Indy 500 Winners: 100 Years of Brickyard Heroes

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indy 500 Winners
A highlight of Memorial Day weekend for racing fans, the Indianapolis 500 reigns as one of the premier auto races in the world, where the best drivers and teams compete flat-out for 500 miles at the iconic track known as “The Brickyard.” The race has always been associated with Memorial Day, and since 1971 has been held on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend — except for rain delays and last year when the 2020 race was rescheduled to August 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic — and run with no spectators in the stands. This year the race returns to its traditional Memorial Day weekend date with fans returning as well, although limited to 40 percent capacity. As Memorial Day approaches, let’s roar down memory lane and look back at all previous Indy 500 winners.

© Chris Owens/IMS 2020 Indy 500 Winner
Last year popular Japanese driver Takuma Sato won the 104th Indianapolis 500, earning his second victory at The Brickyard driving the No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Dallara / Honda. Sato out dueled former winner and six-time IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon over the final 50 laps, with the race ultimately ending under caution following a spectacular crash by Spencer Pigot exiting turn 4 with only 5 laps remaining. Sato’s 2020 Indianapolis 500 win — combined with his previous win in 2017 — places him in rarefied air as one of 20 drivers who have earned multiple wins. Keep reading for a look back at all Indy 500 winners, from the first race in 1911 to the present. Note: The Indianapolis 500 was not run between 1917–18 and 1942–45 because of World Wars I and II, respectively.

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1911
Driver: Ray Harroun
Team/Sponsor: Nordyke and Marmon
Chassis/Engine: Marmon/Marmon

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1912
Driver: Joe Dawson
Team/Sponsor: National Motor Vehicle
Chassis/Engine: National/National

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1913
Driver: Jules Goux
Team/Sponsor: Peugeot
Chassis/Engine: Peugeot/Peugeot

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1914
Driver: Rene Thomas
Team/Sponsor: L. Delage
Chassis/Engine: Delage/Delage

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1915
Driver: Ralph DePalma
Team/Sponsor: Mercedes/E.C. Patterson
Chassis/Engine: Mercedes/Mercedes

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1916
Driver: Dario Resta
Team/Sponsor: Peugeot Auto Racing
Chassis/Engine: Peugeot/Peugeot

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1919
Driver: Howdy Wilcox
Team/Sponsor: Peugeot/Indianapolis Speedway Team
Chassis/Engine: Peugeot/Peugeot

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1920
Driver: Gaston Chevrolet
Team/Sponsor: Monroe/William Small
Chassis/Engine: Frontenac/Frontenac

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1921
Driver: Tommy Milton
Team/Sponsor: Frontenac/Louis Chevrolet
Chassis/Engine: Frontenac/Frontenac

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1922
Driver: Jimmy Murphy
Team/Sponsor: Jimmy Murphy
Chassis/Engine: Duesenberg/Miller

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1923
Driver: Tommy Milton
Team/Sponsor: H.C.S. Motor
Chassis/Engine: Miller/Miller

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1924
Driver: L.L. Corum/J. Boyer
Team/Sponsor: Duesenberg
Chassis/Engine: Duesenberg/Duesenberg

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1925
Driver: Pete DePaolo
Team/Sponsor: Duesenberg
Chassis/Engine: Duesenberg/Duesenberg

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1926
Driver: Frank Lockhart
Team/Sponsor: Miller/Peter Kreis
Chassis/Engine: Miller/Miller

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1927
Driver: George Souders
Team/Sponsor: Duesenberg/William White
Chassis/Engine: Duesenberg/Duesenberg

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1928
Driver: Louis Meyer
Team/Sponsor: Miller/Alden Sampson II
Chassis/Engine: Miller/Miller

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1929
Driver: Ray Keech
Team/Sponsor: Simplex Piston Ring/Yagle
Chassis/Engine: Miller/Miller

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1930
Driver: Billy Arnold
Team/Sponsor: Miller-Hartz
Chassis/Engine: Summers/Miller

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1931
Driver: Louis Schneider
Team/Sponsor: Bowes Seal Fast
Chassis/Engine: Stevens/Miller

