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National champions[edit]

Dario Resta, 1916 National Champion
Jimmy Murphy (right), 1921 & 1924 National Champion
A. J. Foyt, 7-time National Champion (1960, '61, '63, '64, '67, '75, '79)
Mario Andretti; 1965, 1966, 1969, & 1984 Champion
Rick Mears; 1979, 1981, & 1982 IndyCar Champion
Jacques Villeneuve, 1995 IndyCar Champion
Juan Pablo Montoya, 1999 CART Champion
Sébastien Bourdais, 4-time Champ Car World Series champion (2004–2007)
Dario Franchitti; 2007, 2009, 2010 IndyCar Series champion
Year Champion
AAA National Track Championship
1905 United States Barney Oldfield
1906–1915: No championships
AAA National Championship
1916 United Kingdom Dario Resta
1917–1919: No championships (World War I)
1920 Switzerland Gaston Chevrolet
1921 United States Tommy Milton
1922 United States Jimmy Murphy
1923 United States Eddie Hearne
1924 United States Jimmy Murphy
1925 United States Pete DePaolo
1926 United States Harry Hartz
1927 United States Pete DePaolo
1928 United States Louis Meyer
1929 United States Louis Meyer
1930 United States Billy Arnold
1931 United States Louis Schneider
1932 United States Bob Carey
1933 United States Louis Meyer
1934 United States Bill Cummings
1935 United States Kelly Petillo
1936 United States Mauri Rose
1937 United States Wilbur Shaw
1938 United States Floyd Roberts
1939 United States Wilbur Shaw
1940 United States Rex Mays
1941 United States Rex Mays
1942–1945: No championships (World War II)
1946 United States Ted Horn
1947 United States Ted Horn
1948 United States Ted Horn
1949 United States Johnnie Parsons
1950 United States Henry Banks
1951 United States Tony Bettenhausen
1952 United States Chuck Stevenson
1953 United States Sam Hanks
1954 United States Jimmy Bryan
1955 United States Bob Sweikert
USAC National Championship
1956 United States Jimmy Bryan
1957 United States Jimmy Bryan
1958 United States Tony Bettenhausen
1959 United States Rodger Ward
1960 United States A. J. Foyt
1961 United States A. J. Foyt
1962 United States Rodger Ward
1963 United States A. J. Foyt
1964 United States A. J. Foyt
1965 United States Mario Andretti
1966 United States Mario Andretti
1967 United States A. J. Foyt
1968 United States Bobby Unser
1969 United States Mario Andretti
1970 United States Al Unser
1971 United States Joe Leonard
1972 United States Joe Leonard
1973 United States Roger McCluskey
1974 United States Bobby Unser
1975 United States A. J. Foyt
1976 United States Gordon Johncock
1977 United States Tom Sneva
1978 United States Tom Sneva
Year SCCA/CART Series Year USAC Championship
1979 United States Rick Mears 1979 United States A. J. Foyt
Year CART Indy Car World Series Year USAC Gold Crown ChampionshipAB
1980 United States Johnny Rutherford 1980 United States Johnny RutherfordA
1981 United States Rick Mears 1981–82 United States George SniderA
1982 United States Rick Mears
1983 United States Al Unser 1982–83 United States Tom SnevaA
1984 United States Mario Andretti 1983–84 United States Rick MearsA
1985 United States Al Unser 1984–85 United States Danny SullivanB
1986 United States Bobby Rahal 1985–86 United States Bobby RahalB
1987 United States Bobby Rahal 1986–87 United States Al UnserB
1988 United States Danny Sullivan 1987–88 United States Rick MearsB
1989 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 1988–89 Brazil Emerson FittipaldiB
1990 United States Al Unser, Jr. 1989–90 Netherlands Arie LuyendykB
1991 United States Michael Andretti 1990–91 United States Rick MearsB
1992 United States Bobby Rahal 1991–92 United States Al Unser, Jr.B
1993 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1992–93 Brazil Emerson FittipaldiB
1994 United States Al Unser, Jr. 1993–94 United States Al Unser, Jr.B
1995 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 1994–95 Canada Jacques VilleneuveB
1996 United States Jimmy Vasser Year Indy Racing League
1996 United States Scott Sharp & United States Buzz Calkins
Year CART Championship Series 1996–97 United States Tony Stewart
1997 Italy Alex Zanardi
1998 Italy Alex Zanardi 1998 Sweden Kenny Bräck
1999 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 1999 United States Greg Ray
2000 Brazil Gil de Ferran 2000 United States Buddy Lazier
2001 Brazil Gil de Ferran 2001 United States Sam Hornish, Jr.
2002 Brazil Cristiano da Matta 2002 United States Sam Hornish, Jr.
Year Champ Car World Series Year IRL IndyCar Series
2003 Canada Paul Tracy 2003 New Zealand Scott Dixon
2004 France Sébastien Bourdais 2004 Brazil Tony Kanaan
2005 France Sébastien Bourdais 2005 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon
2006 France Sébastien Bourdais 2006 United States Sam Hornish, Jr.
2007 France Sébastien Bourdais 2007 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti
Year IndyCar Series
2008 New Zealand Scott Dixon
2009 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti
2010 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti
[1]
^A From 1979-1995, the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race and the American Open Wheel National Championship were sanctioned by separate organizations, USAC and CART, respectively, with the former running a multi-race championship series, the USAC Gold Crown Championship, independent of the latter from 1979-1984.
^B From 1984-1995, while winners of the USAC Gold Crown Championship continued to be officially declared, such championship, officially beginning just after the previous year's race, then consisted solely of the "season-ending" race at Indianapolis, thus making such winners indistinguishable from Indianapolis winners in the respective years of such championships' conclusions.

