All Time Winners’ List

The Indianapolis 500 is an annual automobile race, held each year typically on the last weekend in May in correspondence with Memorial Day weekend.

There have been 19 multiple winners during the first 99 events, who have collected 51 victories between them. Leaving 48 single race winners and 67 different victors in total.

The race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana. The Indianapolis 500 is an open-wheel car race and is currently sanctioned by Indy Racing League LLC, and has been run as an IndyCar Series event since 1996. The Indianapolis 500 is considered one of the most traditional and historical races in the world, and is also considered one of the three most significant motorsport races in the world.

The first Indianapolis 500 was held in 1911, where Ray Harroun was declared the first winner, driving the Marmon Wasp. The race has been run annually since 1911 (with exceptions during World War I and World War II) and 69 drivers have been crowned champions of the 500-mile race over the course of 98 races. The most race victories held by a single driver is four, which has been accomplished only by A. J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears.

The Indianapolis 500 has also drawn many international drivers to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the years, with 26 of the winners coming from outside of the United States, representing nine separate countries. The most recent champion of the Indianapolis 500 is Juan Pablo Montoya, winner of the 2015 race.

The winner of the Indianapolis 500 receives many prizes, many based on past tradition. One of the most iconic traditions is for the winner of the Indianapolis 500 to drink a bottle of milk, a tradition started by Louis Meyer who won the race in 1936.

The winner is also presented with a wreath in victory lane, and has the opportunity to kiss the yard of brick (the start/finish line), an Indianapolis Motor Speedway tradition started by NASCAR driver Dale Jarrett in 1996 at the Brickyard 400 and adopted by 500 winners since 2003.

The winner of the race also receives the pace car used during that race, and will have a bas-relief sculpture of their face added to the base of the Borg-Warner Trophy. The Borg-Warner Trophy has been used since 1936 and along with the sculpture on the original trophy, the winning driver and car owner receive a small replica.

The Indianapolis 500 winner also receives a large purse, Emerson Fittipaldi was the first driver to crack the $US1 million mark in 1989 while in 2015 Montoya received $US2.449 million.

