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USAC National Championship 1956 standings

Championship points standings for the USAC National Championship 1956

PositionDriverTeamCarEngineTyresPoints
1.Flag Jimmy BryanDean Van LinesKuzma (Offenhauser)
Kuzma D (Offenhauser)


1860
2.Flag Pat FlahertyJohn ZinkWatson (Offenhauser)
1500
3.Flag Don FreelandBob EstesPhillips (Offenhauser)
Phillips D (Offenhauser)


1280
4.Flag George AmickPete SalemiKuzma D (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)


1050
5.Flag Jimmy ReeceMassaglia Hotel, Hart Fullerton, Dunn Engineering, Pat Clancy, Bromme, Ernest RuizBromme (Offenhauser)
Ewing (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500 (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000D (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)
Shilala (Offenhauser)












1040
6.Flag Johnny BoydBignottiKurtis 500E (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500G (Offenhauser)


980
7.Flag Bob VeithFederal EngineeringKurtis 500E (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000D (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)




903
8.Flag Rodger WardEd Walsh, WolcottLesovsky D (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)




862
9.Flag Sam HanksJones & MaleyKurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
800
10.Flag Johnny ThomsonPeter Schmidt, D-A Lubricants RacingKuzma (Offenhauser)
Kuzma D (Offenhauser)


710
11.Flag Pat O'ConnorAnsted Rotary, Chapman RootBlough D (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500D (Offenhauser)
Blough (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)






680
12.Flag Eddie SachsEd Walsh, Glessner, Ray BradyKurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
Hillegass (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)




650
13.Flag Johnnie ParsonsJ.C. AgajanianKuzma (Offenhauser)
650
14.Flag Al KellerSam Traylor, Pat ClancyKurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 D (Offenhauser)
Ewing (Offenhauser)




585
15.Flag Bob SweikertD-A Lubricants RacingKuzma (Offenhauser)
Kuzma D (Offenhauser)


540
16.Flag Dick RathmannKalamazoo Sports, Pete Salemi, D-A Lubricants Racing, John ZinkKurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
Kuzma D (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)






540
17.Flag Jack TurnerErnest RuizKurtis 500B (Offenhauser)
Shilala D (Offenhauser)
Shilala (Offenhauser)




500
18.Flag Ed ElisianFred Sommer, Lutes Truck Parts, John Zink, Peter SchmidtKurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Watson D (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)








420
19.Flag Gene HartleyPete Salemi, Morcroft, Mel WiggersKurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Pankratz (Offenhauser)
Pankratz D (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500C (Offenhauser)






410
20.Flag Elmer GeorgeHOW, LeitenbergerWatson D (Offenhauser)
Silnes/Sherman (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)




410
21.Flag Andy LindenHenry Allen Chapman, Kalamazoo Sports, Glessner, Hart FullertonTurner (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
Turner D (Offenhauser)
Hillegass (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)








400
22.Flag Charles Water LarsonJohn ZinkWatson (Offenhauser)
320
23.Flag Jim RathmannHopkins RacingKurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky D (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)




300
24.Flag Tony BettenhausenBelanger Motors, Peter Schmidt, Dayton-WaltherKuzma (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500D (Offenhauser)
Kuzma D (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)






290
25.Flag Johnnie TolanAnderson, Pat ClancyEwing D (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500D (Offenhauser)
Ewing (Offenhauser)




205
26.Flag Earl MotterLeitenberger, Hart FullertonSilnes/Sherman D (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)


200
27.Flag Cliff GriffithJim RobbinsStevens D (Offenhauser)
150
28.Flag Mike MagillUnverdorben, Dayton-WaltherKurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
130
29.Flag Billy GarrettGreenman-CasaleKuzma (Offenhauser)
Kuzma D (Offenhauser)


90
30.Flag Jim McWitheyDayton-Walther, Pat Clancy, LeitenbergerKurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Ewing (Offenhauser)
Schroeder (Offenhauser)
Silnes/Sherman (Offenhauser)






