1938 AAA Championship Car season

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1938 AAA Championship Car season
AAA National Championship Trail
Start dateMay 30
End dateSeptember 10
National championUnited States Floyd Roberts
Indianapolis 500 winnerUnited States Floyd Roberts
← 1937
1939 →

The 1938 AAA Championship Car season consisted of two races, beginning in Speedway, Indiana on May 30 and concluding in Syracuse, New York on September 10. There were also two non-championship events. The AAA National Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was Floyd Roberts.

Schedule and results[edit]

All races running on Dirt/Brick Oval. In IZOD IndyCar Series 2011 Historical Record Book, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is, from 1911 to 1938, listed as a "brick track" type circuit. (page 73)

Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 May 30 United States International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Brick United States Floyd Roberts United States Floyd Roberts
NC August 20 United States Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt United States Tony Willman
NC August 28 United States Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt United States Mauri Rose United States Chet Gardner
2 September 10 United States Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt United States Jimmy Snyder United States Jimmy Snyder
  Non-championship race

Leading National Championship standings[edit]

 #  Driver Team Points
1 Floyd Roberts Burd Piston Ring 1000
2 Wilbur Shaw Shaw 825
3 Chet Miller IBEW 675
4 Ted Horn 660
5 Chet Gardner Burd Piston Ring 450


  • Åberg, Andreas. "AAA National Championship 1938". Driver Database. Archived from the original on 2009-05-27. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
  • "1938 AAA National Championship Trail". ChampCarStats.com. Archived from the original on 2009-05-27. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
  • Harms, Phil. "1938 Championship Driver Summary" (PDF). Motorsport.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2011-04-20.

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