Carl Scarborough (born July 3, 1914 in Benton, Illinois - died May 30, 1953 in Speedway, Indiana) was an American racing driver who contested two Indianapolis 500 races in 1951 and 1953. In the first of these, Scarborough retired with a broken axle having set the 4th best time in qualifying.

In the 1953 event, several drivers had to be relieved by a substitute during the race, due to very high temperatures on raceday. Among these was Scarborough who was suffering severe heat exhaustion and a body temperature of 104°F (40°C). After being relieved by Bob Scott, Scarborough was taken to the in-field medical center where he died. The car was later brought home by Scott in 12th.

The death of Scarborough was the second fatality of the event, after Indy veteran, Chet Miller, was killed in an accident in a pre-race practice session.

Formula One CareerEdit

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Team WDC Points WDC Pos.
1951 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC
1953 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 0 NC

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 2
Starts 2
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 169
Distance Raced 679.887 km (422 mi)
Races Led 0

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pts Pos
1951 Flag of Switzerland 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of Spain 1945 1977 0 NC
1952: Did not compete
1953 Flag of Argentina 48-star U S flag Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of Italy 0 NC

Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
ItalicsScored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols


  1. Shared drive
  2. Driver died during race
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