Indianapolis Motor Speedway race results

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Race results from the automobile and motorcycle races contested at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. Races have been held on six different track configurations:

Oval (1909–present): 2.500 miles; 4 turns; counter-clockwise.
Automobile Road Course (2000-2007): 2.605 miles; 13 turns; clockwise.
Motorcycle Road Course (2008–2013): 2.621 miles; 16 turns; counter-clockwise.
Automobile Road Course (2009–2013): 2.534 miles; 13 turns; clockwise.
Automobile Road Course (2014–present): 2.439 miles; 14 turns; clockwise.
Motorcycle Road Course (2014–present): 2.591 miles; 16 turns; counter-clockwise.

Contents

Automobile Races - Oval[edit]

Prest-O-Lite Trophy; Wheeler-Schebler Trophy; Other Early Automobile Races (1909–1910)[edit]

On four race weekends in 1909 and 1910, a total of 82 automobile races were held, with lengths varying between 5 and 250 miles. Of these, 17 were of distance of 20 miles or more.[1] None of the short races served as a qualifying race, or "heat" race, for the longer events. Each race stood on its own, and awarded its own trophy. All 82 races were sanctioned by the American Automobile Association (AAA). The 1909 races took place on the original crushed stone and tar surface. As the weekend progressed, the track surface began breaking up badly, and the final race of the weekend, scheduled for a 300-mile length, was shortened to 235 miles. The next scheduled weekend of auto races, planned for early October, was canceled so the track could be repaved. The track was paved in brick during the fall of 1909. Over two days in December, several automobile and motorcycle racers conducted speed exhibitions, in extremely cold temperatures. No races had been planned for that event. The next races were run over three holiday weekends in 1910.

August 1909 Meet Results      
Date Race Name Winning Driver Car Race Distance Class
Miles Laps
Aug 19 Unnamed (1st race held this date) Austria-Hungary Louis Schwitzer Stoddard-Dayton 5 2 Stock 161-230 cu in
Aug 19 Unnamed (2nd race held this date) Switzerland Louis Chevrolet Buick 10 4 Stock 231-300 cu in
Aug 19 Unnamed (3rd race held this date) Canada Wilfred Bourque Knox 5 2 Stock 301-450 cu in
Aug 19 Unnamed (4th race held this date) United States Ray Harroun Marmon 10 4 Handicap
Aug 19 Prest-O-Lite Trophy United States Bob Burman Buick 250 100 Stock 301-450 cu in
Aug 20 Unnamed (1st race held this date) United States Lewis Strang Buick 5 2 Stock 231-300 cu in
Aug 20 Unnamed (2nd race held this date) United States Charlie Merz National 10 4 Stock 301-450 cu in
Aug 20 Unnamed (3rd race held this date) United States Johnny Aitken National 10 4 Stock < 601 cu in
Aug 20 Unnamed (4th race held this date) United States Carl Wright Stoddard-Dayton 50 20 161-230 cu in
Aug 20 Ford Trophy United States Len Zengel Chadwick 10 4 Free for all
Aug 20 Unnamed (6th race held this date) United States Johnny Aitken National 5 2 Handicap
Aug 20 G & J Trophy United States Lewis Strang Buick 100 40 Stock 231-300 cu in
Aug 21 Unnamed (1st race held this date) United States Tom Kincaid National 15 6 Handicap
Aug 21 Unnamed (2nd race held this date) United States Eddie Hearne Fiat 10 4 Amateur
Aug 21 Remy Grand Brassard United States Barney Oldfield Benz 25 10 Free for all
Aug 21 Wheeler-Schebler Trophy United States Leigh Lynch Jackson 235 94 Stock < 601 cu in
May 1910: Memorial Day Weekend Results      
Date Race Name Winning Driver Car Race Distance Class
Miles Laps
May 27 Unnamed (1st race held this date) Switzerland Louis Chevrolet Buick 5 2 Stock 161-230 cu in
May 27 Unnamed (2nd race held this date) United States Ray Harroun Marmon 10 4 Stock 231-300 cu in
May 27 Unnamed (3rd race held this date) United States Tom Kincaid National 5 2 Stock 301-450 cu in
May 27 Unnamed (4th race held this date) United States Johnny Aitken National 10 4 Stock 451-600 cu in
May 27 Unnamed (5th race held this date) United States Arthur Greiner National 5 2 Handicap
May 27 Unnamed (6th race held this date) United States Arthur Greiner National 5 2 Amateur
May 27 Speedway Helmet United States Bob Burman Buick 5 2 Free for all
May 27 Prest-O-Lite Trophy United States Tom Kincaid National 100 40 Stock 301-450 cu in
May 28 Unnamed (1st race held this date) United States Johnny Aitken National 10 4 Stock 301-450 cu in
May 28 Unnamed (2nd race held this date) United States Barney Oldfield Knox 5 2 Stock 451-600 cu in
May 28 Unnamed (3rd race held this date) United States Howdy Wilcox National 10 4 Handicap
May 28 Wheeler-Schebler Trophy United States Ray Harroun Marmon 200 80 Stock < 601 cu in
May 30 Unnamed (1st race held this date) United States Caleb Bragg Fiat 10 4 Free for all
May 30 Unnamed (2nd race held this date) Switzerland Louis Chevrolet Buick 10 4 Stock 161-230 cu in
May 30 Unnamed (3rd race held this date) United States Joe Dawson Marmon 5 2 Stock 231-300 cu in
May 30 Unnamed (4th race held this date) United States Caleb Bragg Fiat 5 2 Free for all
May 30 Unnamed (5th race held this date) United States Ray Harroun Marmon 10 4 Stock 231-300 cu in
May 30 Unnamed (6th race held this date) United States Barney Oldfield Knox 5 2 Stock 451-600 cu in
May 30 Unnamed (7th race held this date) United States Johnny Aitken National 5 2 Stock 301-450 cu in
May 30 Unnamed (8th race held this date) Jack Reed Stoddard-Dayton 5 2 Handicap
