1924 Indianapolis 500

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12th Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis 500
Sanctioning body AAA
Date May 30, 1924
Winner Lora Lawrence Corum & Joe Boyer (co-winners)
Winning Entrant Duesenberg
Average speed 98.234 mph (158.092 km/h)
Pole position Jimmy Murphy
Pole speed 108.037 mph (173.869 km/h)
Most laps led Earl Cooper (119)
Pre-race
Pace car Cole V8
Pace car driver Lew Pettijohn
Chronology
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1923 1925

The 12th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday, May 30, 1924.

Lora Lawrence Corum started the race in the #15 entry, and was relieved during the race by Joe Boyer. Boyer proceeded to drive the car to victory, and both drivers were credited as "co-winners" for the 1924 race.

Boyer led the first lap of the race in his original #9 entry. After Boyer got out of the car and took over the #15, the #9 entry continued in the race, taken over by Ernie Ansterburg, Corum, and later Thane Houser. Houser crashed the car after 176 laps, and Boyer's original car was credited with 18th place.

Time trials[edit]

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

Results[edit]

Finish Start No Name Qual Rank Laps Led Status
1 21 15 United States L. L. Corum (laps 1-111)
United States Joe Boyer (laps 112-200)
93.330 16 200 25 Running
2 6 8 United States Earl Cooper 103.900 6 200 119 Running
3 1 2 United States Jimmy Murphy (W) 108.030 1 200 56 Running
4 2 4 United States Harry Hartz 107.130 2 200 0 Running
5 4 3 United States Bennett Hill 104.840 4 200 0 Running
6 13 12 United States Peter DePaolo 99.280 13 200 0 Running
7 16 14 United States Fred Comer (R) 92.880 17 200 0 Running
8 15 6 Canada Ira Vail 96.400 15 200 0 Running
9 9 32 France Antoine Mourre (R) 99.490 9 200 0 Running
10 18 19 United States Bob McDonogh (R) 91.550 19 200 0 Running
11 7 18 United States Jules Ellingboe 102.600 7 200 0 Running
12 11 7 United States Jerry Wonderlich 99.360 11 200 0 Running
13 8 16 United States Cliff Durant 101.610 8 199 0 Out of gas
14 19 26 United States Bill Hunt (R) 85.040 21 191 0 Flagged
15 17 31 United States Ora Haibe 92.810 18 182 0 Flagged
16 20 28 United Kingdom Alfred Moss (R) 85.270 20 177 0 Flagged
17 22 27 United States Fred Harder (R) 82.770 22 177 0 Flagged
18 5 9 United States Joe Boyer 104.840 5 176 0 Crash T1
19 14 1 United States Eddie Hearne 99.230 14 151 0 Fuel line
20 12 21 United States Frank Elliott 99.310 12 149 0 Gas tank
21 3 5 United States Tommy Milton (W) 105.200 3 110 0 Gas tank
22 10 10 United States Ernie Ansterburg (R) 99.400 10 2 0 Crash T2
[1]

Race details[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indianapolis 500 1924". 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 - 1070-AM WIBC, May 14, 2004


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1923 Indianapolis 500
Tommy Milton
1924 Indianapolis 500
Lora L. Corum and Joe Boyer
1925 Indianapolis 500
Peter DePaolo
Preceded by
94.484 mph
(1922 Indianapolis 500)
Record for the fastest average speed
98.234
mph
Succeeded by
101.127 mph
(1925 Indianapolis 500)