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1932
Driver: Fred Frame
Team/Sponsor: Miller-Harry Hartz
Chassis/Engine: Wetteroth/Miller

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1933
Driver: Louis Meyer
Team/Sponsor: Tydol
Chassis/Engine: Miller/Miller

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1934
Driver: Bill Cummings
Team/Sponsor: Boyle Products/Henning
Chassis/Engine: Miller/Miller

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1935
Driver: Kelly Petillo
Team/Sponsor: Gilmore Speedway/Petillo
Chassis/Engine: Wetteroth/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1936
Driver: Louis Meyer
Entrant: Ring Free/Louis Meyer
Chassis/Engine: Stevens/Miller

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1937
Driver: Wilbur Shaw
Team/Sponsor: Shaw-Gilmore
Chassis/Engine: Shaw/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1938
Driver: Floyd Roberts
Team/Sponsor: Burd Piston Ring/Moore
Chassis/Engine: Wetteroth/Miller

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1939
Driver: Wilbur Shaw
Team/Sponsor: Boyle Racing Headquarters
Chassis/Engine: Maserati/Maserati

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1940
Driver: Wilbur Shaw
Team/Sponsor: Boyle Racing Headquarters
Chassis/Engine: Maserati/Maserati

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1941
Driver: F. Davis/M. Rose
Team/Sponsor: Noc-Out Hose Clamp/Moore
Chassis/Engine: Wetteroth/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1946
Driver: George Robson
Team/Sponsor: Thorne Engineering
Chassis/Engine: Adams/Sparks

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1947
Driver: Mauri Rose
Entrant: Blue Crown Spark Plug/Moore
Chassis/Engine: Deidt/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1948
Driver: Mauri Rose
Entrant: Blue Crown Spark Plug/Moore
Chassis/Engine: Deidt/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1949
Driver: Bill Holland
Team/Sponsor: Blue Crown Spark Plug/Moore
Chassis/Engine: Deidt/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1950
Driver: Johnnie Parsons
Team/Sponsor: Wynn’s Friction Proofing /Kurtis Kraft
Chassis/Engine: Kurtis Kraft/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1951
Driver: Lee Wallard
Team/Sponsor: Murrell Belanger
Chassis/Engine: Kurtis/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1952
Driver: Troy Ruttman
Team/Sponsor: J.C. Agajanian
Chassis/Engine: Kuzma/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1953
Driver: Bill Vukovich
Team/Sponsor: Fuel Injection/Keck
Chassis/Engine: Kurtis Kraft 500A/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1954
Driver: Bill Vukovich
Team/Sponsor: Fuel Injection/Keck
Chassis/Engine: Kurtis Kraft 500A/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1955
Driver: Bob Sweikert
Team/Sponsor: John Zink
Chassis/Engine: Kurtis Kraft 500C/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1956
Driver: Pat Flaherty
Team/Sponsor: John Zink
Chassis/Engine: Watson/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1957
Driver: Sam Hanks
Team/Sponsor: Belond Exhaust/Salih
Chassis/Engine: Salih/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1958
Driver: Jimmy Bryan
Team/Sponsor: Belond AP/Salih
Chassis/Engine: Salih/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1959
Driver: Rodger Ward
Team/Sponsor: Leader Card 500 Roadster
Chassis/Engine: Watson/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1960
Driver: Jim Rathmann
Team/Sponsor: Ken-Paul
Chassis/Engine: Watson/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1961
Driver: A.J. Foyt
Team/Sponsor: Bowes Seal Fast/Bignotti
Chassis/Engine: Trevis/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1962
Driver: Rodger Ward
Team/Sponsor: Leader Card 500 Roadster
Chassis/Engine: Watson/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1963
Driver: Parnelli Jones
Team/Sponsor: J.C. Agajanian/Willard Battery
Chassis/Engine: Watson/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1964
Driver: A.J. Foyt
Team/Sponsor: Sheraton-Thompson/Ansted
Chassis/Engine: Watson/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1965
Driver: Jim Clark
Team/Sponsor: Lotus powered by Ford
Chassis/Engine: Lotus/Ford

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1966
Driver: Graham Hill
Team/Sponsor: American Red Ball/Mecom
Chassis/Engine: Lola/Ford