May 30 Unnamed (9th race held this date) United States Barney Oldfield Knox 10 4 Stock 451-600 cu in
May 30 Unnamed (10th race held this date) United States Johnny Aitken National 10 4 Stock 301-450 cu in
May 30 Unnamed (11th race held this date) United States Caleb Bragg Fiat 10 4 Free for all
May 30 Remy Grand Brassard United States Ray Harroun Marmon 50 20 Stock 231-300 cu in
July 1910: Independence Day Weekend Results      
Date Race Name Winning Driver Car Race Distance Class
Miles Laps
July 1 Unnamed (1st race held this date) United States Mortimer Roberts Herreshoff 5 2 Stock < 161 cu in
July 1 Unnamed (2nd race held this date) Switzerland Louis Chevrolet Buick 5 2 Stock 161-230 cu in
July 1 Unnamed (3rd race held this date) United States Joe Dawson [a] Marmon 10 4 Stock 231-300 cu in
July 1 Unnamed (4th race held this date) United States Johnny Aitken [b] National 15 6 Stock 301-450 cu in
July 1 Unnamed (5th race held this date) United States Harry Grant ALCO 10 4 Stock 451-600 cu in
July 1 Unnamed (6th race held this date) N. J. Sutcliffe Maytag 10 4 Handicap
July 1 Unnamed (7th race held this date) United States Arthur Greiner National 5 2 Amateur
July 1 Speedway Helmet United States Eddie Hearne Benz 10 4 Free for all
July 1 G & J Trophy United States Billy Pearce [c] FAL 50 20 Stock 231-300 cu in
July 2 Unnamed (1st race held this date) United States Mortimer Roberts Herreshoff 10 4 Stock < 161 cu in
July 2 Unnamed (2nd race held this date) Switzerland Louis Chevrolet Buick 10 4 Stock 161-230 cu in
July 2 Unnamed (3rd race held this date) United States Joe Dawson [d] Marmon 5 2 Stock 231-300 cu in
July 2 Unnamed (4th race held this date) United States Johnny Aitken [e] National 10 4 Stock 301-450 cu in
July 2 Unnamed (5th race held this date) United States Harry Grant ALCO 20 8 Stock 451-600 cu in
July 2 Unnamed (6th race held this date) United States George Robertson Simplex 10 4 Handicap
July 2 Unnamed (7th race held this date) United States Arthur Greiner National 10 4 Amateur
July 2 Unnamed (8th race held this date) United States Johnny Aitken National 5 2 Free for all
July 2 Remy Grand Brassard United States Joe Dawson [a] Marmon 100 40 Stock 301-450 cu in
July 4 Unnamed (1st race held this date) Switzerland Louis Chevrolet Buick 10 4 Stock 161-230 cu in
July 4 Unnamed (2nd race held this date) United States Mortimer Roberts Herreshoff 5 2 Stock < 161 cu in
July 4 Unnamed (3rd race held this date) United States Louis Heineman FAL 5 2 Stock 231-300 cu in
July 4 Cobe Trophy United States Joe Dawson Marmon 200 80 Stock < 601 cu in
July 4 Unnamed (5th race held this date) United States Arthur Greiner [f] National 5 2 Amateur
July 4 Unnamed (6th race held this date) United States Eddie Hearne Benz 20 8 Free for all
Notes:      
[a] Joe Dawson was awarded this victory in late July, after the original first-place finisher (Bob Burman) was disqualified.
[b] Johnny Aitken was awarded this victory in late July, after the original first-place finisher (Bob Burman) was disqualified.
[c] Billy Pearce was awarded this victory in late July, after the original first-place finisher (Bob Burman) and second place
finisher (Louis Chevrolet) were disqualified.
[d] Joe Dawson was awarded this victory in late July, after the original first-place finisher (Louis Chevrolet) and second place
finisher (Bob Burman) were disqualified.
[e] Johnny Aitken was awarded this victory in late July, after the original first-place finisher (Louis Chevrolet) was disqualified.
[f] Arthur Greiner was awarded this victory in late July, after the original first-place finisher (Spencer Wishart) was disqualified.
September 1910: Labor Day Weekend Results      
Date Race Name Winning Driver Car Race Distance Class
Miles Laps
Sept 3 Unnamed (1st race held this date) United States Louis Edmunds Cole 5 2 Stock 161-230 cu in
Sept 3 Unnamed (2nd race held this date) United States Ray Harroun Marmon 5 2 Stock 231-300 cu in
Sept 3 Unnamed (3rd race held this date) United States Johnny Aitken National 5 2 Stock 301-450 cu in
Sept 3 Unnamed (4th race held this date) United States Howdy Wilcox National 5 2 Stock 451-600 cu in
Sept 3 Speedway Helmet United States Eddie Hearne Benz 10 4 Free for all
Sept 3 Unnamed (6th race held this date) Walter Emmons Herreshoff 5 2 Stock < 161 cu in
Sept 3 Unnamed (7th race held this date) United States Eddie Hearne Benz 100 40 Free for all
Sept 3 Unnamed (8th race held this date) United States Louis Edmunds Cole 5 2 Handicap
Sept 3 Remy Grand Brassard United States Howdy Wilcox National 100 40 Stock < 451 cu in
Sept 5 Unnamed (1st race held this date) Walter Emmons Herreshoff 5 2 Stock < 161 cu in
Sept 5 Unnamed (2nd race held this date) Italy Ralph DePalma Fiat 10 4 Free for all
Sept 5 Unnamed (3rd race held this date) United States Lee Frayer Firestone-Columbus 5 2 Stock 161-230 cu in
Sept 5 Unnamed (4th race held this date) United States Ray Harroun Marmon 5 2 Stock 231-300 cu in
Sept 5 Unnamed (5th race held this date) United States Johnny Aitken National 5 2 Stock 301-450 cu in
Sept 5 Unnamed (6th race held this date) United States Howdy Wilcox National 5 2 Stock 451-600 cu in
Sept 5 Unnamed (7th race held this date) United States W.J. Barndollar McFarlan 5 2 Handicap
Sept 5 Unnamed (8th race held this date) United States Eddie Hearne Benz 50 20 Free for all
Sept 5 Unnamed (9th race held this date) United States Johnny Aitken National 200 80 Stock < 601 cu in

