Paul Russo
Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin
Born: April 10, 1914
Died: February 13, 1976

Extended driver stats

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Year Series Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles Points Standing
1940 AAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 55

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1941 AAA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 181 11
1946 AAA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 0 NR
1947 AAA 9 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 545 10
1948 AAA 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 300 17
1949 AAA 11 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 920 7
1950 AAA 10 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 928 7
1951 AAA 10 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 700 10
1952 AAA 9 2 0 2 1 2 1 0 1060 7
1953 AAA 10 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 855 5
1954 AAA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 187.5 26
1955 AAA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 300 16T
1956 USAC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 0 NR
1957 USAC 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 600 13
1958 USAC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 50 32
1959 USAC 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 200 27
1960 USAC 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0 NR
1961 USAC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0 NR
1962 USAC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 28 0 0 NR
1963 USAC 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0 NR
1964 USAC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0 NR
1965 USAC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0 NR
Total 81 19 2 7 6 6 3 4 6881.5

 

Track Type Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles
Dirt Oval 65 6 2 7 6 5 2 4
Paved Oval 16 13 0 0 0 1 1 0

 

Series Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles
AAA 74 7 2 7 6 5 3 4
USAC 7 12 0 0 0 1 0 0

 

Start # Date Track Type Series Car # Sponsor/Name Chassis Engine Start Finish Laps Status

