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Series Overview
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Series Founded: 1905 Series Disbanded: 1955
Car Style: Open-Wheel (Champ Car) Region: National
Quick Stats
Most Wins: Ralph DePalma (25) Most Titles: Louis Meyer & Ted Horn (3)
Number of Races: 511 Number of Drivers: 582
Project Status: AGAIG
No championship was awarded from 1909-1915 and 1917-1919. The series went on hiatus from 1942-1945 due to World War II.


The 1946 season was the first season back after World War II, the AAA Contest Board, in fear of having low car counts, decided to count the 71 events of the 1946 AAA Big Car Series as part of the season. Thus making the event count 77 races for the season. The car counts did not suffer as expected during the course of the season, in December of 1946 the Contest Board decided to only count the initial 6 races scheduled. Official records only count these 6 races and therefore we will only count those races for the 1946 season. We will list the other 71 races at some point as part of the Big Car season in its own section.

NOTE: Initially the AAA policy for race results was the following: in the event cars are not running at the time the race is officially completed, the prize money will be paid to the cars and positions determined according to the relative position of that car at the time.
In other words, cars that were running on the track at the conclusion of the race were placed ahead of any cars that were not running. Thus, a driver could complete more laps, but due to being unable to finish the race, were then placed behind all other cars that were running. This policy was stopped in the late 1930's.

Following the closure of the AAA Contest Board after the 1955 season, the United States Auto Club was formed and took over the series. Thus starting the, statistically separate, USAC Champ Car Series.

George Abell Jean Achard Bert Adams George Adams Walt Ader Freddie Agabashian
Emil Agraz A.C. Aiken Johnny Aitken Bill Albertson Bill Aldridge H.F. Alexander
W. Alexander Leslie Allen Tom Alley (IN) George Amick Bo Amos Gil Andersen
Dave Anderson (AL) Les Anderson (IL) Emil Andres Ernie Ansterburg Roscoe Anthony Robert Arbuthnot
Tom Archibald Herb Ardinger Zora Arkus-Duntov Frank Armi George Armstrong (TX) Merle Armstrong
Billy Arnold (IL) Charlie Arnold Alberto Ascari Al Aspen D.R. Atkinson Bruce Aurandt
Lloyd Axel Manny Ayulo George Babcock Harry Babcock Paul Bablot Frank Bailey
George Bailey Harold Bailey Bob Baity Cannonball Baker Joe Baker (PA) Guy Ball
Tom Ball (MI) Lewis Balus Chick Barbo Bud Bardowski E.O. Barger Bobby Barker
Roger Barlow Winfield Barndollar Percy Barnes George Barringer Buzz Barton (OK) Charles Basle
Marcel Basle Jack Bates Norman Batten Dutch Baumann Ora Bean Frank Beardsley
Ralph Beardsley T.J. Beaudette George Beck Frankie Beeder Randall Beinke Fred Belcher
Harry Bell Clarence Belt James Benedict Bennie Benefiel Al Benoit Erwin Bergdoll
