1980 IndyCar season

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1980 IndyCar season
PPG Indy Car World Series
Season
Races 12
Start date April 13
End date November 8
Awards
Drivers' champion United States Johnny Rutherford
Constructors' Cup United States Penske
Manufacturers' Cup United Kingdom Cosworth
Nations' Cup United States United States
Rookie of the Year United States Dennis Firestone
Indianapolis 500 winner United States Johnny Rutherford
Chronology
Previous season Next season
1979 1981

The 1980 IndyCar season, the second in the CART era of U.S. open-wheel racing, consisted of 12 races, beginning in Ontario, California on April 13 and concluding in Avondale, Arizona on November 8. The PPG Indy Car World Series Drivers' Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was Johnny Rutherford. Rookie of the Year was Dennis Firestone. The entire season, including the 64th Indianapolis 500, was to be co-sanctioned by the both the USAC and CART, however the USAC withdrew from the agreement after the fifth race.

The season-opening race at Phoenix, set for March 2, was cancelled due to local flooding and washed out roads.

Drivers and constructors[edit]

The following teams and drivers competed for the 1980 CART World Series.

Team/Car Owner Chassis Engine Tires # Drivers Notes
United States Team Penske Penske Cosworth G 1 United States Rick Mears
11 United States Bobby Unser
12 United States Mario Andretti Indianapolis, Pocono, Michigan (2) and Phoenix only.
61 United States Tom Gloy Mid Ohio, Ontario (2) and Michigan (2) only.
United States Leader Card Racing Watson

Eagle

Offenhauser

Cosworth

G 2 United States Billy Vukovich II

United States Sheldon Kinser

Vukovich drove the car at Indianapolis, Milwaukee (1), Pocono, Ontario (2), Michigan (2) and Phoenix only. Kinser drove the car at Milwaukee (2) only. Used the Offenhauser engine. Used the Eagle chassis at Phoenix only.
24 United States Sheldon Kinser

United States Billy Vukovich II

Kinser drove the car in all races except Milwaukee (2) only. Vukovich drove the car at Milwaukee (2) only. Used the Offenhauser engine at Ontario (1) and Watkins Glen only. Used the Watson chassis in all races.
United States AMI Racing Wildcat

Lola

Orbiter

McLaren

Drake Goosen Sparks

Cosworth

Offenhauser

G 3 United States Howdy Holmes

United States Tom Bigelow

Indianapolis only. Holmes attempted to qualify the car with the Orbitor chassis and Cosworth engine. Bigelow qualified the car with the Lola chassis and the Cosworth engine and had the number changed to 43 prior to the race.
7 United States Jerry Sneva Indianapolis, Milwaukee (both) and Pocono only. Used the Lola chassis at Indianapolis and Pocono only. Used the Orbitor chassis at Milwaukee (1) only. Used the McLaren chassis at Milwaukee (2) only. Used the Cosworth engine.
43 United States Tom Bigelow

United States Howdy Holmes

United States Danny Ongais

United States Jerry Sneva

United States Greg Leffler

Bigelow drove the car at Indianapolis (after being renumbered from 3, see above) and Milwaukee (2) only. Holmes drove the car at Indianapolis qualifying, Milwaukee (1), Pocono, Mid Ohio, Michigan (1) and Watkins Glen. Sneva drove the car at Ontario (2) only. Ongais drove the car at Michigan (2) only. Leffler drove the car at Phoenix only. Used the Cosworth engine in all races. Used the Orbitor chassis at Indianapolis (when Holmes drove it), Milwaukee (both), Pocono, Mid Ohio, Michigan (both), Watkins Glen and Ontario (2). Used the Lola chassis at Indianapolis (when Bigelow drove it) and Phoenix only. Team ran in conjunction with Interscope Racing at Michigan (2) only.
44 United States Greg Leffler Indianapolis, Pocono, Ontario (2) and Michigan only. Used the Lola chassis and the Cosworth engine.
45 United States Tom Bigelow