Indianapolis 500 (since 1911)[edit]

The Indianapolis 500, introduced as the International 500-Mile Sweepstakes in 1911, has been held on Memorial Day, or the Memorial Day weekend, every year since (excluding six years during the World Wars). The race has been sanctioned by the American Automobile Association (AAA) from 1911 to 1955, by the United States Automobile Club (USAC) from 1956 to 1997, and by the Indy Racing League (IRL) from 1998 to the present.

Indianapolis 500 Results
Year Date Race Name Winning Driver Car Race Distance Report
Miles Laps
1911 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Ray Harroun Marmon 500 200 Report
1912 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Joe Dawson National 500 200 Report
1913 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes France Jules Goux Peugeot 500 200 Report
1914 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes France René Thomas Delage 500 200 Report
1915 May 31 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Italy Ralph DePalma Mercedes 500 200 Report
1916 May 30 International Sweepstakes United Kingdom Dario Resta Peugeot 300 120 Report
1919 May 30 Liberty Sweepstakes United States Howdy Wilcox Peugeot 500 200 Report
1920 May 31 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Gaston Chevrolet Frontenac 500 200 Report
1921 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Tommy Milton Frontenac 500 200 Report
1922 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Jimmy Murphy Duesenberg / Miller 500 200 Report
1923 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Tommy Milton Miller 500 200 Report
1924 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Lora L. Corum
United States Joe Boyer
Duesenberg 500 200 Report
1925 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Peter DePaolo Duesenberg 500 200 Report
1926 May 31 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Frank Lockhart Miller 400 160 Report
1927 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States George Souders Duesenberg 500 200 Report
1928 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Louis Meyer Miller 500 200 Report
1929 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Ray Keech Miller 500 200 Report
1930 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Billy Arnold Summers / Miller 500 200 Report
1931 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Louis Schneider Stevens / Miller 500 200 Report
1932 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Fred Frame Wetteroth / Miller 500 200 Report
1933 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Louis Meyer Miller 500 200 Report
1934 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Bill Cummings Miller 500 200 Report
1935 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Kelly Petillo Wetteroth / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1936 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Louis Meyer Stevens / Miller 500 200 Report
1937 May 31 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Wilbur Shaw Shaw / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1938 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Floyd Roberts Wetteroth / Miller 500 200 Report
1939 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Wilbur Shaw Maserati 500 200 Report
1940 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Wilbur Shaw Maserati 500 200 Report
1941 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Floyd Davis
United States Mauri Rose
Wetteroth / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1946 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States George Robson Adams / Sparks 500 200 Report
1947 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Mauri Rose Deidt / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1948 May 31 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Mauri Rose Deidt / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1949 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Bill Holland Deidt / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1950 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Johnnie Parsons Kurtis Kraft / Offenhauser 345 138 Report
1951 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Lee Wallard Kurtis Kraft / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1952 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Troy Ruttman Kuzma / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1953 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Bill Vukovich Kurtis Kraft / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1954 May 31 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Bill Vukovich Kurtis Kraft / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1955 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Bob Sweikert Kurtis Kraft / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1956 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Pat Flaherty Watson / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1957 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Sam Hanks Epperly / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1958 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Jimmy Bryan Epperly / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1959 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Rodger Ward Watson / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1960 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Jim Rathmann Watson / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1961 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States A.J. Foyt Trevis / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1962 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Rodger Ward Watson / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1963 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Parnelli Jones Watson / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1964 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States A.J. Foyt Watson / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1965 May 31 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus / Ford 500 200 Report
1966 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United Kingdom Graham Hill Lola / Ford 500 200 Report
1967 May 30–31 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States A.J. Foyt Coyote / Ford 500 200 Report
1968 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Bobby Unser Eagle / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1969 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Mario Andretti Hawk / Ford 500 200 Report
1970 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Al Unser Colt / Ford 500 200 Report
1971 May 29 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Al Unser Colt / Ford 500 200 Report
1972 May 27 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Mark Donohue McLaren / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1973 May 28-29-30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Gordon Johncock Eagle / Offenhauser 332.5 133 Report
1974 May 26 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Johnny Rutherford McLaren / Offenhauser 500 200 Report
1975 May 25 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Bobby Unser Eagle / Offenhauser 435 174 Report
1976 May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Johnny Rutherford McLaren / Offenhauser 255 102 Report
1977 May 29 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States A.J. Foyt Coyote / Foyt 500 200 Report
1978 May 28 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Al Unser Lola / Cosworth 500 200 Report
1979 May 27 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Rick Mears Penske / Cosworth 500 200 Report
1980 May 25 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes United States Johnny Rutherford Chaparral / Cosworth 500 200 Report
1981 May 24 Indianapolis 500 United States Bobby Unser Penske / Cosworth 500 200 Report
1982 May 30 Indianapolis 500 United States Gordon Johncock Wildcat / Cosworth 500 200 Report
1983 May 29 Indianapolis 500 United States Tom Sneva March / Cosworth 500 200 Report
1984 May 27 Indianapolis 500 United States Rick Mears March / Cosworth 500 200 Report
1985 May 26 Indianapolis 500 United States Danny Sullivan March / Cosworth 500 200 Report
1986 May 31 Indianapolis 500 United States Bobby Rahal March / Cosworth 500 200 Report
1987 May 24 Indianapolis 500 United States Al Unser March / Cosworth 500 200 Report
1988 May 29 Indianapolis 500 United States Rick Mears Penske / Chevrolet 500 200 Report
1989 May 28 Indianapolis 500 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Penske / Chevrolet 500 200 Report
1990 May 27 Indianapolis 500 Netherlands Arie Luyendyk Lola / Chevrolet 500 200 Report
1991 May 26 Indianapolis 500 United States Rick Mears Penske / Chevrolet 500 200 Report
1992 May 24 Indianapolis 500 United States Al Unser, Jr. Galmer / Chevrolet 500 200 Report
1993 May 30 Indianapolis 500 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Penske / Chevrolet 500 200 Report
1994 May 29 Indianapolis 500 United States Al Unser, Jr. Penske / Mercedes-Benz 500 200 Report
1995 May 28 Indianapolis 500 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Reynard / Ford Cosworth 500 200 Report
1996 May 26 Indianapolis 500 United States Buddy Lazier Reynard / Ford Cosworth 500 200 Report
1997 May 26–27 Indianapolis 500 Netherlands Arie Luyendyk G Force / Oldsmobile 500 200 Report
1998 May 24 Indianapolis 500 United States Eddie Cheever, Jr. Dallara / Oldsmobile 500 200 Report
1999 May 30 Indianapolis 500 Sweden Kenny Bräck Dallara / Oldsmobile 500 200 Report
2000 May 28 Indianapolis 500 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya G Force / Oldsmobile 500 200 Report
2001 May 27 Indianapolis 500 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Dallara / Oldsmobile 500 200 Report
2002 May 26 Indianapolis 500 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Dallara / Chevrolet 500 200 Report
2003 May 25 Indianapolis 500 Brazil Gil de Ferran Panoz G Force / Toyota 500 200 Report
2004 May 30 Indianapolis 500 United States Buddy Rice Panoz G Force / Honda 450 180 Report
2005 May 29 Indianapolis 500 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Dallara / Honda 500 200 Report
2006 May 28 Indianapolis 500 United States Sam Hornish, Jr. Dallara / Honda 500 200 Report
2007 May 27 Indianapolis 500 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Dallara / Honda 415 166 Report
2008 May 25 Indianapolis 500 New Zealand Scott Dixon Dallara / Honda 500 200 Report
2009 May 24 Indianapolis 500 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Dallara / Honda 500 200 Report
2010 May 30 Indianapolis 500 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Dallara / Honda 500 200 Report
2011 May 29 Indianapolis 500 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Dallara / Honda 500 200 Report
2012 May 27 Indianapolis 500 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Dallara / Honda 500 200 Report
2013 May 26 Indianapolis 500 Brazil Tony Kanaan Dallara / Chevrolet 500 200 Report
2014 May 25 Indianapolis 500 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Dallara / Honda 500 200 Report
2015 May 24 Indianapolis 500 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Dallara / Chevrolet 500 200 Report
Notes:
As of 2015, 99 races had been conducted, with 69 different drivers credited as winning the race. The record for most wins is four, accomplished by three drivers. In 1924 and 1941, co-winners were declared. In each of those cases, the first named co-winner started the race in the winning car, while the second named co-winner started the race in another car, and finished the race in the winning car.
The 1916 race was scheduled for 300 miles. However, it is still included in official records as part of the continuous lineage of the Indianapolis 500-mile race.
The race was shortened due to rain in 1926, 1950, 1973, 1975, 1976, 2004 and 2007.
The race counted toward the AAA National Championship in 1916, and from 1920 through 1955. It was also included in the championship designations for 1911 through 1915, and 1919, which were retroactively awarded in 1926 and again in 1951. The 500 was then a part of the USAC National Championship (later called the Gold Crown Championship) from 1955 through 1995. During the years 1985 through 1995, the Gold Crown Championship consisted of only this race. From 1996 to date, the 500 has been a part of the IndyCar Series (formerly known as the Indy Racing League) championship.
From 1950 through 1960, the Indianapolis 500 was earned points toward the FIA World's Driver's Championship. However, it was not called the United States Grand Prix, and Formula 1 cars were not used. During that time, also, few European Formula 1 drivers ever made the trip to compete.
In 1979 and 1980, and from 1983 through 1995, the Indianapolis 500 earned points toward the CART World Series championship. However, the race was never sanctioned or administered by CART.

Harvest Auto Racing Classic (1916)[edit]

The Harvest Auto Racing Classic was a series of three races, of 20, 50, and 100 mile lengths, held in September 1916. The event was sanctioned by the American Automobile Association (AAA), and the 100 mile feature race counted toward the 1916 AAA National Championship.[2][3][4]

Year Date Race Winning Driver Car Race Distance
Miles Laps
1916 Sept 9 1 United States Johnny Aitken Peugeot 20 8
Sept 9 2 United States Johnny Aitken Peugeot 50 20
Sept 9 3 United States Johnny Aitken Peugeot 100 40

Brickyard 400 (since 1994)[edit]

The Brickyard 400 is an annual stock car race that is part of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, previously known as the Winston Cup, and then the Nextel Cup.[5] This event, when first held in 1994, marked the first race other than the Indianapolis 500 to be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1916. From 2005 to 2009, the race was known as the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, under a naming rights arrangement with Allstate Insurance. Starting in 2012, the race is known as the Crown Royal Presents the (Your Hero's Name Here) 400 at the Brickyard, under the naming rights arrangement with Diageo, which includes a contest where the winner will have his/her name attached to the race. The race remains commonly known as the Brickyard 400.

