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1997 Indy 200


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Indy Racing League race number 3 of 10
Saturday, January 25, 1997 at Walt Disney World Speedway, Orlando, FL
200 laps* on a 1.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:33:31
Average Speed: 128.325 mph
Pole Speed: 166.013 mph
Cautions: 3 for 13 laps
Margin of Victory: .866 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1997 Indy Racing League results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
1 551   Eddie Cheever, Jr. First Plus   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)G/A/G149170,000running435
21410   Mike Groff Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria / Bryant H & C   (Byrd-Cunningham Racing)G/I/F149118,850running033
3 66   Scott Goodyear Nortel   (Fred Treadway)G/A/F14968,900running032
4 41   Scott Sharp Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/G14973,850running031
51191   Buddy Lazier Delta Faucet / Montana   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/I/F14945,550running030
6 927   Jim Guthrie Blueprint Racing   (Blueprint Racing)D/A/F14863,250running029
7 714   Davey Hamilton Power Team Racing   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/G14854,850running028
81222   Marco Greco Intl. Sports Ltd. / Scandia / Alta / Xcel   (Andy Evans)D/A/G14763,550running027
91033   Fermin Velez Mi-Jack / Scandia / Alta / Xcel   (Andy Evans)D/A/G14752,150running026
10 12   Tony Stewart Glidden / Menards   (John Menard)G/A/F14683,300crash13128
11 312   Buzz Calkins Bradley Motorsports   (Brad Calkins)G/A/G14454,200engine1424
12 25   Arie Luyendyk WavePhore   (Fred Treadway)G/A/F9747,800crash023
131617   Danny Ongais Trane Heating & Cooling / Allied Specialty   (Chitwood Motorsports)D/A/G9424,500suspension022
141530   Jeret Schroeder Purity Farms   (Dennis McCormack)G/A/G9345,100crash021
151840   Jack Miller AMS / Crest Racing   (Arizona Motorsports)D/A/F8543,750suspension020
16 84   Jeff Ward Monsoon-Galles Racing   (Rick Galles)G/A/G6322,900gearbox019
171721   Roberto Guerrero Pennzoil   (Pagan Racing)D/I/G5646,000fuel pump018
181318   John Paul, Jr. Earl's Performance / V-Line / KECO   (Paul Diatlovich)D/A/G4642,700oil pump017
191977   Stephan Gregoire Miller-Eads   (Tom Chastain)G/A/G216,300fuel pump016
* Race shortened to 149 laps due to rain.

C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara; G - G Force; L - Lola; R - Reynard
  Engine: A - Oldsmobile Aurora; B - Buick; F - Ford Cosworth XB; I - Nissan Infiniti; M - Menard V6
  Tires: F - Firestone; G - Goodyear

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
19898  
991068   #4 accident turn 2 
10714539  
1461494   #17 accident turn 2 
1501501   red flag 
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.7%             Average green flag run: 68.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tony Stewart1130130
  Buzz Calkins13114414
  Tony Stewart1451451
  Eddie Cheever, Jr.1461494

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mike Groff 96    
2   Buzz Calkins 86   -10  
3   Scott Sharp 85   -11  
4   Davey Hamilton 82   -14  
5   Marco Greco 81   -15  
6   Roberto Guerrero 78   -18  
7   Tony Stewart 66   -30  
8   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 65   -31  
9   Jim Guthrie 63   -33  
10   Michele Alboreto 62   -34  
11   John Paul, Jr. 62   -34  
12   Arie Luyendyk 62   -34  
13   Richie Hearn 59   -37  
14   Buddy Lazier 57   -39  
15   Eliseo Salazar 54   -42  
16   Stephan Gregoire 52   -44  
17   Robbie Buhl 40   -56  
18   Stan Wattles 36   -60  
19   Tyce Carlson 36   -60  
20   Michel Jourdain, Jr. 33   -63