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1977 American Parts 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 10 of 14
Sunday, July 31, 1977 at Texas World Speedway, College Station, TX
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:13:05
Average Speed: 164.191 mph
Pole Speed: 205.421 mph
Cautions: 3 for 19 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1977 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 22   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth10014,870running81400
2 420   Gordon Johncock STP Double Oil Filter   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1009,410running9320
3 848   Pancho Carter Jorgensen Steel   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Offy985,670running0280
4 95   Johnny Parsons Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Lightning / Offy984,070running0240
5 68   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth983,690running0200
61174   Jim McElreath Carillo Rods   (Warner Hodgdon)Eagle / AMC973,310running0160
71338   Rick Mears Theodore Racing   (Teddy Yip)McLaren / Offy973,120running0120
81780   Larry Dickson WKYG Radio   (Russ Polak)McLaren / Offy952,930running0100
91878   Bobby Olivero Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy922,740running080
102024   Tom Bigelow Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy912,550running060
112286   Al Loquasto Frostie Root Beer   (Al Loquasto)McLaren / Offy802,455running040
121419   Spike Gehlhausen PV Corp   (Carl Gehlhausen)McLaren / Offy712,360engine020
13 125   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth363,265clutch5 
141217   Dick Simon Payne Air Conditioning   (Rolla Vollstedt)Lightning / Offy362,170pit crash0 
15 76   Bobby Unser Cobre Tire / Clayton   (Robert Fletcher)Lightning / Offy342,075crash0 
161544   Phil Threshie Mr. Golden Sunflower   (Dick Simon)Eagle / Foyt322,018oil temperature0 
171640   Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS271,980wheel bearing0 
181923   Joe Saldana Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy221,942overheating0 
19 514   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt172,404suspension0 
201018   George Snider Longhorn Racing   (Bobby Hillin)Eagle / Offy171,866stabilizer bar0 
21 321   Al Unser American Racing Wheels   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Cosworth151,847gearbox5 
222165   Lee Kunzman S&M Electric   (Patrick Santello)Eagle / Offy111,828piston0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Roger McCluskey111st National Travelers Checks
Jim McElreath26McElreath Racing
Ed Crombie67Crombie Brothers
Jerry Grant69Hoffman Racing
Steve Krisiloff90Eastside Cafe

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13434  
354511   #6 accident 
46494  
50534   debris 
546310  
64674   #86 tow-in 
6810033  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.0%             Average green flag run: 20.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Rutherford199
  Al Unser10145
  Johnny Rutherford152713
  Danny Ongais28325
  Johnny Rutherford33397
  Gordon Johncock40434
  Johnny Rutherford445714
  Gordon Johncock58614
  Johnny Rutherford62632
  Gordon Johncock64641
  Johnny Rutherford6510036

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tom Sneva 3220    
2   Johnny Rutherford 2200   -1020  
3   Gordon Johncock 2070   -1150  
4   A.J. Foyt 2040   -1180  
5   Wally Dallenbach 2025   -1195  
6   Al Unser 1610   -1610  
7   Tom Bigelow 1130   -2090  
8   Mike Mosley 1030   -2190  
9   Pancho Carter 890   -2330  
10   Johnny Parsons 840   -2380  
11   Mario Andretti 800   -2420  
12   Gary Bettenhausen 750   -2470  
13   Roger McCluskey 700   -2520  
14   Lee Kunzman 700   -2520  
15   Danny Ongais 670   -2550  
16   Todd Gibson 600   -2620  
17   Salt Walther 450   -2770  
18   Jim McElreath 420   -2800  
19   Spike Gehlhausen 340   -2880  
20   Steve Krisiloff 320   -2900