1996 Dura Lube 200

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United States   1996 Phoenix
Race details
2nd round of the 1996 Indy Racing League season
Phoenix-international-raceway.svg
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.

Report[edit]

Key Meaning
R Rookie
W Past winner

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No. Name Lap 1 Lap 2 Best (in mph)
1 5 Netherlands Arie Luyendyk W 19.608 19.675 183.599
2 4 United States Richie Hearn R 19.905 19.694 182.797
3 21 Colombia Roberto Guerrero W 20.133 19.884 181.050
4 20 United States Tony Stewart R 20.065 19.885 181.041
5 2 United States Scott Brayton 20.057 19.963 180.334
6 11 United States Scott Sharp 20.034 19.982 180.162
7 41 United States Mike Groff 20.541 20.441 176.117
8 12 United States Buzz Calkins R 20.753 20.465 175.910
9 14 United States Davey Hamilton R 20.665 20.505 175.567
10 75 United States Johnny O'Connell R 20.804 20.611 174.664
11 45 United States Robbie Buhl 21.134 20.773 173.302
12 9 France Stephan Gregoire R 21.152 20.830 172.828
13 18 United States John Paul, Jr. 21.170 20.966 171.707
14 22 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. R 21.038 21.069 171.119
15 7 Spain Fermín Vélez R 21.565 21.326 168.808
16 96 United States Paul Durant R 21.632 21.355 168.579
17 16 United States Johnny Parsons 21.772 22.732 165.350
18 27 United States Jim Guthrie R 22.673 22.019 163.495
19 64 United States Johnny Unser 22.518 22.218 162.031
20 15 United States David Kudrave 22.869 22.363 160.980
21 33 Italy Michele Alboreto R Waved off 22.408 160.657
22 90 United States Lyn St. James Didn't qualify No speed
  • † St. James couldn't qualify after his chassis had been damaged in a practice crash with Cheever. She was allowed to start the race at the back of the field.

Failed to qualify or withdrew[edit]

Race[edit]

On the 128th lap, Foyt Racing drivers Scott Sharp and Mike Groff (running 1st-2nd) ducked into the pits for their final stop. However, they did not see that the yellow flag had come out, and were penalized one lap for pitting while the pits were closed. Robbie Buhl suffered a broken header, which left Arie Luyendyk in the lead for the final 66 laps to victory.

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 5 Netherlands Arie Luyendyk W Byrd-Treadway Racing 200 1:42:14.000 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 R Della Penna Motorsports 198 + 2 laps 2 0 31
5 75 United States Johnny O'Connell R Cunningham Racing 197 + 3 laps 10 0 30
6 12 United States Buzz Calkins R Bradley Motorsports 193 + 7 laps 8 0 29
7 9 France Stephan Gregoire R Hemelgarn Racing 190 + 10 laps 12 0 28
8 33 Italy Michele Alboreto R 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 R 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 R Blueprint Racing 115 Accident T3 18 0 20
16 21 Colombia Roberto Guerrero W Pagan Racing 89 CV Joint 3 0 19
17 14 United States Davey Hamilton R 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 R Team Scandia 32 Contact w/#21 T3 15 0 16
20 22 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. R 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 R ABF Motorsports 1 Front end 16 0 13

Standings after the race[edit]