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Johnnie Parsons


Johnnie Parsons (born July 4 1918, died September 8 1984) was an American race car driver who won the Indianapolis 500 in 1950.

As the Indianapolis 500 was included in the Formula One World Championship from 1950 to 1960, he is credited with participation in 9 grands prix, debuting on May 30, 1950, with 1 race victory, 1 podium, and a total of 12 championship points.

Parsons had the dubious distinction of being the only Indianapolis 500 winner to have his name misspelled on the Borg-Warner Trophy. Silversmiths carved "Johnny" instead of "Johnnie." The error was corrected posthumously when the trophy was restored in 1991. Ironically, he had a son named Johnny who competed at Indy a dozen times.

Award

He was inducted in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2004.

Formula One Indy 500 results

Season Driver_Number Output Grid Classification Points Note Report
1950 1 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 5 1 9 Report
1951 3 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 8 Ret 0 Magneto Report
1952 5 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 31 10 0 Report
1953 21 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 8 Ret 0 Engine Report
1954 15 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 15 Ret 0 Engine Report
1955 16 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 27 Ret 0 Magneto Report
1956 98 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 6 4 3 Report
1957 18 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 17 16 0 Report
1958 45 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser 6 12 0 Report



Indianapolis 500 Winners
Four-time winners

A. J. FoytAl Unser, Sr.Rick Mears

Three-time winners

MeyerShawRoseRutherfordB. Unser

Two-time winners

MiltonVukovichWardJohncockFittipaldiLuyendykUnser, Jr.Castroneves

One win

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