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1980 True Value 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 4 of 5
Sunday, June 22, 1980 at Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:18:04
Average Speed: 151.454 mph
Pole Speed: 185.491 mph
Cautions: 5 for 23 laps
Margin of Victory: 21.03 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1980 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1980 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 111   Bobby Unser Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth20073,761running1161000
2 54   Johnny Rutherford Pennzoil   (Chaparral Racing)Chaparral / Cosworth20038,136running6800
3109   Tom Sneva Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth19825,461running0700
4 841   Bill Alsup Polaroid Time Zero   (Bill Alsup)Penske / Cosworth19416,385running0600
52734   Vern Schuppan Wysard Motors   (Herb Wysard)Wildcat / DGS19311,836running0500
61410   Pancho Carter Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Penske / Cosworth1939,686running4400
71724   Sheldon Kinser Genesee Beer   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Cosworth1928,886running2300
81943   Howdy Holmes Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth1908,136running0250
92495   Larry Cannon Kraco Car Stereo   (Larry Cannon)Wildcat / DGS1887,636running0200
102681   Lee Kunzman O'Hanlon RacingMcLaren / Cosworth1837,136running0150
113228   Herm Johnson Menard Lumber   (Cliff-Menard)Lightning / Offy1826,736running0100
12 71   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth1636,536engine050
132029   Billy Engelhart Clark Equipment   (Beaudoin Racing)McLaren / Cosworth1336,136turbocharger025
14 67   Jerry Sneva Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth1176,136ignition025
152338   Jerry Karl Tonco Trailers   (William Compton)McLaren / Chevy1125,936running025
162847   Phil Caliva Nicolosi Restaurant   (Bill Alsup)McLaren / Offy1105,736ignition025
17 312   Mario Andretti Essex   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth1055,536transmission420
18 925   Danny Ongais Interscope / Panasonic   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth995,336clutch120
19 214   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Parnelli / Cosworth855,136valve6720
202137   John Martin J & J Enterprises   (Ross Davis)Wildcat / DGS784,936gearbox020
21168   Dick Simon Vermont American   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy744,736gearbox015
222259   Joe Saldana Dynamics, Inc.   (Holt-Neward)Eagle / Offy734,536piston015
23 448   Mike Mosley Theodore Racing   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Chevy454,336piston015
24125   Al Unser Longhorn Racing   (Bobby Hillin)Longhorn / Cosworth344,236handling015
253330   Phil Threshie I.A.M. / Machinists Union   (Arizona Racing Associates)IAM / Chevrolet264,136transmission010
261566   Roger Rager Advance Clean Sweep   (Roger Rager)Wildcat / Chevy254,036crash010
272997   Jim McElreath Del Ray Marine   (Grant King)King / Chevy253,936crash010
28132   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Leader Card   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy233,836piston010
291140   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth163,736handling05
301818   Dennis Firestone Scientific Drilling   (Jack Rhoades)Penske / Cosworth103,636crash05
313086   Al Loquasto Pacific Coast RacingLightning / Cosworth103,536suspension05
323132   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Medlin Racing   (Walter Medlin)Eagle / Offy44,436piston05
332546   Gary Bettenhausen Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Wildcat / DGS13,386clutch05

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Johnny Parsons15, 51Hopkins
George Snider16Gilmore Racing
Gordon Johncock20North American Van Lines
Tom Bagley40Kent Oil
Milt Harper50BFM Enterprises
Bob Frey79Hoffman Racing
Bob Harkey98Del Ray Marine

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
155  
683   #32 stalled on track 
9113  
12143   #18,86 accident turn 3 
152511  
26316   #43,97,66 accident turn 3 
327443  
75795   #8 tow-in 
8015172  
1521576   #10 spun turn 3 
15820043  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.5%             Average green flag run: 29.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  A.J. Foyt188
  Mario Andretti991
  A.J. Foyt10123
  Sheldon Kinser13142
  Pancho Carter15184
  A.J. Foyt19268
  Danny Ongais27271
  A.J. Foyt285326
  Bobby Unser54574
  Mario Andretti58603
  A.J. Foyt618222
  Bobby Unser8313553
  Johnny Rutherford1361361
  Bobby Unser13715822
  Johnny Rutherford1591635
  Bobby Unser16420037

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Johnny Rutherford 2440    
2   Tom Sneva 1940   -500  
3   Bobby Unser 1326   -1114  
4   Gordon Johncock 1090   -1350  
5   Pancho Carter 988   -1452  
6   Bill Alsup 780   -1660  
7   Gary Bettenhausen 720   -1720  
8   Rick Mears 706   -1734  
9   Vern Schuppan 500   -1940  
10   Sheldon Kinser 340   -2100  
11   Danny Ongais 325   -2115  
12   Howdy Holmes 258   -2182  
13   Tom Bigelow 250   -2190  
14   Spike Gehlhausen 245   -2195  
15   Tom Bagley 220   -2220  
16   Larry Cannon 205   -2235  
17   Tim Richmond 200   -2240  
18   Billy Engelhart 170   -2270  
19   Gordon Smiley 170   -2270  
20   Greg Leffler 150   -2290