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USAC National Championship 1963 standings

Championship points standings for the USAC National Championship 1963

PositionDriverTeamCarEngineTyresPoints
1.Flag A.J. FoytAnsted RacingMeskowski D (Offenhauser)
Trevis (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)




2950
2.Flag Rodger WardLeader CardWatson D (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)


2210
3.Flag Jim McElreathBill Forbes RacingMeskowski D (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)




1655
4.Flag Rufus Parnell JonesHOW, Agajanian, Dayton-WaltherLesovsky (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Silnes (Offenhauser)






1540
5.Flag Don BransonLeader CardWatson (Offenhauser)
1352
6.Flag Jim ClarkLotus Powered by FordLotus 29 (Ford)
1200
7.Flag Chuck HulseDean Van LinesBlum (Offenhauser)
Ewing (Offenhauser)


1020
8.Flag Roger McCluskeyBruce Homeyer, Gordon van LiewPhilipp D (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Philipp (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)








750
9.Flag Jim HurtubiseBarnett Bros., Bruce Homeyer, Stearly Motor FreightKuzma (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500K (Novi)
Kuzma (Chevrolet)
Philipp (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)








660
10.Flag Johnny RutherfordDayton-Walther, Ed Kostenuk, Racing AssociatesSilnes (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Turner (Chevrolet)




640
11.Flag Troy RuttmanStearly Motor Freight, Jim Robbins, Dayton-WaltherWatson (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Elder (Offenhauser)




580
12.Flag Dan GurneyLotus powered by FordLotus 29 (Ford)
580
13.Flag Bud (Melvin Joseph) TingelstadHoover, Spirit of St. Louis, Pfrommer Trucking, Dayton-Walther, Pete Salemi, Federal EngineeringEpperly (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Silnes (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Trevis (Offenhauser)










490
14.Flag Bobby GrimGilbert Morcroft, Gordon van Liew, Ed KostenukTrevis (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Vollstedt (Offenhauser)




440
15.Flag Bobby MarshmanHopkins RacingKuzma (Offenhauser)
Epperly (Offenhauser)


323
16.Flag Lloyd RubyHarrison, John Zink Trackburner, Gordon van Liew, Salemi & Rini, Ken-ette, Racing Associates, DaytonLotus (Climax)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Trevis (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Porter 61 (Offenhauser)
Silnes (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
















320
17.Flag Johnny WhitePfrommer TruckingMeskowski (Offenhauser)
320
18.Flag Ronnie DumanFederal Engineering, Pete SalemiKurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)


235
19.Flag Al (Albert) Miller (Krulock)Mickey Thompson, Crawford, Fred GerhardtThompson 63 (Chevrolet)
Elder (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)




200
20.Flag Len SuttonLeader Card, Ed KostenukWatson D (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Vollstedt (Offenhauser)




170
21.Flag Eddie SachsEd Kostenuk, DVSMeskowski (Chevrolet)
Watson (Offenhauser)


160
22.Flag Dempsey WilsonGordon van Liew, Hook LobsterKuzma (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)


160
23.Flag Dick RathmannHarry Allen ChapmanWatson (Offenhauser)
150
24.Flag Bob HarkeyFike Plumbing, American Plastics, Spirit of St. Louis, Windmill TrucksWatson (Offenhauser)
Epperly (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Silnes (Offenhauser)






120
25.Flag Bobby UnserNovi, White FrontKurtis 500K (Novi)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)




100
26.Flag Bob MathouserOllie Prather, Federal Engineering, WRD, Joe Hunt MagnetoKuzma (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)








70
27.Flag Colby D ScrogginBill Ward Enterprises, Racing Associates, Bruce HomeyerWatson (Offenhauser)
Turner (Chevrolet)
Philipp (Offenhauser)




50
28.Flag Ralph LiguoriOllie Prather, Windmill Truckers, Hook Lobster, Stearly Motor FreightKurtis 500G (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Silnes (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)








50
29.Flag Jack ConelyJ & E EngineeringDunn (Offenhauser)
40
30.Flag Ed KostenukKostenuk-TuckerWatson (Offenhauser)
Kurtis (Offenhauser)


40
31.Flag Arnold KnepperWhite FrontKuzma (Offenhauser)
30
32.Flag Chuck BoothErnest RuizShilala (Offenhauser)
30
33.Flag Eddie JohnsonM & W Racing, Salemi & RiniTrevis (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)


20
34.Flag Sonny (Max) HelmsPete Salemi, Vatis EnterprisesKurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)


10
35.Flag Jerry DanielsBud GatesMeskowski (Chevrolet)
10
35.Flag Curtis TurnerFike PlumbingKuzma (Offenhauser)
10
Flag Richard Amick
0
Flag Curly (Walter H) BoydBill SchaeferKuzma (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Johnny BoydBowes Seal FastEpperly (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Billy (Willard) CantrellCaruthers-CrawfordElder (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Duane CarterMickey ThompsonThompson 63 (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Bob ChristieErnest RuizChristiansen (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Allen CroweSalemi & Rini, Pete SalemiTrevis (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)


0
Flag Alvin FarmerStearly Motor FreightLesovsky (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Pat FlahertyPetersonPeterson (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Elmer GeorgeMari George HulmanLesovsky (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Paul GoldsmithNorm DemlerWatson (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Bruce JacobiVargo DragwayKurtis 500G (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Mel KenyonSpirit of St.LouisWatson (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Arthur MaloneNovi Windmill TruckersKurtis 500F (Novi)
Silnes (Offenhauser)


0
Flag Jiggs (Fred) PetersVargo DragwayKurtis 500G (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Jim RathmannHopkins RacingWatson (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Chuck RodeeSpirit of St.Louis, Racing PictorialWatson (Offenhauser)
Burnett (Chevrolet)


