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The 1950 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 13 races, beginning in Speedway, Indiana on May 30 and concluding in Darlington, South Carolina on December 10. There were also two non-championship events. The AAA National Champion was Henry Banks, and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Johnnie Parsons.

1950 AAA Championship Car season
AAA National Championship Trail
Season
Races13
Start dateMay 30
End dateDecember 10
Awards
National championUnited States Henry Banks
Indianapolis 500 winnerUnited States Johnny Parsons
← 1949
1951 →

Contents

Schedule and resultsEdit

Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
NC May 1   MGM Sweepstakes Arlington Downs Raceway Arlington, Texas Dirt   Jimmy Davies   Duane Carter
1 May 30   International 500 Mile SweepstakesA Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved   Walt Faulkner   Johnny Parsons
2 June 11   Rex Mays Classic Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt   Lee Wallard   Tony Bettenhausen
3 June 25   Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt   Troy Ruttman   Jack McGrath
NC August 12   Indianapolis Sweepstakes Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Dirt   Lee Wallard   Troy Ruttman
4 August 19   Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt   Tony Bettenhausen   Paul Russo
5 September 4   Milwaukee 200 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt   Chuck Stevenson   Walt Faulkner
6 September 4   Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill   Al RogersB   Al Rogers
7 September 9   Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt   Tony Bettenhausen   Jack McGrath
8 September 10   Detroit 100 Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Detroit, Michigan Dirt   Troy Ruttman   Henry Banks
9 October 1   Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt   Tony Bettenhausen   Tony Bettenhausen
10 October 15   Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt   Tony Bettenhausen   Duke Dinsmore
11 November 12   Phoenix 100 Arizona State Fairgrounds Phoenix, Arizona Dirt   Bobby Ball   Jimmy Davies
12 November 26   Bay Meadows 150 Bay Meadows Race Track San Mateo, California Dirt   Tony Bettenhausen   Tony Bettenhausen
13 December 10   Darlington 200 Darlington Raceway Darlington, South Carolina Paved   Bill Schindler   Johnny Parsons
  Paved/Dirt Oval
  Road Course/Hill Climb
  Non-championship race
^A Indianapolis 500 was AAA-sanctioned and counted towards the 1950 FIA World Championship of Drivers title. Race stopped after 345 miles due to rain.
^B No pole is awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, in this schedule on the pole is the driver who started first. No lap led was awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, however, a lap was awarded to the drivers that completed the climb.

Final points standingsEdit

Note1: The points became the car, when not only one driver led the car, the relieved driver became small part of the points. Points for driver method: (the points for the finish place) / (number the lap when completed the car) * (number the lap when completed the driver)

Note2: There were scoring omissions in the AAA records regarding laps completed for eight drivers in the Springfield and Bay Meadows races in 1950. The statistics shown include the most accurate representation of those races that is available.