YEAR DRIVER CHASSIS/ENGINE AVG. MPH START TEAM POLE
2018 Will Power Dallara/Chevrolet 166.935 59 Penske Ed Carpenter
2017 Takuma Sato Dallara/Honda 155.395 17 Andretti Scott Dixon
2016 Alexander Rossi Dallara/Honda 166.634 14 Andretti-Herta James Hinchcliffe
2015 Juan-Pablo Montoya Dallara/Chevrolet 161.341 15 Penske Will Power
2014 Ryan Hunter-Reay Dallara/Chevrolet 186.583 19 Andretti Autosport Ed Carpenter
2013 Tony Kanaan Dallara/Chevrolet 187.433 12 Ganassi Ed Carpenter
2012 Dario Franchitti Dallara/Honda 167.734 16 Ganassi Ryan Briscoe
2011 Dan Wheldon Dallara/Honda 170.265 6 Bryan Herta Alex Tagliani
2010 Dario Franchitti Dallara/Honda 161.623 3 Ganassi Helio Castroneves
2009 Helio Castroneves Dallara/Honda 150.318 1 Penske Helio Castroneves
2008 Scott Dixon Dallara/Honda 143.567 1 Ganassi Scott Dixon
2007 Dario Franchitti Dallara/Honda 151.774 3 Andretti-Green Helio Castroneves
2006 Sam Hornish Jr. Dallara/Honda 157.085 1 Penske Sam Hornish Jr.
2005 Dan Wheldon Dallara/Honda 157.603 16 Andretti-Green Tony Kanaan
2004 Buddy Rice G Force/Honda 138.518 1 Rahal-Letterman Buddy Rice
2003 Gil de Ferran G Force/Toyota 156.291 10 Penske Helio Castroneves
2002 Helio Castroneves Dallara/Chevy 166.499 13 Penske Bruno Junqueira
2001 Helio Castroneves Dallara/Oldsmobile 141.574 11 Penske Scott Sharp
2000 Juan Pablo Montoya Dallara/Oldsmobile 167.607 2 Ganassi Greg Ray
1999 Kenny Brack Dallara/Aurora 153.176 8 A.J. Foyt Arie Luyendyk
1998 Eddie Cheever Jr. Dallara/Aurora 145.155 17 Cheever Billy Boat
1997 Arie Luyendyk G Force/Aurora 145.827 1 Treadway Arie Luyendyk
1996 Buddy Lazier Reynard/Ford 147.956 5 Hemelgarn Tony Stewart
1995 Jacques Villeneuve Reynard/Ford 153.616 5 Green Scott Brayton
1994 Al Unser Jr. Penske/Mercedes 160.872 1 Penske Al Unser Jr.
1993 Emerson Fittipaldi Penske/Chevrolet 157.207 9 Penske Arie Luyendyk
1992 Al Unser Jr. Galmer/Chevrolet 134.477 12 Galles-Kraco Roberto Guerrero
1991 Rick Mears Penske/Chevrolet 176.457 1 Penske Rick Mears
1990 Arie Luyendyk Lola/Chevrolet 185.981 3 Shierson Emerson Fittipaldi
1989 Emerson Fittipaldi Penske/Chevrolet 167.581 3 Patrick Rick Mears
1988 Rick Mears Penske/Chevrolet 144.809 1 Penske Rick Mears
1987 Al Unser March/Cosworth 162.175 20 Penske Mario Andretti
1986 Bobby Rahal March/Cosworth 170.722 4 Truesports Rick Mears
1985 Danny Sullivan March/Cosworth 152.982 8 Penske Pancho Carter
1984 Rick Mears March/Cosworth 163.612 3 Penske Tom Sneva
1983 Tom Sneva March/Cosworth 162.117 4 Bignotti-Cotter Teo Fabi
1982 Gordon Johncock Wildcat/Cosworth 162.029 5 STP/Patrick Rick Mears
1981 Bobby Unser Penske/Cosworth 139.084 1 Penske Bobby Unser
1980 Johnny Rutherford Chaparral/Cosworth 142.862 1 Chaparral Johnny Rutherford
1979 Rick Mears Penske/Cosworth 158.899 1 Penske Rick Mears
1978 Al Unser Lola/Cosworth 161.363 5 Chaparral Tom Sneva
1977 A.J. Foyt Jr. Coyote/Foyt 161.331 4 A.J. Foyt Tom Sneva
1976 Johnny Rutherford McLaren/Offy 148.725 1 McLaren Johnny Rutherford
1975 Bobby Unser Eagle/Offy 149.213 3 All American Racers A.J. Foyt Jr.
1974 Johnny Rutherford McLaren/Offy 158.589 25 McLaren A.J. Foyt Jr.
1973 Gordon Johncock Eagle/Offy 159.036 11 Patrick Johnny Rutherford
1972 Mark Donohue McLaren/Offy 162.962 3 Penske Bobby Unser
1971 Al Unser Colt/Ford 157.735 5 P. Jones Peter Revson
1970 Al Unser Colt/Ford 155.749 1 P. Jones Al Unser
1969 Mario Andretti Hawk/Ford 156.867 2 STP A.J. Foyt Jr.
1968 Bobby Unser Eagle/Offy 152.882 1 Leader Cards Joe Leonard
1967 A.J. Foyt Coyote/Ford 151.207 4 Ansted-Thompson Mario Andretti
1966 Graham Hill Lola/Ford 144.317 15 J. Mecom Jr. Mario Andretti
1965 Jim Clark Lotus/Ford 150.686 2 Lotus A.J. Foyt Jr.
1964 A.J. Foyt Jr. Watson/Offy 147.350 5 Ansted-Thompson Jim Clark
1963 Parnelli Jones Watson/Offy 143.137 1 J.C. Agajanian Parnelli Jones
1962 Rodger Ward Watson/Offy 140.293 2 Leader Cards Parnelli Jones
1961 A.J. Foyt Trevis/Offy 139.130 7 Bignotti-Bowes Eddie Sachs
1960 Jim Rathman Watson/Offy 138.767 2 Ken-Paul Eddie Sachs
1959 Rodger Ward Watson/Offy 135.857 6 Leader Cards Johnny Thomson
1958 Jimmy Bryan Salih/Offy 133.791 7 G. Salih Dick Rathmann
1957 Sam Hanks Salih/Offy 135.601 13 G. Salih Pat O’Connor
1956 Pat Flaherty Watson/Offy 128.490 1 J. Zink Pat Flaherty
1955 Bob Sweikert KK500C/Offy 128.213 14 J. Zink Jerry Hoyt
1954 Bill Vukovich KK500A/Offy 130.840 19 H. Keck Jack McGrath
1953 Bill Vukovich KK500A/Offy 128.740 1 H. Keck Bill Vukovich
1952 Troy Ruttman Kuzma/Offy 128.922 7 J.C. Agajanian Freddie Agabashian
1951 Lee Wallard Kurtis/Offy 126.244 2 M. Belanger Duke Nalon
1950 Johnnie Parsons Kurtis/Offy 124.002 5 Kurtis-Kraft Walt Faulkner
1949 Bill Holland Deidt/Offy 121.327 4 L. Moore Duke Nalon
1948 Mauri Rose Deidt/Offy 119.814 3 L. Moore Rex Mays
1947 Mauri Rose Deidt/Offy 116.338 3 L. Moore Ted Horn
1946 George Robson Adams/Sparks 114.820 15 Thorne Cliff Bergere
1945 Not Held
1944 Not Held
1943 Not Held
1942 Not Held
1941 Floyd Davis

