Starting Position: 14
Race Time: 3:53:59.130
Chassis/engine: KK500C/Offy
Vukovich looked like he was well on his way to his 3rd straight 500 win before he was caught up in a violent crash that claimed his life. Sweikert went on to win the original American motorsports triple crown in 1955 by claiming the AAA National Championship as well as the Midwest sprint car championship before he suffered fatal injuries in a crash in 1956.