- Byrd Brothers, with partner team KV Racing Technology, have announced a return to the Indianapolis 500 in 2015 with Bryan Clauson.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

'500' Records And Milestones At Risk

Victories
Current Record: 4 - A.J. Foyt, Al Unser & Rick Mears
 
- Helio Castroneves win would tie record.
- Tony Kanaan, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jacques Villeneuve, Buddy Lazier & Scott Dixon 2nd win - Would tie w/Fittipaldi, Johncock, Luyendyk, Milton, Unser Jr., Ward & Wheldon for 10th all-time. Foyt, Unser, Mears, Castroneves, Franchitti, Meyer, Rose, Rutherford, Shaw & B. Unser have more.

Consecutive Victories
Current Record: 2 - Wilbur Shaw, Mauri Rose, Bill Vukovich, Al Unser Sr. & Helio Castroneves.

- Tony Kanaan attempting back-to-back

Longest Span Between Victories
Current Record: 17-years - Al Unser 1970-1987

-Jacques Villeneuve win would span 19-years.
-Buddy Lazier win would span 18-years.

Youngest Winner
Current Record: Troy Ruttman 22 years, 80 days
Joe Dawson 22 years, 318 days
Frank Lockhart 23 years, 53 days
Louis Meyer 23 years, 315 days

-Sage Karam would become the youngest: 19 years, 81 days (Would also become youngest winner in 2015 or 2016)
-Carlos Munoz would become 2nd youngest: 22 years, 112 days
-Carlos Huertas would become 3rd youngest: 22 years, 337 days
-Jack Hawksworth would become 4th youngest: 23 years, 86 days
-Josef Newgarden would become 4th youngest: 23 years, 154 days
-Sebastian Saavedra would become 5th youngest: 23 years, 357 days

Best Finish First 2 Races
Current Record: Helio Castroneves 1st, 1st
Louis Meyer 1st, 2nd
Dario Resta 2nd, 1st
Johnnie Parsons 2nd, 1st
Villeneuve 2nd, 1st
 
-Juan Pablo Montoya would tie for 1st w/victory: 1st, 1st
-Juan Pablo Montoya would tie for 2nd w/runner-up: 1st, 2nd
-Carlos Munoz would tie for 2nd w/victory: 2nd, 1st

Best Finish First 3 Races
Current Record: Helio Castroneves 1st, 1st, 2nd
 
-Jacques Villeneuve would tie for 1st w/victory: 2nd, 1st, 1st
 
Most ROY Winners In Field
Current Record: 8 - 1990
 
-Munoz, Hildebrand, Tagliani, Hunter-Reay, Andretti, Castroneves, Montoya & Villeneuve all starting would tie record.
 
Rookie Winners
Current Record: 9-times
(Ray Harroun '11, Jules Goux '13, René Thomas '14, Frank Lockhart '26, George Souders '27, Louis Meyer '28, Graham Hill '66, Juan Pablo Montoya '00, Helio Castroneves '01)
 
-Martin Plowman, Sage Karam, Kurt Busch, Mikhail Aleshin, Jack Hawksworth and James Davison are looking to become the 10th.
 
Starting Drivers
749 drivers have started in the Indianapolis 500:
 
-Martin Plowman, Sage Karam, Kurt Busch, Mikhail Aleshin, Jack Hawksworth, Carlos Huertas and James Davison are attempting to become the 750th, 751st, 752nd, 753rd, 754th, 755th and 756th starters.

 
Engine Wins
Current Record: Offenhauser - 27
Miller - 12
Cosworth - 10
 
-Honda going for 10th win, would tie for 3rd all-time with Cosworth.
-Chevrolet going for 9th win, would tie for 4th all-time with Honda.
 
First Win By Country
A win by any of the following drivers would be their country's first:
 
-Mikhail Aleshin - Russia
-Will Power - Australia
-Ryan Briscoe - Australia
-James Davison - Australia
-Takuma Sato - Japan
-Oriol Servia - Spain
 
First Win For Car Number
A win by any of the following car numbers would be the first in history:

-No. 18 Carlos Huertas
-No. 19 Justin Wilson
-No. 21 JR Hildebrand
-No. 22 Sage Karam
-No. 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay
-No. 33 James Davison
-No. 41 Martin Plowman
-No. 67 Josef Newgarden
-No. 77 Simon Pagenaud
-No. 83 Charlie Kimball
 
Poles
Current Record: Rick Mears - 6
 
-Helio Castroneves would pass Foyt (4) & Mays (4) for 2nd all-time with 5.
-Ed Carpenter, Ryan Briscoe, Alex Tagliani, Scott Dixon & Tony Kanaan attempting to tie Ralph DePalma, Jimmy Murphy, Leon Duray, Bill Cummings, Duke Nalon, Eddie Sachs, Parnelli Jones, Bobby Unser and Scott Brayton with 2.
 
