It’s the most looked forward to day in American F-1 Racing and the Indy 500 is finally upon us. The stars come out for the annual race but only one racer will be chugging that iconic bottle of milk when the dust settles and the race has been won. But the question everyone is pondering at the moment is who will be that lucky driver?
Marco Andretti is always a name to watch but Ed Carpenter is the guy leading the pack at the moment while guys like Scott Dixon aren’t far behind in terms of being a favorite among analysts to win the race.
But who will today’s winner be joining when it comes to drivers who have made their way to Victory Lane? The Indy 500 has been raced under five different eras in the sport’s history, so before we crown another winner let’s take a look back at who has come before today’s champion.
Fisher Era – AAA sanctioning (1911–1927)
|Year||Date||Driver||Team / Owner||Chassis||Engine||Tyre||Race Distance||Time||Average Speed |
|1911||May 30||Ray Harroun||Nordyke & Marmon Company||Marmon||Marmon||F||200||500 miles||6:42:08.039||74.602||Marmon Wasp|
|1912||May 30||Joe Dawson||National Motor Vehicle Company||National||National||M||200||500 miles||6:21:06.144||74.602||National Motor Vehicle|
|1913||May 30||Jules Goux||Peugeot||Peugeot||Peugeot||F||200||500 miles||6:35:05.108||78.719||Peugeot|
|1914||May 30||René Thomas||Louis Delâge Company||Delage||Delage||P||200||500 miles||6:03:45.060||82.474||L. Delâge|
|1915||May 31||Ralph DePalma||E.C. Patterson||Mercedes||Mercedes||BF||200||500 miles||5:33:55.619||89.840||Mercedes |
|1916||May 30||Dario Resta[||Peugeot Auto Racing Company||Peugeot||Peugeot||BF||120||300 miles||3:34:16.990||84.001||Peugeot Auto Racing|
|1917||No race held due to World War I|
|1919||May 31||Howdy Wilcox||I.M.S. Corporation||Premier||Premier||G||200||500 miles||5:40:42.930||88.050||Peugeot |
Indianapolis Speedway Team
|1920||May 31||Gaston Chevrolet||William Small Company||Frontenac||Frontenac||F||200||500 miles||5:38:31.901||88.618||Monroe |
|1921||May 30||Tommy Milton||Louis Chevrolet||Frontenac||Frontenac||F||200||500 miles||5:34:44.578||89.621||Frontenac |
|1922||May 30||Jimmy Murphy||Jimmy Murphy||Duesenberg||Miller||F||200||500 miles||5:17:30.845||94.484||Jimmy Murphy|
|1923||May 30||Tommy Milton||H.C.S. Motor Company||Miller||Miller||F||200||500 miles||5:31:19.618||90.545||H.C.S. Motor Company|
|1924||May 30||Lora L. Corum||Duesenberg||Duesenberg||Duesenberg||F||200||500 miles||5:05:23.595||98.234||Duesenberg|
|1925||May 30||Peter DePaolo||Duesenberg||Duesenberg||Duesenberg||F||200||500 miles||4:56:39.401||101.127||Duesenberg|
|1926||May 31||Frank Lockhart||Peter Kreis||Miller||Miller||F||160*||400 miles||5:12:48.768||95.904||Miller |
|1927||May 30||George Souders||William S. White||Duesenberg||Duesenberg||F||200||500 miles||5:07:33.022||97.545||Duesenberg |