1952 AAA Championship Car season

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1952 AAA Championship Car season
AAA National Championship Trail
Season
Races 12
Start date May 30
End date November 11
Awards
National champion United States Chuck Stevenson
Indianapolis 500 winner United States Troy Ruttman
Chronology
Previous season Next season
1951 1953

The 1952 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 12 races, beginning in Speedway, Indiana on May 30 and concluding in Phoenix, Arizona on November 11. There was also one non-championship event in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The AAA National Champion was Chuck Stevenson, and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Troy Ruttman. Johnny McDowell death at Milwaukee in the Rex Mays Classic qualifying. Joe James death in the San José 100 race.

Schedule and results[edit]


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 May 30 United States International 500 Mile SweepstakesA Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved United States Fred Agabashian United States Troy Ruttman
2 June 8 United States Rex Mays Classic Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt United States Jim Rigsby United States Mike Nazaruk
3 July 4 United States Raleigh 200 Southland Speedway Raleigh, North Carolina Paved United States Cliff Griffith United States Troy Ruttman
NC July 27 United States Indianapolis Sweepstakes Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Dirt United States Paul Russo United States Paul Russo
4 August 16 United States Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt United States Mike Nazaruk United States Bill Schindler
5 August 24 United States Milwaukee 200 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt United States Bob Sweikert United States Chuck Stevenson
6 August 30 United States Detroit 100 Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Detroit, Michigan Dirt United States Jimmy Reece United States Bill Vukovich
7 September 1 United States Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt United States Bill Schindler United States Chuck Stevenson
8 September 1 United States Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill United States Al RogersB United States George Hammond
9 September 6 United States Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt United States Jack McGrath United States Jack McGrath
10 September 28 United States Denver 100 Centennial Park Littleton, Colorado Dirt United States Bill Vukovich United States Bill Vukovich
11 November 2 United States San Jose 100 San Jose Speedway San Jose, California Dirt United States Jack McGrath United States Bobby Ball
12 November 11 United States Phoenix 100 Arizona State Fairgrounds Phoenix, Arizona Dirt United States Jack McGrath United States Johnnie Parsons
  Paved/Dirt Oval
  Road Course/Hill Climb
  Non-championship race
^A Indianapolis 500 was AAA-sanctioned and counted towards the FIA F1 World Drivers' Championship title.
^B No pole is awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, in this schedule on the pole is the driver who started first. No lap led was awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, however, a lap was awarded to the drivers that completed the climb.

Final points standings[edit]