0
Flag Jesse Ebb RoseAnsted RacingWatson (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Mickey ShawAltfater, Lil-BeanieKuzma (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Chevrolet)


0
Flag Chuck StevensonFred GerhardtWatson (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Bob VeithAnsted Racing, Racing AssociatesPorter 61 (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Jerry WeldNoviKurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Bob WenteGilbert MorcroftTrevis (Offenhauser)
0
Driver
Number
Most race winsFlag Rodger Ward
5
Flag A.J. Foyt
5
Most pole positionsFlag Rodger Ward
3
Most podium positionsFlag A.J. Foyt
10
Most podium positions without a winFlag Jim McElreath
3
Flag Chuck Hulse
3
Youngest driverFlag Jerry Daniels
24 y/o
Oldest driverFlag Duane Carter
50 y/o

Nationality of participating drivers

%CountryDriversNumber
96.6%U.S.A.Flag Johnny Rutherford, Bobby Unser, Pat Flaherty, Bob Veith, Johnny Boyd, Rodger Ward, Duane Carter, Jiggs (Fred) Peters, Elmer George, Eddie Sachs, Eddie Johnson, Jim Rathmann, Len Sutton, Dick Rathmann, Don Branson, Dempsey Wilson, Bob Christie, Troy Ruttman, Chuck Stevenson, A.J. Foyt, Jim McElreath, Roger McCluskey, Bob Harkey, Bob Mathouser, Chuck Hulse, Bob Wente, Rufus Parnell Jones, Jim Hurtubise, Dan Gurney, Bud (Melvin Joseph) Tingelstad, Bobby Grim, Bobby Marshman, Lloyd Ruby, Johnny White, Ronnie Duman, Al (Albert) Miller (Krulock), Colby D Scroggin, Ralph Liguori, Jack Conely, Arnold Knepper, Chuck Booth, Sonny (Max) Helms, Jerry Daniels, Curtis Turner, Jerry Weld, Chuck Rodee, Mel Kenyon, Jesse Ebb Rose, Bruce Jacobi, Billy (Willard) Cantrell, Mickey Shaw, Allen Crowe, Paul Goldsmith, Arthur Malone, Alvin Farmer, Richard Amick, Curly (Walter H) Boyd57
1.7%CanadaFlag Ed Kostenuk1
1.7%Great BritainFlag Jim Clark1

Individual driver statistics for the 1963 USAC National Championship

DriverAgeRacesWinsPodiumsPolesFastest laps
Amick, RichardFlag 34 y/o00000
Booth, ChuckFlag 33 y/o1000
Boyd, Curly (Walter H)Flag 38 y/o00000
Boyd, JohnnyFlag 36 y/o2001
Branson, DonFlag 43 y/o11020
Cantrell, Billy (Willard)Flag 48 y/o1000
Carter, DuaneFlag 50 y/o1000
Christie, BobFlag 39 y/o1000
Clark, JimFlag 27 y/o3122
Conely, JackFlag 33 y/o2000
Crowe, AllenFlag 34 y/o2000
Daniels, JerryFlag 24 y/o1000
Duman, RonnieFlag 34 y/o6000
Farmer, AlvinFlag 34 y/o2000
Flaherty, PatFlag 37 y/o1000
Foyt, A.J.Flag 28 y/o125102
George, ElmerFlag 34 y/o1000
Goldsmith, PaulFlag 37 y/o1000
Grim, BobbyFlag 38 y/o7010
Gurney, DanFlag 32 y/o3010
Harkey, BobFlag 33 y/o6000
Helms, Sonny (Max)Flag 36 y/o2000
Hulse, ChuckFlag 35 y/o11030
Hurtubise, JimFlag 30 y/o11021
Jacobi, BruceFlag 28 y/o1000
Johnson, EddieFlag 44 y/o2000
Jones, Rufus ParnellFlag 29 y/o11121
Kenyon, MelFlag 30 y/o1000
Knepper, ArnoldFlag 32 y/o3000
Kostenuk, EdFlag 37 y/o2000
Liguori, RalphFlag 36 y/o6000
Malone, ArthurFlag 27 y/o2000
Marshman, BobbyFlag 26 y/o11000
Mathouser, BobFlag 37 y/o6000
McCluskey, RogerFlag 32 y/o12000
McElreath, JimFlag 35 y/o12030
Miller (Krulock), Al (Albert)Flag 41 y/o3000
Peters, Jiggs (Fred)Flag 42 y/o1000
Rathmann, DickFlag 37 y/o1000
Rathmann, JimFlag 34 y/o1000
Rodee, ChuckFlag 35 y/o2000
Rose, Jesse EbbFlag 38 y/o1000
Ruby, LloydFlag 35 y/o11001
Rutherford, JohnnyFlag 25 y/o12001
Ruttman, TroyFlag 33 y/o5010
Sachs, EddieFlag 36 y/o5010
Scroggin, Colby DFlag 38 y/o4000
Shaw, MickeyFlag 30 y/o4000
Stevenson, ChuckFlag 43 y/o1000
Sutton, LenFlag 37 y/o6000
Tingelstad, Bud (Melvin Joseph)Flag 35 y/o9010
Turner, CurtisFlag 39 y/o1000
Unser, BobbyFlag 29 y/o4000
Veith, BobFlag 38 y/o3000
Ward, RodgerFlag 42 y/o11573
Weld, JerryFlag 25 y/o3000
Wente, BobFlag 30 y/o2000
White, JohnnyFlag 31 y/o7000
Wilson, DempseyFlag 36 y/o2000
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