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30 May 1959

1959 Indianapolis 500

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 5 Rodger Ward Watson-Offenhauser 200 3:40'49.20 6 8
2 16 Jim Rathmann Watson-Offenhauser 200 + 23.28 3 6
3 3 Johnny Thomson Lesovsky-Offenhauser 200 + 50.64 1 4
4 1 Tony Bettenhausen Epperly- Offenhauser 200 + 1'47.09 15 3
5 99 Paul Goldsmith Epperly- Offenhauser 200 + 2'06.44 16 2
6 33 Johnny Boyd Epperly- Offenhauser 200 + 3'16.98 11
7 37 Duane Carter Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 200 + 4'09.92 12
8 19 Eddie Johnson Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 200 + 4'10.53 8
9 45 Paul Russo Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 200 + 4'11.04 27
10 10 A J Foyt Kuzma-Offenhauser 200 + 4'14.48 17
11 88 Gene Hartley Kuzma-Offenhauser 200 + 5'42.48 9
12 74 Bob Veith Moore-Offenhauser 200 + 6'09.73 7
13 89 Al Herman Dunn-Offenhauser 200 + 6'40.40 23
14 66 Jimmy Daywalt Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 200 + 6'41.54 13
15 71 Chuck Arnold Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 200 + 8'19.86 31
16 58 Jim McWithey Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 200 + 11'41.69 33
Ret 44 Eddie Sachs Kuzma-Offenhauser 182 Spun Off 2
Ret 57 Al Keller Kuzma-Offenhauser 163 Engine 28
Ret 64 Pat Flaherty Watson-Offenhauser 162 Accident 18
Ret 73 Dick Rathmann Watson-Offenhauser 150 Fire 4
Ret 53 Bill Cheesbourg Kuzma-Offenhauser 147 Magneto 12
Ret 15 Don Freeland Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 136 Magneto 21
Ret 49 Ray Crawford Elder-Offenhauser 115 Accident 32
Ret 9 Don Branson Phillips-Offenhauser 112 Suspension 10
Ret 65 Bob Christie Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 109 Engine 24
Ret 48 Bobby Grim Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 85 Magneto 5
Ret 24 Jack Turner Christensen-Offenhauser 47 Fuel leak 14
Ret 7 Jud Larson Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 45 Accident 19
Ret 87 Red Amick Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 45 Accident 26
Ret 47 Chuck Weyant Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 45 Accident 29
Ret 77 Mike Magill Sutton-Offenhauser 45 Accident 31
Ret 8 Len Sutton Lesovsky-Offenhauser 34 Accident 22
Ret 6 Jimmy Bryan Epperly- Offenhauser 1 Engine 20

Fastest Lap: Johnny Thomson 1'890

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