1923 Indianapolis 500

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11th Indianapolis 500
Indy500winningcar1923.jpg
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis 500
Sanctioning body AAA
Date May 30, 1923
Winner Tommy Milton
Winning Entrant H.C.S. Motor Company
Average speed 90.954 mph (146.376 km/h)
Pole position Tommy Milton
Pole speed 108.170 mph (174.083 km/h)
Most laps led Tommy Milton (128)
Pre-race
Pace car Duesenberg
Pace car driver Fred Duesenberg
Chronology
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The 11th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday, May 30, 1923.

After winning previously in 1921, Tommy Milton became the first repeat winner of the Indianapolis 500. Howdy Wilcox (the 1919 winner) drove relief for Milton in laps 103-151. During the break, Milton had to have his hands bandaged due to blisters, and changed his shoes due to crimping of his toes.[1]

On lap 22, Tom Alley (driving Earl Cooper's entry) wrecked on the backstretch, going through the wall, and killed 16-year-old spectator Bert Shoup. Alley and two other spectators were injured.[2]

Time trials[edit]

Four-lap (10 mile) qualifying runs were utilized.

Results[edit]

Finish Start No Name Qual Rank Laps Led Status
1 1 1 United States Tommy Milton (W) 108.170 1 200 128 Running
2 2 7 United States Harry Hartz 103.700 3 200 6 Running
3 9 5 United States Jimmy Murphy (W) 104.050 2 200 11 Running
4 14 6 United States Eddie Hearne 97.300 9 200 0 Running
5 7 23 United States L. L. Corum 86.650 23 200 0 Running
6 16 31 United States Frank Elliott 93.250 12 200 0 Running
7 10 8 United States Cliff Durant 102.650 4 200 4 Running
8 20 15 Germany Max Sailer (R) 90.550 18 200 0 Running
9 22 19 France Prince Decystria (R) 88.900 21 200 0 Running
10 24 34 United States Wade Morton (R) 88.000 22 200 0 Running
11 15 16 Germany Christian Werner (R) 95.200 11 200 0 Running
12 6 18 Spain Pierre De Vizcaya (R) 90.300 19 166 0 Rod
13 21 28 United States Leon Duray 89.900 20 136 0 Rod
14 3 4 United Kingdom Dario Resta (W) 98.020 8 88 0 Differential
15 11 2 United States Ralph DePalma (W) 100.420 5 69 0 Head gasket
16 19 26 United States Harlan Fengler (R) 90.750 17 69 0 Gas tank
17 8 25 United States Howdy Wilcox (W) 81.000 24 60 51 Clutch
18 13 3 United States Joe Boyer 98.800 7 59 0 Differential
19 18 35 United States Bennett Hill 91.200 16 44 0 Crankshaft
20 5 27 United States Louis Zborowski (R) 91.800 15 41 0 Rod
21 12 29 United States Earl Cooper 99.400 6 21 0 Crash BS
22 23 22 Argentina Raúl Riganti (R) 95.300 10 19 0 Gas line
23 17 14 Germany Christian Lautenschlager (R) 93.200 13 14 0 Crash T1
24 4 21 Argentina Martín de Álzaga (R) 92.900 14 6 0 Rod
[3]

Race details[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Talk of Gasoline Alley" 1070 AM WIBC, May 15, 2002
  2. ^ "Thousands witness auto speeders race". The Ottawa Evening Citizen. May 31, 1923. 
  3. ^ "Indianapolis 500 1923". Ultimate Racing History. Archived from the original on 15 January 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Blazier, John E. and Rollings, Tom (1994). Forgotten Heroes of the Speedways: The Riding Mechanics. 
  5. ^ The Talk of Gasoline Alley - 1070-AM WIBC, May 14, 2004


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