Highlights from the 46th running of the Indianapolis 500
RACE: 46th Indianapolis 500
DATE: May 30, 1962
WINNER: Roger Ward
AVERAGE SPEED: 140.293 mph
WHAT HAPPENED: Ward won his second Indy 500 to pair with his 1959 triumph. He led the final 31 laps and made it a 1-2 finish with Leader Cards teammate Len Sutton. The sweep marked the first one since Blue Crown went back-to-back in 1947 and 1948. Parnelli Jones started on the pole and led 120 laps before he faded to seventh.
NOTABLE: Jones became the first driver to top 150 mph when he hit 150.729 on his pole day run. He averaged 150.370 mph over his four laps and broke the 150 mark in each one.