Grover Bergdoll Louis Bergdoll Cliff Bergere Walter Berne Raph Bethenod Fred Betz
Charles Bigelow Mark Billman T. Birkhead Gays Biro D. Bisbee Eugen Bjornstadt
Frank Blizzard Tommy Boggs (IN) Andre Boillot Georges Boillot William Bolden John Boling
Tony Bonadies David Bonney Elbert Booker Pietro Bordino Baconin Borzacchini Paul Bost
Lindley Bothwell Billy Bourque Bill Boyd (KY) Johnny Boyd (CA) Joe Boyer George Bradbeer
Caleb Bragg Ben Brandfon Arthur Brandt George Brayen Malcolm Brazier Ben Breig
Riley Brett Tom Brewer Harold Brinker Frank Brisko Gerald Brisko M.C. Britt
Antonio Brivio S.F. Brock Leslie Brooke R.G. Brown W.W. Brown Walt Brown
Jim Brubaker David Bruce-Brown Arvol Brunmeier Charles Bryant Herb Bryers Dave Buck (MI)
Eddie Burbach Andy Burke Marvin Burke Bob Burman (MI) Charles Burman Cecil Burnaugh
Andy Burt Claude Burton Harry Butcher K. Butler Paul Butler (IN) George Buzane
Johnny Byrne Red Byron Joe Caccia A.A. Cadwell Buddy Cagle A. Dan Cain
Jack Callaghan Ely Callouette Buddy Calloway Jess Calohan Foster Campbell Ray Campbell (MI)
Wally Campbell William Campbell Shorty Cantlon Bill Cantrell Rudolf Caracciola William Carelton
Bob Carey Ray Cariens Billy Carlson Billy Carlson (CA) Don Carlson (CO) Fred Carpenter
Bob Carroll (OR) Duane Carter Mike Caruso Eddie Casterline Phil Catalina John Cebula
Emanuel Cedrino Ted Chamberlain Billy Chandler J. Chaplin A.J. Charles Jean Chassagne
Arthur Chevrolet Gaston Chevrolet Louis Chevrolet Louis Chiron Bill Chittum Joie Chitwood
Carl Christensen Josef Christiaens Bob Christie Walter Christie Sam Christopherson Don Church
Andy Cimino George Clark (OK) Maynard Clark Walter Clark Dick Clarke Don Clarke
Jap Clemens Fred Clemons Louis Cliquot Harry Cobe J.C. Coberly William Cody
John Coffey Harry Cohen Hal Cole Fred Comer J. Compton C.A. Conant
Gordon Condon Frank Conley George Connor Jack Conway Vince Conze David Cook (IN)
Earl Cooper (NE) Harry Cooper Joe Cooper (PA) Clay Corbitt L.L. Corum Tom Cosman
Thomas Costello Al Cotey Howard Covey Charles Cox E.T. Cox Paul Craver
Charles Crawford Ray Crawford Wesley Crawford (IN) Wesley Crawford (LA) Larry Crockett John Crone
Jim Crosby Art Cross (NJ) Jack Croston J.A. Crowell Letterio Cucinotta Bill Cummings
C.H. Cunard Terry Curley Jack Curtner Al Cusick Wilbur D'Alene Jorge Daponte
Howard Dauphin Frank Davidson Jimmy Davies (CA) Floyd Davis Harry Davis J. Davis
Joe Dawson Danny Day Jimmy Daywalt Baron de Rachewsky Count de Marguenat Martin de Alzaga
Pierre de Vizcaya Prince de Cystria Port DeFraties Leon DeHart Tobin DeHymel Norval DeLelys
Richard DeMark John DePalma Ralph DePalma Pete DePaolo C.J. DeQuelin Billy DeVore
Earl DeVore George DeWitt Frank Dearborn Rick Decker Ernest Delaney Robert Delno
Elmer Dempsey Al Denison Bruce Denslow Bill Denver Delmar Desch Jules Devigne
Charles Devlin Guy Devlin Joe Dickenson Ed Diedrich Bert Dingley Duke Dinsmore
Louis Disbrow Clarence Doley Grant Donaldson Lou Donaldson Martin Dooley Bill Doster