60
31.Flag Don BransonHoover Motor ExpressTempleton (Offenhauser)
50
32.Flag Fred AgabashianFederal EngineeringKurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
50
33.Flag Art BischWhittingtonKurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
30
34.Flag Bill CheesbourgHenry Allen Chapman, McDaniels, Greenman-CasaleRusso/Nichels D (Offenhauser)
Russo/Nichels (Offenhauser) ,Schroeder (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)




10
35.Flag Keith AndrewsDunn EngineeringKurtis 500 B (Offenhauser)
10
36.Flag Bob CarpenterPeter WalesKurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
10
36.Flag Dempsey WilsonJoe Hunt MagnetoKurtis 2000 (Offenhauser)
10
Flag Jay AbneyMcDonaldKurtis 4000D (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Johnny BaldwinBardhahl-FerrariFerrari
0
Flag Tony Bonadies
0
Flag Buddy Cagle
0
Flag Bob ChristieH.H. JohnsonKurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Ray CrawfordRay CrawfordKurtis 500B (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Jimmy DaviesMorcroftPankratz (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Jimmy DaywaltChapman Root, LeitenbergerKurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
Silnes/Sherman (Offenhauser)


0
Flag Duke DinsmoreShannon BrothersKurtis 500A (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500 (Offenhauser)


0
Flag Len Duncan
0
Flag Rex EastonKalamazoo Sports, IddingsTurner D (Offenhauser)
Meyer (Offenhauser)


0
Flag Edgar Elder
0
Flag Giuseppe Farina
0
Flag Gene ForcePeter WalesKurtis 4000D (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Dick FraizerGlessnerHillegass (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Ken GottschalkGlessnerHillegass D (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Roy GrahamHolynskiKurtis (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Al HermanPat ClancyKurtis 500B (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Tommy HinnershitzIddings, GlessnerMeyer (Offenhauser)
Hillegass (Offenhauser)


0
Flag Paul W HoweSilnes (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Eddie JohnsonPete SalemiKuzma D (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Van JohnsonHenry Allen ChapmanRusso/Nichels (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Danny KladisParksSilnes D (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Mel McGaughyLeo DobryKurtis 2000 (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Charles MusselmanUnverdorbenKurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Eddie RussoMarquette Tool, Pat ClancyEwing D (Offenhauser)
Silnes (Offenhauser)


0
Flag Paul RussoNovi RacingKurtis 500F (Novi SC)
0
Flag Troy RuttmanJohn Zink, WolcottKurtis 500D (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky D (Offenhauser)


0
Flag Len SuttonMiller/CollinsVollstedt (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Shorty (Clark) TemplemanGlessner, Lutes Truck PartsKurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Hillegass D (Offenhauser)


0
Driver
Number
Most race winsFlag Jimmy Bryan
4
Most pole positionsFlag Johnny Boyd
2
Flag Charles Water Larson
2
Most podium positionsFlag Jimmy Bryan
7
Most podium positions without a winFlag Johnny Thomson
4

Nationality of participating drivers

%CountryDriversNumber
98.5%U.S.A.Flag Tony Bettenhausen, Paul Russo, Bob Sweikert, Jimmy Bryan, Johnny Thomson, Andy Linden, Jimmy Davies, Pat O'Connor, Pat Flaherty, George Amick, Al Herman, Bob Veith, Johnny Boyd, Don Freeland, Rodger Ward, Jimmy Daywalt, Mike Magill, Jimmy Reece, Eddie Russo, Ed Elisian, Johnnie Tolan, Tommy Hinnershitz, Keith Andrews, Elmer George, Johnnie Parsons, Shorty (Clark) Templeman, Gene Hartley, Eddie Sachs, Mel McGaughy, Jack Turner, Eddie Johnson, Charles Musselman, Earl Motter, Jim Rathmann, Al Keller, Rex Easton, Len Sutton, Sam Hanks, Ray Crawford, Fred Agabashian, Dick Rathmann, Charles Water Larson, Billy Garrett, Jim McWithey, Cliff Griffith, Don Branson, Art Bisch, Bill Cheesbourg, Bob Carpenter, Dempsey Wilson, Bob Christie, Roy Graham, Ken Gottschalk, Duke Dinsmore, Van Johnson, Troy Ruttman, Gene Force, Danny Kladis, Jay Abney, Johnny Baldwin, Tony Bonadies, Buddy Cagle, Len Duncan, Edgar Elder, Dick Fraizer, Paul W Howe66
1.5%ItalyFlag Giuseppe Farina1

