Highlights from the 42nd running of the Indianapolis 500
RACE: 42nd Indianapolis 500
DATE: May 30, 1958
WINNER: Jimmy Bryan
AVERAGE SPEED: 133.791 mph
WHAT HAPPENNED: Bryan, who would later die from injuries in a champ car race, won a race marred by a multi-car pileup that killed Pat O’Connor. Bryan won in the same car used by 1957 winner Sam Hanks. The 29-year-old O’Connor was killed in an accident on the first lap of the race. His car overturned and burst into flames.
NOTABLE: The 1958 race marked the debut of four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt. He finished 16th after his car spun on an oil slick and he completed 148 of the 200 laps.