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1978 Jimmy Bryan 150


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 1 of 18
Saturday, March 18, 1978 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
150 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:17:05
Average Speed: 116.757 mph
Pole Speed: 145.396 mph
Cautions: 5 for 23 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1978 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 220   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS15011,611running121300
21140   Steve Krisiloff Goodyear   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1486,948running0240
31314   A.J. Foyt Gilmore / 1st National Travelers Checks   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt1486,292running0210
42017   Dick Simon Rolla VollstedtVollstedt / Offy1483,349running0180
5 77   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth1473,111running0150
62224   Sheldon Kinser Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy1442,874running0120
71529   Cliff Hucul Hucul & Hunter   (Hucul-Hunter-Arndt)McLaren / Offy1442,755running090
81922   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy1413,136running075
91878   Bobby Olivero Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy1392,517running060
10102   Al Unser 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Jim Hall)Chaparral / Cosworth1373,399out of fuel045
112187   Jerry Karl Machinists Union   (Frank Fiore)Rascar / Offy1332,339engine030
12 125   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth1273,280clutch2915
131777   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Offy1252,220oil leak08
14 96   Wally Dallenbach Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth1242,461out of fuel08
151243   Tom Bigelow Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Wildcat / DGS1072,302crash08
16 54   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth832,666valve08
17 480   Larry Dickson Polak Construction   (Russ Polak)McLaren / Cosworth812,042engine06
18 848   Bobby Unser ARCO Graphite   (Dan Gurney)Lightning / Cosworth802,618fuel receiver06
191474   Roger McCluskey National Engineering   (Warner Hodgdon)Eagle / AMC472,195fuel leak06
20 619   Spike Gehlhausen PV Corp   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy441,971engine06
211698   Gary Bettenhausen Oberdorfer   (Grant King)King / Offy241,959engine05
22 31   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth122,747spun out05

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Johnny Parsons161st National Travelers Checks
Chuck Gurney57Crower Cam
Larry Rice65S & M Electric / City of Syracuse

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
133  
463   #78 spun turn 3 
7137  
14185   #1 spun turn 3 
194628  
47548   oil on track 
5511056  
1111155   #43 accident frontstretch 
11614328  
1441452   stalled on track 
1461505  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.3%             Average green flag run: 21.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Gordon Johncock15050
  Danny Ongais516515
  Gordon Johncock669833
  Danny Ongais99991
  Gordon Johncock1001001
  Danny Ongais10111010
  Gordon Johncock1111111
  Danny Ongais1121143
  Gordon Johncock11515036