Lindsey Hopkins

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Lindsey Hopkins was an American sportsman car owner who continued entering cars at Indianapolis 500 races even when he could not obtain sponsorships. A regular from 1951 through 1982, fielding as many as four cars in some years, he won 11 American Automobile Association or United States Auto Club National Championship races.
His first Indianapolis 500 car was a dirt track machine obtained from Lou Moore in June 1950. Henry Banks drove it to that year's American Automobile Association National title as well as to second place in 1951. Longtime Lindsey Hopkins Racing driver Roger McCluskey won the 1972 Ontario 500 in Ontario, California, and the United States Auto Club National Championship in 1973.
Hopkins's team of drivers included Jim Rathmann (second at Indianapolis in 1957 and 1959), Bill Vukovich, A.J. Foyt, Lloyd Ruby, Bobby Marshman, Don Branson, Tony Bettenhausen, Gary Bettenhausen, Wally Dallenbach, Pat O’Connor, and George Amick, among numerous others.

IndyCar wins[edit]

# Season Date Sanction Track / Race No. Winning Driver Chassis Engine Tire Grid Laps Led
1 1950 September 10 AAA Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway (DO) 8 Henry Banks Moore Offenhauser L4 270 ci Firestone 3 12
2 1956 November 12 USAC Arizona State Fairgrounds (DO) 78 George Amick 1952 Lesovsky D Offenhauser L4 270 ci Firestone Pole 100
3 1957 July 4 USAC Lakewood Speedway (DO) 78 George Amick (2) 1952 Lesovsky D Offenhauser L4 252 ci Firestone 3 96
4 August 25 USAC Milwaukee Mile (O) 26 Jim Rathmann 1957 Epperly FE Offenhauser L4 252 ci Firestone 5 123
5 1959 April 4 USAC Daytona International Speedway (O) 16 Jim Rathmann (2) 1959 Watson FE Offenhauser L4 252 ci Firestone 2 35
NC April 4 USAC Daytona International Speedway (O) 16 Jim Rathmann 1959 Watson FE Offenhauser L4 252 ci Firestone 2 17
6 October 18 USAC Arizona State Fairgrounds (DO) 16 Tony Bettenhausen Kuzma D Offenhauser L4 252 ci Firestone 8 55
7 1962 November 18 USAC Arizona State Fairgrounds (DO) 1 Bobby Marshman 1961 Kuzma D Offenhauser L4 252 ci Firestone 4 21
8 1966 August 7 USAC Langhorne Speedway (O) 8 Roger McCluskey Eagle 66 Ford Indy DOHC V8 Goodyear 2 142
9 1968 August 17 USAC Springfield Mile (DO) 8 Roger McCluskey (2) 1961 Kuzma D Offenhauser L4 252 ci Goodyear 4 28
10 1972 September 3 USAC Ontario 500 (O) 14 Roger McCluskey (3) McLaren M16A Offenhauser L4t 159 ci Goodyear 8 40
11 1973 July 15 USAC Michigan (O) 3 Roger McCluskey (4) McLaren M16B Offenhauser L4t 159 ci Goodyear 4 29