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1967
Driver: A.J. Foyt
Team/Sponsor: Sheraton-Thompson/Ansted
Chassis/Engine: Coyote/Ford

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1968
Driver: Bobby Unser
Team/Sponsor: Rislone/Leader Cards
Chassis/Engine: Eagle/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1969
Driver: Mario Andretti
Team/Sponsor: STP Oil Treatment
Chassis/Engine: Hawk III/Ford

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1970
Driver: Al Unser
Team/Sponsor: Johnny Lightning/Parnelli Jones
Chassis/Engine: P.J. Colt/Ford

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1971
Driver: Al Unser
Team/Sponsor: Johnny Lightning/Parnelli Jones
Chassis/Engine: P.J. Colt/Ford

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1972
Driver: Mark Donahue
Team/Sponsor: Sunoco McLaren/Penske
Chassis/Engine: McLaren/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1973
Driver: Gordon Johncock
Team/Sponsor: STP Double Oil Filter/Patrick
Chassis/Engine: Eagle/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1974
Driver: Johnny Rutherford
Team/Sponsor: McLaren Cars
Chassis/Engine: McLaren/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1975
Driver: Bobby Unser
Team/Sponsor: Jorgensen/All American Racers
Chassis/Engine: Eagle/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1976
Driver: Johnny Rutherford
Team/Sponsor: Hy-Gain/McLaren
Chassis/Engine: McLaren/Offenhauser

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1977
Driver: A.J. Foyt
Team/Sponsor: Gilmore Racing
Chassis/Engine: Coyote/Foyt

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1978
Driver: Al Unser
Team/Sponsor: First National City/Chaparral
Chassis/Engine: Lola/Cosworth

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1979
Driver: Rick Mears
Team/Sponsor: The Gould Charge
Chassis/Engine: Penske/Cosworth

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1980
Driver: Johnny Rutherford
Team/Sponsor: Pennzoil/Jim Hall Racing
Chassis/Engine: Chaparral/Cosworth

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1981
Driver: Bobby Unser
Team/Sponsor: The Norton Spirit/Penske
Chassis/Engine: Penske/ Cosworth

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1982
Driver: Gordon Johncock
Team/Sponsor: STP Oil Treatment/Patrick
Chassis/Engine: Wildcat/Cosworth

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1983
Driver: Tom Sneva
Team/Sponsor: Texaco Star/George Bignotti – Dan Cotter
Chassis/Engine: March/Cosworth

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1984
Driver: Rick Mears
Team/Sponsor: Pennzoil Z-7/Penske
Chassis/Engine: March/Cosworth

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1985
Driver: Danny Sullivan
Team/Sponsor: Miller American/Penske
Chassis/Engine: March/Cosworth

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1986
Driver: Bobby Rahal
Team/Sponsor: Budweiser/Truesports
Chassis/Engine: March/Cosworth

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1987
Driver: Al Unser
Team/Sponsor: Cummins-Holset/Penske
Chassis/Engine: March/Cosworth

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1988
Driver: Rick Mears
Team/Sponsor: Pennzoil Z-7
Chassis/Engine: Penske/Chevrolet Indy V8

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1989
Driver: Emerson Fittipaldi
Team/Sponsor: Marlboro/Patrick Racing
Chassis/Engine: Penske/Chevrolet Indy V8

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1990
Driver: Arie Luyendyk
Team/Sponsor: Domino’s Pizza/Shierson
Chassis/Engine: Lola/Chevrolet Indy V8

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1991
Driver: Rick Mears
Team/Sponsor: Marlboro
Chassis/Engine: Penske/Chevrolet Indy V8

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1992
Driver: Al Unser Jr.
Team/Sponsor: Valvoline
Chassis/Engine: Galmer/Chevy Indy V8A

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1993
Driver: Emerson Fittipaldi
Team/Sponsor: Marlboro Penske
Chassis/Engine: Penske/Chevrolet Indy V8C

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1994
Driver: Al Unser Jr.
Team/Sponsor: Marlboro Penske
Chassis/Engine: Penske/Mercedes Benz

