 53 United States Bill Cheesbourg Kuzma-Offenhauser 147 0 Electrics  
22 25 15 United States Don Freeland Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 136 0 Electrics  
23 32 49 United States Ray Crawford Elder-Offenhauser 115 0 Accident  
24 10 9 United States Don Branson (R) Phillips-Offenhauser 112 0 Suspension  
25 24 65 United States Bob Christie Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 109 0 Engine  
26 5 48 United States Bobby Grim (R) Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 85 0 Electrics  
27 14 24 United States Jack Turner Christensen-Offenhauser 47 0 Fuel leak  
28 29 47 United States Chuck Weyant Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 45 0 Accident  
29 19 7 United States Jud Larson Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 45 0 Accident  
30 31 77 United States Mike Magill Sutton-Offenhauser 45 0 Accident  
31 26 87 United States Red Amick (R) Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 45 0 Accident  
32 22 8 United States Len Sutton Lesovsky-Offenhauser 34 0 Accident  
33 20 6 United States Jimmy Bryan (W) Epperly-Offenhauser 1 0 Engine  

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

V T E United States Indianapolis 500
Circuit Indianapolis Motor Speedway
IMS oval
Races 1911 • 1912 • 1913 • 1914 • 1915 • 1916 • 1919 • 1920 • 1921 • 1922 • 1923 • 1924 • 1925 • 1926 • 1927 • 1928 • 1929 • 1930 • 1931–1949 • 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1954 • 1955 • 1956 • 1957 • 1958 • 1959 • 1960 • 1961–2019
V T E 1959 Formula One Season
Constructors Aston Martin • Behra-Porsche • BRM • Cooper • Connaught • Ferrari • JBW • Kurtis Kraft • Lotus • Maserati • Porsche • Tec-Mec • Vanwall
Engines Alta • Aston Martin • Borgward • BRM • Climax • Ferrari • Maserati • Offenhauser • OSCA • Porsche • Vanwall
Drivers Allison • Ashdown • Behra • Bianchi • Blanchard • Bonnier • Brabham • Bristow • Brooks • Bueb • Burgess • Cabianca • Cabral • Cade • de Changy • Constantine • Davis • de Filippis • Fairman • Flockhart • Fontes Bayardo • Gendebien • Godin de Beaufort • Greene • Gregory • Gurney • Halford • Herrmann • G. Hill • P. Hill • Ireland • Lovely • Lucienbonnet • McLaren • B. Moss • S. Moss • Naylor • d'Orey • Parkes • T. Parnell • Piper • Said • Salvadori • Scarlatti • Schell • Shelby • Stacey • D. Taylor • H. Taylor • M. Taylor • T. Taylor • Testut • de Tomaso • Trintignant • von Trips
Tyres Avon • Dunlop • Firestone
Races Monaco • Indianapolis • Netherlands • France • Britain • Germany • Portugal • Italy • United States
See also 1958 Formula One Season • 1960 Formula One Season • Category
v·d·e Nominate this page for Featured Article
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.