1996 True Value 200
|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)|
|Driver||Richie Hearn||Della Penna Motorsports|
|Driver||Tony Stewart||Team Menard|
|Time||22.884 (on lap 179 of 200)|
|First||Scott Sharp||A. J. Foyt Enterprises|
|Second||Buzz Calkins||Bradley Motorsports|
|Third||Michele Alboreto||Team Scandia|
The 1996 True Value 200 was the first round of the 1996–1997 Indy Racing League season. The race was held on August 18, 1996 at the 1.058-mile (1.703 km) New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire.
Failed to qualify/other entries
- Johnny Unser for Project Indy - Crashed in Friday practice and the car was not repairable
- Johnny O'Connell for Treadway Racing - withdrew entry before the start of practice
- Randy Tolsma for McCormack Motorsports - withdrew when his car was sold to Tempero-Giuffre Racing.
- Mike Ordway for ABF Motorsports - Was replaced by Joe Gosek
- Jon Field for Tempero/Giuffre Racing - Withdrew
There were four caution periods during the race, with a total of twenty five laps run under yellow.
Standings after the race