In the a hundred and fifth operating of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, Helio Castroneves grew to become the fourth driver ever to win 4 races when he completed with the all-time fastest time of 2:39:50.
Castroneves handed Alex Palou late earlier than cruising to the win within the remaining stretch to hitch some elite firm in dousing himself along with his fourth bottle of milk.
As detailed under, the report for the most Indy 500 wins is 4, and 4 drivers now share that report. Of all of the winners within the 102-year historical past of the Indy 500, solely 5 have gained the race in consecutive years. Twenty Indy 500 winners have gained the race after ranging from the pole place, the most wins from any beginning place, and there have been 10 rookie Indy 500 winners within the historical past of the race.
As for the automotive quantity with the most Indy 500 wins, the No. 3, at the moment utilized by Penske Racing’s Scott McLaughlin, has been to victory lane at Indianapolis 11 occasions.
The proven fact that in 105 years solely 20 drivers have grow to be an Indy 500 winner greater than as soon as ought to inform you all you should find out about this race — this can be very tough to win.
Below is the list of all-time Indy 500 winners, plus some all-time Indy 500 data.
Indianapolis 500 winners list
Among energetic IndyAutomobile drivers, Castroneves has the most profession Indy 500 wins with three. He can be the one energetic driver who has grow to be an Indy 500 winner greater than as soon as in his profession.
Below is the all-time list of Indy 500 winners.
|Year||Indy 500 winner|
|2015||Juan Pablo Montoya|
|2006||Sam Hornish Jr.|
|2003||Gil de Ferran|
|2000||Juan Pablo Montoya|
|1998||Eddie Cheever Jr.|
|1994||Al Unser Jr.|
|1992||Al Unser Jr.|
|1977||A.J. Foyt Jr.|
|1964||A.J. Foyt Jr.|
|1945||No race (WWII)|
|1944||No race (WWII)|
|1943||No race (WWII)|
|1942||No race (WWII)|
|1941||Floyd Davis/Mauri Rose|
|1924||Joe Boyer/L.L. Corum|
|1918||No race (WWI)|
|1917||No race (WWI)|
Why does the Indy 500 winner drink milk?
This strange tradition is all Louis Meyer’s fault.
We’ll let Indianapolis Motor Speedway do the explaining:
“Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Louis Meyer regularly drank buttermilk to refresh himself on a hot day and happened to drink some in victory lane as a matter of habit after winning the 1936 race. An executive with what was then the Milk Foundation was so elated when he saw the moment captured in a photograph in the sports section of his newspaper the following morning that he vowed to make sure it would be repeated in coming years. There was a period between 1947-55 when milk was apparently no longer offered, but the practice was revived in 1956 and has been a tradition ever since.”
So there you may have it. As horrible as milk sounds as a refreshment after hours of racing, Castroneves, a three-time Indy 500 winner, not too long ago informed Sporting News the milk is sweet just because it represents victory. We’ll take his phrase for it.
These days, drivers are given a selection of skim milk, two p.c milk and complete milk. They make their choices days earlier than the race in case they win.
Who has the most Indy 500 wins all time?
Four drivers share the report for the most Indy 500 wins of all time.
A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Rick Mears and Castrovenes each have won the Indy 500 four times. Foyt, who grew to become the primary four-time winner of the race, gained the Indy 500 in 1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977. Unser gained the Indy 500 in 1970, 1971, 1978 and 1987. Mears gained the Indy 500 in 1979, 1984, 1988 and 1991. Castrovenes gained the Indy 500 in 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2021.
Unser stays the oldest Indy 500 winner, as he took the checkered flag when he was 47 years, 360 days outdated in 1987. That win additionally gave Unser the report for the most time — 17 years — between Indy 500 victories.
Castroneves (2001-2002) can be one of 5 drivers who’ve gained the Indy 500 in consecutive years; the others are Wilbur Shaw (1939-40), Mauri Rose (1947-48), Bill Vukovich (1953-54) and Unser (1970-71).
Indianapolis 500 data
|Category||Indy 500 report||Record holder(s)|
|Most wins||4||A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Rick Mears, Helio Castroneves|
|Most laps led (profession)||644||Al Unser|
|Most laps led (single race)||198||Billy Arnold (1930)|
|Youngest winner||22 years, 80 days||Troy Ruttman (1952)|
|Oldest winner||47 years, 360 days||Al Unser (1987)|
|Lowest beginning place to win||twenty eighth||Ray Harroun (1911), Louis Meyer (1936)|
|Biggest margin of victory||13 minutes, 8.40 seconds||Jules Goux (1913)|
|Smallest margin of victory||.043 of a second||Al Unser Jr. (1992)|
|Most begins||35||A.J. Foyt (1958-92)|
|Most automobiles beginning||42||1933|
|Fewest automobiles beginning||21||1916|
|Most automobiles entered||117||1984|
|Most lead modifications||68||2013|
|Fewest lead modifications||1||1930|
|Most automobiles to complete||26||1911, 2013|
|Fewest automobiles to complete||7||1966|
(Indy 500 data by way of Indianapolis Motor Speedway)