Jack Doughty Joe Downey Robert Drach Hugh Drane Rene Dreyfus Bob Droeger
Harmon Droge Theron Duby John Duff Miny Dugatta Chris Dundee Bobby Dunn (IL)
George Dunnell Cliff Durant Louis Durant Arthur Duray Leon Duray Frank Durbin
Reeves Dutton Kenny Eaton Nick Eckerle Louis Edmunds Edgar Elder E.A.D. Eldridge
Jules Ellingboe Charles Elliott Frank Elliott (MO) Fred Ellis Bill Endicott Harry Endicott
Wayne England Charles Engle C.A. Englebeck Orville Epperley Philippe Etancelin Dave Evans (CA)
Robert Evans Charles Ewan Dusty Fahrnow Pat Fairchild Harry Falt Milt Fankhauser
Del Fanning Fred Fansin Nino Farina Frank Farmer (PA) Harry Feichtinger Harlan Fengler
Armour Ferguson George Fernic I.P. Fetterman Guy Fields Enzo Fiermonte Jack Finch
Chuck Fink Lou Fink Bob Finney John Fitch Pat Flaherty Jack Fleming
Harry Fletcher Martin Fletcher Lew Florence James Florida Jack Foley Clifford Foltz
Ted Foltz Louis Fontaine Carl Forberg Gene Force Percy Ford Roscoe Ford
Ken Fowler Frank Fox Malcolm Fox Fred Frame Aldo Franchi Roy Francis
Lee Frayer Frank Free Roland Free Don Fretwell W.H. Frey Ernest Friderich
William Fritsch Sam Frizzell George Fuller Myron Fults Jack Gable Frank Galvin
Lou Gandy Charles Ganung Chet Gardner George Gardner William Gardner J.J. Garfield
Joe Garson (NY) Ivan Gates Juan Gaudino Walt Geiss Frank Gelnaw Elmer George
Elmer Gerald Louis Gerard Ernie Gesell C.J. Gilbert J.K. Gilchrist Ray Gilhooley
Howard Gill Paul Gimarino Daniel Gish Jimmy Gleason C. Glenn Howard Potsy Goacher
Frank Goode Ken Goodson Al Gordon Huntley Gordon J.H. Gordon Danny Goss
Jules Goux Harry Grant Joe Grayson Sam Grecco Carl Green (NJ) Elton Green
L.J. Green Robert Greer Bob Gregg Arthur Greiner Joseph Grinnon Berton Groves
Henry Guerand Tony Gulotta Lee Gunning Albert Guyot Ed Haddad Unknown Hager
Bob Hahn Jack Hahn Peter Hahn Ora Haibe Walter Haines John Hale
E.J. Hall Harold Hall Howard Hall (OH) Ira Hall A.S. Halls Ralph Hamlin
Buster Hammond George Hammond Jim Hammond Sam Hanks Johnny Hannon Mel Hansen
Louis Hansen, Jr. Harris Hanshue Conrad Hanson Fred Harder Hugh Harding Bob Harnar
Fred Harpst Charles Harris Glenn Harrison R.P. Harrison W. Harrison Ray Harroun
Harry Hartman Art Hartsfield Harry Hartz L.B. Harvey Paul Harvey Harry Hastings
Willie Haupt Gene Haustein W. Douglas Hawkes E.O. Hayes Joe Hayes Mervin Headley
Eddie Hearne Allen Heath John Heber Franz Heim Louis Heinemann Victor Hemery
Bob Henderson Pete Henderson Otto Henning Ralph Hepburn Al Herman Don Herr
Harvey Herrick Denny Hickey Bennett Hill George Hill (MA) Jim Hill (IN) Phil Hill (FL)
Shelby Hill Charles Hillingsworth Art Hillis Kurt Hitke William Hobbs Red Hodges
Sam Hoffman (IA) Bill Holland Jackie Holmes Bill Homeier Joe Horan Ted Horn
Louis Hornbrook Byron Horne Harry Horstman J.C. Hoskins Jerry Houck (IA) Ronney Householder
Norm Houser Thane Houser Ray Howard Earl Howe Paul Howe George Howie
M.C. Hubbell Elmer Huber Joe Huff Hughie Hughes G. Hunn Bill Hunt
