1956 USAC Championship Car season
|1956 USAC Championship Car season|
|USAC National Championship Trail|
|Start date||May 30|
|End date||November 12|
|National champion||Jimmy Bryan|
|Indianapolis 500 winner||Pat Flaherty|
|Previous season||Next season|
The 1956 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 12 races, beginning in Speedway, Indiana on May 30 and concluding in Phoenix, Arizona on November 12. There were also three non-championship events. The USAC National Champion was Jimmy Bryan and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Pat Flaherty. This was the first year that the National Championship was sanctioned by the USAC, after the withdrawal of the AAA from all forms of racing in August 1955.
Schedule and results
Leading National Championship standings
|1||Jimmy Bryan||Dean Racing Enterprises||1860|
|2||Pat Flaherty||John Zink||1500|
|3||Don Freeland||Bob Estes||1280|
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