Year Date Race Name Winning Driver Car Race Distance Report
Miles Laps
1994 Aug 6 Brickyard 400 United States Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 400 160 Report
1995 Aug 5 Brickyard 400 United States Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet 400 160 Report
1996 Aug 3 Brickyard 400 United States Dale Jarrett Ford 400 160 Report
1997 Aug 2 Brickyard 400 United States Ricky Rudd Ford 400 160 Report
1998 Aug 1 Brickyard 400 United States Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 400 160 Report
1999 Aug 7 Brickyard 400 United States Dale Jarrett Ford 400 160 Report
2000 Aug 5 Brickyard 400 United States Bobby Labonte Pontiac 400 160 Report
2001 Aug 5 Brickyard 400 United States Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 400 160 Report
2002 Aug 4 Brickyard 400 United States Bill Elliott Dodge 400 160 Report
2003 Aug 3 Brickyard 400 United States Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 400 160 Report
2004* Aug 8 Brickyard 400 United States Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 402.5 161 Report
2005 Aug 7 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard United States Tony Stewart Chevrolet 400 160 Report
2006 Aug 6 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard United States Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 400 160 Report
2007 July 29 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard United States Tony Stewart Chevrolet 400 160 Report
2008 July 27 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard United States Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 400 160 Report
2009 July 26 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard United States Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 400 160 Report
2010 July 25 Brickyard 400 United States Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 400 160 Report
2011 July 31 Brickyard 400 United States Paul Menard Chevrolet 400 160 Report
2012 July 29 Crown Royal Presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard United States Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 400 160 Report
2013 July 28 Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard United States Ryan Newman Chevrolet 400 160 Report
2014 July 27 Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard United States Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 400 160 Report
  • Note: In 2004 the race was extended due to a green-white-checker finish.

IROC at Indy (1998–2003)[edit]

The IROC at Indy race was held as support to the Brickyard 400. It was part of the International Race of Champions series, and was the IROC season finale for all six years it was held. All participating cars: Pontiac.

Year Date Winning Driver Race Distance
Miles Laps
1998 July 31 United States Mark Martin 100 40
1999 Aug 6 United States Mark Martin 100 40
2000 Aug 4 United States Mark Martin 100 40
2001 Aug 4 United States Bobby Labonte 100 40
2002 Aug 3 United States Dale Jarrett 100 40
2003 Aug 2 United States Jimmie Johnson 100 40

Freedom 100 (since 2003)[edit]

The Freedom 100 is a Firestone Indy Lights race, held as support to the Indianapolis 500.

Year Date Race Name Winning Driver Car Race Distance
Miles Laps
2003 May 17–18 Freedom 100 United States Ed Carpenter Dallara / Infiniti 100 40
2004 May 22 Futaba Freedom 100 Brazil Thiago Medeiros Dallara / Infiniti 100 40
2005 May 27 Futaba Freedom 100 Brazil Jaime Camara Dallara / Infiniti 100 40
2006 May 26 Freedom 100 New Zealand Wade Cunningham Dallara / Infiniti 100 40
2007 May 25 Freedom 100 United Kingdom Alex Lloyd Dallara / Infiniti 100 40
2008 May 24 Firestone Freedom 100 United Kingdom Dillon Battistini Dallara / Infiniti 100 40
2009 May 22 Firestone Freedom 100 New Zealand Wade Cunningham Dallara / Infiniti 100 40
2010 May 28 Firestone Freedom 100 New Zealand Wade Cunningham Dallara / Infiniti 100 40
2011 May 27 Firestone Freedom 100 United States Josef Newgarden Dallara / Infiniti 100 40
2012 May 25 Firestone Freedom 100 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Dallara / Infiniti 100 40
2013 May 24 Firestone Freedom 100 Republic of Ireland Peter Dempsey Dallara / Infiniti 100 40
2014 May 23 Freedom 100 Colombia Gabby Chaves Dallara / Infiniti 100 40
2015 May 22 Freedom 100 United Kingdom Jack Harvey Dallara / Mazda 100 40

Lilly Diabetes 250 (since 2012)[edit]

The Lilly Diabetes 250 is a NASCAR Nationwide Series race which, starting in 2012, is being held as part of the "Super Weekend at the Brickyard" event.[6][7] This replaces the Kroger 200, which had been held at nearby Lucas Oil Raceway (formerly Indianapolis Raceway Park) in Clermont, Indiana.

Year Date Race Name Winning Driver Car Race Distance
Miles Laps
2012 July 28 Indiana 250 United States Brad Keselowski Dodge 250 100
2013 July 27 Indiana 250 United States Kyle Busch Toyota 250 100
2014 July 26 Lilly Diabetes 250 United States Ty Dillon Chevrolet 250 100

Automobile Races - Road Course[edit]

United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis (2000–2007)[edit]

Beginning in 2000, the United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis, a round of the Formula One World Championship, was held on a combined road course, utilizing part of the oval and a new infield segment. The first running was widely popular, and marked the return of Formula One to the United States for the first time since 1991.

During the 2005 Formula One season, a rule mandated all cars must run an entire (305 km / 190 miles) race on one set of tires, and there was a tire war between Bridgestone and Michelin during the season. That led to controversy when two crashes in practice took place with Michelin-shod cars because of tire failure, especially with the high g-loads through turns 12 and 13. On race morning, all cars utilizing Michelin tires withdrew from the race on the formation lap due to safety concerns and the rules in question at the time. The controversy tarnished the event, angered fans and media, and led to costly ticket refunds.

The event recovered, with successful races held in 2006 and 2007, but crowds never matched the year 2000 attendance. After the contract expired in 2007, an agreement could not be reached to hold the race in 2008. A future return to Indianapolis had been rumored, but was always denied. Speedway officials claimed they made profit on the first four runnings, but lost money on the last four runnings. After the announcement of a new United States Grand Prix in Austin, and management and schedule changes at the Speedway, a return of Formula One is highly unlikely.

Year Date Race Name Winning Driver Car Race Distance Report
Miles Laps
2000 September 24 SAP United States Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 190.2 73 Report
2001 September 30 SAP United States Grand Prix Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 190.2 73 Report
2002 September 29 SAP United States Grand Prix Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 190.2 73 Report
2003 September 28 United States Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 190.2 73 Report
2004 June 20 United States Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 190.2 73 Report
2005 June 19 United States Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 190.2 73 Report
2006 July 2 United States Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 190.2 73 Report
2007 June 17 United States Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 190.2 73 Report

Porsche Supercup (2000–2006)[edit]

The Porsche Supercup series held twin races, as support to the United States Grand Prix. On September 23, 2000, by winning the first of two races, Bernd Maylander earned the distinction of becoming the first driver to win a race of any kind on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. All participating cars: Porsche.

Year Date Winning Driver Race Distance
Miles Laps
2000 Sept 23 Germany Bernd Maylander 41.7 16
Sept 24 Germany Jörg Bergmeister 41.7 16
2001 Sept 29 Germany Sascha Maassen 41.7 16
Sept 30 Germany Jörg Bergmeister 41.7 16
2002 Sept 28 Australia Alex Davison 41.7 16
Sept 29 Germany Wolf Henzler 41.7 16
2003 Sept 27 Netherlands Patrick Huisman 41.7 16
Sept 28 Germany Wolf Henzler 41.7 16
2004 June 19 Germany Wolf Henzler 41.7 16
June 20 Germany Wolf Henzler 41.7 16
2005 June 18 Belgium David Saelens 41.7 16
June 19 Belgium David Saelens 41.7 16
2006 July 1 United Kingdom Richard Westbrook 41.7 16
July 2 United Kingdom Richard Westbrook 41.7 16

Ferrari Challenge (2000–2002)[edit]

The Ferrari Challenge series held races, as support to the United States Grand Prix. All participating cars: Ferrari.

Year Date Winning Driver Race Distance
Miles Laps
2000 Sept 24 United States Steve Earle 39.1 15
2001 Sept 30 United States Steve Earle 33.9 13
2002 Sept 29 Republic of Ireland Michael Cullen 31.3 12

Formula BMW (2004–2007)[edit]

The Formula BMW USA series held twin races, as support to the United States Grand Prix.

