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Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateWednesday 30 May 1956
Start time14:00
EventIndianapolis 500
CircuitIndianapolis
Event FormatRace of 200 laps
Race9 of 24
Championship race51
Circuit
Laps200
Circuit Perimeter4023 m
Race Distance4023 × 200 = 804.600 km
Grid Format3-3-3-3
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionAnti-clockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Dry
Participants
Entries33
Qualifiers33
Finishers19
Championship Debutants
Billy Garrett (Driver),
Bob Christie (Driver),
Bob Veith (Driver),
Jack Turner (Driver),
Johnnie Tolan (Driver),
Kurtis Kraft 500E (Car Model),
Ansted Rotary Corp (Entrant),
   Dean Van Lines (Entrant),
Fred Somers (Entrant),
George Bignotti (Entrant),
H.H. Johnson (Entrant),
Novi Racing Corp (Entrant),
Shannon Bros (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 19 - 10th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 29 - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Andy Linden - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Firestone - 200th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
John Zink - 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
Kuzma - 20th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Novi Racing Corp - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Novi - 1st Fastest Lap (Engine Manufacturer)
Offenhauser - 200th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Pat Flaherty - 1st Pole Position (Driver)
Pat Flaherty - 1st Win (Driver)
Paul Russo - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Watson - 1st Pole Position (Car Manufacturer)
Watson - 1st Win (Car Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 13th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (3),
2. Most 14th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (3),
3. Most 18th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (3),
4. Highest 3rd Place Finish RatioPhillips (33.33%),
5. Highest 13th Place Finish Ratio Bob Christie (100.00%),
6. Most 27th Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (4),
7. Most 32nd Place Qualifications Eddie Johnson (2)
Records Extended 1. Most 12th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (4),
2. Most 17th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (4),
3. Highest 10th Place Finish RatioStevens (22.22%),
4. Most 24th Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (5),
5. Most 25th Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (6),
6. Most 28th Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (4),
7. Most 33rd Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (4)

Championships
1  Juan Manuel Fangio 10.5 
2  Jean Behra 10 
3  Pat Flaherty 8 
up
  Stirling Moss 8 
5  Sam Hanks 6 
up
6  Luigi Musso 5 
down
7  Don Freeland 4 
up
  Peter Collins 4 
down
  Mike Hawthorn 4 
down
10  Johnnie Parsons 3 
up
11  Dick Rathmann 2 
up
  Hermano da Silva Ramos 2 
down
  Olivier Gendebien 2 
down
14  Chico Landi 1.5 
down
  Eugenio Castellotti 1.5 
down
  Gerino Gerini 1.5 
down
17  Paul Russo 1 
up

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 8Car 8Car 29
EntrantJohn ZinkJohn ZinkNovi Racing Corp
Driver Pat Flaherty Pat Flaherty Paul Russo
CarWatsonWatsonKurtis Kraft
EngineOffenhauser 4.5 L4Offenhauser 4.5 L4Novi 3.0 L8C
Time3:53'28.844'07.261'02.32
Speed206.767 km/h234.293 km/h232.394 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led