United States Howdy Holmes

Indianapolis practice only. Used the Lola chassis and the Cosworth engine.
46 United States Gary Bettenhausen All races except Ontario (1) and Mexico City only. Used the Orbitor chassis at Phoenix only, the Wildcat chassis at all other races. Used the Drake Goosen Sparks engine at all races except Ontario (2) and Phoenix. Used the Offenhauser engine at Ontario (2) and the Cosworth engine at Phoenix.
United States Chaparral Cars Chaparral Cosworth G 4 United States Johnny Rutherford
United States Longhorn Racing Longhorn Cosworth G 5 United States Al Unser
United States Jerry O'Connel Racing McLaren

Phoenix

Cosworth G 7 United States Tom Sneva Ontario (1) only. Used the McLaren chassis.
9 United States Tom Sneva All races starting at Indianapolis only. Used the Phoenix chassis at Indianapolis, Watkins Glen, Milwaukee (2), Michigan (2) and Phoenix only (the chassis was replaced with a McLaren chassis at Indianapolis and Watkins Glen after qualifying).
89 Australia Vern Schuppan Indianapolis only. Used the McLaren chassis.
United States Vollstedt Enterprises Vollstedt Offenhauser G 8 United States Dick Simon All races except Ontario (1), Michigan (2) and Phoenix only.
12 United States Dick Simon Phoenix only.
United States Morales Motorsports Penske

Lightning

Cosworth G 10 United States Pancho Carter Used the Lightning chassis at Pocono only.
United States Gilmore Racing Parnelli Cosworth G 14 United States A.J. Foyt Ontario (1), Indianapolis and Pocono only.
16 United States George Snider Indianapolis and Pocono only.
United States Tempero Racing Eagle Chevrolet G 15 United States Bill Tempero Ontario (1) only.
65 United States Bill Tempero All races except Ontario (1) and Pocono.
United States Lindsey Hopkins Racing Lightning Offenhauser

Cosworth

G 15 United States Johnny Parsons Indianapolis, Pocono, Ontario (2) and Michigan (2) only. Used the Offenhauser engine at Indianapolis only, the Cosworth engine at Pocono and Ontario (2) only and the Chevrolet engine at Michigan (2) only.
51 United States Johnny Parsons Pocono and Michigan (1) only. Used the Chevrolet engine.
55 United States Janet Guthrie Indianapolis and Milwaukee (1) only. Used the Cosworth engine.
99 United States Hurley Haywood Indianapolis only. Used the Chevrolet engine.
United States McElreath Racing Penske

Eagle

Cosworth

Offenhauser

G 16 United States Jim McElreath Mexico City only. Used the Eagle chassis and the Offenhauser engine.
23 United States Jim McElreath Indianapolis, Watkins Glen and Milwaukee (2) only. Used the Penske chassis and the Cosworth engine.
United States Rhoades Competition Penske

McLaren

Eagle

Cosworth

Offenhauser

Chevrolet

Ram

G 18 Australia Dennis Firestone Indianapolis, Pocono, Michigan (both), Ontario (2), Mexico City and Phoenix only. Used the Penske chassis and the Cosworth engine.
19 United States Dana Carter Indianapolis only. Used the McLaren chassis and the Offenhauser engine.
X United States Larry Rice Phoenix only. Used the Eagle chassis and the Ram engine. Number was unknown.
United States Patrick Racing Penske

Wildcat

Phoenix

Cosworth G 20 United States Gordon Johncock Used the Phoenix chassis at all races except Ontario (1), Indianapolis and Michigan (1) only. Used the Wildcat chassis at Ontario (1) and Michigan (1) and the Wildcat chassis at Indianapolis only.
40 United States Tom Bagley Used the Penske chassis at Ontario (1) only, the Wildcat chassis at Indianapolis, Pocono, Michigan (both) and Ontario (2) only and used the Phoenix chassis at all other races.
60 United States Gordon Smiley Ontario (1) only. Used the Penske chassis.
70 United States Gordon Smiley Indianapolis only. Used the Phoenix chassis.
United States Mach I Racing Penske