Points

1 5/30/1940 Indianapolis PO AAA 38 Elgin Piston Pin Blume Brisko 29 28 48 Oil leak
2 8/24/1940 Springfield DO AAA 25 Riverside Tire Stevens Offy 4 12 X Out
3 9/2/1940 Syracuse DO AAA 25 Riverside Tire X X 5 8 100 Finished 55
4 5/30/1941 Indianapolis PO AAA 45 Leader Card Marchese Miller SC 18 9 200 4:44:00.99 105.628 181
5 5/30/1946 Indianapolis PO AAA 10 Fageol Twin Coach Fageol 4D 2 Offys 2 33 16 Wrecked NE turn
6 5/30/1947 Indianapolis PO AAA 15 Wolfe Shaw Offy 21 28 24 Wrecked mainstretch
7 6/8/1947 Milwaukee 1 DO AAA 15 Wolfe Shaw Offy 8 3 100 Finished 140
8 6/22/1947 Langhorne DO AAA 27 Corley X Offy 17 17 25 Out
9 7/4/1947 Lakewood DO AAA 27 Andrews X Offy 3 8 X X 15
10 7/13/1947 Bainbridge DO AAA 4 Weirick Adams Offy 14 12 63 Engine failure 10
11 7/27/1947 Milwaukee 2 DO AAA 15 Wolfe Shaw Offy 16 3 100 Finished 140
12 8/24/1947 Milwaukee 3 DO AAA 15 Wolfe Shaw Offy 16 6 100 Finished 80
13 9/28/1947 Springfield DO AAA 15 Wolfe Shaw Offy 8 14 40 Out
14 11/2/1947 Arlington DO AAA 15 Wolfe Shaw Offy 8 2 94 Flagged 160
15 4/25/1948 Arlington DO AAA 49 Norm Olson Olson Offy 1 7 70 Out 60
16 5/31/1948 Indianapolis PO AAA 25 Federal Engineering Maserati Maserati SC 25 32 7 Oil leak
RD/ 5/31/1948 Indianapolis PO AAA 55 Nyquist Shaw Offy -- -- 21 Relieved Chitwood 54-74
17 6/6/1948 Milwaukee 1 DO AAA 69 Werher-Grancor Maserati Offy 6 18 2 Broken throttle
18 6/20/1948 Langhorne DO AAA 49 Norm Olson Olson Offy 2 18 5 Wrecked, turn 1
19 8/29/1948 Milwaukee 3 DO AAA 49 Norm Olson Olson Offy 1 9 167 Flagged 80
20 9/4/1948 DuQuoin 1 DO AAA 49 Norm Olson Olson Offy 4 18 1 Broken clutch shaft
21 9/6/1948 Lakewood DO AAA 49 Norm Olson Olson Offy 4 11 18 Engine trouble
22 9/19/1948 Springfield 2 DO AAA 3 Belanger X Offy 11 15 45 Out
23 10/10/1948 DuQuoin 2 DO AAA 3 Belanger X Offy 3 2 100 Finished 160
24 5/30/1949 Indianapolis PO AAA 19 Tuffy's Offy Kurtis 2000 Offy 19 8 200 4:28:11.28 111.862 250
25 6/5/1949 Milwaukee 1 DO AAA 19 Tuffy's Offy Kurtis 2000 Offy 8 6 100 Finished 80
26 6/19/1949 Trenton DO AAA 19 Tuffy's Offy Kurtis 2000 Offy 9 8 X X 50
27 8/20/1949 Springfield 1 DO AAA 19 Tuffy's Offy Kurtis 2000 Offy 10 10 X X 30
28 8/28/1949 Milwaukee 2 DO AAA 19 Tuffy's Offy Kurtis 2000 Offy 10 12 184 Out 20
29 9/3/1949 DuQuoin DO AAA 19 Tuffy's Offy Kurtis 2000 Offy X 6 X X 80
30 9/10/1949 Syracuse DO AAA 24 Pritchard X Offy 3 2 100 Finished 160
-- 9/11/1949 Detroit DO AAA 49 Norm Olson X Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
31 9/25/1949 Springfield 2 DO AAA 24 Pritchard's X Offy 3 15 X Out
32 10/16/1949 Langhorne DO AAA 24 Pritchard's X Offy 1 4 100 Finished 120
33 10/30/1949 Sacramento DO AAA 24 Tuffy's Offy Kurtis 2000 Offy 11 10 68 Flagged 30
34 11/6/1949 Del Mar DO AAA 24 Tuffy's Offy Kurtis 2000 Offy 7 5 98 Flagged 100
35 5/30/1950 Indianapolis PO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 19 9 135 2:48:48.32 119.961 138
36 6/11/1950 Milwaukee 1 DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 5 2 100 1:11:14 84.230 160
37 6/25/1950 Langhorne DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 7 12 71 Lost oil pressure 10
NC 8/12/1950 Williams Grove DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 7 3 50 Finished
38 8/19/1950 Springfield 1 DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 4 1 100 1:05:44 92.31 200
39 8/27/1950 Milwaukee 2 DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 7 5 200 Finished 200
40 9/9/1950 Syracuse DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 2 3 100 Finished 140
