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Held on May 30, 1955 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, IN
200 L, 500 M, 804.6 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 14 6 Bob Sweikert John Zink KK500D / Offy 200 86 running 8/1000"/1000" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 8.
2 2 10 Tony Bettenhausen Chapman KK500C / Offy 200 0 running 6/500"/500" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 6.
3 10 15 Jimmy Davies Bardahl KK500B / Offy 200 0 running 4/700"/700" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 4.
4 33 44 Johnny Thomson Schmidt Kuzma / Offy 200 0 running 3/600"/600" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 3.
5 7 77 Walt Faulkner Merz Engineering KK500C / Offy 200 0 running 2/447.5"/447.5" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 2.
6 8 19 Andy Linden Massaglia KK4000 / Offy 200 0 running 0/400"/400" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 0.
7 16 71 Al Herman Martin Brothers Silnes / Offy 200 0 running 0/300"/300" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 0.
8 19 29 Pat O'Connor Ansted Rotary KK500D / Offy 200 0 running 0/250"/250" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 0.
9 17 48 Jimmy Daywalt Sumar Kurtis / Offy 200 0 running 0/200"/200" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 0.
10 12 89 Pat Flaherty Dunn Engineering KK500B / Offy 200 0 running 0/150"/150" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 0.
11 18 98 Duane Carter Agajanian Kuzma / Offy 197 0 running 0/100"/100" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 0.
12 25 41 Chuck Weyant Federal Engineering KK3000 / Offy 196 0 running 0/50"/50" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 0.
13 32 83 Eddie Johnson McNamara Trevis / Offy 196 0 running 0
14 20 33 Jim Rathmann Belond Miracle Power Epperly / Offy 191 0 running 0
15 21 12 Don Freeland Bob Estes Phillips / Offy 178 3 transmission 0
16 9 22 Cal Niday D-A Lubricants KK500B / Offy 170 0 accident 0
17 24 99 Art Cross Belanger Motors KK500D / Offy 168 24 engine 0
18 31 81 Shorty Templeman Central Excavating Trevis / Offy 142 0 transmission 0
19 6 8 Sam Hanks Jones & Maley KK500C / Offy 134 0 transmission 0
20 28 31 Keith Andrews McDaniel Schroeder / Offy 120 0 fuel pump 0
21 27 16 Johnnie Parsons Trio Brass Foundry KK500D / Offy 119 0 magneto 0
22 13 37 Eddie Russo Dr. Sabourin Pawl / Offy 112 0 ignition 0
23 23 49 Ray Crawford Crawford KK500B / Offy 111 0 engine 0
24 11 1 Jimmy Bryan Dean Van Lines Kuzma / Offy 90 31 fuel pump 0
25 5 4 Bill Vukovich Hopkins KK500C / Offy 56 50 accident 1/0"/0" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 1.
26 3 3 Jack McGrath Hinkle KK500C / Offy 54 6 magneto 0
27 22 42 Al Keller Sam Traylor KK2000 / Offy 54 0 accident 0
28 30 27 Rodger Ward Aristo Blue Kuzma / Offy 53 0 accident 0
29 26 39 Johnny Boyd Sumar KK500C / Offy 53 0 accident 0
30 29 68 Ed Elisian Westwood Gauge & Tool KK4000 / Offy 53 0 retired 0
31 1 23 Jerry Hoyt Jim Robbins Stevens / Offy 40 0 oil leak 0
32 4 14 Freddie Agabashian Federal Engineering KK500D / Offy 39 0 spun off 0
33 15 5 Jimmy Reece Malloy Pankratz / Offy 10 0 rod 0
RACE DATA
Did not start:

Did not qualify: Bob Christie; Johnnie Parsons; Spider Webb; Troy Ruttman; Paul Russo; Len Duncan; Ed Elisian; Gene Hartley; Jiggs Peters; Tony Bonadies; Russ Klar; Leroy Warriner; Ernie McCoy; Bill Homeier; Elmer George; Johnny Kay; George Tichenor; Manny Ayulo; Danny Kladis

Time of Race: 3h:53:59.53
Starting Lineup Set By: Time Trials (Four-Lap Average)
Fast Qualifier: Jerry Hoyt - 257.06 sec.
Preliminary Feature Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{PrelimWinners}}}|{{{PrelimWinners}}}]]
Heat Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{HeatWinners}}}|{{{HeatWinners}}}]]
Qualifier Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{QualWinners}}}|{{{QualWinners}}}]]
Dash Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{DashWinners}}}|{{{DashWinners}}}]]
Scramble Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{ScrambleWinners}}}|{{{ScrambleWinners}}}]]
Consi Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{ConsiWinners}}}|{{{ConsiWinners}}}]]
Non-Qualifiers Race Winners: [[Special:FormEdit/Driver/{{{NonQualWinners}}}|{{{NonQualWinners}}}]]
Margin of Victory: 163.56 seconds
Average Speed: 140.045 mph
Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: 13 among 6 drivers - Jack McGrath 1-3, Bill Vukovich 4-14, McGrath 15, Vukovich 16-24, McGrath 25-26, Vukovich 27-56, Jimmy Bryan 57, Bob Sweikert 58, Bryan 59-88, Sweikert 89-132, Art Cross 133-156, Don Freeland 157-159, Sweikert 160-200
Fastest Lap: Unknown/Unentered
STATISTICALLY SPEAKING
Relief Drivers:

Car #10: Paul Russo (77 laps, 3/300 points )
Car #77: Bill Homeier (24 laps, 1/52.5 points)