1979 Arizona Republic / Jimmy Bryan 150

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United States   1979 Phoenix
Race details
Race 1 of 14 in the 1979 IndyCar season
Date March 11, 1979
Official name Arizona Republic / Jimmy Bryan 150
Location Phoenix International Raceway
Avondale, Arizona, United States
Course Tri-Oval
1.000 mi / 1.610 km
Distance 150 laps, 150.000 mi / 241.500 km
Weather Unknown
Pole position
Driver United States Bobby Unser Team Penske
Time 24.714
Fastest lap
Driver Unknown Unknown
Time Unknown (on lap Unknown of 150)
Podium
First United States Gordon Johncock Patrick Racing
Second United States Rick Mears Team Penske
Third United States Johnny Rutherford Team McLaren

The 1979 Arizona Republic / Jimmy Bryan 150 was the first round of the 1979 IndyCar season, held on March 11, at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Arizona. It marked the debut of the new Championship Automobile Racing Teams, or CART, era of IndyCar racing.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Best
1 United States Bobby Unser Team Penske 24.714 24.714

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired
1 20 United States Gordon Johncock Patrick Racing 150 1:15:23.016
2 9 United States Rick Mears Team Penske 150 -
3 4 United States Johnny Rutherford Team McLaren 150 -
4 2 United States Al Unser Chaparral Cars 150 -
5 12 United States Bobby Unser Team Penske 149 + 1 Lap
6 36 United States Mike Mosley All American Racers 148 + 2 Laps
7 40 United States Wally Dallenbach Patrick Racing 147 + 3 Laps
8 11 United States Tom Bagley Longhorn Racing 145 + 5 Laps
9 21 United States Lee Kunzman Conqueste Racing Team 143 + 7 Laps
10 35 United States Larry Rice S&M Electric 143 + 7 Laps
11 41 United States Bill Alsup WASP Racing 141 + 9 Laps
12 77 United States Salt Walther Walmotor 139 + 11 Laps
13 69 United States Joe Saldana Hoffman Racing 139 + 11 Laps
14 28 United States Tom Frantz Frantz Racing 139 + 11 Laps
15 25 United States Danny Ongais Interscope Racing 128 Engine
16 7 United States Steve Krisiloff Bob Fletcher Racing 63 Gearbox
17 1 United States Tom Sneva Jerry O'Connel Racing 43 Engine
18 19 United States Spike Gehlhausen Gehlhausen Racing 12 Water Line
19 92 United States John Mahler Intercomp 12 Piston
20 10 United States Pancho Carter Morales Motorsports 7 Gearbox
21 34 Australia Vern Schuppan Wysard Racing 2 U-Joint

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