Year Date Winning Driver Race Distance
Miles Laps
2004 June 19 United States Jonathan Summerton 36.5 14
June 20 United States Matt Jaskol 36.5 14
2005 June 18 Australia James Davison 33.9 13
June 19 France Richard Philippe 33.9 13
2006 July 1 Canada Robert Wickens 39.1 15
July 2 Monaco Stefano Coletti 39.1 15
2007 June 16 Canada Daniel Morad 39.1 15
June 17 Mexico Esteban Gutierrez 39.1 15

Liberty Challenge (2005–2007)[edit]

The Liberty Challenge was an Indy Pro Series race, held as support to the United States Grand Prix. In 2007, twin races were held. All participating cars: Dallara/Infiniti.

Year Date Winning Driver Race Distance
Miles Laps
2005 June 18 United States Marco Andretti 65.1 25
2006 July 1 United Kingdom Alex Lloyd 59.9 23
2007 June 16 Japan Hideki Mutoh 46.9 18
June 17 United States Bobby Wilson 46.9 18

IMSA GT3 Cup (2007)[edit]

The IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge held twin races, as support to the United States Grand Prix. All participating cars: Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.

Year Date Winning Driver Race Distance
Miles Laps
2007 June 16 United States Charles Scardina 46.9 18
June 17 United States Bryce Miller 49.5 19

Brickyard Grand Prix (2012–2014)[edit]

The Brickyard Grand Prix was a sports car race, with multiple classes being run concurrently. It was held in support of the Brickyard 400, as part of the "Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard" event.[7] In its first two years, it was held as part of the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series, and moved to the Tudor United SportsCar Championship in 2014.

Year Date Scheduled
Duration
Class Winning Drivers Car Elapsed Distance
Miles Laps
2012 July 27 3.0 hours Daytona Prototype France Sébastien Bourdais
Venezuela Alex Popow
Riley Ford 230.6 91
Grand Touring United States Andy Lally
United States John Potter
Porsche GT3 230.6 91
2013 July 26 3.0 hours Daytona Prototype United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
Venezuela Alex Popow
Riley BMW 271.1 107
Grand Touring United States Jeff Segal
Italy Max Papis
Ferrari 458 261.0 103
GX United States Tom Long
Canada Sylvain Tremblay
Mazda 6 243.3 96
2014 July 25 2.75 hours Prototype Brazil Christian Fittipaldi
Portugal Joao Barbosa
Chevrolet Corvette 263.4 108
Prototype Challenge Canada Chris Cumming
United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth
Oreca Chevrolet 261.0 107
GT LeMans United States Jonathan Bomarito
Canada Kuno Wittmer
Dodge Viper 256.1 105
GT Daytona Italy Alessandro Balzan
United States Jeff Westphal
Ferrari 458 248.8 102

Brickyard Sports Car Challenge (2012–2014)[edit]

The Brickyard Sports Car Challenge was a sports car race in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series, with two classes being run concurrently. It was held as support to the Brickyard Grand Prix,[7] which was in turn a support race to the Brickyard 400.

Year Date Scheduled
Duration
Class Winning Drivers Car Elapsed Distance
Miles Laps
2012 July 27 2.5 hours Grand Sport United States Lawson Aschenbach
United States Eric Curran
Chevrolet Camaro 149.5 59
Street Tuner United States Daniel Rogers
United States Seth Thomas
BMW 328i 147.0 58
2013 July 26 2.5 hours Grand Sport United States Mark Boden
United States Bryan Sellers
BMW M3 187.5 74
Street Tuner United States Terry Borcheller
United States Mike LaMarra
BMW 128i 185.0 73
2014 July 25 2.5 hours Grand Sport United Kingdom Robin Liddell
United States Andrew Davis
Chevrolet Camaro 209.8 86
Street Tuner United States Cody Ellsworth
United States Corey Lewis
Porsche Cayman 204.9 84

Grand Prix of Indianapolis (since 2014)[edit]

The Grand Prix of Indianapolis is an IndyCar Series race, held as a lead-in event to the Indianapolis 500.

Year Date Race Name Winning Driver Car Race Distance Report
Miles Laps
2014 May 10 Grand Prix of Indianapolis France Simon Pagenaud Dallara / Honda 200.0 82 Report
2015 May 9 Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Australia Will Power Dallara / Chevrolet 200.0 82 Report

Indy Lights (since 2014)[edit]

The Indy Lights series holds twin races, as support to the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Unlike other races conducted by this series at this track (Freedom 100 and Liberty Challenge), these races were not named.

Year Date Winning Driver Car Race Distance
Miles Laps
2014 May 9 United States Matthew Brabham Dallara / Infiniti 63.4 26
May 10 Brazil Luiz Razia Dallara / Infiniti 97.6 40
2015 May 8 United Kingdom Jack Harvey Dallara / Mazda 73.2 30
May 9 United States Sean Rayhall Dallara / Mazda 85.4 35

Pro Mazda (since 2014)[edit]

The Pro Mazda Championship holds multiple races, as support to the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. All cars Élan / Mazda.

Year Date Winning Driver Race Distance
Miles Laps
2014 May 9 Canada Scott Hargrove 46.3 19
May 10 Canada Scott Hargrove 48.8 20
2015 May 7 1 Malaysia Weiron Tan 36.6 15
May 8 France Timothé Buret 48.8 20
May 9 Uruguay Santiago Urrutia 51.2 21

1 This race was the second NOLA Motorsports Park race as qualification was based on Race 1 at NOLA. The race was moved because of inclement weather to IMS.

U.S. F2000 (since 2014)[edit]

The U.S. F2000 National Championship holds twin races, as support to the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. All cars Van Dieman / Mazda.

Year Date Winning Driver Race Distance
Miles Laps
2014 May 9 United States Will Owen 43.9 18
May 10 United States Adrian Starrantino 43.9 18
2015 May 8 France Nico Jamin 46.3 19
May 9 France Nico Jamin 51.2 21

Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational (since 2014)[edit]

The Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational is a series of races for various classes of vintage racing automobiles. The event is sanctioned by the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association.[8][9]

Year Date Race Name Winning Driver Car Race Distance Class Group
Miles Laps
2014 June 6 Hawk Performance Vintage/Classic Enduro United States Frank Beck 1972 Porsche 914 75.6 31 1, 2, 3, 4, 5a, 6a, 8
June 6 Hawk Performance Historic GT/GTP Enduro United States Travis Engen 2005 Audi R8 117.1 48 5b, 6b, 7, 9, 10
June 7 Unnamed (1st race held this date) United States Kurt Fazekas 1985 Porsche 944 19.5 8 8
June 7 Unnamed (2nd race held this date) United States Paddins Dowling 1939 Maserati 19.5 8 PW
June 7 Unnamed (3rd race held this date) United States Travis Engen 1970 Chevron 19.5 8 2
June 7 Unnamed (4th race held this date) United States Jim Pace 1968 McLaren 19.5 8 7
June 7 Unnamed (5th race held this date) United States Curt Vogt 1970 Ford Mustang 19.5 8 6.2
June 7 Unnamed (6th race held this date) United States Hobart Buppert 1969 Lola 19.5 8 5
June 8 Indy Legends Charity Pro/Am United States Al Unser, Jr.
Canada Peter Klutt
1969 Chevrolet Corvette 51.2 21 6.1, 6.2
June 8 Unnamed (2nd race held this date) United States Michel Gensini 1991 Dallara F1 BMS-191 19.5 8 9
June 8 Unnamed (3rd race held this date) United States William Carson 1967 MG Midget 19.5 8 1
June 8 Unnamed (4th race held this date) United States Jeffrey Bernatovich 1990 Chevrolet Corvette 19.5 8 10
June 8 Unnamed (5th race held this date) United States Goran Nyberg 1965 Volvo P1800 19.5 8 3, 4
June 8 Unnamed (6th race held this date) United States Craig Bennett 1974 Shadow 19.5 8 11
June 8 Unnamed (7th race held this date) United States Jody O'Donnell 1969 Chevrolet Corvette 19.5 8 6.1
2015 June 13 Unnamed (1st race held this date) 7
June 13 Unnamed (2nd race held this date) 6.2
June 13 Unnamed (3rd race held this date) PW
June 13 Unnamed (4th race held this date) 11
June 13 Unnamed (5th race held this date) 1, FJr, 3.2
June 13 Unnamed (6th race held this date) 10
June 13 Indy Legends Charity Pro/Am
June 13 Unnamed (8th race held this date) 2
June 13 Unnamed (9th race held this date) 3.1, 4
June 13 Unnamed (10th race held this date) 9
June 13 Unnamed (11th race held this date) 6.1
June 13 Unnamed (12th race held this date) 8
June 13 Unnamed (13th race held this date) 5
June 14 Hawk Performance Vintage/Classic Enduro 1, 2, 3, 4, 5a, 6a, 8
June 14 Hawk Performance Historic GT/GTP Enduro 5b, 6b, 7, 9, 10, 11

