1996 Dura Lube 200

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United States   1996 Phoenix
Race details
2nd round of the 1996 Indy Racing League season
Date March 24, 1996
Official name Dura Lube 200
Location Phoenix International Raceway
Course Permanent racing facility
1.000 mi / 1.609 km
Distance 200 laps, 200.000 mi / 321.869 km
Weather Dry with temperatures reaching up to 79 °F (26 °C); wind speeds reaching up to 19.8 miles per hour (31.9 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver Netherlands Arie Luyendyk United States Byrd-Treadway Racing
Time 19.608
Fastest lap
Driver Netherlands Arie Luyendyk United States Byrd-Treadway Racing
Time 20.791 (on lap 11 of 200)
Podium
First Netherlands Arie Luyendyk United States Byrd-Treadway Racing
Second United States Scott Sharp United States AJ Foyt Enterprises
Third United States Mike Groff United States AJ Foyt Enterprises

The 1996 Dura Lube 200 was the second round of the 1996 Indy Racing League. The race was held on March 24, 1996 at the 1.000 mi (1.609 km) Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona.

Failed to qualify/Other entries[edit]

Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 5 Netherlands Arie Luyendyk Byrd-Treadway Racing 200 1:42:14 1 122 35
2 11 United States Scott Sharp A. J. Foyt Enterprises 200* + 0.886 6 37 33
3 41 United States Mike Groff A. J. Foyt Enterprises 199* + 1 lap 7 1 32
4 4 United States Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 198 + 2 laps 2 0 31
5 75 United States Johnny O'Connell Cunningham Racing 197 + 3 laps 10 0 30
6 12 United States Buzz Calkins Bradley Motorsports 193 + 7 laps 8 0 29
7 9 France Stéphan Grégoire Hemelgarn Racing 190 + 10 laps 12 0 28
8 33 Italy Michele Alboreto Team Scandia 187 + 13 laps 21 0 27
9 64 United States Johnny Unser Project Indy 185 + 15 laps 19 0 26
10 15 United States Dave Kudrave Tempero-Giuffre Racing 168 Out of Fuel 20 0 25
11 20 United States Tony Stewart Team Menard 165 Electrical 4 0 24
12 16 United States Johnny Parsons Blueprint Racing 149 Fuel pump 17 2 23
13 45 United States Robbie Buhl Beck Motorsports 148 Header 11 2 22
14 18 United States John Paul, Jr. PDM Racing 116 Engine 13 0 21
15 27 United States Jim Guthrie Blueprint Racing 115 Accident T3 18 0 20
16 21 Colombia Roberto Guerrero Pagan Racing 89 CV Joint 3 0 19
17 14 United States Davey Hamilton A. J. Foyt Enterprises 77 Electrical 9 28 18
18 2 United States Scott Brayton Team Menard 70 Accident T4 5 0 17
19 7 Spain Fermín Vélez Team Scandia 32 Contact w/#21 T3 15 0 16
20 22 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Scandia 14 Accident T4 14 0 15
21 90 United States Lyn St. James Team Scandia 11 Electrical 22 0 14
22 96 United States Paul Durant ABF Motorsports 1 Front end 16 0 13

Race Leaders[edit]

Laps Leader
1-24 Arie Luyendyk
25-35 Tony Stewart
36-42 Richie Hearn
43-74 Scott Sharp
75-102 Arie Luyendyk
103-117 Robbie Buhl
118-120 Arie Luyendyk
121-128 Scott Sharp
129-133 Robbie Buhl
134-200 Arie Luyendyk
 

Caution Periods[edit]

There were four caution periods during the race, with a total of thirty seven laps run under yellow.

Laps Cause
3-7 Buzz Calkins spin, turn 2
33-47 Michel Jourdain Jr. accident, turn 4 + Roberto Guerrero and Fermin Velez contact, turn 3
72-80 Scott Brayton accident, turn 4
128-135 Jim Guthrie accident, turn 3

Standings after the race[edit]