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1949 American Championship Car season
Series  : AAA Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall Johnny Parsons
Previous: 1948 Next: 1950

The 1949 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 14 races, beginning in Arlington, Texas on April 24 and concluding in Del Mar, California on November 6. There were also two non-championship events. The AAA National Champion was Johnnie Parsons, and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Bill Holland. The season was marred by George Metzler's death at Indianapolis in practice, Bill Sheffler's death at Trenton, also in practice, and Rex Mays who won the National Championship in 1940 and 1941, was killed in the final race at Del Mar.

Schedule and resultsEdit


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 April 24 USAflagsmall Arlington 100 Arlington Downs Raceway Arlington, Texas Dirt USAflagsmall Rex Mays USAflagsmall Johnny Parsons
2 May 30 USAflagsmall International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved USAflagsmall Duke Nalon USAflagsmall Bill Holland
3 June 5 USAflagsmall Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt USAflagsmall Rex Mays USAflagsmall Myron Fohr
4 June 19 USAflagsmall Trenton 100 Trenton Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Dirt USAflagsmall Rex Mays USAflagsmall Myron Fohr
NC July 17 USAflagsmall Universal Speedways Race of Champions Arlington Downs Raceway Arlington, Texas Dirt USAflagsmall Mel Hansen USAflagsmall Mel Hansen
NC July 31 USAflagsmall Indianapolis Sweepstakes Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Dirt USAflagsmall Duane Carter USAflagsmall Johnny Mantz
5 August 20 USAflagsmall Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Mel Hansen USAflagsmall Mel Hansen
6 August 28 USAflagsmall Milwaukee 200 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt USAflagsmall Mel Hansen USAflagsmall Johnny Parsons
7 September 3 USAflagsmall DuQuoin 100 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen
8 September 5 USAflagsmall Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill USAflagsmall Al RogersTemplate:Ref USAflagsmall Al Rogers
9 September 10 USAflagsmall Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt USAflagsmall Spider Webb USAflagsmall Johnny Parsons
10 September 11 USAflagsmall Detroit 100 Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Detroit, Michigan Dirt USAflagsmall Duke Dinsmore USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen
11 September 25 USAflagsmall Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Jimmy Davies USAflagsmall Johnny Parsons
12 October 16 USAflagsmall Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt USAflagsmall Paul Russo USAflagsmall Johnny Parsons
13 October 30 USAflagsmall Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt USAflagsmall Fred Agabashian USAflagsmall Fred Agabashian
14 November 6 USAflagsmall Del Mar 100 Del Mar Speedway Del Mar, California Dirt USAflagsmall Jimmy Davies USAflagsmall Jimmy Davies

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Template:Note No pole is awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, in this schedule on the pole is the driver who started first. No lap led was awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, however, a lap was awarded to the drivers that completed the climb.

