1919 Indianapolis 500

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7th Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis 500
Sanctioning body AAA
Date May 31, 1919
Winner Howdy Wilcox
Winning Entrant I.M.S. Corp.
Average speed 88.050 mph (141.703 km/h)
Pole position René Thomas
Pole speed 104.780 mph (168.627 km/h)
Most laps led Howdy Wilcox (98)
Pre-race
Pace car Packard V12 (Twin Six)
Pace car driver Jesse G. Vincent
Chronology
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1916 1920

The 7th Liberty 500-Mile Sweepstakes was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 31, 1919.

After a two-year hiatus due to World War I, the Indianapolis 500 returned to competition in 1919. Howdy Wilcox wins, accompanied by riding mechanic Leo Banks.

Results[edit]

Finish Start No Name Qual Rank Laps Led Status
1 2 3 United States Howdy Wilcox 100.010 7 200 98 Running
2 8 14 United States Eddie Hearne 94.500 19 200 0 Running
3 22 6 France Jules Goux (W) 95.000 15 200 0 Running
4 3 32 France Albert Guyot 98.300 9 200 0 Running
5 28 26 United States Tom Alley 92.200 27 200 0 Running
6 4 4 Italy Ralph DePalma (W) 98.200 10 200 93 Running
7 12 7 United States Louis Chevrolet 103.100 2 200 9 Running
8 10 27 Canada Ira Vail (R) 94.100 22 200 0 Running
9 27 21 United States Denny Hickey (R) 92.500 26 200 0 Running
10 16 41 United States Gaston Chevrolet (R) 100.400 6 200 0 Running
11 1 31 France René Thomas (W) 104.700 1 200 0 Running
12 9 8 United States Earl Cooper 94.250 20 200 0 Running
13 29 23 United States Elmer T. Shannon (R) 91.700 28 200 0 Running
14 26 17 United States Ora Haibe 92.800 25 200 0 Running
15 32 37 France André Boillot (R) 89.500 32 195 0 Crash BS
16 21 48 United States Ray Howard (R) 95.000 16 130 0 Oil pressure
17 23 22 United States Wilbur D'Alene 94.200 21 120 0 Axle
18 25 15 United States Louis LeCocq (R) 92.900 24 96 0 Died in crash at T2
19 7 29 United States Art Klein 94.900 18 70 0 Oil line
20 11 19 United States Charles Kirkpatrick (R) 90.000 30 69 0 Rod
21 6 33 France Paul Bablot (R) 94.900 17 63 0 Crash
22 5 10 United States Eddie O'Donnell 97.300 13 60 0 Piston
23 24 12 Germany Kurt Hitke (R) 93.500 23 56 0 Rod bearing
24 20 1 United States Cliff Durant (R) 96.500 14 54 0 Steering
25 31 9 United States Tommy Milton (R) 89.900 31 50 0 Rod
26 13 34 France Louis Wagner (R) 101.700 3 44 0 Broken wheel
27 18 18 United States Arthur Thurman (R) 98.000 11 44 0 Died in crash at T3
28 30 43 United States Omar Toft (R) 91.500 29 44 0 Rod
29 15 2 United States Ralph Mulford 100.500 5 37 0 Driveshaft
30 33 36 United States J. J. McCoy (R) 86.500 33 36 0 Oil line
31 14 39 United States Joe Boyer (R) 100.900 4 30 0 Rear axle
32 17 5 United States William Wayne Brown (R) 99.800 8 14 0 Rod
33 19 28 United States Roscoe Sarles (R) 97.700 12 8 0 Rocker arm
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Race details[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indianapolis 500 1919". Ultimate Racing History. Archived from the original on 15 January 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Blazier, John E. and Rollings, Tom (1994). Forgotten Heroes of the Speedways: The Riding Mechanics. 
  3. ^ "The Talk of Gasoline Alley" - WIBC-AM, May 20, 2002
  4. ^ The Talk of Gasoline Alley - 1070-AM WIBC, May 14, 2004


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