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1952 American Championship Car season
Series  : AAA Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall Chuck Stevenson
Previous: 1951 Next: 1953

The 1952 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 12 races, beginning in Speedway, Indiana on May 30 and concluding in Phoenix, Arizona on November 11. There was also one non-championship event in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The AAA National Champion was Chuck Stevenson, and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Troy Ruttman.

Schedule and resultsEdit


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 May 30 USAflagsmall International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved USAflagsmall Fred Agabashian USAflagsmall Troy Ruttman
2 June 8 USAflagsmall Rex Mays Classic Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt USAflagsmall Jim Rigsby USAflagsmall Mike Nazaruk
3 July 4 USAflagsmall Raleigh 200 Southland Speedway Raleigh, North Carolina Paved USAflagsmall Cliff Griffith USAflagsmall Troy Ruttman
NC July 27 USAflagsmall Indianapolis Sweepstakes Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Dirt USAflagsmall Paul Russo USAflagsmall Paul Russo
4 August 16 USAflagsmall Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Mike Nazaruk USAflagsmall Bill Schindler
5 August 24 USAflagsmall Milwaukee 200 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt USAflagsmall Bob Sweikert USAflagsmall Chuck Stevenson
6 August 30 USAflagsmall Detroit 100 Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Detroit, Michigan Dirt USAflagsmall Jimmy Reece USAflagsmall Bill Vukovich
7 September 1 USAflagsmall Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Bill Schindler USAflagsmall Chuck Stevenson
8 September 1 USAflagsmall Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill USAflagsmall Al Rogers USAflagsmall George Hammond
9 September 6 USAflagsmall Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt USAflagsmall Jack McGrath USAflagsmall Jack McGrath
10 September 28 USAflagsmall Denver 100 Centennial Park Littleton, Colorado Dirt USAflagsmall Bill Vukovich USAflagsmall Bill Vukovich
11 November 2 USAflagsmall San Jose 100 San Jose Speedway San Jose, California Dirt USAflagsmall Jack McGrath USAflagsmall Bobby Ball
12 November 11 USAflagsmall Phoenix 100 Arizona State Fairgrounds Phoenix, Arizona Dirt USAflagsmall Jack McGrath USAflagsmall Johnnie Parsons

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  • Indianapolis 500 was AAA-sanctioned and counted towards the FIA F1 World Drivers' Championship title.

Leading National Championship standingsEdit

 #  Driver Team Points
1 Chuck Stevenson Springfield Welding 1440
2 Troy Ruttman Agajanian 1410
3 Sam Hanks Bardahl 1390
4 Duane Carter Belanger, Pat Clancy, John Zink 1250.4
5 Jack McGrath Hinkle 1200

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2011-04-15. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/1140-1952/. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 


from the original on 2011-04-15. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1952.htm. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 


from the original on 2011-04-15. http://old.motorsport.com/stats/champ/data/1952sum.pdf. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 


See alsoEdit

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