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1950 Indianapolis 500 Winner Race Car
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Description: 1950 Indianapolis 500 Winner Race Car
No. 1 Wynn's Friction Proofing Special
Driver: Johnnie Parsons
Entrant: Kurtis-Kraft, Inc.
Chassis: Kurtis-Kraft
Engine: 4-Cylinder Offenhauser Normally Aspirated
Bore: 4.3125"
Stroke: 4.625"
Displacement: 270.0 Cubic Inches
Qualifying Speed: 132.044 mph
Race Speed: 124.002 mph
Starting Position: 5th
Finish Position: 1st
Johnnie Parsons, the 1949 AAA National Champion, drove this No. 1 car to victory in the rain-shortened 1950 Indianapolis 500. After the discovery of a small crack in the block of the car's engine, Parson's crew decided he should run as fast as possible for as long as the engine would hold together in order to collect lap prize money. When the race was halted due to rain after 345 miles, Parsons had better than a lap lead over his nearest competitor, Bill Holland. Parsons led 115 of the 138 laps.


Photo By: Douglas Wilkinson
Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
Keywords: 1950 Indianapolis 500 Winner Race Car


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