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1968 Michigan Inaugural 250


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 25 of 28
Sunday, October 13, 1968 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
125 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:32:42
Average Speed: 161.812 mph
Pole Speed: 183.72 mph
Cautions: 1 for 7 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1968 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1968 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 845   Ronnie Bucknum Weinberger Homes   (Weinberger & Wilseck)Eagle / Offy12520,088running35500
2 12   Mario Andretti Overseas National Airways   (Mario Andretti)Brawner / Offy12411,225running1400
31190   Mike Mosley Zecol / Lubaid   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy1236,250running15241
41015   Mel Kenyon City of Lebanon, Indiana   (Fred Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy1214,275running0300
52131   Sonny Ates Federal Engineering   (Federal Automotive Associates)Gerhardt / Offy1213,563running0250
61424   Art Pollard Retzloff Chemical   (Al Retzloff)Lola / Ford1193,206running0101
71714   Sammy Sessions Quaker State   (Myron Caves)Gerhardt / Offy1192,850running0150
81921   Larry Dickson Bryant Heating & Cooling   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Ford1182,672running0125
91510   Bud Tingelstad Federal Engineering   (Federal Automotive Associates)Gerhardt / Offy1172,494running0100
101281   Jigger Sirois Central Excavating   (Pete Salemi)Gerhardt / Offy1132,316transmission075
112536   Dennis Zimmerman Bulldog Stables   (Buzz Harvey)Gerhardt / Chevy1112,138running050
1223118   Al Smith Jack SteckChenoweth / Chevy1071,959running025
132026   Bob Harkey Bulldog Stables   (Buzz Harvey)Gerhardt / Offy1031,781suspension0 
14 91   A.J. Foyt Sheraton / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford972,103ring / pinion0 
15 325   Lloyd Ruby Gene WhiteMongoose / Offy821,425piston0 
16 522   Johnny Rutherford Michner Petroleum   (Walt Michner)Eagle / Ford821,247overheating0 
17 23   Bobby Unser Rislone   (Bob Wilke)Eagle / Offy751,569engine74 
18 75   Al Unser Retzloff Chemical   (Al Retzloff)Lola / Ford47891wheel hub0 
191698   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Wagner Lockheed Brake Fluid   (J.C. Agajanian)Shrike / Offy45712frame0 
202419   Arnie Knepper MVS Inc.Cecil / Ford31712piston0 
211311   Gary Bettenhausen Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy21712clutch0 
22 454   Wally Dallenbach Valvoline   (Tassi Vatis)Finley / Offy15712valve0 
232244   Mickey Shaw Boyce Holt Racing   (Boyce Holt)Gerhardt / Chevy13712sump pump0 
241867   Jim Malloy Jim Robbins Seat Belt   (Jim Robbins)Vollstedt / Offy9712engine0 
25 68   Roger McCluskey G.C. Murphy   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy0712rear end0 
262661   Max Dudley Dudley Trucking   (Max Dudley)Gerhardt / Chevy0712lost wheel0 

Relief Drivers:
Car #90: Bobby Unser (39 laps)
Car #24: Al Unser (59 laps)

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Gordon Johncock4Gilmore Broadcasting
Bay Darnell37Curtis Auto Center
Jim McElreath38Jack Adams Aircraft / Wynn's
Roger West58T.D. Enterprises
Don Schissler58Horton
Rollie Beale87California Speed & Sport Shop
Karl Busson88Kenny Brenn
Al Miller119Lou Rassey

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
177   #61 accident 
8125118  
  Percent of race run under caution: 5.6%             Average green flag run: 118.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Unser16666
  Mario Andretti67671
  Bobby Unser68758
  Mike Mosley769015
  Ronnie Bucknum9112535