1914 Indianapolis 500

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4th Indianapolis 500
Indy500winningcar1914.JPG
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis 500
Sanctioning body AAA
Date May 30, 1914
Winner René Thomas
Winning Entrant Delage
Average speed 82.474 mph (132.729 km/h)
Pole position Jean Chassagne
Pole speed Grid set by blind draw
Most laps led René Thomas (102)
Pre-race
Pace car Stoddard-Dayton
Pace car driver Carl G. Fisher
Chronology
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1913 1915

The 4th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 30, 1914.

René Thomas was the race winner, accompanied by riding mechanic Robert Laly.

Box score[edit]

Finish Start No Name Qual Rank Laps Led Status
1 15 16 France René Thomas (R)[1] 94.540 4 200 102 Running
2 10 14 Belgium Arthur Duray (R) 90.000 13 200 77 Running
3 11 10 France Albert Guyot 89.150 16 200 9 Running
4 19 6 France Jules Goux (W) 98.130 2 200 1 Running
5 30 3 United States Barney Oldfield (R) 87.250 24 200 0 Running
6 7 9 Belgium Josef Christiaens (R) 91.210 9 200 9 Running
7 26 27 United States Harry Grant 86.460 29 200 0 Running
8 27 5 United States Charles Keene (R) 86.870 27 200 0 Running
9 5 25 United States Billy Carlson (R) 93.360 6 200 0 Running
10 23 42 United States Eddie Rickenbacker 88.140 19 200 0 Running
11 6 23 United States Ralph Mulford 88.210 18 200 0 Running
12 28 43 United States Willie Haupt 89.390 15 200 0 Running
13 12 31 United States Billy Knipper 89.570 14 200 0 Running
14 29 7 France Georges Boillot (R) 99.860 1 141 0 Broken frame
15 18 34 France Ernst Friedrich (R) 87.730 22 134 0 Drive pinion
16 24 1 United States Louis Disbrow 86.790 28 128 0 Rod
17 25 19 United States Spencer Wishart 92.690 8 122 0 Camshaft
18 14 2 United States Earl Cooper (R) 88.020 20 118 0 Broken wheel
19 9 21 United States Caleb Bragg 92.970 7 117 1 Camshaft
20 8 15 United States Art Klein (R) 86.870 26 87 0 Valve
21 4 38 United States William Chandler (R) 87.540 23 69 0 Rod
22 3 4 United States Howdy Wilcox 90.760 10 67 1 Valve
23 13 13 United States George Mason (R) 87.100 25 66 0 Piston
24 22 17 United States Bob Burman 90.410 12 47 0 Rod
25 17 26 United States Joe Dawson (W) 93.550 5 45 0 Crash BS
26 16 24 Norway Gil Andersen 90.490 11 42 0 Cylinder bolts
27 20 49 United States Ray Gilhooley (R) 84.200 30 41 0 Crash BS
28 2 8 United States Teddy Tetzlaff 96.360 3 33 0 Rocker arm
29 1 12 France Jean Chassagne (R) 88.310 17 20 0 Crash T4
30 21 48 United States S. F. Brock (R) 87.830 21 5 0 Camshaft
[2]

Race details[edit]

For 1914, riding mechanics were required.[3]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rene Thomas, 1914 Indianapolis Winner, Is Dead. French Racing Driver Who Set Record of 82.4 M.P.H. With a Delage Was 89". New York Times. September 25, 1975. Retrieved 2012-10-02. Rene Thomas, the French racing driver who won the Indianapolis 500 in 1914, died here yesterday. He was 89 years old. 
  2. ^ "Indianapolis 500 1914". Ultimate Racing History. Archived from the original on 15 January 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Blazier, John E. and Rollings, Tom (1994). Forgotten Heroes of the Speedways: The Riding Mechanics. 

External links[edit]

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Preceded by
78.719 mph
(1912 Indianapolis 500)
Record for the fastest average speed
82.474
mph
Succeeded by
89.840 mph
(1915 Indianapolis 500)