Pos Driver INDY
 
MIL1
 
LAN
 
SPR1
 
MIL2
 
PIK
 
SYR
 
DET
 
SPR2
 
SAC
 
PHX
 
BAY
 
DAR
 
Pts
1   Henry Banks 25 5 2 DNQ 2 DNQ 1 18 3 12 4 3 1390
2   Walt Faulkner 7 7 DNQ DNQ 1 2 4 12 9 5 6 8 1317
3   Johnny Parsons 1 11 DNS DNQ DNS DNQ 16 DNQ 11 3 DNQ 1 1313
4   Cecil Green 4 DNQ 9 DNQ 12 4 3 5 10 6 9 4 1190
5   Tony Bettenhausen 31 1 14 11 18 12 10 1 17 2 1 20 1027.5
6   Duke Dinsmore 33 14 4 7 4 10 5 11 1 18 7 5 1017
7   Paul Russo 9 2 12 1 5 3 18 6 13 16 928
8   Chuck Stevenson DNS 3 DNQ 20 6 3 4 4 19 6 760
9   Jack McGrath 14 9 1 14 DNS 1 17 14 14 9 5 9 736.5
10   Bill Schindler 26 18 16 12 22 DNS 15 15 2 DNQ 3 2 690
11   Lee Wallard 6 4 DNS 2 15 DNQ DNQ 10 637
12   Jimmy Davies 17 3 11 10 21 15 2 8 15 1 14 605.5
13   Bill Holland 2 552
14   Fred Agabashian 28 8 6 8 8 6 DNQ 4 5 13 532.5
15   Mauri Rose 3 483
16   Andy Linden DNQ 18 5 3 DNS 8 DNQ DNS 459.5
17   Duke Nalon DNQ DNQ 5 DNQ 6 8 13 7 7 DNQ 394
18   Mack Hellings 13 13 7 3 DNQ DNQ DNQ 14 9 6 11 DNS DNQ 340
19   Joie Chitwood 5 7 337.5
20   George Connor 8 10 DNQ 9 19 17 9 13 282.5
21   Cliff Griffith DNQ DNQ DNS 4 5 DNQ DNQ 12 255
22   Ray Knepper DNQ 11 7 DNQ 7 8 13 10 16 255
23   Sam Hanks 30 DNQ 2 240
24   Joe James DNQ DNQ DNS DNQ 7 DNQ 7 17 DNQ DNQ 11 13 212.5
25   Al Rogers 1 200
26   Neal Carter 15 DNQ 17 16 12 2 16 14 170
27   Harry Turner DNS 6 9 9 DNQ DNQ 164.5
28   Herb Bryers 2 160
29   Louis Unser 3 140
30   Bill Mackey DNQ DNQ 8 8 22 125
31   George Hammond 4 120
32   Jerry Hoyt 21 DNQ 8 DNQ 11 DNQ 11 110
33   Pat Flaherty 10 103.5
34   Charles Bryant 5 100
35   Dick Rathmann 32 6 13 DNS 80
36   Walt Killinger 6 80
37   Myron Fohr 11 DNQ DNQ 16 DNQ 69
38   Lloyd Axel 7 60
39   Frank Burany DNQ 10 60
40   Joel Thorne DNQ 8 50
41   Troy Ruttman 15 17 10 DNQ 13 14 11 12 17 15 18 46
42   Walt Brown 19 15 DNS 16 DNQ 13 DNQ 10 19 41.5
43   Johnny Mauro DNQ 9 40
44   Bayliss Levrett 27 DNS DNQ DNQ DNQ 36
45   Duane Carter 12 DNQ DNP 17 DNS DNS 21 34.5
46   Shelby Hill 10 30
47   Rodger Ward 10 30
48   Delmar Desch 11 20
49   Bobby Ball 15 12 DNQ 15
50   Jimmy Good 12 10
51   Ralph Pratt DNQ DNQ DNS 15 DNQ DNS DNQ 9.5
52   Johnny McDowell 18 12 6
-   Johnny Fedricks DNQ DNQ 13 DNQ 18 16 25 0
-   Hugh Thomas 13 0
-   George Lynch DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 14 17 23 0
-   Eddie Johnson 17 DNQ 14 DNQ DNQ 0
-   Phil Shafer 14 0
-   Bob Finney 15 0
-   Jimmy Daywalt 15 0
-   Gene Hartley 16 DNQ 0
-   Emil Andres DNQ 16 0
-   Glenn Harrison 16 0
-   Art McKee 17 0
-   Johnny Tolan DNQ DNQ 17 0
-   Spider Webb 20 DNQ DNP 18 DNQ DNQ 0
-   Manuel Ayulo DNQ DNQ DNQ 18 26 0
-   Lou Florence 18 DNQ 0
-   Pete Woods 18 0
-   Wayne Sankey 19 0
-   Jim Hammond 20 0
-   Phil Hill 21 0
-   Walt Ader 22 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNS 0
-   Russ Snowberger 22 0
-   Jackie Holmes 23 DNQ DNQ 0
-   Ray Shadbolt 23 0
-   Dick Fraizer DNQ 24 0
-   Jim Rathmann 24 0
-   Keith Andrews 24 0
-   Wayne England 25 0
-   Buster Hammond 26 0
-   Art Hillis 27 0
-   Jimmy Jackson 29 0
-   Buster Warke DNQ DNS DNQ 0
-   William Cantrell DNS 0
-   Johnny Mantz DNS 0
-   Milt Fankhauser DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
-   Carl Scarborough DNP DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
-   Kenny Eaton DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
-   Don Padia DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
-   Al Benoit DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
-   Bill Taylor DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
-   Chuck Leighton DNQ DNQ 0
-   Billy Devore DNQ DNQ 0
-   Frank Tillman DNQ DNQ 0
-   Bill Vukovich DNQ DNQ 0
-   Potsy Goacher DNP DNQ 0
-   Marvin Burke DNQ 0
-   Hal Cole DNQ 0
-   Ted Duncan DNQ 0
-   George Fonder DNQ 0
-   Carl Forberg DNQ 0
-   Bob Gregg DNQ 0
-   Norm Houser DNQ 0
-   Danny Kladis DNQ 0
-   Mark Light DNQ 0
-   Cy Marshall DNQ 0
-   Al Miller DNQ 0
-   Chet Miller DNQ 0
-   Jim Rigsby DNQ 0
-   Bob Sweikert DNQ 0
-   Charles Van Acker DNQ 0
-   Mike Salay DNQ 0
-   Mike Nazaruk DNQ 0
-   Ottis Stine DNQ 0
-   Ed Terry DNQ 0
-   Bobby Barker DNQ 0
-   Joe Sostilio DNQ 0
-   Bill Johnson DNQ 0
-   Milton Mabe DNQ 0
-   Bob Harnar DNQ 0
-   Art Hartsfeld DNQ 0
-   Steve Truchan DNQ 0
-   Hal Robson DNQ 0
-   Frank Armi DNQ 0
-   Cecil Burnaugh DNQ 0
-   Lenny Lowe DNQ 0
-   Mike Reilly DNQ 0
-   Billy Ryan DNQ 0
-   Hank Rogers DNQ 0
-   Joe Adas DNP 0
-   Mike Burch DNP 0
-   Billy Earl DNP 0
-   Giuseppe Farina DNP 0
-   Franco Rol DNP 0
-   Bud Rose DNP 0
-   Piero Taruffi DNP 0
-   Ben Zukor DNP 0
Pos Driver INDY
 
MIL1
 
LAN
 
SPR1
 
MIL2
 
PIK
 
SYR
 
DET
 
SPR2
 
SAC
 
PHX
 
BAY
 
DAR
 
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
(Ret)
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

ReferencesEdit

  • Åberg, Andreas. "AAA National Championship 1950". Driver Database. Archived from the original on 2011-04-15. Retrieved 2011-04-15.
  • "1950 AAA National Championship Trail". ChampCarStats.com. Archived from the original on 2011-04-15. Retrieved 2011-04-15.
  • Harms, Phil. "1950 Championship Driver Summary" (PDF). Motorsport.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-04-15. Retrieved 2011-04-15.
  • http://media.indycar.com/pdf/2011/IICS_2011_Historical_Record_Book_INT6.pdf (p. 303-305)

See alsoEdit