Eagle

Cosworth

Chevrolet

G 21 United States Tim Richmond

United States Mike Mosley

Richmond drove the car at all races from Indianapolis to Michigan (1) only. Mosely drove the car at Milwaukee (2) and Ontario (2) only. Used the Eagle chassis and the Chevrolet engine at Ontario (2) only. Team ran in conjunction with All American Racers at Ontario (2) only.
United States Davis Racing Wildcat Offenhauser G 22 United States Ross Davis Ontario (1) only.
United States Sanett Racing Penske Cosworth

Chevrolet

G 23 United States Dick Ferguson Ontario (1) only. Used the Penske chassis and the Cosworth engine.
26 United States Dick Ferguson Indianapolis only. Used the Penske chassis and the Cosworth engine.
United States Interscope Racing Parnelli Cosworth G 25 United States Danny Ongais All races except Ontario (1), Milwaukee (2), Michigan (2) and Phoenix only.
United States Menard Racing Lightning Offenhauser G 28 United States Herm Johnson All races except Mid Ohio, Michigan (1) and Watkins Glen only.
United States Beaudoin Racing McLaren Cosworth G 29 United States Billy Engelhart Indianapolis, Milwaukee (both), Pocono, Ontario (2) and Phoenix only.
United States Machinists Union Racing IAM Donovan

Drake Goosen Sparks

Chevrolet

G 30 United States Phil Threshie

United States Larry Dickson

Threshie drove the car at Indianapolis, Milwaukee (both), Pocono and Michigan (1) only. Dickson drove the car at Ontario (2) and Phoenix. Used the Donovan engine at Indianapolis, Milwaukee (1), Pocono and Michigan (1), the Drake Goosen Sparks engine at Milwaukee (2) only and the Chevrolet engine at Ontario (2) and Phoenix only.
United States Medlin Racing Eagle Offenhauser G 32 United States Tony Bettenhausen Jr Indianapolis, Milwaukee (1) and Pocono only.
United States Wysard Racing Wildcat

McLaren

Offenhauser

Drake Goosen Sparks

Cosworth

G 34 United States Pete Halsmer

Australia Vern Schuppan

Halsmer drove the car at Ontario (1), Indianapolis and Phoenix only. Schuppan drove the car at Pocono, Mid Ohio, Watkins Glen and Ontario (2) only. Used the Wildcat chassis at Ontario (1), Indianapolis, Pocono, Mid Ohio and Watkins Glen only, the Offenhauser engine at Ontario (1) only, the Drake Goosen Sparks engine at all races with the Wildcat chassis, except Ontario (1). Used the McLaren chassis and the Cosworth engine at Ontario (2) and Phoenix only.
United States Bob Fletcher Racing Penske
Phoenix
Cosworth G 35 United States Spike Gehlhausen

United States Bill Alsup

United States Gordon Smiley

Gehlhausen drove the car at Indianapolis, Pocono, Michigan (1), Milwaukee (2) and Ontario (2) only. Alsup drove the car at Indianapolis practice only. Smiley drove the car at Michigan (2) and Mexico City only.
55 United States Spike Gehlhausen Ontario (1) only.
United States J J Enterprises Wildcat Drake Goosen Sparks

Cosworth

G 36 United States John Martin Mid Ohio only. Used the Drake Goosen Sparks engine.
37 United States John Martin Indianapolis, Pocono, Michigan (1), Milwaukee (2) and Ontario (2) only. Used the Cosworth engine at Pocono only.
United States Pacific Coast Racing Penske

Lightning

Cosworth

Offenhauser

G 38 United States Rick Muther Ontario (1) only. Used the Penske chassis and the Cosworth engine.
82 United States Rick Muther Indianapolis, Milwaukee (1), Mid Ohio, Michigan (1), Watkins Glen and Ontario (2) only. Used the Penske chassis and the Cosworth engine.
86 United States Al Loquasto

