Friday 30th May 1941
Floyd Davis’ car was relieved by Mauri Rose, who went on to win the Indianapolis 500. Davis joined L.L. Corum as a winner who not only didn’t lead a lap during the race they won, but never led any laps at Indy. The race was marred by a morning fire which engulfed the entire garage area. Only one car, that of George Barringer, was destroyed in the blaze. Sam Hanks’s car wrecked on the day before the race, and only 31 cars took the green flag.