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1977 Norton 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 9 of 14
Sunday, July 17, 1977 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:20:27
Average Speed: 149.152 mph
Pole Speed: 200.278 mph
Cautions: 5 for 41 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1977 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 425   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth10018,673running24400
2 520   Gordon Johncock STP Double Oil Filter   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS10012,285running8320
3 22   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth1007,358running50280
4 18   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth1006,205running1240
51480   Larry Dickson WKYG Radio   (Russ Polak)McLaren / Offy974,563running0200
61238   Rick Mears Theodore Racing   (Teddy Yip)McLaren / Offy963,822running0160
71790   Steve Krisiloff Eastside Cafe   (Art Sugai)Eagle / Offy953,502running0120
8 640   Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS943,181spun out0100
92219   Spike Gehlhausen Hubler Chevrolet   (Carl Gehlhausen)McLaren / Offy922,860running080
10 748   Pancho Carter Jorgensen Steel   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Offy892,540transmission060
111124   Tom Bigelow Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy812,379connecting rod640
12 973   Jim McElreath Carillo Rods   (Fred Carrillo)Eagle / AMC772,219turbocharger020
132144   Phil Threshie Don Kay   (Dick Simon)Eagle / Foyt692,059turbocharger0 
141997   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Genesee Beer   (Grant King)King / Offy691,899suspension0 
152022   Todd Gibson Baja Boats   (Richard Routh)Eagle / Offy671,738overheating0 
16 321   Al Unser American Racing Wheels   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Cosworth471,642transmission11 
171898   Gary Bettenhausen Agajanian   (Grant King)King / Offy411,578half shaft0 
181393   Johnny Parsons Tassi VatisEagle / Offy341,514turbocharger0 
191517   Dick Simon Bryant Heating   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy61,450water hose0 
201011   Roger McCluskey 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy51,386upright0 
21 86   Bobby Unser Cobre Tire / Clayton   (Robert Fletcher)Lightning / Offy31,353steering0 
221627   Bob Harkey Bryant Heating   (Rolla Vollstedt)Lightning / Offy11,321upright0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mike Mosley5Sugaripe Prune
A.J. Foyt14Gilmore Racing
George Snider18Longhorn Racing
Joe Saldana23Thermo King
Jerry Sneva36Bidwell
John Mahler42Mergard Racing
Jerry Grant69Hoffman Racing

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
177  
8136   #17 engine 
142411  
25317   #44 stalled on track 
32409  
415010   #98 stalled on track 
516111  
62654   debris 
669530  
96994   #40 spun 
1001001  
  Percent of race run under caution: 31.0%             Average green flag run: 11.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Rutherford11212
  Danny Ongais13219
  Al Unser22265
  Tom Bigelow27315
  Al Unser32376
  Johnny Rutherford38425
  Tom Bigelow43431
  Johnny Rutherford446320
  Gordon Johncock64718
  Danny Ongais72787
  Johnny Rutherford799113
  Tom Sneva92921
  Danny Ongais931008

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tom Sneva 3020    
2   A.J. Foyt 2040   -980  
3   Wally Dallenbach 2025   -995  
4   Johnny Rutherford 1800   -1220  
5   Gordon Johncock 1750   -1270  
6   Al Unser 1610   -1410  
7   Tom Bigelow 1070   -1950  
8   Mike Mosley 1030   -1990  
9   Mario Andretti 800   -2220  
10   Gary Bettenhausen 750   -2270  
11   Lee Kunzman 700   -2320  
12   Roger McCluskey 700   -2320  
13   Danny Ongais 670   -2350  
14   Pancho Carter 610   -2410  
15   Johnny Parsons 600   -2420  
16   Todd Gibson 600   -2420  
17   Salt Walther 450   -2570  
18   Spike Gehlhausen 320   -2700  
19   Steve Krisiloff 320   -2700  
20   Jim McElreath 260   -2760