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1979 Gould Grand Prix


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CART race number 12 of 14
Saturday, September 15, 1979 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
75 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 0:51:22
Average Speed: 175.211 mph
Pole Speed: 204.001 mph
Cautions: 1 for 7 laps
Margin of Victory: 10.6 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1979 CART results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 112   Bobby Unser Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth75 running49300
3 29   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth74 out of fuel0210
13 320   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Penske / Cosworth36 engine258
4 44   Johnny Rutherford Budweiser   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth74 running0180
10 52   Al Unser Pennzoil   (Chaparral Cars)Chaparral / Cosworth53 crash045
2 61   Tom Sneva Sugaripe Prunes   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth75 running1240
6 740   Wally Dallenbach Foreman Industries   (Pat Patrick)Penske / Cosworth73 engine0120
11 855   Spike Gehlhausen Frosty AcresLightning / Cosworth48 ignition030
12 977   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (Walmotors)Penske / Cosworth38 rear end015
51011   Tom Bagley Dairy Queen / Kent Oil   (Bobby Hillin)Penske / Cosworth74 running0150
91141   Bill Alsup WASP Racing   (Bill Alsup)McLaren / Cosworth65 running060
141118   Tom Frantz Kent OilWildcat / DGS27 oil leak08
81210   Pancho Carter Alex XLNT Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy71 running075
151334   Vern Schuppan Wysard-Barrett   (Herb Wysard)Wildcat / DGS0 did not start0 
71560   Steve Krisiloff Patrick Racing   (Pat Patrick)Penske / Cosworth73 running090

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Unser199
  Gordon Johncock102819
  Tom Sneva29291
  Gordon Johncock30356
  Bobby Unser367540

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rick Mears 3550    
2   Bobby Unser 3370   -180  
3   Johnny Rutherford 2013   -1537  
4   Gordon Johncock 1791   -1759  
5   Al Unser 1635   -1915  
6   Danny Ongais 1459   -2091  
7   Tom Bagley 1148   -2402  
8   Tom Sneva 1135   -2415  
9   Mike Mosley 1068   -2482  
10   Wally Dallenbach 954   -2596  
11   Mario Andretti 700   -2850  
12   Lee Kunzman 485   -3065  
13   Vern Schuppan 441   -3109  
14   Pancho Carter 354   -3196  
15   Bill Alsup 325   -3225  
16   Salt Walther 314   -3236  
17   Steve Krisiloff 279   -3271  
18   Spike Gehlhausen 260   -3290  
19   Joe Saldana 242   -3308  
20   Tom Frantz 236   -3314