Back-To-Back Poles
Current Record: Once - 10 Drivers (DePalma '20/'21, Mays '35/'36, Sachs '60/'61, Jones '62/'63, Andretti '66/'67, Foyt '74/'75, Sneva '77/'78, Mears '88/'89, Brayton '95, '96, Castroneves '09/'10)
 
Ed Carpenter attempting to become 11th driver winning back-to-back Poles.
 
Pole Winning Team Owners
Current Record: Roger Penske - 17
 
-Penske attempting to expand his record to 18.
 

First Pole For Car Number
 A Pole by any of the following car numbers would be the first in history: 
 
-No. 21 JR Hildebrand
-No. 22 Sage Karam
-No. 25 Marco Andretti
-No. 26 Kurt Busch
-No. 27 James Hinchcliffe
-No. 34 Carlos Munoz
-No. 41 Martin Plowman
-No. 67 Josef Newgarden
-No. 68 Alex Tagliani
-No. 83 Charlie Kimball
-No. 91 Buddy Lazier.
 
Fastest Race Lap
Current Record: Emerson Fittipaldi - 4 (1951-Present)
 
-Tony Kanaan can tie for most career races with the quickest race lap (4).
-Marco Andretti can tie Tony Kanaan, Bill Vukovich, Rick Mears, Gordon Johncock and Parnelli Jones with three career fastest race laps (3).
 
Career Laps Led
Current Record: Al Unser Sr. 644
Ralph DePalma 612
Mario Andretti 556
A.J. Foyt 555
 
Scott Dixon
Currently 13th w/347
64 to pass Billy Arnold for 12th
83 to pass Rick Mears for 11th
85 to pass Michael Andretti for 10th
94 to pass Bobby Unser for 9th
139 to pass Bill Vukovich for 8th
146 to pass Parnelli Jones for 7th
159 to pass Emerson Fittipaldi for 6th
162 to pass Wilbur Shaw for 5th
 
Tony Kanaan
Currently 23rd w/255
2 to pass Mauri Rose for 22nd
7 to pass Rodger Ward for 21st
12 to pass Rex Mays for 20th
42 to pass Johnny Rutherford for 19th
43 to pass Bill Holland for 18th
44 to pass Jim Clark for 17th
75 to pass Dario Franchitti for 16th
78 to pass Louis Meyer for 15th
85 to pass Gordon Johncock for  14th
*ACTIVE*93 to pass Scott Dixon for 13th*ACTIVE*

156 pass Billy Arnold for 12th
175 to pass Rick Mears for 11th
177 to pass Michael Andretti for 10th
186 to pass Bobby Unser for 9th
 
Helio Castroneves
Currently 25th w/232
4 to pass Dan Wheldon for 24th
*ACTIVE*24 to pass Tony Kanaan for 23rd*ACTIVE*
25 to pass Mauri Rose for 22nd
30 to pass Rodger Ward for 21st
35 to pass Rex Mays for 20th
65 to pass Johnny Rutherford for 19th
66 to pass Bill Holland for 18th
67 to pass Jim Clark for 17th
98 to pass Dario Franchitti for 16th
101 to pass Louis Meyer for 15th
108 to pass Gordon Johncock for  14th
*ACTIVE*116 to pass Scott Dixon for 13th*ACTIVE*

179 pass Billy Arnold for 12th
198 to pass Rick Mears for 11th
200 to pass Michael Andretti for 10th