41 9/10/1950 Detroit DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 17 18 4 Out
42 10/1/1950 Springfield 2 DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 4 6 100 Finished 80
43 10/15/1950 Sacramento DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 9 13 79 Broken torsion arm
44 11/12/1950 Phoenix DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 8 16 9 Wrecked turn 1
-- 5/30/1951 Indianapolis PO AAA 7 Kennedy Tank Russo/Nichels Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
45 6/10/1951 Milwaukee 1 DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 8 4 99 Flagged 120
46 7/4/1951 Darlington PO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 21 13 185 Flagged
NC 7/29/1951 Williams Grove DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 5 6 50 Finished
47 8/18/1951 Springfield DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 1 14 77 Lost oil pressure
48 8/26/1951 Milwaukee 2 DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 2 9 192 Broken rear end 80
49 9/1/1951 DuQuoin 1 DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 2 3 100 Finished 140
50 9/8/1951 Syracuse DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 8 15 30 Driver withdrew
51 9/9/1951 Detroit DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 3 1 100 1:11:44.21 83.620 200
52 9/23/1951 Denver DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 4 13 87 Wrecked, turn 4
53 10/21/1951 San Jose DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 3 2 99 Flagged 160
-- 11/4/1951 Phoenix DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
54 11/11/1951 Bay Meadows DO AAA 7 Russo-Nichels Russo/Nichels Offy 6 16 72 Broken crankcase
-- 5/30/1952 Indianapolis PO AAA 10 Lutes Truck Parts Kurtis 4000 Offy -- -- -- Did not qualify
55 6/8/1952 Milwaukee 1 DO AAA 10 Lutes Truck Parts Kurtis 4000 Offy 15 2 100 Finished 160
56 7/4/1952 Raleigh PO AAA 10 Lutes Truck Parts Kurtis 4000 Offy 15 5 199 Flagged 200
NC 7/27/1952 Williams Grove DO AAA 10 Lutes Truck Parts Kurtis 4000 Offy 1 1 50 0:22:35.53 66.395
-- 8/16/1952 Springfield DO AAA 10 Lutes Truck Parts Kurtis 4000 Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
57 8/24/1952 Milwaukee 2 DO AAA 10 Lutes Truck Parts Kurtis 4000 Offy 16 6 199 Flagged 160
58 8/30/1952 Detroit DO AAA 99 Belanger Kurtis Offy 4 2 98 Finished 160
59 9/1/1952 DuQuoin DO AAA 99 Belanger Kurtis Offy 3 4 100 Finished 120
60 9/6/1952 Syracuse DO AAA 99 Belanger Kurtis Offy 6 4 100 Finished 120
61 9/28/1952 Denver DO AAA 99 Belanger Kurtis Offy 11 18 49 Stalled BS, magneto
62 11/2/1952 San Jose DO AAA 99 Belanger Kurtis Offy 10 3 100 Finished 140
63 11/11/1952 Phoenix DO AAA 99 Belanger Kurtis Offy 15 15 42 Magneto
64 5/30/1953 Indianapolis PO AAA 7 Federal Engineering Kurtis 3000 Offy 17 25 89 Magneto
RD/ 5/30/1953 Indianapolis PO AAA 59 Elgin Piston Pin/Grancor Kurtis 500B Offy -- -- 96 Relieved Agabashian 105-200 285
65 6/7/1953 Milwaukee 1 DO AAA 4 Miracle Power Lesovsky Offy 13 4 100 Finished 120
-- 6/21/1953 Springfield 1 DO AAA 51 Dean Van Lines Kuzma Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
66 7/4/1953 Detroit DO AAA 7 Federal Engineering Kurtis 4000 Offy 9 13 46 Withdrew, rough track
NC 7/26/1953 Williams Grove DO AAA 7 Federal Engineering Kurtis 4000 Offy 2 4 50 Finished
67 8/22/1953 Springfield 2 DO AAA 7 Federal Engineering Kurtis 4000 Offy 6 6 100 Finished 80
68 8/30/1953 Milwaukee 2 DO AAA 7 Federal Engineering Kurtis 4000 Offy 21 3 200 Finished 280