United States Jeff Heywood

Loquasto drove the car at Indianapolis and Pocono only. Heywood drove the car at Ontario (2) only.
United States Karl Racing McLaren
Gerhardt
Karl
Chevrolet G 38 United States Jerry Karl All races except Ontario (1) and Michigan (2) only. Used the McLaren chassis at Indianapolis, Pocono, Mid Ohio and Michigan (1), the Gerhardt chassis at Milwaukee (1) only and the Karl chassis at all remaining races.
United States Alsup Racing Penske

McLaren

Cosworth

Offenhauser

G 41 United States Bill Alsup Used the Penske chassis and the Cosworth engine.
47 Italy Phil Caliva Ontario (1), Indianapolis, Pocono, Mid Ohio, Ontario (2) and Mexico City only. Used the McLaren chassis and the Offenhauser.
United States Mergard Racing Eagle Offenhauser G 42 United States John Wood Ontario (1), Indianapolis, Pocono, Mid Ohio and Milwaukee (2) only.
United States All American Racers Eagle Cosworth

Chevrolet

G 48 United States Mike Mosley Ontario (1), Indianapolis and Pocono only. Used the Cosworth engine at Ontario (1) only.
United States BFM Enterprises Antares

Manta

Offenhauser G 50 United States Jan Sneva

United States Rich Vogler

United States Dick Ferguson

 Milt Harper

Sneva drove the car at Ontario (1) and Indianapolis practice only. Vogler drove the car at Indianapolis only. Ferguson drove the car at Milwaukee (1) only. Harper drove the car at Pocono only. Used the Manta chassis for all drivers except Sneva.
Mexico Garza Racing Penske Cosworth G 55 Mexico Josele Garza Phoenix only.
United States Hurtubise Racing Mallard Offenhauser G 56 United States Jim Hurtubise Indianapolis only
United States Frantz Racing McLaren Cosworth G 57 United States Tom Frantz Indianapolis only.
United States Hoffman Racing Penske

Lightning

Spyder

Cosworth

Offenhauser

G 59 United States Lee Kunzman

United States Joe Saldana

Kunzman drove the car at Indianapolis only. Saldana drove the car at Pocono, Mid Ohio, Michigan (both) and Milwaukee (2) only. Used the Lightning chassis and the Offenhauser engine.
69 United States Joe Saldana

United States Bob Frey

Saldana drove the car at Ontario (1) and Indianapolis only. Frey drove the car at Michigan (2) only. Used the Penske chassis and the Cosworth engine for Saldana and the Eagle chassis and the Offenhauser engine for Frey.
79 United States Bob Frey Pocono only. Used the Spyder chassis and the Offenhauser engine.
United States Rager Racing Wildcat Chevrolet G 66 United States Roger Rager All races except Ontario (1), Milwaukee (1), Watkins Glen and Michigan (2) only.
Canada Rasmussen Racing Rascar

McLaren

Foyt

Offenhauser

G 67 Canada Buddie Boys

United States Bob Harkey

Boys was entered in the car at Indianapolis and drove at Pocono only. Harkey drove the car at Indianapolis only. Used the Rascar chassis and the Foyt engine.
68 Canada Frank Weiss Indianapolis only. Used the McLaren chassis and the Offenhauser engine.
United States Vetrock Racing Eagle Offenhauser G 71 United States Dean Vetrock Milwaukee (2) only.
United States Hodgdon Racing McLaren Cosworth G 72 United States Roger Mears

United States Michael Chandler

Mears drove the car at Ontario (1) only. Chandler drove the car at Ontario (2) only.
United States Stanton Racing Penske Cosworth G 75 United States Ron Shuman Ontario (1) and Indianapolis only.
United States O'Hanlon Racing March

McLaren

Drake Goosen Sparks
Cosworth
Chevrolet
G 75 United States Bruce Hill

United States Lee Kunzman

Hill drove the car at Milwaukee (1) only. Kunzman drove the car at Mid Ohio only. Used the March chassis and the Chevrolet engine for Hill and the McLaren chassis and the Cosworth engine for Kunzman.
81 Canada Cliff Hucul

