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1997 Indianapolis 500 qualifying results


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Indy Racing League race number 5 of 10
Tuesday, May 27, 1997 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:25:43
Average Speed: 145.827 mph
Pole Speed: 218.263 mph
Cautions: 15 for 61 laps
Margin of Victory: .570 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1997 Indy Racing League results   /   1997 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Arie Luyendyk5165.014   218.263    
2   Tony Stewart2165.115   218.021    
3   Vincenzo Sospiri8166.019   216.822   *
4   Robbie Buhl3166.490   216.102    
5   Scott Goodyear6166.695   215.811    
6   Jim Guthrie27167.117   215.207    
7   Jeff Ward52168.036   214.517   *
8   Davey Hamilton14168.062   214.484    
9   Eliseo Salazar7168.186   214.320    
10   Buddy Lazier91168.208   214.286    
11   Eddie Cheever, Jr.51168.243   214.073    
12   Robby Gordon42168.919   213.211   *
13   Stephan Gregoire77169.180   213.126    
14   Affonso Giaffone17169.598   212.974    
15   Kenny Brack4170.495   211.221    
16   Buzz Calkins12171.945   209.564    
17   Jack Miller40171.970   209.250    
18   Mike Groff10172.534   208.537    
19   Roberto Guerrero21173.827   207.371    
20   Steve Kinser44170.800   210.793   *
21   Robbie Groff30173.488   207.792    
22   Billy Boat11166.813   215.544   *
23   Sam Schmidt16167.529   215.141   *
24   Billy Roe50169.102   212.752   *
25   Mark Dismore28169.960   212.423    
26   Tyce Carlson18171.020   210.852    
27   Marco Greco22171.693   210.322    
28   Dennis Vitolo54173.360   207.626    
29   Fermin Velez33174.865   206.512    
30   Greg Ray97168.448   213.760   *
31   Alessandro Zampedri34170.272   211.757   *
32   Claude Bourbonnais72170.691   210.523   *
33   Paul Durant1171.991   209.149    
34   Lyn St. James90171.280   210.145   *
35   Johnny Unser9172.141   209.344   *
36   Scott Harrington36   .000   *

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:   Scott Harrington (#36)