Indy 500: Significant Racing Records

From the fastest pole speed to the fastest race lap, find out the stats on the significant records set at the Indy 500.

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Fastest Pole Speed:

1996 Arie Luyendyk, 236.986 mph

Fastest Qualifying Lap:

1996 Arie Luyendyk, 237.498 mph

Fastest Indy 500:

1990 Arie Luyendyk, 185.981 mph (2:41:18.404)

Fastest Race Lap:

1996 Eddie Cheever, 236.103 mph (38.119 sec.)

Closest Margin of Victory:

1992 Al Unser Jr. over Scott Goodyear, (0.043 sec.)

Most Laps Led Career:

Al Unser, 644 laps

Most Laps Led Career
by Non-Winner:

Michael Andretti, 431 laps

Most Consecutive Starts:

A.J. Foyt, 35 starts

Most Races Led:

A.J. Foyt, 13 races

Youngest Winner:

1952 Troy Ruttman, 22 years, 80 days old

Oldest Winner:

1987 Al Unser, 47 years, 360 days old

Longest Span Between Wins:

16 years, Al Unser, 1970-1987

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