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

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)