Harry Hunt F.L. Hursh George Huss Harris Insinger Ralph Ireland Guy Irwin
Jimmy Jackson (IN) Lewis Jackson (MA) Joe Jagersberger Joe James (MS) Tony Janette Robert Jardine
Webb Jay Rupert Jeffkins Ab Jenkins Johnny Jenkins (Springfield, OH) George Jessup Chad Jewett
George Joerimann Art Johnson Bill Johnson (CA) Eddie Johnson (Richmond, VA) Luther Johnson (IN) Reginald Johnson
Ben Jones (MS) Herbert Jones M.C. Jones Orville Jones T.C. Jones Walter Jones
Will Jones (WI) John Juhasz Frank Justen George Kalen Bert Karnatz Edward Kaster
Iggy Katona Ray Keech Bruce Keen Charles Keene Foxhall Keene Doc Keim
Al Keller Mel Keneally Cap Kennedy Ben Kerscher Ted Kessler Walt Killinger
Tom Kincaid Kid Kindred C.O. King Harry King Charles Kirkpatrick Earl Kiser
Art Klein Dutch Klein Paul Kleinschmidt James Klemos Ray Knepper Harry Knight
Billy Knipper Elmer Knox Hans Koehler Dave Koetzla Henry Kohlert Henry Korgis
Harry Krause Johnny Kreiger Peter Kreis Johnny Krieger Harry Krueger Jerry Kubik
Frank Kulick Roy Lake Clarence Lamb Al Lambda Al Lambla Joe Langley
L.A. Lariviere Jud Larson Norske Larson H.B. Larzelere, Jr. Bert Latham Charles Latta
Christian Lautenschlager Red Lawrence Ben Lawwell Rene LeBegue Jack LeCain Louis LeCocq
Paul Leach Fred Lecklider Frank Lee Malin Leinau Edward Leipert Billy Leisaw
Rea Lentz Aguila Lenyard Frank Lescault Bayliss Levrett Brian Lewis (UK) Dave Lewis (NY)
Harry Lewis Mark Light Carl Limberg Bill Lindau Tee Linn Bill Lipscomb
Deacon Litz Virgil Livengood Al Livingstone Frank Lockhart Bruno Lombardi Harry Lord
Lee Lorimer Charlie Lowderman Lenny Lowe Charles Lund Frank Luptow Charles Luttrell
Leigh Lynch Ed Lyons Herbert Lytle Milton Mabe Cliff MacBeth J.C. MacDonald
Bon MacDougall Doc MacKenzie Bill Mackey Ed Madden Mike Magill Felix Magone
John Mais Alvin Maisonville Ralph Malamud Hans Malcolm Joe Mansfield Johnny Mantz
R. Manual Carl Marchese Milt Marion Mel Marquette John Marquis Buddy Marr
Cy Marshall Harry Marshall Morris Martin George Mason Harry Mathews Joe Matson
Tommy Mattson J.O. Maxwell Rollin May Walt May Jim Mayes Rex Mays
Joe Mazzucco Milton McBride Fred McCarthy Jack McCarver E.T. McConners H.E. McCord
J.J. McCoy U.L. McCroskey William McCulla Bob McDonogh Johnny McDowell Fred McEvoy
Mel McGaughy Bill McGee Frank McGurk Clifford McKeague Art McKee Herschell McKee
Tom McKelvey Barney McKenna C.E. McLester Eaton McMillan Edward McNay Jay McNay
R.L. McNay Jay McNey Harry McQuinn Ray Meacham L.G. Mecklem Fred Melaun
Joe Melaun Al Melcher Walter Melcher John Menker Jack Mertz Charlie Merz
Fred Merzney George Metzler (IN) Eddie Meyer (AT) Jim Meyer Louis Meyer Zeke Meyer
Harry Michener Ivan Mikan Al Miller (MI) Arthur Miller Bert Miller Bruce Miller (MI)
Charles Miller (AZ) Charles Miller (PA) Chet Miller Eddie Miller (NJ) Ralph Miller Scott Miller
Bill Milliken (ME) Tommy Milton Leland Mitchell Wally Mitchell F.W. Moe Walt Moffatt
Wilmer Monahon Gus Monckmeier L.L. Monroe Adolph Monson Jack Moon Lou Moore