Mauri Rose

Wetteroth/Offy 115.117 17

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L. Moore Mauri Rose
1940 Wilbur Shaw Maserati/Maserati 114.277 2 Boyle Rex Mays
1939 Wilbur Shaw Maserati/Maserati 115.035 3 Boyle Jimmy Snyder
1938 Floyd Roberts Wetteroth/Miller 117.200 1 L. Moore Floyd Roberts
1937 Wilbur Shaw Shaw/Offy 113.580 2 W. Shaw Bill Cummings
1936 Louis Meyer Stevens/Miller 109.069 28 L. Meyer Rex Mays
1935 Kelly Petillo Wetteroth/Offy 106.240 22 K. Petillo Rex Mays
1934 Bill Cummings Miller/Miller 104.863 10 H.C. Henning Kelly Petillo
1933 Louis Meyer Miller/Miller 104.162 6 L. Meyer Bill Cummings
1932 Fred Frame Wetteroth/Miller 104.144 27 H. Hartz Lou Moore
1931 Louis Schneider Stevens/Miller 96.629 13 B.L Schneider Russ Snowberger
1930 Billy Arnold Summers/Miller 100.448 1 H. Hartz Billy Arnold
1929 Ray Keech Miller/Miller 97.585 6 M.A. Yagle Cliff Woodbury
1928 Louis Meyer Miller/Miller 99.482 13 A. Sampson II Leon Duray
1927 George Souders Duesenberg/Duesenberg 97.545 22 W.S. White Frank Lockhart
1926 Frank Lockhart Miller/Miller 95.904 20 P. Kreis Earl Cooper
1925 Peter DePaolo Duesenberg/Duesenberg 101.127 2 Duesenberg Leon Duray
1924 Joe Boyer/L.L. Corum Duesenberg/Duesenberg 98.234 21 Duesenberg Jimmy Murphy
1923 Tommy Milton Miller/Miller 90.954 1 H.C.S. Motor Tommy Milton
1922 Jimmy Murphy Duesenberg/Miller 94.484 1 J. Murphy Jimmy Murphy
1921 Tommy Milton Frontenac/Frontenac 89.621 20 L. Chevrolet Tommy Milton
1920 Gaston Chevrolet Frontenac/Frontenac 88.618 6 W. Small Ralph DePalma
1919 Howdy Wilcox Peugeot/Peugeot 88.050 2 Indianapolis

Speedway

Rene Thomas
1918 Not Held
1917 Not Held
1916 Dario Resta Peugeot/Peugeot 84.001 4 Peugeot Johnny Aitken
1915 Ralph DePalma Mercedes/Mercedes 89.840 2 E.C. Patterson Howdy Wilcox
1914 Rene Thomas Delage/Delage 82.474 15 L. Delage Jean Chassagne
1913 Jules Goux Peugeot/Peugeot 75.933 7 Peugeot Caleb Bragg
1912 Joe Dawson National/National 78.719 7 National Motor Gil Anderson
1911 Ray Harroun Marmon/Marmon 74.602 28 Nordyke & Marmon Lewis Strang