Motorcycle Races - Oval[edit]

National Motorcycle Race Meet (1909)[edit]

The first motorsports event at the track consisted of 7 motorcycle races, ranging from 1 to 10 miles in length, on August 14, 1909.[1][10] All races were sanctioned by the Federation of American Motorcyclists (FAM). A planned feature race of 25 miles was canceled, as was a proposed second day of competition, due to concerns over suitability of track surface for motorcycle use.

Year Date Race Winning Rider Motorcycle Race Distance Class
Miles Laps
1909 Aug 14 1 United States A. G. Chapple Indian 5 2 Handicap; Private Owners
Aug 14 2 United States Fred Huyck Indian 1 0.4 Amateur; < 61 cubic inch
Aug 14 3 United States Paul E. Koutowski Minneapolis 5 2 Handicap; Indiana Motor Cycle Club
Aug 14 4 United States Fred Huyck Indian 5 2 Handicap; < 55 cubic inch
Aug 14 5 United States Ed Lingenfelder N.S.U. 10 4 Professional
Aug 14 6 United States Fred Huyck Indian 5 2 Handicap; Amateur; < 61 cubic inch
Aug 14 7 United States Edwin G. Baker Indian 10 4 Amateur

Motorcycle Races - Road Course[edit]

Red Bull Indianapolis GP (since 2008)[edit]

Beginning in 2008, the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, a round of the FIM's MotoGP World Championship motorcycle series, has been held on a modified road course, utilizing part of the oval, the Formula One infield road course section, and a new road course segment, for motorcycle use only, in the southwest portion of the infield.

Year Date Winning Rider Motorcycle Race Distance Report
Miles Laps
2008 Sept 14 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 52.4 20 1 Report
2009 Aug 30 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 73.4 28 Report
2010 Aug 29 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 73.4 28 Report
2011 Aug 28 Australia Casey Stoner Honda 73.4 28 Report
2012 Aug 19 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 73.4 28 Report
2013 Aug 18 Spain Marc Márquez Honda 70.8 27 Report
2014 Aug 10 Spain Marc Márquez Honda 70.0 27 Report

FIM Moto2 (since 2008)[edit]

As is true of most MotoGP Road Racing World Championship events, the secondary class is included as support to the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. Until the end of the 2009 season, the class was designated as the 250cc series, based upon its engine capacity (250cc two-stroke engines). Starting in 2010, the class was renamed Moto2, following new FIM nomenclature and formula (600cc four-stroke engines). From 2009 until 2012, the Indianapolis round was the only United States round for the support classes.

Year Date Winning Rider Motorcycle Race Distance Report
Miles Laps
2008 Sept 14 Qualifications completed. No Race - Hurricane Ike. 1
2009 Aug 30 Italy Marco Simoncelli Gilera 68.1 26 Report
2010 Aug 29 Spain Toni Elías Moriwaki / Honda 44.6 17 2 Report
2011 Aug 28 Spain Marc Márquez Suter / Honda 68.1 26 Report
2012 Aug 19 Spain Marc Márquez Suter / Honda 68.1 26 Report
2013 Aug 18 Spain Esteve Rabat Kalex / Honda 65.5 25 Report
2014 Aug 10 Finland Mika Kallio Kalex 41.5 16 2 Report

FIM Moto3 (since 2008)[edit]

As is true of most MotoGP Road Racing World Championship events, the tertiary class is included as support to the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. Until the end of the 2011 season, the class was designated as the 125cc series, based upon its engine capacity (125cc, two-stroke engines). Starting in 2012, the new FIM nomenclature, Moto3, is used, along with the new formula (250cc, four-stroke).

Year Date Winning Rider Motorcycle Race Distance Report
Miles Laps
2008 Sept 14 Spain Nicolás Terol Aprilia 41.9 16 1 Report
2009 Aug 30 Spain Pol Espargaro Derbi 60.3 23 Report
2010 Aug 29 Spain Nicolás Terol Aprilia 60.3 23 Report
2011 Aug 28 Spain Nicolás Terol Aprilia 60.3 23 Report
2012 Aug 19 Spain Luis Salom Kalex / KTM 60.3 23 Report
2013 Aug 18 Spain Alex Rins KTM 60.3 23 Report
2014 Aug 10 Spain Efrén Vázquez Honda 59.6 23 Report

NOTE: Applies to all classes. 1All races in the 2008 Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix were affected by Hurricane Ike. The 125 and MotoGP races were shortened, while the 250 race was called off. 2Race shortened by crash.

Red Bull Rookies Cup (2008)[edit]

The Red Bull AMA Rookies Cup was an entry level series for young riders, held as support features primarily at AMA Superbike events. It was the US counterpart to the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, a similar series held as support features at European MotoGP events. The Red Bull Riders Cup was an all-star event combining the leading riders in the AMA Rookies Cup and MotoGP Rookies Cup series. The Red Bull AMA Rookies Cup and Red Bull Riders Cup each held a race, as support to the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. All participating motorcycles: KTM.

Year Date Series Winning Rider Race Distance
Miles Laps
2008 Sept 13 Red Bull AMA Rookies Cup United States Jacob Gagne 41.9 16
Sept 14 Red Bull Riders Cup Norway Sturla Fagerhaug 36.7 14

USGPRU Moriwaki MD250H (2010)[edit]

The Moriwaki MD250H series is an entry level category for young riders, sanctioned by the United States Grand Prix Racers Union. The series held twin races, as support to the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. All participating motorcycles: Moriwaki with Honda engines.[11]

Year Date Winning Rider Race Distance
Miles Laps
2010 Aug 28 United States Garrett Gerloff 31.5 12
Aug 29 United States Garrett Gerloff 28.8 11

AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 (2011-2014)[edit]

The Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 series, sanctioned by AMA Pro Road Racing, held twin races, as support to the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. All participating motorcycles: Harley-Davidson XR1200.[12]

Year Date Winning Rider Race Distance
Miles Laps
2011 Aug 27 United States Tyler O'Hara 26.2 10
Aug 28 United States Chris Fillmore 26.2 10
2012 Aug 18 United States Kyle Wyman 13.1 5
Aug 19 United States Tyler O'Hara 26.2 10
2013 Aug 17 United States Jeremy McWilliams 26.2 10
Aug 18 Malaysia Hafizh Syahrin 26.2 10
2014 Aug 9 United States Jeremy McWilliams 25.9 10
Aug 10 United States Steve Rapp 25.9 10

FIM eRoadRacing North American Regional Series (2013)[edit]

The North American series of the FIM eRoadRacing World Cup, a championship of electric motorcycle road racing, held a race as support to the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.[13]

Year Date Winning Rider Motorcycle Race Distance
Miles Laps
2013 Aug 18 United States Shane Turpin Brammo Empulse RR 21.0 8