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1995
Driver: Jacques Villeneuve
Team/Sponsor: Player’s LTD/Team Green
Chassis/Engine: Reynard/Ford Cosworth XB

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1996
Driver: Buddy Lazier
Team/Sponsor: Delta Faucet/Montana/Hemelgarn
Chassis/Engine: Reynard/Ford Cosworth XB

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1997
Driver: Arie Luyendyk
Team/Sponsor: Wavephore/Sprint PCS/Miller Lite/Provimi
Chassis/Engine: G Force/Aurora

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1998
Driver: Eddie Cheever Jr.
Team/Sponsor: Rachel’s Potato Chips
Chassis/Engine: Dallara/Oldsmobile Aurora

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1999
Driver: Kenny Brack
Team/Sponsor: A.J. Foyt PowerTeam Racing
Chassis/Engine: Dallara/Oldsmobile Aurora

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2000
Driver: Juan Pablo Montoya
Team/Sponsor: Target
Chassis/Engine: G Force/Oldsmobile

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2001
Driver: Helio Castroneves
Team/Sponsor: Marlboro Team Penske
Chassis/Engine: Dallara/Oldsmobile

© Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2002
Driver: Helio Castroneves
Team/Sponsor: Marlboro Team Penske
Chassis/Engine: Dallara/Chevrolet

© Steve Snoddy/IMS 2003
Driver: Gil de Ferran
Team/Sponsor: Marlboro Team Penske
Chassis/Engine: G Force/Toyota

© Michael Voorhees/IMS 2004
Driver: Buddy Rice
Team/Sponsor: Rahal Letterman Racing Panoz
Chassis/Engine: G Force/Honda

© Shawn Payne/IMS 2005
Driver: Dan Wheldon
Team/Sponsor: Andretti Green Racing
Chassis/Engine: Dallara/Honda

© Jim Haines/IMS 2006
Driver: Sam Hornish Jr.
Team/Sponsor: Marlboro Team Penske
Chassis/Engine: G Force/Toyota

© Jim Haines/IMS 2007
Driver: Dario Franchitti
Team/Sponsor: Andretti Green Racing
Chassis/Engine: Dallara/Honda

© Jim Haines/IMS 2008
Driver: Scott Dixon
Team/Sponsor: Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Chassis/Engine: Dallara/Honda

© Jim Haines/IMS 2009
Driver: Helio Castroneves
Team/Sponsor: Team Penske
Chassis/Engine: Dallara/Honda

© Jim Haines/IMS 2010
Driver: Dario Franchitti
Team/Sponsor: Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Chassis/Engine: Dallara/Honda

© Bret Kelley/IMS 2011
Driver: Dan Wheldon
Team/Sponsor: Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian
Chassis/Engine: Dallara/Honda

© Kyle Hansen/IMS 2012
Driver: Dario Franchitti
Team/Sponsor: Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Chassis/Engine: Dallara/Honda

© Bret Kelley/IMS 2013
Driver: Tony Kanaan
Team/Sponsor: KV Racing Technology
Chassis/Engine: Dallara Honda

© Chris Owens/IMS 2014
Driver: Ryan Hunter-Reay
Team/Sponsor: DHL Honda
Chassis/Engine: Dallara/Honda

© Richard Dowdy/IMS 2015
Driver: Juan Pablo Montoya
Team/Sponsor: Verizon Team Penske
Chassis/Engine: Dallara/Chevrolet

© Doug Mathews/IMS 2016
Driver: Alexander Rossi
Team/Sponsor: Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian
Chassis/Engine: Dallara/Honda

© Chris Owens/IMS 2017
Driver: Takuma Sato
Team/Sponsor: Andretti Autosport
Chassis/Engine: Dallara/Honda

© John Cote/IMS 2018
Driver: Will Power
Team/Sponsor: Verizon Team Penske
Chassis/Engine: Dallara/Chevrolet

© Doug Mathews / IMS 2019
Driver: Simon Pagenaud
Team/Sponsor: Menards Team Penske
Chassis/Engine: Dallara/Chevrolet

© Chris Owens/IMS 2020
Driver: Takuma Sato
Team/Sponsor: Rahal Letterman Lanigan
Chassis/Engine: Dallara/Honda

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