United States Lee Kunzman

United States Jerry Sneva

United States Spike Gehlhausen

Hucul drove the car at Milwaukee (1) only. Kunzman drove the car at Pocono only. Sneva drove the car at Michigan (2) and Phoenix only. Gehlhausen drove the car at Mexico City only. Used the McLaren chassis and the Cosworth engine at all races.
United States Walmotor Penske Cosworth G 76 United States Salt Walther Indianapolis only.
77 United States Jerry Sneva

United States Salt Walther

Sneva drove the car at the Indianapolis Rookie Orientation only. Walther drove the car at Michigan (1) only.
United States RP Racing X X G 80 United States Larry Dickson Indianapolis only. The chassis and the engine were unknown.
United States Woodward Racing McLaren Cosworth

Chevrolet

G 81 United States Dick Ferguson Michigan (1) and Ontario (2). Used the Chevrolet engine at Michigan (1) only.
United States Shade Tree Racing Eagle Offenhauser G 85 Mexico Michel Jourdain Mexico City and Phoenix only.
Mexico Pronosticos Deportivos Penske Cosworth G 88 Mexico Daniel Muñiz Mexico City only.
United States Intercomp Finley

Eagle

Penske

Offenhauser G 91 United States John Mahler

United States Chip Mead

Mahler drove the car at Indianapolis only. Mead drove the car at Ontario (2) only. Used the Finley chassis at Indianapolis and the Eagle chassis at Ontario (2) only.
92 United States John Mahler Milwaukee (both), Mid Ohio, Watkins Glen, Ontario (2) and Mexico City only. Used the Eagle chassis at Milwaukee (1) only and the Penske chassis at all remaining races.
Mexico Ovaciones Penske Cosworth G 91 Mexico Juan Carlos Bolaños Mexico City only.
United States Whittington Bros. Racing Penske

Parnelli

Cosworth G 94 United States Bill Whittington Indianapolis only. Used the Parnelli chassis.
96 United States Don Whittington, Jr. Indianapolis and Pocono only. Used the Penske chassis.
United States Cannon Racing Wildcat Drake Goosen Sparks
Offenhauser
G 95 United States Larry Cannon All races except Ontario (1) and Watkins Glen only. Used the Offenhauser engine at Milwaukee (both), Pocono and Mid Ohio.
United States Agajanian-Grant King Racers King Chevrolet G 86 United States Roger Mears Mid Ohio only.
97 United States Roger Mears

United States Jim McElreath

United States Billie Harvey

United States Jerry Miller

Mears drove the car at Indianapolis, Watkins Glen and Milwaukee (2) only. Harvey drove the car at Milwaukee (1) only. McElreath drove the car at Pocono only. Miller drove the car at Phoenix only.
98 United States Bob Harkey

United States Tony Bettenhausen Jr

Harkey drove the car at Pocono only. Bettenhausen drove the car at Mid Ohio and Watkins Glen only.

Full Series Results[edit]

Calendar[edit]

Rd Date Race Name Circuit City/Location Pole Position Winning driver Winning team Report
1 April 13 United States Datsun Twin 200 Ontario Motor Speedway Ontario, California United States Johnny Rutherford United States Johnny Rutherford Chaparral Cars Report
2 May 26 United States Indianapolis 500-Mile Race Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Indiana United States Johnny Rutherford United States Johnny Rutherford Chaparral Cars Report
3 June 8 United States Gould Rex Mays Classic 150 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin United States Gordon Johncock United States Bobby Unser Team Penske Report
4 June 22 United States True Value 500 Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania United States Bobby Unser United States Bobby Unser Team Penske Report
5 July 13 United States Red Roof Inns 150 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio United States Al Unser United States Johnny Rutherford Chaparral Cars Report
6 July 20 United States Norton 200 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan United States Bobby Unser United States Johnny Rutherford Chaparral Cars Report
7 August 3 United States Kent Oil 150 Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, New York United States Al Unser United States Bobby Unser Team Penske Report
8 August 10 United States Tony Bettenhausen 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin United States Johnny Rutherford United States Johnny Rutherford Chaparral Cars Report
9 August 31 United States California 500 Ontario Motor Speedway Ontario, California United States Bobby Unser United States Bobby Unser Team Penske Report
10 September 20 United States Gould Grand Prix 150 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan United States Mario Andretti United States Mario Andretti Team Penske Report
11 October 26 Mexico I Copa México 150 Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Mexico City, Mexico United States Bobby Unser United States Rick Mears Team Penske Report
12 November 8 United States Miller High Life 150 Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona United States Mario Andretti United States Tom Sneva Jerry O'Connell Racing Report
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course/Street Circuit
  • CART and USAC united in 1980 under the banner of the Championship Racing League (CRL).The first five races of the season were run under CRL banner sanction by USAC. The union dissolved after the Mid-Ohio race. CART sanctioned the seven remaining races on the schedule and combined the results of those along with the CRL events for their championship.

