1955 Start The view of the first turn look North from grandstand E. A pensive Jack McGrath prepares for the race start. The field assumes their positions in elevan rows of three. The front row on the bricks during the parade lap. Hoyt, Vukovich, and Agabasian during the pace lap. The view of the pace lap across the stream at the exit of turn one as the cars head throught the south shoot. The main straight on the parade lap. The field lines up through the south shoot between turns 1 and 2. The Chevrolet Pace Car leads the field through turn 2. The pace lap in turn one. Grandstand E across the stream in turn one as rows 1 and 2 pass by. The 9 degree banking of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is evident in this photo of the field at the north end of the track. Vuky in the middle of row two is looking for a gap to emerge at the start of the race. McGrath and Bettenhousen take the green flag. The field streams towards turn one at the start. The are off as the green flag is waved at the 39th annual 500 mile race. CORBIS The start with the pace car in the pit lane, McGrath takes the lead, with Vukovich setting into 5th place. McGrath and the field in the southwest turn. The field enters turn two on lap one with McGrath, Bettenhousen, and Hoyt already out of the picture. Agabasian in fourth leads Vukovich and Hanks.