Highlights from the 48th running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 48th Indianapolis 500

DATE: May 30, 1964

WINNER: A. J. Foyt

AVERAGE SPEED: 147.350 mph

WHAT HAPPENED: Foyt won the second of his four Indy 500s. Here's something that would never happen today - Foyt raced all 500 miles on the same tires. His car was never restored to pre-race condition and remains in the collection of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame and Museum. Defending champion Parnelli Jones dropped out of the race after a fire on pit road and finished 23rd.

NOTABLE: Drivers Eddie Sachs and Dave MacDonald were killed in a fiery crash on just the second lap. Sachs was killed instantly. MacDonald was alive and taken to the infield care center. He later died at a hospital.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.