Points Breakdown[edit]

Points were awarded on the following basis:

Race Length 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
500 miles 1000 800 700 600 500 400 300 250 200 150 100 50 25 25 25 25 20 20 20 20 15 15 15 10 10 10 10 10 5 5 5 5 5
200 miles 400 320 280 240 200 160 120 100 80 60 40 20 10 10 10 10 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 4 4
150 miles 300 240 210 160 150 120 90 75 60 45 30 15 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 5 4 4
125 miles 250 200 175 150 125 100 75 63 50 38 25 13 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4
100 miles 200 160 140 120 100 80 60 50 40 30 20 10 5 5 5 5 5 5

Final driver standings[edit]

Rounds 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts
Races 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1
Pos Driver ONT1 United States INDY United States MIL United States POC United States MDO United States MIC United States WGL United States MIL United States ONT United States MIC United States MXS Mexico PHX United States
1 United States Johnny Rutherford 1 1 2 2 1 1 5 1 2 4 Ret Ret 4,723
2 United States Bobby Unser Ret Ret 1 1 Ret 2 1 3 1 2 2 DNQ 3,714
3 United States Tom Sneva 2 2 6 3 Ret 6 4 Ret Ret 6 4 1 2,930
4 United States Rick Mears Ret 5 5 12 Ret 4 2 2 3 3 1 7 2,866
5 United States Pancho Carter Ret 6 4 6 7 3 7 Ret 7 7 Ret Ret 1,855
6 United States Gordon Johncock 3 4 3 DNQ 2 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 1,572
7 United States Bill Alsup 7 DNQ 9 4 3 10 8 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 1,214
8 United States Al Unser Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 13 4 5 3 Ret 1,153
9 United States Gary Bettenhausen 3 12 Ret Ret 9 11 WD Ret Ret 3 1,057
10 Australia Vern Schuppan DNQ 5 5 Ret 10 806
11 United States Tom Bagley 5 Ret Ret Ret DNS 8 6 4 Ret 8 Ret Ret 794
12 Australia Dennis Firestone Ret Ret 14 6 DNS 5 5 743
13 United States Sheldon Kinser Ret DNQ 11 7 Ret 16 Ret Ret 12 14 7 4 697
14 United States Tom Gloy 6 5 9 680
15 United States Danny Ongais 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 11 Ret 601
16 United States Mario Andretti Ret Ret 1 2 580
17 United States Spike Gehlhausen 4 Ret DNQ 12 5 Ret Ret 473
18 United States Roger Rager Ret Ret 8 Ret 8 11 Ret Ret 381
19 United States Rick Muther Ret DNQ 18 Ret Ret 10 8 356
20 United States Bill Tempero Ret DNQ 16 Ret 17 15 6 Ret 16 8 Ret 331
21 United States Dick Ferguson 8 Ret DNQ 13 9 315
22 United States Howdy Holmes DNQ 15 8 Ret 11 13 314
23 United States Larry Cannon Ret DNQ 9 DNQ Ret DNQ Ret Ret 9 Ret 299
24 United States Herm Johnson Ret DNQ 17 11 11 13 13 Ret 8 272
24 United States Roger Mears 9 DNQ 4 16 Ret 272
26 United States Tom Bigelow 8 14 260
27 United States Billy Engelhart 11 10 13 10 Ret Ret 246
28 United States Jim McElreath Ret Ret 12 9 6 240
29 United States Jerry Karl Ret 14 15 Ret 15 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 215
30 United States Tim Richmond 9 DNQ DNQ Ret Ret 209
31 United States Dick Simon Ret 13 Ret DNS Ret 17 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret 185
32 United States Greg Leffler 10 DNQ Ret 15 Ret 184