Race win milestones[edit]

Multiple victories[edit]

31 participants (28 drivers and 3 motorcycle riders) have each won three or more races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

Race
Wins
Driver/Rider First Win Latest Win Races Won
Year Date Year Date
15 United States Johnny Aitken 1909 Aug 20 1916 Sept 9 Two 1909 support races
Nine 1910 support races
1910 unnamed 200-mile feature race
Three 1916 Harvest Classic races
8 United States Ray Harroun 1909 Aug 19 1911 May 30 One 1909 support race
Four 1910 support races
1910 Wheeler-Schebler Trophy race
May 1910 Remy Grand Brassard race
1911 Indianapolis 500
6 Switzerland Louis Chevrolet 1909 Aug 19 1910 July 4 One 1909 support race
Five 1910 support races
United States Joe Dawson 1910 May 30 1912 May 30 Three 1910 support races
July 1910 Remy Grand Brassard race
1910 Coby Trophy race
1912 Indianapolis 500
United States Eddie Hearne 1909 Aug 20 1910 Sept 5 One 1909 support race
Three 1910 support races
1910 unnamed 100-mile feature race
1910 unnamed 50-mile feature race
5 United States Jeff Gordon 1994 Aug 6 2014 July 27 1994 Brickyard 400
1998 Brickyard 400
2001 Brickyard 400
2004 Brickyard 400
2014 Brickyard 400
United States Arthur Greiner 1910 May 27 1910 July 4 Five 1910 support races
United States Jimmie Johnson 2003 Aug 2 2012 July 29 2003 IROC at Indy
2006 Brickyard 400
2008 Brickyard 400
2009 Brickyard 400
2012 Brickyard 400
Germany Michael Schumacher 2000 Sept 24 2006 July 2 2000 United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis
2003 United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis
2004 United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis
2005 United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis
2006 United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis
United States Howdy Wilcox 1910 May 28 1919 May 30 Three 1910 support races
Sept 1910 Remy Grand Brassard race
1919 Indianapolis 500
4 United States A. J. Foyt 1961 May 30 1977 May 29 1961 Indianapolis 500
1964 Indianapolis 500
1967 Indianapolis 500
1977 Indianapolis 500
Germany Wolf Henzler 2002 Sept 29 2004 June 20 One 2002 Porsche Supercup race
One 2003 Porsche Supercup race
Two 2004 Porsche Supercup races
Spain Marc Márquez 2011 Aug 28 2014 Aug 10 2011 FIM Moto2 race
2012 FIM Moto2 race
2013 Red Bull Indianapolis GP
2014 Red Bull Indianapolis GP
United States Rick Mears 1979 May 27 1991 May 26 1979 Indianapolis 500
1984 Indianapolis 500
1988 Indianapolis 500
1991 Indianapolis 500
United States Barney Oldfield 1909 Aug 21 1910 May 30 1909 Remy Grand Brassard race
Three 1910 support races
United States Al Unser 1970 May 30 1987 May 24 1970 Indianapolis 500
1971 Indianapolis 500
1978 Indianapolis 500
1987 Indianapolis 500
3 United States Caleb Bragg 1910 May 30 1910 May 30 Three 1910 support races
Brazil Hélio Castroneves 2001 May 27 2009 May 24 2001 Indianapolis 500
2002 Indianapolis 500
2009 Indianapolis 500
New Zealand Wade Cunningham 2006 May 26 2010 May 28 2006 Freedom 100
2009 Freedom 100
2010 Freedom 100
United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 2007 May 27 2012 May 27 2007 Indianapolis 500
2010 Indianapolis 500
2012 Indianapolis 500
United States Fred Huyck 1909 Aug 14 1909 Aug 14 Three 1909 motorcycle races
United States Dale Jarrett 1996 Aug 3 2002 Aug 3 1996 Brickyard 400
1999 Brickyard 400
2002 IROC at Indy
United States Tom Kincaid 1909 Aug 21 1910 May 27 One 1909 support race
One 1910 support race
1910 Prest-O-Lite Trophy race
United States Mark Martin 1998 July 31 2000 Aug 4 1998 IROC at Indy
1999 IROC at Indy
2000 IROC at Indy
United States Louis Meyer 1928 May 30 1936 May 30 1928 Indianapolis 500
1933 Indianapolis 500
1936 Indianapolis 500
United States Mortimer Roberts 1910 July 1 1910 July 4 Three 1910 support races
United States Mauri Rose 1941 May 30 1948 May 31 1941 Indianapolis 500 (co-winner)
1947 Indianapolis 500
1948 Indianapolis 500
United States Johnny Rutherford 1974 May 26 1980 May 24 1974 Indianapolis 500
1976 Indianapolis 500
1980 Indianapolis 500
United States Wilbur Shaw 1937 May 31 1940 May 30 1937 Indianapolis 500
1939 Indianapolis 500
1940 Indianapolis 500
Spain Nicolás Terol 2008 Sept 14 2011 Aug 28 2008 FIM 125cc race
2010 FIM 125cc race
2011 FIM 125cc race
United States Bobby Unser 1968 May 30 1981 May 24 1968 Indianapolis 500
1975 Indianapolis 500
1981 Indianapolis 500

First winners[edit]

Year Date Winning Driver / Rider
1909 Aug 14 United States A. G. Chapple Winner of the first motorcycle race on the oval, a five-mile race.
1909 Aug 19 Austria-Hungary Louis Schwitzer Winner of the first automobile race on the oval, a five-mile race.
1909 Aug 19 United States Bob Burman Winner of the first feature automobile race on the oval, the 250-mile Prest-O-Lite Trophy race.
1911 May 30 United States Ray Harroun Winner of the first Indianapolis 500.
1994 Aug 6 United States Jeff Gordon Winner of the first Brickyard 400.
2000 Sept 23 Germany Bernd Maylander Winner of the first automobile race on the original road course, a 41.7-mile Porsche Supercup race.
2000 Sept 24 Germany Michael Schumacher Winner of the first United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis.
2008 Sept 13 United States Jacob Gagne Winner of the first motorcycle race on the reconfigured road course, a 41.9-mile Rookies Cup race.
2008 Sept 14 Italy Valentino Rossi Winner of the first Red Bull Indianapolis GP.
2014 May 10 France Simon Pagenaud Winner of the first Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

Other Automotive Exhibitions[edit]

Brick Track Re-Opening (1909)[edit]

After the original track surface of crushed stone and tar proved unsuitable, during the August 1909 races, the decision was made to re-pave the track with brick. Once that was completed, and a retaining wall added, a two-day time trial session was conducted.[1][14] Ten drivers and riders drove partial laps alone, attempting speed records at various distances of one mile and less. In addition, there was one 20-mile free-for-all session, with seven cars running concurrently. Finally, Lewis Strang drove a two-lap session. Although no races were held, or planned, the public was admitted, and programs were sold.[15]

Year Date Driver / Rider Car / Motorcycle Time Speed
1909 Dec 17 Fastest Mile - Automobile United States Lewis Strang Fiat 00:40.61 88.648 mph
Fastest Mile - Motorcycle United States Fred Huyck Indian 00:52.60 68.441 mph
Fast time - 20-mile session United States Johnny Aitken National 16:18.41 73.589 mph
Dec 18 Fastest Mile - Automobile United States Lewis Strang Fiat 00:39.21 91.813 mph
Five-mile session United States Lewis Strang Fiat 03:17.70 91.047 mph

Indianapolis Auto Show Stunt Driving Competition (1910)[edit]

Several weeks before its first auto races of 1910, the Speedway held a special competition, in conjunction with the Indianapolis Auto Show. Six stunts were attempted while driving, including popping balloons with the wheels, and balancing the car on a teeter board.[1] Most of the stunts required the participation of a passenger, such as dropping a potato into a basket, and holding a rubber ball in a spoon. At least two of the participants were professional race drivers (Harry Endicott and Johnny Aitken). The winner apparently was not, as his name does not appear in available race statistics of the day. The drivers in this event also included Katrina Fertig, making her the first woman to drive in a competition (though not in a race, as such) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Year Date Winning Driver Car
1910 March 31 Bert Bronson Austin

Hazard Race (1910)[edit]

The second day of the May, 1910, race weekend started with a special event, a "Hazard Race."[1] Each car went out separately, driving over portable ramps on the track, into the creek in the infield, under the track, into the parking lot, across the automobile bridge over the track, and eventually back onto the track. The total distance was a bit over a lap, and the winner was determined by the best time.

