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1979 Arizona Republic Jimmy Bryan 150


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CART race number 1 of 14
Sunday, March 11, 1979 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
150 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:15:23
Average Speed: 119.389 mph
Pole Speed: 145.666 mph
Cautions: 4 for 21 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 18,000
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1979 CART results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 820   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Penske / Cosworth15018,670running33300
2 59   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth150 running0240
3 34   Johnny Rutherford Budweiser   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth150 running0210
4102   Al Unser Pennzoil   (Chaparral Cars)Lola / Cosworth150 running0180
5 112   Bobby Unser Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth149 running84150
6 736   Mike Mosley Theodore Racing   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Cosworth148 running0120
7 640   Wally Dallenbach Patrick Racing   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth147 running090
8 911   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Bobby Hillin)Penske / Cosworth145 running075
91721   Lee Kunzman Hamm   (Conqueste Racing Team)Parnelli / Cosworth143 running060
101935   Larry Rice S&M ElectricLightning / Offy143 running045
112141   Bill Alsup WASP Racing   (Bill Alsup)McLaren / Offy141 running030
121577   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (Walmotors)McLaren / Cosworth139 running015
131369   Joe Saldana Snyder Industries   (Hoffman Racing)Eagle / Offy139 running08
141828   Tom Frantz Frantz-Hoffman   (Tom Frantz)Wildcat / DGS139 running08
15 425   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth128 engine338
16117   Steve Krisiloff Cobre Tire   (Fletcher Racing)Lightning / Cosworth63 gearshift08
17 21   Tom Sneva Sugaripe Prunes   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth43 engine06
181419   Spike Gehlhausen Sta-On Car Glaze   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy12 water line06
191692   John Mahler Sport Magazine   (Intercomp)Eagle / Offy12 piston06
201210   Pancho Carter Alex XLNT Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy7 gearbox06
212034   Vern Schuppan Wysard Motors   (Herb Wysard)Wildcat / Offy2 universal joint05

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
364   #34 off track turn 1 
7148  
15162   stalled car 
176852  
69768   debris 
7712852  
12913911   #25 oil on track 
14015011  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.7%             Average green flag run: 25.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Unser16464
  Gordon Johncock65662
  Bobby Unser678620
  Danny Ongais8711933
  Gordon Johncock12015031

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Gordon Johncock 300    
2   Rick Mears 240   -60  
3   Johnny Rutherford 210   -90  
4   Al Unser 180   -120  
5   Bobby Unser 150   -150  
6   Mike Mosley 120   -180  
7   Wally Dallenbach 90   -210  
8   Tom Bagley 75   -225  
9   Lee Kunzman 60   -240  
10   Larry Rice 45   -255  
11   Bill Alsup 30   -270  
12   Salt Walther 15   -285  
13   Danny Ongais 8   -292  
14   Steve Krisiloff 8   -292  
15   Joe Saldana 8   -292  
16   Tom Frantz 8   -292  
17   Tom Sneva 6   -294  
18   Spike Gehlhausen 6   -294  
19   John Mahler 6   -294  
20   Pancho Carter 6   -294