1996 True Value 200

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United States   1996 True Value 200
Race details
Race 1 of 10 in the 1996–1997 Indy Racing League season
Date August 18, 1996
Official name True Value 200
Location New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Course Permanent racing facility
1.058 mi / 1.703 km
Distance 200 laps, 211.6 mi / 340.5 km
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 82.9 °F (28.3 °C); wind speeds up to 8.9 miles per hour (14.3 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver United States Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports
Time 21.719
Fastest lap
Driver United States Tony Stewart Team Menard
Time 22.884 (on lap 179 of 200)
Podium
First United States Scott Sharp A. J. Foyt Enterprises
Second United States Buzz Calkins Bradley Motorsports
Third Italy Michele Alboreto Team Scandia

The 1996 True Value 200 was the first round of the 1996–1997 Indy Racing League season.[2] The race was held on August 18, 1996 at the 1.058-mile (1.703 km) New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire.

Race results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Chassis/Engine Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 1 United States Scott Sharp A. J. Foyt Enterprises Lola T95/00/Ford-Cosworth 200 1:36:57.912 12 18 35
2 12 United States Buzz Calkins Bradley Motorsports Reynard 95i/Ford-Cosworth 200 + 20.480 10 0 33
3 33 Italy Michele Alboreto Team Scandia Reynard 95i/Ford-Cosworth 200 + 20.732 2 0 32
4 10 United States Mike Groff Byrd–Cunningham Racing Reynard 95i/Ford-Cosworth 199 + 1 lap 9 0 31
5 14 United States Davey Hamilton A. J. Foyt Enterprises Lola T95/00/Ford-Cosworth 196 + 4 laps 17 0 30
6 21 Colombia Roberto Guerrero Pagan Racing Reynard 95i/Ford-Cosworth 196 + 4 laps 18 0 29
7 40 Brazil Marco Greco Team Scandia Lola T95/00/Ford-Cosworth 196 + 4 laps 15 0 28
8 22 France Stephan Gregoire Team Scandia Lola T95/00/Ford-Cosworth 192 + 8 laps 14 0 27
9 7 Chile Eliseo Salazar Team Scandia Lola T95/00/Ford-Cosworth 190 + 10 laps 6 0 26
10 18 United States John Paul Jr. PDM Racing Lola T93/00/Menard 190 + 10 laps 11 0 25
11 28 United States Tyce Carlson PDM Racing Lola T93/00/Menard 187 + 13 laps 16 0 24
12 2 United States Tony Stewart Team Menard Lola T95/00/Menard 182 Electrical 7 165 23
13 5 Netherlands Arie Luyendyk Treadway Racing Reynard 95i/Ford-Cosworth 170 + 30 laps 3 11 22
14 4 United States Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports Reynard 95i/Ford-Cosworth 166 Engine 1 6 21
15 51 United States Eddie Cheever Team Cheever Lola T93/00/Menard 166 + 34 laps 8 0 20
16 30 United States Stan Wattles McCormack Motorsports Lola T94/00/Menard 163 Fuel pressure 20 0 19
17 15 United States Dave Kudrave Tempero/Giuffre Racing Lola T93/00/Buick 118 Clutch 22 0 18
18 9 Australia Brad Murphey Hemelgarn Racing Reynard 95i/Ford-Cosworth 79 Handling 23 0 17
19 91 United States Buddy Lazier Hemelgarn Racing Reynard 95i/Ford-Cosworth 66 Accident 4 0 16
20 3 United States Mark Dismore Team Menard Lola T95/00/Menard 43 Clutch 5 0 15
21 96 United States Joe Gosek ABF Motorsports Lola T92/00/Buick 30 Accident 21 0 14
22 54 United States Robbie Buhl Beck Motorsports Lola T94/00/Ford-Cosworth 0 Accident 13 0 13
23 27 United States Jim Guthrie Blueprint Racing Lola T93/00/Menard 0 Accident 19 0 12

Race leaders[edit]

Laps Leader
1–6 Richie Hearn
7–13 Arie Luyendyk
14–37 Tony Stewart
38–41 Arie Luyendyk
42–182 Tony Stewart
183–200 Scott Sharp

Failed to qualify/other entries[edit]

Caution periods[edit]

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

Standings after the race[edit]