Final points standingsEdit

Pos Driver ARL
USAflagsmall
INDY
USAflagsmall
MIL1
USAflagsmall
TRE
USAflagsmall
SPR1
USAflagsmall
MIL2
USAflagsmall
DQSF
USAflagsmall
PIK
USAflagsmall
SYR
USAflagsmall
DET
USAflagsmall
SPR2
USAflagsmall
LAN
USAflagsmall
SAC
USAflagsmall
DMR
USAflagsmall
Pts
1 USAflagsmall Johnny Parsons 1 2 13 11 3 1 11 1 12 1 1 5 15 2280
2 USAflagsmall Myron Fohr 4 4 1 1 6 10 8 6 3 DNS 4 3 1790
3 USAflagsmall Bill Holland 1 9 16 4 2 DNP 7 12 9 13 1420
4 USAflagsmall Walt Brown DNS 10 3 7 2 5 4 8 5 11 6 6 1281
5 USAflagsmall George Connor 3 16 DNQ 16 7 3 5 13 6 11 9 1200
6 USAflagsmall Rex Mays 2 25 7 10 2 3 15 15 11 2 2 18 1030
7 USAflagsmall Paul Russo 8 6 8 10 12 6 2 DNQ 15 4 10 5 920
8 USAflagsmall Lee Wallard 23 15 5 21 4 16 5 3 6 7 2 760
9 USAflagsmall Johnny Mantz 3 7 5 12 8 17 11 DNQ DNS 8 660
10 USAflagsmall Emil Andres 9 2 4 DNP 5 13 10 DNQ 512
11 USAflagsmall Joie Chitwood 5 500
12 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen DNQ DNQ 18 15 1 9 1 9 DNQ 16 466
13 USAflagsmall Mack Hellings 16 3 9 5 9 4 440
14 USAflagsmall Jimmy Jackson 6 DNS 400
15 USAflagsmall Mel Hansen DNS DNS 2 1 16 14 DNQ 376
16 USAflagsmall Duane Carter 14 DNQ 15 6 9 7 14 7 16 10 350
17 USAflagsmall Jimmy Davies 10 8 6 13 16 DNQ 1 330
18 USAflagsmall Spider Webb 33 DNP 3 2 10 DNQ 330
19 USAflagsmall Ralph Pratt DNQ 12 9 8 7 4 330
20 USAflagsmall Duke Dinsmore 15 DNP 5 DNQ DNS DNQ DNQ 10 DNQ 13 14 DNQ 254
21 USAflagsmall Troy Ruttman 8 12 18 3 12 250
22 USAflagsmall Neal Carter 11 17 9 11 2 14 240
23 USAflagsmall Bayliss Levrett 9 24 14 17 4 18 DNQ 16 8 17 206
24 USAflagsmall Fred Agabashian 27 1 200
25 USAflagsmall Al Rogers 1 200
26 USAflagsmall Charles Van Acker 31 DNQ 11 9 10 DNQ DNQ 8 180
27 USAflagsmall Louis Unser 2 160
28 USAflagsmall Norm Houser 10 DNQ DNQ 150
29 USAflagsmall Johnny Fedricks DNQ 14 3 140
30 USAflagsmall Charles Bryant 3 140
31 USAflagsmall Mike Salay DNQ 6 DNQ DNQ DNS 8 130
32 USAflagsmall Johnny McDowell 7 18 11 7 124
33 USAflagsmall Jackie Holmes 22 4 14 18 DNQ 120
34 USAflagsmall Chuck Stevenson 14 4 120
35 USAflagsmall George Hammond 4 120
36 USAflagsmall Milt Fankhouser 6 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 14 16 DNQ 10 12 13 120
37 USAflagsmall Tommy Hinnershitz DNQ DNS 5 117
38 USAflagsmall Frank Burany 5 DNQ 100
39 USAflagsmall Jim Rathmann 11 DNQ 100
40 USAflagsmall Phil Shafer 6 80
41 USAflagsmall George Fonder 20 17 7 60
42 USAflagsmall Cal Niday 18 7 60
43 USAflagsmall Hugh Thomas 7 60
44 USAflagsmall Jack McGrath 26 8 14 50
45 USAflagsmall J.C. Shoemaker 8 50
46 USAflagsmall Russ Snowberger 9 40
47 USAflagsmall Herb Bryers 10 30
48 USAflagsmall Buster Hammond 11 20
49 USAflagsmall Hank Rogers 12 20 12 DNQ 20
50 USAflagsmall Billy McGee DNS 17
51 USAflagsmall Ottis Stine DNS 14 14
52 USAflagsmall Mark Light 18 12 10
53 USAflagsmall Billy Devore DNQ 12 DNQ 10
54 USAflagsmall Walt Killinger 12 10
55 USAflagsmall Hal Cole 19 DNQ 17 15 11 3
- USAflagsmall Bill Sheffler 11 17 15 DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall George Lynch 32 DNQ 13 16 DNP 15 18 15 0
- USAflagsmall Ted Duncan DNQ 17 13 DNQ 19 DNP 0
- USAflagsmall Buster Warke DNQ 18 13 DNQ DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Wally Stokes DNQ 13 0
- USAflagsmall Mauri Rose 13 0
- USAflagsmall Art McKee 13 0
- USAflagsmall Milton Mabe 14 0
- USAflagsmall Art Hillis 15 0
- USAflagsmall Glenn Harrison 16 0
- 25px-Canadaflag Hal Robson DNQ DNQ 17 0
- USAflagsmall Dick Rathmann DNQ 17 0
- USAflagsmall Delmar Desch 17 0
- USAflagsmall Ed Terry 17 0
- USAflagsmall Lloyd Axel 18 0
- USAflagsmall Johnny Mauro DNQ 19 0
- USAflagsmall Jimmy Good 20 0
- USAflagsmall William Cantrell 21 DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Kenny Eaton DNQ 22 0
- USAflagsmall Manuel Ayulo 28 0
- USAflagsmall Duke Nalon 29 0
- USAflagsmall Sam Hanks 30 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNP 0
- USAflagsmall Joel Thorne DNQ DNS 0
- USAflagsmall Walt Von Tilius DNS 0
- USAflagsmall Jim Hammond DNS 0
- USAflagsmall Norman Robinson DNS 0
- USAflagsmall Wayne Sankey DNS 0
- USAflagsmall Buddy Shay DNS 0
- USAflagsmall Jimmy Daywalt DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Steve Truchan DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Eddie Haddad DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Henry Banks DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Eddie Zalucki DNQ DNQ DNP 0
- USAflagsmall Danny Kladis DNQ DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Bill Boyd DNP DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Les Anderson DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Frank Beardsley DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Randall Beinke DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Lindley Bothwell DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Frank Brisko DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Jim Brubaker DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Pat Flaherty DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Dick Fraizer DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Byron Horne DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Tommy Mattson DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall George Metzler DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Chet Miller DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Bill Taylor DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Louis Tomei DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Doc Williams DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Bill Mackey DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Charles Szekendy DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall George Weaver DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Bob Simpson DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Iggy Katona DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Eddie Johnson DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Johnny Smith DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Walt Faulkner DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Dempsey Wilson DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Bill Gouse DNP 0
- USAflagsmall Joe Garson DNP 0
- USAflagsmall Lenny Lowe DNP 0
Pos Driver ARL
USAflagsmall
INDY
USAflagsmall
MIL1
USAflagsmall
TRE
USAflagsmall
SPR1
USAflagsmall
MIL2
USAflagsmall
DQSF
USAflagsmall
PIK
USAflagsmall
SYR
USAflagsmall
DET
USAflagsmall
SPR2
USAflagsmall
LAN
USAflagsmall
SAC
USAflagsmall
DMR
USAflagsmall
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
(Ret)
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

Note: The points became the car, when not only one driver led the car, the relieved driver became small part of the points. Points for driver method: (the points for the finish place) / (number the lap when completed the car) * (number the lap when completed the driver)

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2011-04-15. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/1140-1949/. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 


from the original on 2011-04-15. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1949.htm. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 


from the original on 2011-04-15. http://old.motorsport.com/stats/champ/data/1949sum.pdf. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 


See alsoEdit

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