Quick Answer: Who won the 1st Indy 500?

Who really won the first Indy 500?

Who came in second in the Indy 500?

Indy 500 results

Pos. Driver
1. Helio Castroneves
2. Alex Palou
3. Simon Pagenaud
4. Pato O’Ward

Who built the first Indy car?

The first Indy 500 was won by Ray Harroun and Cyrus Patschke. The first concrete ovals were introduced four years later, but Indianapolis remained its brick surface for a long time. In 1915, racing on wooden ‘board tracks’ was introduced, which later would be very popular.

Indy Car history: 1909 – 1955.

Jaar Coureur
1955 Bob Sweikert

Has anyone died at the Indy 500?

The following is a list of 73 individuals killed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: 42 drivers, one motorcyclist, 13 riding mechanics, and 17 others including a pit crew member, track personnel, and spectators.

List of fatalities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Name Dave MacDonald
Role Driver
Date of fatal incident May 30, 1964
Sanction USAC
Event Indianapolis 500

Who was the first female Indy 500 driver?

This year’s Indianapolis 500 will feature Swiss driver Simona de Silvestro, one of only nine women to race in one of the most storied races in the world. The first woman to compete in the race was Janet Guthrie, who made history in 1977.

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What years did the Indy 500 not run?

In total, the Indianapolis 500 was not held from 1942 to 1945. This was the second instance in which the Indianapolis Motor Speedway suspended the annual running of the Indianapolis 500. During World War I the Speedway management voluntarily suspended competition in 1917–1918.

Where was Ray Harroun from?

World of auto racing