Robert Moore (Champ Car) Unknown Moore Mike Moosie Charles Moran John Moretti Jules Moriceau
Art Morris Gaston Morris Walter Morris Wade Morton Conde Mosley Alfred Moss
Antoine Mourre Ralph Mulford E.H. Mullen William Muller Tom Mulligan Frank Mundy
Jimmy Murphy (CA) William Murphy Frank Murray Gordon Murray Charles Musselman Charles Muth
Harry Nelson Joe Nelson Steve Nemesh C.H. Newcomb Ralph Newcombe Barney Newgard
Claude Newhouse Roy Newman Nick Nichols Toland Nicholson Joe Nikrent Louis Nikrent
Earl Nofits Leo Nordenschuld Eddie Noyes Tazio Nuvolari Dan O'Brien Frank O'Brien
Pat O'Connor Eddie O'Donnell Floyd O'Neal Harry Ogren Barney Oldfield (OH) Lee Oldfield
Don Olds James Olenbush Steve Olson Clifford Onthank John Opsahl Vern Orenduff
Len Ormsby Vern Ornduff Tom Orr Swan Ostewig Leslie Owen Don Padia
Vincent Padula Dick Page Murray Page Roy Painter P.O. Palmer Sam Palmer
Phil Pardee Edward Parker George Parker Joe Parkin Jim Parsons George Patrick
Cyrus Patschke A.H. Patterson Jack Patterson James Patterson Billy Pearce (PA) Robert Pennebaker
F.M. Pentecost Tom Pepperday Joe Perkins C.B. Perry Jack Peterson (OR) Kelly Petillo
Jack Petticord Overton Phillips T.W. Pickard Theodore Pilette Gene Pirong Ray Pixley
L. Plancon Max Poismans A.J. Poland George Polster Al Poole Jean Porporato
Bob Post George Potter Ralph Pratt Willard Prentiss Sterling Price Fritz Pringle
Puffy Puffer Eddie Pullen Pete Pusede Al Putnam Francis Quinn Johnny Rae
John Raimey Roscoe Rann Ed Rasher Ed Rathburn Dick Rathmann Jim Rathmann
Ken Rawlings Hap Ray Teddy Rayson C.C. Reeder Ernest Reeder Carl Reeves
Mike Reilly George Reiss Dario Resta Harry Reynolds James Reynolds Clyde Rhodes
Paul Rice Eddie Rickenbacker Frank Ridgeway Raul Riganti Joe Rimann Harvey Ringler
Floyd Roberts (ND) Fred Roberts (IL) Johnny Roberts (IL) Montague Roberts Mortimer Roberts Slim Roberts
George Robertson (NY) Fred Robillard Bob Robinson (NY) H.L. Robinson Norman Robinson George Robson
Hal Robson Al Rogers (IL) Charlie Rogers Hank Rogers Franco Rol Pete Romcevich
Albert Romine Tom Rooney Bud Rose Mauri Rose Bernd Rosemeyer Sam Ross (MI)
Jimmy Rossi Grover Ruckstell John Ruehl Buddy Rusch Jack Russell (PA) T.E. Russell
Roy Russing Joe Russo (WI) Troy Ruttman Billy Ryan Eddie Sachs (MI) Karl Sailer
Max Sailer Mike Salay Bob Sall Wayne Sankey Roscoe Sarles Paul Sartori
Bryan Saulpaugh Johnny Sawyer (WI) Everett Saylor Harry Saynor Jack Scales Carl Scarborough
Herbert Scheel E.F. Scheifler Harry Schell Al Schillo Ed Schillo Earl Schnack
Ernest Schneider Louis Schneider George Schoeneck Gus Schrader Herman Schurch Charles Schwab
Louis Schwitzer A.F. Scott J.A. Scott Art Scovell Colby Scroggin Richard Seaman
Arthur See Sam Seed Bruno Seibel Wayne Selser Bud Sennett Gus Seyfried
Joe Seymour Johnny Seymour W.H. Seymour Johnny Shackleford Ray Shadbolt Phil Shafer
Hal Shain Charles Shambaugh Doc Shanebrook Elmer Shannon (WI) R.O. Shannon William Sharp
William Shattuc B.W. Shaw Fred Shaw Horace Shaw Wilbur Shaw Buddy Shay