Year Date Winning Driver Car Time
1910 May 28 Myers (first name not known) Overland 03:28.00

Private Race: Union Printers' National Baseball League (1916)[edit]

In August 1916, the Union Printers' National Baseball League held its annual tournament in Indianapolis. A special event for the entertainment of tournament participants was a day of exhibition automobile races held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway[14][16] Because the races were not part of a recognized series, and were conducted for a private audience, this is not generally regarded as an official race event.

Year Date Race Winning Driver Car Race Distance
Miles Laps
1916 Aug 9 1 United States Johnny Aitken Peugeot 25 10
Aug 9 2 United States Johnny Aitken Peugeot 5 2

Private Race: American Society for Steel Treating Convention (1921)[edit]

In September 1921, the American Society for Steel Treating held its annual convention in Indianapolis. A special event during this convention was an exhibition automobile race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway[14] Because this race was not part of a recognized series, and was for a private audience, it is not generally regarded as an official race event.

Year Date Winning Driver Car Race Distance
Miles Laps
1921 Sept 21 United States Howdy Wilcox Frontenac 50 20

Stevens Challenge Trophy (1927–1954)[edit]

Beginning in 1927, The Stevens Challenge Trophy was offered to any automobile manufacturer to run a strictly stock, production automobile at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, for a period of 24 hours at an average speed of 60 miles per hour or more. This was not a race as such, as only one team participated in any instance. Four manufactures earned the trophy over the next 27 years. The trophy was retired after Chrysler's win in 1954.[17][18][19][20] Ford made an unsuccessful run 1956 with drivers Johnny Mantz, Chuck Stevenson, Chuck Davis, and Danny Ames.

Year Date Participating Drivers Car Distance covered in 24 hours Speed
1927 Apr 22 Unknown [a] Stutz 1642 miles 68.44 mph
1931 Oct 14-15 Unknown [a] Marmon 1,634.215 miles 76.425 mph
1937 June 21–22 United States Ab Jenkins
United States Billy Winn
Cord 1,909.851 miles 79.577 mph
1954 Oct 29-30 United States Tony Bettenhausen
United States Pat O'Connor
United States Bill Taylor
Chrysler 2,157.5 miles 89.89 mph
Notes:
[a] The trophy does not indicate the driver(s) involved. No other information is available.

Nichels Engineering Endurance Run (1961)[edit]

In 1961, Ray Nichels, then a successful builder of race cars, prepared two production-based Pontiacs for a 24-hour endurance run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He assembled six drivers, three from USAC and three from NASCAR, taking turns in both cars.[19][20]

Year Date Participating Drivers Car Distance covered in 24 hours Speed
1961 Nov 20-21 United States Paul Goldsmith
United States Marvin Panch
United States Fireball Roberts
United States Len Sutton
United States Rodger Ward
United States Joe Weatherly
Pontiac Catalina 2,576.241 miles 107.343 mph
Pontiac Enforcer 2,586.878 miles 107.787 mph

Pit Stop Challenge[edit]

The TAG Heuer Pit Stop Challenge is a pit stop contest held during activities leading up to the Indianapolis 500. Since 1977, the event has been held on Carb Day, following the final practice session. As many as twelve top teams in the field compete in a single-elimination, tournament-style competition, two teams at a time. Under the current rules format, during each heat, two cars line up side-by-side in a specially-constructed pit lane, which resembles a drag racing layout. The cars go from a standing start, and race into the pit box. Pit crews must change four tires and hook-up a dummy fuel hose to simulate a refuel. The driver races out of the pit box to cross a finish line, which is a couple hundred feet down the lane. The time is taken from the drop of the green flag to the crossing of the finish line. In 2008, the event was cancelled due to rain, and the posted prize money was donated to charity. Previous event sponsors include Miller (1977–1995), Coors (1996–2002), Checkers/Rally's (2003–2007), and McDonald's (2008).

Television coverage of the first contest appeared on ABC's Wide World of Sports. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, ABC would show highlights of the contest during the race broadcast on Sunday during downtimes. From 1995-2007, coverage was shown live or same-day tape on ESPN/ESPN2. Since 2009, coverage has been live on Versus/NBC Sports Network.

Pit Stop Challenge Results
Year Winning Team Driver
1977 Carillo United States Jim McElreath
1978 Team McLaren United States Johnny Rutherford
1979 Team McLaren United States Johnny Rutherford
1980 AMI Racing/Sherman Armsteong United States Tom Bigelow
1981 Penske Racing United States Bobby Unser
1982 Penske Racing United States Rick Mears
1983 Penske Racing United States Rick Mears
1984 Kraco Racing United States Michael Andretti
1985 Penske Racing United States Danny Sullivan
1986 Penske Racing United States Danny Sullivan
1987 Newman-Haas Racing United States Mario Andretti
1988 Penske Racing United States Danny Sullivan
1989 Galles Racing United States Al Unser, Jr.
1990 Galles-Kraco Racing United States Al Unser, Jr.
1991 Patrick Racing United States Danny Sullivan
1992 Rahal-Hogan Racing United States Bobby Rahal
1993 Galles-Kraco Racing United States Al Unser, Jr.
1994 Forsythe Green Racing Canada Jacques Villeneuve
1995 Team Green Canada Jacques Villeneuve
1996 Galles Racing United States Davy Jones
1997 Galles Racing Sweden Kenny Bräck
1998 Panther Racing Canada Scott Goodyear
1999 Galles Racing United States Davey Hamilton
2000 Panther Racing Canada Scott Goodyear
2001 Kelley Racing United States Scott Sharp
2002 Team Penske Brazil Hélio Castroneves
2003 Cheever Racing United States Buddy Rice
2004 Rahal Letterman Racing United States Buddy Rice
2005 Team Penske United States Sam Hornish, Jr.
2006 Team Penske Brazil Hélio Castroneves
2007 Team Penske Brazil Hélio Castroneves
2009 Team Penske Brazil Hélio Castroneves
2010 Team Penske Brazil Hélio Castroneves
2011 Team Penske Australia Ryan Briscoe
2012 Chip Ganassi Racing New Zealand Scott Dixon
2013 Team Penske Brazil Helio Castroneves
2014 Chip Ganassi Racing New Zealand Scott Dixon
2015 Team Penske Brazil Helio Castroneves

NOTE: No event was held in 2008 because of rain.

Speed Energy Formula Off-Road[edit]

In 2014, the Speed Energy Formula Off-Road series (also known as Stadium Super Trucks) held a doubleheader event on a small modified course at the northwest corner of the track. This incorporated a portion of the oval track’s pit entry, two small portions of the road course, a segment of an access lane, and dirt areas in between, with two jump ramps added. This occurred during the Indy 500's Carb Day activities,[21] and marked the first time in track history that trucks were raced.[22] Series founder Robby Gordon had tested at the track in April.[23]

Year Date Race Name Race Winning Driver Laps
2014 May 23 Menards at the Brickyard[21] 1 United States Robby Gordon[24] 16
2 Mexico Apdaly Lopez[22] 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Scott, D. Bruce; INDY: Racing Before the 500; Indiana Reflections; 2005; ISBN 0-9766149-0-1.
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