69 9/7/1953 DuQuoin DO AAA 7 Federal Engineering Kurtis 4000 Offy 17 14 98 Flagged
70 9/12/1953 Syracuse DO AAA 7 Federal Engineering Kurtis 4000 Offy 4 13 63 Withdrew
71 9/26/1953 ISF DO AAA 7 Federal Engineering Kurtis 4000 Offy 15 12 100 Finished 10
72 10/25/1953 Sacramento DO AAA 7 Federal Engineering Kurtis 4000 Offy 11 6 96 Flagged 80
73 11/11/1953 Phoenix DO AAA 7 Federal Engineering Kurtis 4000 Offy 10 17 38 Broken suspension
74 5/31/1954 Indianapolis PO AAA 5 Ansted Rotary Kurtis 500 Offy 32 8 200 3:54:18.39 128.037 187.5
RD 5/30/1955 Indianapolis PO AAA 10 Chapman Kurtis 500C Offy -- -- 77 Relieved T. Bettenhausen 57-133 300
--/ 5/30/1955 Indianapolis PO AAA 21 Wolcott Kurtis 500A Offy SC -- -- -- Wrecked practice
75 5/30/1956 Indianapolis PO USAC 29 Novi Vespa Kurtis 500F Novi SC 8 33 21 Wrecked SW
76 5/30/1957 Indianapolis PO USAC 54 Novi Air Conditioning Kurtis 500F Novi SC 10 4 200 3:44:11.10 133.818 600
NC-- 6/29/1957 Monza 1 PO USAC 54 Novi Air Conditioning Kurtis 500F Novi SC -- -- -- Broken flywheel, practice
77 5/30/1958 Indianapolis PO USAC 15 Novi Auto Air Conditioner Kurtis 500F Novi SC 14 18 122 Radiator leak
78 9/6/1958 Syracuse DO USAC 81 Central Excavating Kuzma Offy 9 8 99 Flagged 50
79 9/13/1958 ISF DO USAC 81 Central Excavating Kuzma Offy 10 14 97 Flagged
-- 4/4/1959 Daytona 1 PO USAC 75 Racing Associates Kuzma Offy -- -- -- Driven by T. Bettenhausen
80 5/30/1959 Indianapolis PO USAC 45 Bardahl/Gerhardt Kurtis 500G Offy 27 9 200 3:45:00.24 133.331 200
--/ 5/30/1959 Indianapolis PO USAC 38 Novi Diesel Kurtis 500F Novi SC -- -- -- Did not qualify
--/ 5/30/1959 Indianapolis PO USAC 34 Novi Diesel Kurtis 500F Novi SC -- -- -- Did not qualify
-- 6/7/1959 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 45 Bardahl/Gerhardt Kurtis 500G Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow, C10
-- 8/30/1959 Milwaukee 2 PO USAC 45 Bardahl/Gerhardt Kurtis 500G Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
-- 5/30/1960 Indianapolis PO USAC X Jim Robbins Trevis Offy -- -- -- Did not qualify
--/ 5/30/1960 Indianapolis PO USAC 31 Bardhal Kurtis 500G Offy -- -- -- Did not qualify
--/ 5/30/1960 Indianapolis PO USAC 49 X X Novi -- -- -- Did not qualify
--/ 5/30/1960 Indianapolis PO USAC 47 X X Novi -- -- -- Drove #49 instead
-- 8/20/1960 Springfield DO USAC 41 Texas Racing Club Turner Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
-- 9/5/1960 DuQuoin DO USAC 34 Harry Turner Epperly FE Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
-- 5/30/1961 Indianapolis PO USAC 21 Bryant Heating & Cooling Kuzma Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
--/ 5/30/1961 Indianapolis PO USAC 24 Stearly Motor Freight Watson Offy -- -- -- Did not qualify
81 5/30/1962 Indianapolis PO USAC 62 Denver-Chicago Trucking Watson Offy 14 28 20 Engine trouble
RD/ 5/30/1962 Indianapolis PO USAC 21 Sarkes-Trazian Lesovsky Offy -- -- 74 Relieved George 53-126
-- 6/10/1962 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC 62 Denver-Chicago Trucking Watson Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
-- 5/30/1963 Indianapolis PO USAC 53 Spirit of St. Louis Watson Offy -- -- -- Did not qualify
-- 6/9/1963 Milwaukee 1 PO USAC X X X X -- -- -- Did not qualify
-- 5/30/1964 Indianapolis PO USAC 21 Sarkes-Trazian Lesovsky Offy -- -- -- DNS, too slow
--/ 5/30/1964 Indianapolis PO USAC 4 Wally Weir's Mobilgas Watson Offy -- -- -- Did not qualify
-- 5/31/1965 Indianapolis PO USAC 21 Kemerly Lesovsky Offy -- -- -- Did not qualify