Jack Shea Bill Sheffler Roy Sherman E.H. Sherwood Howard Shields L.B. Shields
Benny Shoaff J.C. Shoemaker W.J. Shrunk William Sickinger Frank Siefert (CA) Harold Simmons
George Simons Bob Simpson (BC) Whiz Sloan Carl Smith (NY) Clarence Smith Johnnie Smith
Ray Smith (Kokomo, IN) Steve Smith (NJ) W.H. Smith Walter Smith Sam Smyley Overton Snell
Ralph Snoddy Russ Snowberger Jimmy Snyder Ray Snyder Bill Sockwell Raymond Sommer
Martin Sorenson Lou Sorrell George Souders Alton Soules Charles Soules Les Spangler
Floyd Sparks Bob Speigel Bill Spence Vic Spooner Babe Stapp Waldo Stein
Myron Stevens Chuck Stevenson Al Stewart John H. Stickney Harry Stillman Frank Stinson
Harry Stockman Curt Stockwell W.J. Stoddard Ernest Stoecker Wally Stokes Harold Stone
Wayne Stowbridge Lewis Strang H.D. Stratton Albert Striegel Mel Stringer Stubby Stubblefield
Harry Stutz Harold Suckert Len Sutton Sam Swank Bob Swanson (MN) Frank Sweigert
Harry Syer Charles Szekendy Bill Taaffe Chuck Tabor Loral Tansy Bill Taylor (FL)
C.H. Taylor Howard Taylor William Taylor (CA) Marshall Teague Fred Tegtmeier Herman Terrien
Teddy Tetzlaff Charles Thatcher P.G. Thebaud Al Theisen Harry Thicksten John Thiele
Cliff Thomas Emil Thomas Hugh Thomas Joe Thomas (WA) Rene Thomas De Lloyd Thompson
Jimmy Thompson (NC) Johnny Thomson Arthur Thurman William Tidmarsh Frank Tillman Ray Tinkler
G.C. Tippins Omar Toft T.A. Tomasini Louis Tomei Tom Topping J. Toren
Jack Tower Harold Trackus Charles Tramison Jean Trevoux Marion Trexler Ernie Triplett
Carlo Felice Trossi Vincenzo Trucco Steve Truchan Homer Trussell Henry Turgeon Harry Turner
Jack Turner William Turner Heinie Ulbricht Bobby Unser Louie Unser Louis Unser
Ira Vail Warren Valdez Charles Van Acker Cornelius Van Ranst Harold Van Gorder Noel Van Raalte
John Vance Achille Varzi Guy Vaughan Bob Veith B. Velguth Frank Verbeck
Chris Vest William Vetere Luigi Villoresi Ernst von Delius Walt Von Tilius Louis Wagner
Bud Walker Fritz Walker Larry Wall Bob Wallace (KY) William Wallace Lee Wallard
Jack Walsh Rodger Ward Buster Warke Howard Warner Leroy Warriner Clyde Washburn
Archie Waterman Eddie Waterman Bert Watson Frank Wearne Clay Weatherly George Weaver
Lou Webb Spider Webb Rudolph Wehr William Weightman Gaston Weigle Philip Wells
Christian Werner H.A. Wetmore Neil Whalen John White (CA) Walter White Bus Wilbert
Jimmy Wilburn Howdy Wilcox Howdy Wilcox, II Stuart Wilkinson Doc Williams Tony Willman
Bob Wilson George Wilson (IN) Lou Wilson Robert Wilson (KS) Roy Wilson Jean-Pierre Wimille
George Wingerter Billy Winn Freddie Winnai Fred Wiseman Spencer Wishart Jerry Wonderlich
C.E. Wood Cliff Woodbury Woody Woodford Pete Woods Johnnie Woodside W.G. Wordingham
Carl Wright Dan Wurges Ray Yeager Cy Yocum Charles Young George Young (WI)
Wally Zale Eddie Zalucki Gus Zarka Bob Zauer Louis Zborowski Len Zengel
George Zimmerman Paul Zuccarelli Frank Zucker Nicholas Zwick
1174 drivers competed in the AAA Champ Car Series.