Pos Driver INDY
United States
MIL1
United States
RAL
United States
SPR
United States
MIL2
United States
DET
United States
DQSF
United States
PIK
United States
SYR
United States
DNC
United States
SJS
United States
PHX
United States
Pts
1 United States Chuck Stevenson 18 6 6 5 1 3 1 7 2 7 6 1440
2 United States Troy Ruttman 1 DNQ 1 12 1410
3 United States Sam Hanks 3 DNQ 18 3 14 DNQ 2 12 4 5 2 1390
4 United States Duane Carter 4 3 DNQ 3 7 DNQ DNQ DNS 12 1250.4
5 United States Jack McGrath 11 13 2 2 15 4 5 1 6 4 16 1200
6 United States Jim Rathmann 2 10 4 DNQ DNQ 18 18 DNQ 1070
7 United States Paul Russo DNQ 2 5 DNQ 6 2 4 4 18 3 15 1060
8 United States Bobby Ball 32 11 DNQ 15 10 9 6 3 3 1 3 820
9 United States Jimmy Reece 7 5 DNQ 8 8 15 15 5 10 10 11 709.6
10 United States Henry Banks 19 DNQ 10 7 4 6 7 8 8 17 5 700
11 United States Bill Schindler 14 3 23 1 2 13 14 16 660
12 United States Bill Vukovich 17 DNQ 24 DNQ 1 3 14 1 14 8 590
13 United States Mike Nazaruk DNQ 1 19 18 16 17 DNQ 2 12 2 18 530
14 United States Art Cross 5 DNP 500
15 United States Jimmy Bryan 6 DNQ 9 14 440
16 United States Jim Rigsby 12 4 8 4 13 11 410
17 United States Joe James 13 DNQ 20 6 5 DNS 9 9 DNS 13 364
18 United States Johnny Parsons 10 DNQ 22 DNQ 16 1 350
19 United States Manuel Ayulo 20 8 15 16 12 10 8 15 9 12 4 320
20 United States Neal Carter DNQ DNQ 7 10 5 DNQ 7 310
21 United States Cliff Griffith 9 15 11 18 DNQ 11 DNQ DNP 260
22 United States George Connor 8 21 20 DNQ DNQ DNP 250
23 United States Rodger Ward 23 DNQ 9 DNQ 7 16 13 DNQ 18 9 240
24 United States George Hammond 1 200
25 United States Louis Unser 2 160
26 United States Bob Scott 29 9 13 11 DNQ 13 17 15 6 DNQ 160
27 United States Al Rogers 3 140
28 United States Andy Linden 33 14 16 DNQ DNQ 8 DNQ DNQ DNQ 15 7 129
29 United States Paul Kleinschmidt 4 120
30 United States Buzz Barton DNQ DNQ 17 19 DNQ DNQ DNQ 5 DNQ 13 100
31 United States Hugh Thomas 5 100
32 United States Walt Faulkner DNQ 18 17 13 DNQ 12 DNQ 11 8 10 87
33 United States Don Freeland 6 14 80
34 United States Shelby Hill 6 80
35 United States Fred Agabashian 27 9 80
36 United States Gene Hartley 28 7 DNQ 14 DNQ DNQ 60
37 United States Charles Bryant 7 60
38 United States Keith Andrews 8 DNQ 50
39 United States Frank Armi DNQ 10 DNS 17 11 50
40 United States Tommy Hinnershitz DNQ 9 40
41 United States Art McKee 9 40
42 United States Roy Prosser 18 10 30
43 United States Johnny Mauro DNQ 10 DNQ 30
44 United States Gene Force DNQ DNQ 14 DNQ 11 20
45 United States Ebe Yoder DNQ DNQ 11 DNQ DNQ 17 DNQ 20
46 United States Johnny Mantz 11 20
47 United States Bob Sweikert 26 12 DNQ DNQ 21 DNQ 12 DNS 20
48 United States Danny Oakes 12 13 20
49 United States Herb Bryers 12 10
- United States Malcolm Brazier 13 0
- United States Vic Carter DNQ 14 0
- United States Milton Mabe 14 0
- United States George Fonder 15 0
- United States Norman Robinson 15 0
- United States Eddie Johnson 16 17 DNQ 17 DNQ DNS 0
- United States Red Hamilton DNQ 16 DNQ 17 0
- Canada Allen Heath DNQ 16 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNS DNQ 0
- United States Chuck Weyant DNP DNQ 16 0
- United States Wayne Sankey 16 0
- United States Slim Roberts 17 0
- United States Walt Killinger 18 0
- United States Bob Finney 19 0
- United States Phil Shafer 20 0
- United States Johnny McDowell 21 DNQ 0
- United States Spider Webb 22 DNQ 0
- United States Eddie Russo DNQ 22 0
- United States Tony Bettenhausen 24 DNQ 0
- United States Duke Nalon 25 0
- United States Chet Miller 30 0
- Italy Alberto Ascari 31 0
- United States Jud Larson DNS DNQ 0
- United States Carl Scarborough DNS DNQ 0
- United States Foster Campbell DNQ DNS 0
- United States Joe Allspach DNS 0
- United States Frank Luptow DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Walt Geiss DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Frank Tillman DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Dempsey Wilson DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Ottis Stine DNP DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Johnny Boyd DNP DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Danny Kladis DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Bill Homeier DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Duke Dinsmore DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Carl Forberg DNQ DNQ 0
- United States George Tichenor DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Joe Barzda DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Cal Niday DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Johnny Tolan DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Don Daly DNQ DNP 0
- United States Bill Cantrell DNQ 0
- United States Jimmy Daywalt DNQ 0
- United States Dick Fraizer DNQ 0
- United States Potsy Goacher DNQ 0
- United States Perry Grimm DNQ 0
- United States Peter Hahn DNQ 0
- United States Jackie Holmes DNQ 0
- United States Jimmy Jackson DNQ 0
- United States Bayliss Levrett DNQ 0
- United States Puffy Puffer DNQ 0
- United States Doc Shanebrook DNQ 0
- United States Bill Taylor DNQ 0
- United States Leroy Warriner DNQ 0
- United States John Crone DNQ 0
- United States Gays Biro DNQ 0
- United States Pat O'Connor DNQ 0
- United States Bill Carlson DNQ 0
- United States Guy Fields DNQ 0
- United States Jimmy Good DNQ 0
- United States Joe Grayson DNQ 0
- United States George Polster DNQ 0
- United States Pete Pusede DNQ 0
- United States T. E. Russell DNQ 0
- United States Wayne Stowbridge DNQ 0
- United States Roy Bowe DNQ 0
- United States Don Olds DNQ 0
- Italy Giuseppe Farina Wth 0
- United States Bill Boyd DNP 0
- United States Johnny Fedricks DNP 0
- United States Albert Scully DNP 0
- United States George Armstrong DNP 0
Pos Driver INDY
United States
MIL1
United States
RAL
United States
SPR
United States
MIL2
United States
DET
United States
DQSF
United States
PIK
United States
SYR
United States
DNC
United States
SJS
United States
PHX
United States
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
(Ret)
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

Note: The points became the car, when not only one driver led the car, the relieved driver became small part of the points. Points for driver method: (the points for the finish place) / (number the lap when completed the car) * (number the lap when completed the driver)

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