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1973 Texas 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 1 of 16
Saturday, April 7, 1973 at Texas World Speedway, College Station, TX
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:18:19
Average Speed: 153.224 mph
Pole Speed: 212.766 mph
Cautions: 5 for 35 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1973 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 44   Al Unser Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy10018,651running33400
2 25   Gary Bettenhausen Sunoco DX   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy10011,116running2320
3 998   Mike Mosley Leader Card   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy1006,276running22280
4 67   Johnny Rutherford Gulf   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy1004,596running6240
5 81   Joe Leonard Samsonite   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy994,431running0200
61444   Dick Simon TraveLodge   (Dick Simon)Eagle / Foyt993,599running0160
7103   Roger McCluskey Hopkins Buick   (Lindsey Hopkins)McLaren / Offy983,266running0120
81216   Lee Kunzman Lindsey HopkinsEagle / Offy973,100running0100
9199   Sammy Sessions MVS Inc.Eagle / Foyt942,933running080
101861   Lee Brayton Diamond Reo   (Eisenhour-Brayton Racing Team)Coyote / Foyt922,767running060
11 714   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt912,601suspension040
122119   Mel Kenyon Lindsey HopkinsCoyote / Foyt912,435running020
132542   Swede Savage Patrick Racing   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy902,269suspension0 
142263   Larry McCoy Eastern Racing AssociatesAtlanta / Offy842,102suspension0 
15132   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy751,936cut tire7 
161577   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Offy741,770wing0 
172351   Dee Jones Minnesota Serendipity   (Gavan & O'Reilly)Mongoose / Foyt651,603in pits0 
182423   Rick Muther Corvette Clubs   (Crower Engineering)Eagle / Chevy341,437electrical fire0 
191120   Art Pollard STP Oil Filter   (Andy Granatelli)Lola / Foyt321,271hub0 
20 18   Bobby Unser Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy301,271piston30 
211621   Jimmy Caruthers Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy301,271clutch0 
22266   Mike Hiss Thermo King Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy221,271oil leak0 
23 525   Gordon Johncock Patrick Racing   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy141,271valve0 
242058   Larry Dickson Midwest Manufacturing Dura-Pot   (Carl Gehlhausen)King / Offy141,271oil leak0 
25 311   Mario Andretti Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy101,271piston0 
261739   Tom Sneva Tipke RacingTipke / Off51,271magneto0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Unser13030
  Gary Bettenhausen31322
  Johnny Rutherford33386
  Mike Mosley396022
  Billy Vukovich, Jr.61677
  Al Unser6810033