1982 IndyCar season

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1982 IndyCar season
PPG Indy Car World Series
Season
Races 11
Start date March 28
End date November 6
Awards
Drivers' champion United States Rick Mears
Constructors' Cup United Kingdom March
Manufacturers' Cup United Kingdom Cosworth
Nations' Cup United States United States
Rookie of the Year United States Bobby Rahal
Chronology
Previous season Next season
1981 1983

The 1982 IndyCar season, the fourth in the CART era of U.S. open-wheel racing, consisted of 11 races, beginning in Avondale, Arizona on March 28 and concluding at the same location on November 6. The PPG Indy Car World Series Drivers' Champion was Rick Mears. Rookie of the Year was Bobby Rahal.

Though it was not officially part of the CART calendar, most of the teams and drivers also competed at the USAC-sanctioned 66th Indianapolis 500. Gordon Johncock was victorious at Indy.

Mario Andretti was credited with winning the pole position for the Norton-Michigan 500, although he started 33rd due to a pre-race practice accident. Rick Mears started on the pole and both he and Andretti were credited with pole positions.

Jim Hickman death at the Tony Bettenhausen 200 practice, he was 39 years old.

Race results[edit]


Rd Date Race Name Circuit City/Location Pole Position Winning driver
1 March 28 Kraco Car Stereo 150 Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona United States Rick Mears United States Rick Mears
2 May 1 Stoh's 200 Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Georgia United States Rick Mears United States Rick Mears
3 June 13 Gould-Rex Mays 150 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin United States Gordon Johncock United States Gordon Johncock
4 July 4 Budweiser Cleveland 500 Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio United States Kevin Cogan United States Bobby Rahal
5 July 18 Norton-Michigan 500 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan United States Rick Mears United States Gordon Johncock
6 August 1 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin United States Rick Mears United States Tom Sneva
7 August 15 Domino's Pizza Pocono 500 Pocono International Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania United States Rick Mears United States Rick Mears
8 August 29 AirCal 500 Riverside International Raceway Riverside, California United States Kevin Cogan United States Rick Mears
9 September 19 Road America 200 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin United States Rick Mears Mexico Hector Rebaque
10 September 26 Detroit News Grand Prix Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan United States Rick Mears United States Bobby Rahal
11 November 6 Miller High Life 150 Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona United States Rick Mears United States Tom Sneva
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course/Street Circuit

Final points standings[edit]

Pos Driver PHX
ATL
MIL
CLE
MIC
MIL
POC
RIV
ROA
MIC
PHX
Pts
1 United States Rick Mears 1* 1* 3 4 15* 12* 1* 1* 5 25 2 294
2 United States Bobby Rahal 18 20 1 3 2 3 15 3* 1* 5 242
3 United States Mario Andretti 2 11 9 2 2 3 14 23 14 2 3 188
4 United States Gordon Johncock 5 2 1* 5 1 11 6 26 22 15 23 186
5 United States Tom Sneva 7 17 4 20 32 1 19 2 9 19 1* 144
6 United States Kevin Cogan 3 18 5 10* 14 5 2 10 25 22 4 136
7 United States Al Unser 21 8 17 3 4 DNQ 23 17 2 18 125
8 Australia Geoff Brabham 15 15 7 6 7 10 4 28 15 3 20 110
9 United States Roger Mears 8 4 22 21 17 14 9 4 8 8 7 103
10 United States Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. 12 19 12 10 20 5 18 7 4 6 80
11 United States Bill Alsup 11 5 16 12 13 9 13 8 16 6 8 70
12 United States Johnny Rutherford 4 15 23 28 17 12 3 12 DNS 21 62
13 United States Howdy Holmes 16 10 16 12 4 27 16 10 5 10 56
14 Mexico Josele Garza 13 16 8 14 22 8 15 13 4 9 18 56
15 Mexico Héctor Rebaque 13 DNS 18 25 DNP 20 1 48
16 United States Gary Bettenhausen 6 13 8 DNQ 20 17 9 48
17 United States Pancho Carter 6 10 13 19 18 6 28 19 11 12 11 47
18 United States Johnny Parsons, Jr. 6 9 16 7 25 DNS 41
19 United States Mike Mosley 8 7 16 7 12 37
20 United States Tom Bigelow 18 DNQ 5 22 25 20 32
21 United States Al Unser, Jr. 5 30
22 United States Danny Sullivan 3 21 DNP 28
23 United States Phil Krueger DNQ 12 DNQ 30 11 6 11 17 27
24 United States Greg Leffler DNQ DNQ 21 6 13 24 13 27
25 United States Dick Simon DNQ DNP 19 17 21 15 22 7 DNQ 13 19 26
26 United States Herm Johnson 19 6 23 13 34 16 22 17 24
27 United States Jim Hickman 7 DNQ 24 9 DNQ 24
28 United States A. J. Foyt 2 22 20 20 23 22
29 United States Bill Tempero DNQ 8 19 14 18 DNQ 22
30 Australia Vern Schuppan 7 27 24 18
31 United States Jerry Karl 15 24 18 10 12 17
32 United States Mike Chandler 9 16 13
33 United States Scott Brayton 14 14 DNP 11 24 10 11
34 United States Chip Ganassi 22 DNP 11 31 17 16 10
35 United States Gordon Smiley 9 8
36 United States Chris Kneifel 11 23 6
37 United States Chip Mead 9 DNQ 4
38 United States Hurley Haywood 10 DNQ 3
39 United States Jim McElreath DNQ 18 DNQ 3
40 United States George Snider 19 21 3
41 United States Bill Vukovich, Jr. 11 29 2
42 United States Patrick Bedard 14 29 2
43 United States Pete Halsmer 24 19 24 2
44 United States Jerry Sneva 14 DNQ 1
45 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 14 1
46 United States Chet Fillip 15 1
47 United States Dick Ferguson 17 DNP 21 21 22 1
48 Australia Dennis Firestone 20 1
49 United States John Paul, Jr. 21 0
50 United States Spike Gehlhausen DNQ 23 30 0
51 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly 25 0
52 United States Al Loquasto DNQ 26 0
53 United States Don Whittington, Jr. 26 0
54 United States Ken Hamilton 27 0
55 United States Tom Frantz DNQ 33 DNP DNQ 0
- United States Rich Vogler DNP DNS 0
- United States Bill Whittington DNS 0
- United States Richard Hubbard DNP DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Bob Frey DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Joe Saldana DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Rick DeLorto DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Phil Caliva DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Bob Brutto DNQ 0
- United States Steve Chassey DNQ 0
- United States Ray Lipper DNQ 0
- United States Bobby Olivero DNQ 0
- United States Leroy Van Conett DNQ 0
- United States Tod Tuttle DNQ 0
- United States Danny Ongais DNP 0
- United States Bob Harkey DNP 0
- United States John Morton DNP 0
- United States John Raecker DNP 0
Pos Driver PHX
ATL
MIL
CLE
MIC
MIL
POC
RIV
ROA
MIC
PHX
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
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

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