33 United States Gordon Smiley 6 Ret Ret DNQ 176
34 United States Lee Kunzman DNQ 10 DNQ 150
35 United States Jerry Sneva Ret 8 14 Ret Ret 11 Ret 149
36 United States Pete Halsmer Ret DNQ 6 128
37 United States Billy Vukovich II 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 96
38 Canada Cliff Hucul 7 90
39 United States Phil Caliva Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret 70
40 United States Jan Sneva 10 DNQ 60
41 United States John Martin DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 56
41 United States Mike Mosley Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 56
43 United States Joe Saldana Ret DNQ Ret DNQ Ret 12 Ret 50
44 United States A.J. Foyt DNS Ret Ret 45
45 United States Ron Shuman 11 DNQ 40
46 United States Johnny Parsons Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret 36
47 United States John Mahler DNQ DNQ Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret 35
48 United States Don Whittington, Jr. 13 DNQ 25
48 United States John Wood 12 DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ 25
48 United States Mike Chandler Ret 25
48 United States George Snider Ret DNQ 25
52 United States Hurley Haywood Ret 20
53 United States Phil Threshie DNQ Ret Ret DNQ DNQ 15
54 United States Larry Dickson DNQ Ret Ret 10
55 Mexico Daniel Muñiz Ret 8
55 United States Jerry Miller Ret 8
57 United States Billie Harvey 19 6
57 United States Bob Frey DNQ DNQ DNQ 17 6
57 Mexico Juan Carlos Bolaños Ret 6
57 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Sr. Ret DNQ 6
57 United States Ross Davis Ret DNQ 6
57 United States Salt Walther DNQ 18 6
63 United States Al Loquasto DNQ Ret 5
63 United States Bill Whittington Ret 5
63 United States Chip Mead Ret 5
63 United States Tony Bettenhausen Jr DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 5
63 United States Jeff Heywood Ret 5
Pos Driver ONT1 United States INDY United States MIL1 United States POC United States MDO United States MIC1 United States WGL United States MIL2 United States ONT2 United States MIC2 United States MXS Mexico PHX United States Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
(Ret)
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
DNS Any driver who qualifies
but does not start (DNS)
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

Driver Breakdown[edit]

Pos Driver Team/Car Owner Starts Wins Podiums Top 5s Top 10s Poles Points
1 United States Rutherford United States Chaparral Cars 12 5 8 10 10 3 4,723
2 United States B. Unser United States Team Penske 11 4 8 8 8 3 3,714
3 United States T. Sneva United States Jerry O'Connell Racing 12 1 4 6 9 0 2,930
4 United States Ri. Mears United States Team Penske 12 1 5 8 9 0 2,866
5 United States Carter United States Morales Motorsports 12 0 1 2 8 0 1,855
6 United States Johncock United States Patrick Racing 11 0 3 5 5 1 1,572
7 United States Alsup United States Alsup Racing 11 0 1 2 7 0 1,214
8 United States A. Unser United States Longhorn Racing 12 0 1 3 4 2 1,153
9 United States G. Bettenhausen United States AMI Racing 9 0 2 2 3 0 1,149
10 Australia Schuppan United States Jerry O'Connell Racing