Retrospectively awarded champions[edit]

In 1926 Val Haresnape and Arthur Means, Secretary and Assistant Secretary, respectively, of the AAA Contest Board, retrospectively calculated championship results for major AAA-sanctioned races run between 1909 and 1915 and for 1917 to 1920. The pair also initially changed the 1920 championship winner to Tommy Milton, but by no later than 1929 had restored Gaston Chevrolet.[2][3][4]

In 1951 racing historian Russ Catlin officially revised AAA records with championship results based on all AAA races from 1902–1915 and 1916–1919, first published in the 1952 Indianapolis 500 program. This had the effect of retroactively creating seven newly credited champions and changing the 1909 champion from Bert Dingley to George Robertson and the 1920 champion from Gaston Chevrolet to Tommy Milton.[3][4]

Year Haresnape & Means (1926-7) Russ Catlin (1951) Motor Age (yearly)
1902 United States Harry Harkness
1903 United States Barney Oldfield
1904 United States George Heath
1905 France Victor Hémery
1906 United States Joe Tracy
1907 United States Eddie Bald
1908 United States Lewis Strang
1909 United States Bert Dingley United States George Robertson United States Bert Dingley
1910 United States Ray Harroun United States Ray Harroun United States Ralph Mulford
1911 United States Ralph Mulford United States Ralph Mulford United States Harvey Herrick
1912 Italy Ralph DePalma Italy Ralph DePalma Italy Ralph DePalma
1913 United States Earl Cooper United States Earl Cooper United States Earl Cooper
1914 Italy Ralph DePalma Italy Ralph DePalma Italy Ralph DePalma
1915 United States Earl Cooper United States Earl Cooper United States Gil Andersen
1916 United Kingdom Dario Resta United Kingdom Dario Resta none named
1917 United States Earl Cooper United States Earl Cooper none named
1918 United States Ralph Mulford United States Ralph Mulford none named
1919 United States Howard Wilcox United States Howard Wilcox United States Eddie Hearne
1920 United States Tommy Milton/Switzerland Gaston ChevroletA United States Tommy Milton none named
[3][4]
^A Harsnape and Means originally awarded the 1920 championship to Milton, but subsequently reverted to Chevrolet.

Multiple championship winners[edit]

This list of champions includes winners of all titles awarded in the "National champions" list above (including the "USAC Gold Crown Championship" which, in some years, was awarded to the winner of the Indy 500).

Wins Driver Titles
7 United States A. J. Foyt USAC National Championship (6), USAC Championship (1)
6 United States Rick Mears SCCA/CART Series (1), CART PPG Series (2), USAC Gold Crown Championship (3)
4 United States Mario Andretti USAC National Championship (3), CART PPG Series (1)
United States Bobby Rahal CART PPG Series (3), USAC Gold Crown Championship (1)
United States Al Unser, Jr. CART PPG Series (2), USAC Gold Crown Championship (2)
France Sébastien Bourdais Champ Car World Series (4)
3 United States Louis Meyer AAA National Championship (3)
United States Ted Horn AAA National Championship (3)
United States Jimmy Bryan AAA National Championship (1), USAC National Championship (2)
United States Al Unser CART PPG Series (2), USAC Gold Crown Championship (1)
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi CART PPG Series (1), USAC Gold Crown Championship (2)
United States Sam Hornish, Jr. Indy Racing League (2), IRL IndyCar Series (1)
United Kingdom Dario Franchitti IndyCar Series (3)
2 United States Jimmy Murphy AAA National Championship (2)
United States Wilbur Shaw AAA National Championship (2)
United States Rex Mays AAA National Championship (2)
United States Tony Bettenhausen AAA National Championship (1), USAC National Championship (1)
United States Joe Leonard USAC National Championship (2)
United States Tom Sneva USAC National Championship (2)
United States Johnny Rutherford CART PPG Series (1), USAC Gold Crown Championship (1)
Canada Jacques Villeneuve CART PPG Series (1), USAC Gold Crown Championship (1)
Italy Alex Zanardi CART FedEx Championship Series (2)
Brazil Gil de Ferran CART FedEx Championship Series (2)
New Zealand Scott Dixon IndyCar Series (2)
  1. ^ "Through The Years". Champ Car Stats. Archived from the original on 9 June 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Record of Champion Drivers 1909-1928 incl". Official Bulletin, Contest Board of the American Automobile Association. Washington, D. C. IV (6). February 8, 1929. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 June 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Printz, John G. (March 15, 1985). "The U.S. National Championship Driving Title". CART News Media Guide 1985: 265–267. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  4. ^ a b c Capps, Don (29 March 2010). "Automobile Racing History and History". Rear View Mirror. 8W. Archived from the original on 9 June 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2011.