Juan Pablo Montoya
Currently 34th w/167
12 to pass Lee Wallard for 33rd
15 to pass Jimmy Snyder for 32nd
22 to pass Arie Luyendyk for 31st
39 to pass Frank Lockhart for 30th
42 to pass Tom Sneva for 29th
50 to pass Jimmy Bryan for 28th
52 to pass Tommy Milton for 27th
54 to pass Jimmy Murphy for 26th
*ACTIVE*66 to pass Helio Castroneves for 25th*ACTIVE*
69 to pass Dan Wheldon for 24th
*ACTIVE*89 to pass Tony Kanaan for 23rd*ACTIVE*
90 to pass Mauri Rose for 22nd
95 to pass Rodger Ward for 21st
100 to pass Rex Mays for 20th
130 to pass Johnny Rutherford for 19th
131 to pass Bill Holland for 18th
132 to pass Jim Clark for 17th
163 to pass Dario Franchitti for 16th
166 to pass Louis Meyer for 15th
173 to pass Gordon Johncock for  14th
*ACTIVE*181 to pass Scott Dixon for 13th*ACTIVE*

Other Active Drivers

Career Laps Led Without A Win
Current Record: Michael Andretti: 431 (10th)
Rex Mays: 266 (20th)
Jimmy Snyder: 181 (32nd)
Tomas Scheckter 153 (37th)
Gary Bettenhausen 138 ( 43rd)

Marco Andretti
Currently 9th w/121
2 to pass Tony Stewart for 8th
3 to pass Earl Cooper for 7th
6 to pass Lloyd Ruby for 6th
18 to pass Gary Bettenhausen for 5th
33 to pass Tomas Scheckter for 4th
61 to pass Jimmy Snyder for 3rd
146 to pass Rex Mays for 2nd

Other Active Drivers
Ed Carpenter 36th w/43
Ryan Briscoe 52nd w/31
Takuma Sato 52nd w/31
Ryan Hunter-Reay 58th w/26
Alex Tagliani 62nd w/23
Will Power 65th w/21
Oriol Seriva 69th w/18
Carlos Munoz 80th w/12
James Hinchcliffe 80th w/12
Justin Wilson 84th w/11
JR Hildebrand 99th w/7

Races Led
Current Record: A.J. Foyt - 13
Al Unser - 11
Mario Andretti - 11
Bobby Unser - 10

-Tony Kanaan would tie for 4th with 10 races led.
-Scott Dixon would tie for 5th with 9 races led.
-Helio Castroneves would tie for 5th with 9 races led.
-Scott Dixon would tie for 6th with 9 races led if Kanaan leads a lap.
-Helio Castroneves would tie for 6th with 9 races led if Kanaan leads a lap.
 
Mileage Leaders
Current Record: A.J Foyt - 12,272.5 Miles
Al Unser - 10,890 Miles
Al Unser Jr. - 7,932.5 Miles
Gordon Johncock - 7,895.5 Miles
Mario Andretti - 7,625 Miles
Arie Luyendyk - 7,392.5 Miles
 
Buddy Lazier
Currently 8th w/6,775 Miles
205 Miles (82 laps) to pass Johnny Rutherford for 6th

Career Starts
Current record: A.J Foyt - 35
Mario Andretti - 29
Al Unser - 27
Gordon Johncock - 24
Johnny Rutherford - 24

-Buddy Lazier going for 18th start, would tie 10th all-time.
-Helio Castroneves going for 14th start, would tie 28th all-time.
-John Andretti going for 13th start, would tie 35th all-time.
-Tony Kanaan going for 13th start, would tie 35th all-time.
-Scott Dixon going for 12th start, would tie 43rd all-time.
-Ed Carpenter going for 11th start, would tie 56th all-time
-Marco Andretti going for 9th start, would tie 84th all-time.
-Townsend Bell going for 8th start, would tie 99th all-time.

 
 Female Starts
Current Record: 9 - Sarah Fisher
 
-Pippa Mann would tie Milka Duno and Janet Guthrie for 6th all-time with 3 Indianapolis 500 starts behind Fisher (9), Lyn St. James (7), Danica Patrick (7), Ana Beatriz (4) and Simona De Silvestro (4).
 

Pit Stop Competition Wins

Current Record: 14 - Penske
 
-Penske looking to expand their lead to 15, 9 more than 2nd place
-Rahal looking to win their 3rd competition. A win would break a tie with McLaren, Panther and Team Green for 3rd.

2 comments:

  1. Mauri Rose has three wins counting his win as a co-driver with Floyd Davis in 1941.

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  2. This is true. Co-winners do weird things to stats... Edited.

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