The Sports Almanac

Indianapolis 500 Champions


Through the 2013 Indianapolis 500

AAA-American Automobile Association
USAC-United States Auto Club
CART-Championship Auto Racing Teams
IRL-Indy Racing League
1911-1955 AAA
1956-1978 USAC
1979-1995 CART/USAC
1996-1997 IRL/USAC
1998-Present IRL


YEAR CAR NUMBER
WINNER
1911
32
Ray Harroun & Cyrus Patschke
1912
8
Joe Dawson(riding mechanic: Donn Herr)
1913
16
Jules Goux
1914
16
Rene Thomas
1915
2
Ralph DePalma
1916
17
Dario Resta
1917
--
None--World War I
1918
--
None--World War I
1919
3
Howdy Wilcox
1920
4
Gaston Chevrolet
1921
2
Tommy Milton
1922
8
Jimmy Murphy
1923
1
Tommy Milton & Howdy Wilcox
1924
15
Lora Corum & Joe Boyer
1925
12
Peter DePaolo & Norman Batten
1926
15
Frank Lockhart
1927
32
George Souders
1928
14
Louis Meyer
1929
2
Ray Keech
1930
4
Billy Arnold
1931
23
Louis Schneider
1932
34
Fred Frame
1933
36
Louis Meyer
1934
7
Bill Cummings
1935
5
Kelly Petillo
1936
8
Louis Meyer
1937
6
Wilbur Shaw
1938
23
Floyd Roberts
1939
2
Wilbur Shaw
1940
1
Wilbur Shaw
1941
16
Floyd Davis & Mauri Rose
1942
--
None--World War II
1943
--
None--World War II
1944
--
None--World War II
1945
--
None--World War II
1946
16
George Robson
1947
27
Mauri Rose
1948
3
Mauri Rose
1949
7
Bill Holland
1950
1
Johnnie Parsons
1951
99
Lee Wallard
1952
98
Troy Ruttman
1953
14
Bill Vukovich
1954
14
Bill Vukovich
1955
6
Bob Sweikert
1956
8
Pat Flaherty
1957
9
Sam Hanks
1958
1
Jimmy Bryan
1959
5
Roger Ward
1960
4
Jim Rathmann
1961
1
A.J. Foyt
1962
3
Roger Ward
1963
98
Parnelli Jones
1964
1
A.J. Foyt
1965
82
Jim Clark
1966
24
Graham Hill
1967
14
A.J. Foyt
1968
3
Bobby Unser
1969
2
Mario Andretti
1970
2
Al Unser Sr.
1971
1
Al Unser Sr.
1972
66
Mark Donohue
1973
20
Gordon Johncock
1974
3
Johnny Rutherford
1975
48
Bobby Unser
1976
2
Johnny Rutherford
1977
14
A.J. Foyt
1978
2
Al Unser Sr.
1979
9
Rick Mears
1980
4
Johnny Rutherford
1981
3
Bobby Unser
1982
20
Gordon Johncock
1983
5
Tom Sneva
1984
6
Rick Mears
1985
5
Danny Sullivan
1986
3
Bobby Rahal
1987
25
Al Unser Sr.
1988
5
Rick Mears
1989
20
Emerson Fittipaldi
1990
30
Arie Luyendyk
1991
3
Rick Mears
1992
3
Al Unser Jr.
1993
4
Emerson Fittipaldi
1994
31
Al Unser Jr.
1995
27
Jacques Villeneuve
1996
91
Bobby Lazier
1997
5
Arie Luyendyk
1998
51
Eddie Cheever
1999
14
Kenny Brack
2000
9
Juan Pablo Montoya
2001
68
Helio Castroneves
2002
3
Helio Castroneves
2003
6
Gil de Ferran
2004
15
Buddy Rice
2005
26
Dan Wheldon
2006
6
Sam Hornish, Jr.
2007
27
Dario Franchitti
2008
9
Scott Dixon
2009
3
Helio Castroneves
2010
10
Dario Franchitti
2011
98
Dan Wheldon
2012
50
Dario Franchitti
2013
11
Tony Kanaan