Individual driver statistics for the 1956 USAC National Championship

DriverAgeRacesWinsPodiumsPolesFastest laps
Abney, JayFlag 28 y/o00000
Agabashian, FredFlag 42 y/o1000
Amick, GeorgeFlag 31 y/o9221
Andrews, KeithFlag 36 y/o2000
Baldwin, JohnnyFlag 34 y/o00000
Bettenhausen, TonyFlag 39 y/o6110
Bisch, ArtFlag 29 y/o2000
Bonadies, TonyFlag 39 y/o00000
Boyd, JohnnyFlag 29 y/o10012
Branson, DonFlag 36 y/o4000
Bryan, JimmyFlag 30 y/o11470
Cagle, BuddyFlag 25 y/o00000
Carpenter, BobFlag n/a1000
Cheesbourg, BillFlag 29 y/o4000
Christie, BobFlag 32 y/o1000
Crawford, RayFlag 40 y/o1000
Davies, JimmyFlag 26 y/o1000
Daywalt, JimmyFlag 31 y/o3000
Dinsmore, DukeFlag 43 y/o2000
Duncan, LenFlag 44 y/o00000
Easton, RexFlag 42 y/o2001
Elder, EdgarFlag 33 y/o00000
Elisian, EdFlag 29 y/o9000
Farina, GiuseppeFlag 49 y/o00000
Flaherty, PatFlag 30 y/o6221
Force, GeneFlag 40 y/o1000
Fraizer, DickFlag 38 y/o00000
Freeland, DonFlag 31 y/o11030
Garrett, BillyFlag 23 y/o8001
George, ElmerFlag 27 y/o10000
Gottschalk, KenFlag n/a1000
Graham, RoyFlag 30 y/o1000
Griffith, CliffFlag 40 y/o2000
Hanks, SamFlag 41 y/o1010
Hartley, GeneFlag 30 y/o7010
Herman, AlFlag 29 y/o1000
Hinnershitz, TommyFlag 44 y/o2000
Howe, Paul WFlag n/a00000
Johnson, EddieFlag 37 y/o1000
Johnson, VanFlag 29 y/o1000
Keller, AlFlag 36 y/o8020
Kladis, DannyFlag 39 y/o1000
Larson, Charles WaterFlag 33 y/o2112
Linden, AndyFlag 34 y/o11001
Magill, MikeFlag 36 y/o2000
McGaughy, MelFlag 39 y/o1000
McWithey, JimFlag 28 y/o4000
Motter, EarlFlag 37 y/o6001
Musselman, CharlesFlag 28 y/o1000
O'Connor, PatFlag 27 y/o9120
Parsons, JohnnieFlag 37 y/o3000
Rathmann, DickFlag 30 y/o6000
Rathmann, JimFlag 27 y/o7010
Reece, JimmyFlag 26 y/o9020
Russo, EddieFlag 30 y/o3000
Russo, PaulFlag 42 y/o1000
Ruttman, TroyFlag 26 y/o2000
Sachs, EddieFlag 29 y/o5120
Sutton, LenFlag 30 y/o1000
Sweikert, BobFlag 30 y/o2010
Templeman, Shorty (Clark)Flag 36 y/o2000
Thomson, JohnnyFlag 34 y/o10041
Tolan, JohnnieFlag 38 y/o4000
Turner, JackFlag 36 y/o7010
Veith, BobFlag 31 y/o11001
Ward, RodgerFlag 35 y/o9020
Wilson, DempseyFlag 29 y/o1000
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