1925 Indianapolis 500

The 13th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 30, 1925.

13th Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis 500
Sanctioning bodyAAA
DateMay 30, 1925
WinnerPeter DePaolo
Winning EntrantDuesenberg
Average speed101.127 mph (162.748 km/h)
Pole positionLeon Duray
Pole speed113.196 mph (182.171 km/h)
Most laps ledPeter DePaolo (115)
Pre-race
Pace carRickenbacker 8
Pace car driverEddie Rickenbacker
StarterSeth Klein[1]
Honorary refereeCharles M. Schwab[1]
Estimated attendance150,000[2]
Chronology
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Race winner Peter DePaolo became the first driver to complete the 500 miles in under five hours, and have an average over 100 mph. Norman Batten drove 21 laps of relief (laps 106-127) while DePaolo had his hands bandaged due to blisters and bruises.

Time trialsEdit

Four-lap (10 mile) qualifying runs were utilized. Leon Duray won the pole position with a 4-lap track record of 113.196 mph. Peter DePaolo, who qualified second, set the 1-lap track record at 114.285 mph.

Qualifying Results
Date Driver Lap 1
(mph)
Lap 2
(mph)
Lap 3
(mph)
Lap 4
(mph)
Average Speed
(mph)
5/26/1925 Leon Duray 113.22 113.44 113.44 113.41 113.196

ResultsEdit

Finish Start No Name Qual Rank Laps Led Status
1 2 12   Peter DePaolo 113.083 2 200 115 Running
2 5 1   Dave Lewis 109.061 5 200 50 Running
3 22 9   Phil Shafer (R) 103.523 16 200 13 Running
4 3 6   Harry Hartz 112.433 3 200 3 Running
5 11 4   Tommy Milton (W) 104.366 13 200 0 Running
6 1 28   Leon Duray 113.196 1 200 0 Running
7 18 8   Ralph DePalma (W) 108.607 6 200 0 Running
8 9 38   Peter Kreis (R) 106.338 10 200 0 Running
9 14 15   W. E. Shattuc (R) 102.070 17 200 0 Running
10 8 22   Pietro Bordino (R) 107.661 9 200 0 Running
11 12 5   Fred Comer 104.296 14 200 0 Running
12 10 27   Frank Elliott 104.910 11 200 0 Running
13 15 24   Earl Devore (R) 97.799 19 198 0 Flagged
14 20 14   Bob McDonogh 101.931 18 188 0 Truss rod
15 16 23   Wade Morton 95.821 20 156 0 Crash BS
16 6 17   Ralph Hepburn (R) 108.489 7 144 15 Gas tank
17 4 2   Earl Cooper 110.487 4 127 4 Crash T1
18 13 3   Bennett Hill 104.167 15 69 0 Rear spring
19 17 29   Herbert Jones (R) 89.401 21 69 0 Crash T1
20 19 19   Ira Vail 104.785 12 63 0 Rod
21 21 7   M. C. Jones (R) 88.478 22 33 0 Transmission
22 7 10   Jules Ellingboe 107.832 8 24 0 Steering
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Race detailsEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Fox, Jack C. (1994). The Illustrated History of the Indianapolis 500 1911-1994 (4th ed.). Carl Hungness Publishing. p. 22. ISBN 0-915088-05-3.
  2. ^ Patton, W. Blaine (May 31, 1925). "DePaolo Wins Sweepstakes In Indianapolis-Made Car At Dazzling Speed of 101.13". The Indianapolis Star. p. 1. Retrieved June 3, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ "Indianapolis 500 1925". Ultimate Racing History. Archived from the original on 16 January 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  4. ^ Blazier, John E.; Rollings, Tom (1994). Forgotten Heroes of the Speedways: The Riding Mechanics.
  5. ^ The Talk of Gasoline Alley - 1070-AM WIBC, May 14, 2004


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Preceded by
98.234 mph
(1924 Indianapolis 500)
Record for the fastest average speed
101.127 mph
Succeeded by
104.144 mph
(1932 Indianapolis 500)