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1981 Indianapolis 500 qualifying results


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USAC Gold Crown Series race number 1 of 6
Sunday, May 24, 1981 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:35:42
Average Speed: 139.084 mph
Pole Speed: 200.546 mph
Cautions: 11 for 69 laps
Margin of Victory: 5.22 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 24

Glossary    1981 USAC Gold Crown Series results   /   1981 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
Results not available.

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   Jerry Sneva (#17, 74), Jerry Miller (#65), Ken Hamilton (#63), Bubby Jones (#58), John Martin (#57), Larry Rice (#52), Chip Mead (#49), Phil Caliva (#47), Rich Vogler (#46), Roger Rager (#66), Phil Threshie (#67), Dick Ferguson (#95), Frank Weiss (#93), John Mahler (#92, 93), Phil Krueger (#89), Jim Buick (#86), Steve Kinser (#78), Bob Harkey (#71, 96), Bob Frey (#71), Harry MacDonald (#45), Greg Leffler (#44), Bill Whittington (#94), Tim Richmond (#21), Tom Bagley (#43), Larry Cannon (#99), Steve Chassey (#64), Dennis Firestone (#70), Billy Engelhart (#29), Herm Johnson (#28), Tom Sneva (#2), Bill Tempero (#15), Billy Vukovich, Jr. (#42), Vern Schuppan (#33), Joe Saldana (#24, 69), Spike Gehlhausen (#23, 34), Jim McElreath (#23, 26), Dick Simon (#22), Johnny Parsons (#18), Patrick Bedard (#17), Roger Mears (#98)