United StatesWysard Racing

4 0 0 2 3 0 806
11 United States Bagley United States Patrick Racing 11 0 0 2 5 0 794
12 Australia Firestone United States Rhoades Competition 6 0 0 2 3 0 743
13 United States Kinser United States Leader Card Racing 11 0 0 1 3 0 697
14 United States Gloy United States Team Penske 3 0 0 1 3 0 680
15 United States Ongais United States Interscope Racing
United States AMI Racing
9 0 0 1 2 0 601
16 United States Andretti United States Team Penske 4 1 2 2 2 3 580
17 United States Gehlhausen United States Bob Fletcher Racing 6 0 0 2 2 0 473
18 United States Rager United States Rager Racing 8 0 0 0 2 0 381
19 United States Muther United States Pacific Coast Racing 6 0 0 0 2 0 356
20 United States Tempero United States Tempero Racing 10 0 0 0 2 0 331
21 United States Ferguson United States Sanett Racing 4 0 0 0 2 0 315
22 United States Holmes United States AMI Racing 5 0 0 0 1 0 314
23 United States Cannon United States Cannon Racing 7 0 0 0 2 0 299
24 United States Johnson United States Menard Racing 8 0 0 0 1 0 272
24 United States Ro. Mears United States Hodgdon Racing

United States Agajanian-Grant King Racers

4 0 0 1 2 0 272
26 United States Bigelow United States AMI Racing 2 0 0 0 1 0 260
27 United States Engelhart United States Beaudoin Racing 6 0 0 0 2 0 246
28 United States McElreath United States McElreath Racing 5 0 0 0 2 0 240
29 United States Karl United States Karl Racing 10 0 0 0 1 0 215
30 United States Richmond United States Mach I Racing 3 0 0 0 1 0 209
31 United States Simon United States Vollstedt Enterprises 10 0 0 0 1 0 185
32 United States Leffler United States AMI Racing 4 0 0 0 1 0 184
33 United States Smiley United States Patrick Racing

United States Bob Fletcher Racing

3 0 0 0 1 0 176
34 United States Kunzman United States O'Hanlon Racing 1 0 0 0 1 0 150
35 United States Je. Sneva United States AMI Racing

United States O'Hanlon Racing

7 0 0 0 1 0 149
36 United States Halsmer United States Wysard Racing 2 0 0 0 1 0 128
37 United States Vukovich United States Leader Card Racing 7 0 0 0 0 0 96
38 Canada Hucul United States O'Hanlon Racing 1 0 0 0 1 0 90
39 Italy Caliva United States Alsup Racing 5 0 0 0 0 0 70
40 United States Ja. Sneva United States BFM Enterprises

United States Walmotor

1 0 0 0 1 0 60
41 United States Martin United States JJ Enterprises 5 0 0 0 0 0 56
41 United States Mosley United States All American Racers

United States Mach I Racing

5 0 0 0 0 0 56
43 United States Saldana United States Hoffman Racing 5 0 0 0 0 0 50
44 United States Foyt United States Gilmore Racing 3 0 0 0 0 0 45
45 United States Shuman United States Stanton Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 40
46 United States Parsons United States Lindsey Hopkins Racing 4 0 0 0 0 0 36
47 United States Mahler United States Intercomp 5 0 0 0 0 0 35
48 United States D. Whittington United States Whittington Bros. Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 25
48  Wood United States Mergard Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 25
48 United States Chandler United States Hodgdon Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 25
48 United States Snider United States Gilmore Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 25
52 United States Haywood United States Linsey Hopkins Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 20
53 United States Threshie United States Machinists Union Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 15
54 United States Dickson United States Machinists Union 2 0 0 0 0 0 10
55 Mexico Muñiz Mexico Pronosticos Deportivos 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
55 United States Miller United States Agajanian-Grant King Racers 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
57 United States Harvey United States Agajanian-Grant King Racers 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
57 United States Frey United States Hoffman Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
57 Mexico Bolaños Mexico Ovaciones 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
57 Mexico Jourdain Mexico Shade Tree Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
57  Davis United States Davis Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
57 United States Walther United States Walmotor 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
63 United States Loquasto United States Pacific Coast Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
63 United States B. Whittington United States Whittington Bros. Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
63 United States Mead United States Intercomp 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
63 United States T. Bettenhausen Jr. United States Bettenhausen Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
63 United States Heywood United States Pacific Coast Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 5

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