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The 1911 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, or the International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race was the first Indianapolis 500 to be held. Part of the 1911 AAA Championship season, the first Indy 500 is also considered to be a Grand Prix race. The race took place on May 30, 1911, and was won by Ray Harroun, who came out of retirement to compete.


BackgroundEdit

Entry listEdit

Practice sessionsEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ProcessEdit

The cars were to be ordered on the grid by entry date; thus, by entering first, Lewis Strang secured pole position.

However, to ensure a field of competitive cars, each car was required to complete a 0.25 mile (0.40 km) section of the main straight with a minimum speed of 75 mph (121 km/h), or under 12 seconds. Any car failing this was given two additional attempts before being rejected. These sessions were held on May 27 and 28, and the times were not published.

Overall, forty cars were able to qualify, with Louis Edmunds and Rupert Jeffkins failing.


GridEdit

Pos Pos Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver Driver Driver
Row 1 Pace car  
1
Lewis Strang 2
Ralph DePalma 3
Harry Endicott 4
Row 2 5 Johnny Aitken
Louis Disbrow 6
Frank Fox 7
Harry Knight 8
Joe Jagerberger 9
Row 3 10 Will Jones
Gil Andersen 11
Spencer Wishart 12
W. H. Turner 13
Fred Belcher 14
Row 4 15 Arthur Chevrolet
Charles Basle 16
Eddie Hearne 17
Harry Grant 18
Charlie Merz 19
Row 5 20 Howdy Wilcox
Bert Adams 21
Fred Ellis 22
Harry Cobe 23
Jack Tower 24
Row 6 25 Ernest Delaney
David Bruce-Brown 26
Lee Frayer 27
Joe Dawson 28
Ray Harroun 29
Row 7 30 Ralph Mulford
Teddy Telzlaff 31
Herbert Lytle 32
Hughie Hughes 33
Charles Bigalow 34
Row 8 35 Raph Beardsley
Caleb Bragg 36
Howard Hall 37
Bill Endicott 38
Arthur Greiner 39
Row 9 40 Bob Burman
Billy Knipper

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

The final results for the 1911 Indianapolis 500 are shown below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 32 United States Ray Harroun Marmon-Wasp 200 6:42:08 28
2 33 United States Ralph Mulford Lozier 200 +1:43 29
3 28 United States David Bruce-Brown Fiat 200 +10:21 25
4 11 United States Spencer Wishart Mercedes 200 +10:49 11
5 31 United States Joe Dawson Marmon 200 +12:26 27
6 2 Italy Ralph DePalma Simplex 200 +19:54 2
7 20 United States Charlie Merz National 200 +24:12 18
8 12 United States W. H. Turner Amplex 200 +33:48 12

MilestonesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Grid decided by entry date

External linksEdit

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