1931 Indianapolis 500
30 May - Indianapolis: 200 laps x 4.02335 km = 804.670 km


Pole Position: Russ Snowberger   Snowb. Studebaker
Fastest lap: N/A

Results:

1   23 13 Louis Schneider       Stevens Miller       5:10:27.93
2   34  8 Fred Frame            Duesenberg           5:11.11.12
3*  19 10 Ralph Hepburn         Miller               5:18:23.35
4+  21 35 Myron Stevens         Stevens Miller       5:18:40.09
5    4  1 Russ Snowberger       Snowb. Studebaker    5:18:50.70
6*  33 20 Jimmy Gleason         Duesenberg           5:20:29.76
7   25  5 Ernie Triplett        Duesenberg           5:22:26.24
8   36  9 Stubby Stubblefield   Willy-Kngt Miller    5:24:35.37
9   28 14 Cliff Bergere         Reo                  5:26:39.62
10* 27 15 Chet Miller           Hudson               5:34.53.75
11+ 44 30 George Howie          Dodge Chrysler       5:42.15.99
12  12 23 Phil Shafer           Buick                5:47.15.50
13   8 17 Dave Evans            DuesenbergCummins    5:48.08.94
14* 72 31 Al Aspen              Duesenberg           5:49.47.82
15  59 37 Sam Ross Rigling      Miller               5:52.21.89
16* 69 40 Joe Huff              Cooper FD Miller     180 Flagged

Did Not Finish:

  +  5  4 Deacon Litz           Duesenberg           177 Wrecked-Cumings
    37 19 Tony Gulotta          Rigling Studebaker   167 Wrecked NW turn
     1 18 Billy Arnold          Summers Miller       162 Wrecked NW turn
    57 12 Luther Johnson        Studebaker           156 Wrecked NW turn
  * 55 36 Billy Winn            Rigling Clemon       138 Flagged
    16 27 Frank Brisko          Stevens Miller       138 Broken steering arm
    26 34 Gene Haustein         Ford T FrontyFord    117 Lost wheel
    41 16 Joe Russo             Rigling Duesenberg   109 Oil leak
  + 17  7 William Gardner       Miller FD            107 Broken frame
    14 38 Lou Moore             Miller               103 Broken differential
     2 26 Shorty Cantlon        Miller                88 Broken connecting rod
     3  2 Bill Cummings         Cooper FD Miller      70 Broken oil line
    24 28 Fred Winnai           Stevens Miller        60 Wrecked NE turn
  + 32 11 Phil Pardee           Duesenberg            60 Wrecked NE
    31  3 Paul Bost             Rigling Miller        35 Broken crankshaft
    35 22 Frank Farmer          Willy-Kngt Miller     32 Connect rod bearing
    58 32 George Wingerter      Duesenberg            29 Fuel tank leak
     7 25 Louis Meyer           Stevens Miller        28 Oil leak
    39  6 Babe Stapp            Rigling Duesenberg    14 Oil leak
    48 24 John Boling           Mort-Brett             7 Broken connecting rod
    54 29 Leon Duray            Stevens Dury2C         6 Overheated
    49 33 Harry Butcher         Buick                  6 Wrecked NW turn
    10 39 Herman Schurch        Rigling Clemon         5 Transmission
    67 21 Francis Quinn         Miller Ford A          3 Broken rear axle

RELIEF DRIVERS	Car Name	Chassis-Engine

  *  5    Bill Cummings         Duesenberg            84 Rel Litz
  * 17    Wesley Crawford       Miller FD             50 Rel W Gardner
3   19    Peter Kreis           Miller                54 Rel Hepburn
4 * 21    Louis Meyer           Stevens/Miller       128 Rel Stevens
10* 27    Bryan Saulspaugh      Hudson                49 Rel C Miller
  * 32    Wilbur Shaw           Duesenberg            34 Rel Pardee
6   33    Wilbur Shaw           Duesenberg            52 Rel Gleason
11  44    Lora Corum            Dodge/Chrysler        26 Rel Howie
11* 44    Herman Schurch        Dodge/Chrysler        88 Rel Howie
    55    James Patterson       Rigling/Clemon        67 Rel Winn
    69    William Gardner       Cooper FD/Miller      32 Rel Huff
14  72    William Denver        Duesenberg            49 Rel Aspen

RACE NOTES
1)  Total Purse: $81,800
2)  366 cu in maximum displacement, non-supercharged
3)  90 mph for 4 laps qualifying, 40 cars
4)  Clarence Grover, Caccia's mechanic, killed
5)  Start of race delayed 2 hours due to rain
6)  Dave Evans drove the first Indianapolis 500 mile non-stop race
7)  Evans allowed to start if qualified at over 95 mph
8)  Arnold qualified first day at 113.848 but was disqualified because of failing brake test.