Who Has the Most Indy 500 Wins?

Helio Castroneves is looking for his 4th Indy 500 win. (Getty)

Helio Castroneves is looking for his 4th Indy 500 win. (Getty)

Sunday is the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 and one participant has a chance to join an elite group of drivers as a 4-time winner of the historic event.

Helio Castroneves has won the Indy 500 3 times – as a rookie in 2001, then a repeat 2002 and and again in 2009.

With a victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon, he’ll become just the 4th driver to have won “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” 4 times.

Those who have accomplished the feat: A.J. Foyt (1961, 1964, 1967, 1977); Al Unser (1970, 1971, 1978, 1987); and Rick Mears (1979, 1984, 1988, 1991).

Including Castroneves, 7 drivers have 3 Indy wins and 8 have 2 checkered flags.

Here is a list of all the Indy 500 winners.

The 40-year-old Castroneves will start in the middle of Row 2 between Tony Kanaan (inside) and Justin Wilson (outside) in the 2015 race.

Click here to get the race’s starting lineup and positions.

Keep reading to see the multiple winners of the Indianapolis 500:


Most Indy 500 Wins

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*Participating in the 2015 Indy 500

4 Wins

A.J. Foyt (1961, 1964, 1967, 1977)
Al Unser (1970, 1971, 1978, 1987)
Rick Mears (1979, 1984, 1988, 1991)

3 Wins

Louis Meyer (1928, 1933, 1936)
Wilbur Shaw (1937, 1939, 1940)
Mauri Rose (1941, 1947, 1948)
Johnny Rutherford (1974, 1976, 1980)
Bobby Unser (1968, 1975, 1981)
*Hélio Castroneves (2001, 2002, 2009)
Dario Franchitti (2007, 2010, 2012)

2 Wins

Tommy Milton (1921, 1923)
Bill Vukovich (1953, 1954)
Rodger Ward (1959, 1962)
Gordon Johncock (1973, 1982)
Emerson Fittipaldi (1989, 1993)
Al Unser, Jr. (1992, 1994)
Arie Luyendyk (1990, 1997)
Dan Wheldon (2005, 2011)



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