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1968 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 5 of 28
Thursday, May 30, 1968 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:16:14
Average Speed: 152.882 mph
Pole Speed: 171.559 mph
Cautions: 5
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1968 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1968 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
12 160   Joe Leonard STP Oil Treatment   (Parnelli Jones)Lotus / Turbine19137,403fuel shaft3150
19 270   Graham Hill STP Oil TreatmentLotus / Turbine11013,693crash0 
1 33   Bobby Unser Rislone   (Bob Wilke)Eagle / Offy200177,523running1271000
33 42   Mario Andretti Overseas National Airways   (Mario Andretti)Hawk / Ford29,843piston0 
5 525   Lloyd Ruby Gene White Co.   (Gene White)Mongoose / Offy20030,248running42500
26 624   Al Unser Retzloff Chemical   (Al Retzloff)Lola / Ford4010,003crash0 
29 78   Roger McCluskey G.C. Murphy   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy169,343oil filter0 
20 81   A.J. Foyt Sheraton / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford8611,013rear end0 
27 94   Gordon Johncock Gilmore Broadcasting   (Gordon Johncock)Gerhardt / Offy379,363rear end0 
21048   Dan Gurney Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Ford20064,678running0800
131120   Art Pollard STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Lotus / Turbine1881,833fuel shaft0 
171254   Wally Dallenbach Valvoline   (Tassi Vatis)Finley / Offy14611,413engine0 
141382   Jim McElreath Jim GreerCoyote / Ford17912,793stalled0 
221427   Jim Malloy Jim Robbins Seat Belt   (Jim Robbins)Vollstedt / Ford6410,013rear end0 
231578   Jerry Grant Bardahl   (Friedkin Enterprises)Eagle / Ford509,643oil leak0 
321635   Jochen Rindt Repco-Brabham   (Jack Brabham)Brabham / Repco59,713piston0 
31715   Mel Kenyon City of Lebanon, Indiana   (Fred Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy20044,843running0700
161810   Bud Tingelstad Federal Engineering   (Federal Automotive Associates)Gerhardt / Offy15812,553oil pressure0 
211945   Ronnie Bucknum Weinberger Homes   (Weinberger & Wilseck)Eagle / Ford7610,853fuel leak0 
42042   Denny Hulme Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Ford20026,508running0600
182118   Johnny Rutherford City of Seattle   (Alan Green)Eagle / Ford12511,468crash0 
242211   Gary Bettenhausen Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy439,743crash0 
72398   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Wagner Lockheed Brake Fluid   (J.C. Agajanian)Shrike / Offy19817,903running0300
112416   Bob Veith Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy19614,393running0100
10256   Bobby Grim Gene White Co.   (Gene White)Mongoose / Offy19615,053running0150
62659   Ronnie Duman Hayhoe Racing Enterprises   (Cleaver Brooks)Hayhoe / Offy19919,088running0400
82790   Mike Mosley Zecol / Lubaid   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy19716,819running0250
152884   Carl Williams Sheraton / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford16313,138crash0 
312929   George Snider Vel's Parnelli Ford   (Vel Miletich)Mongoose / Ford99,353oil leak0 
303056   Jim Hurtubise Pepsi / Frito-Lay   (Jim Hurtubise)Mallard / Offy99,213piston0 
93194   Sammy Sessions Valvoline   (Tassi Vatis)Finley / Offy19715,104running0200
253221   Arnie Knepper Bryant Heating & Cooling   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy429,463crash0 
283364   Larry Dickson Overseas National Airways   (Mario Andretti)Hawk / Ford249,043piston0 

Relief Drivers:
Car #64: Mario Andretti (11 laps)

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Carl Williams5Retzloff Chemical
Art Pollard11Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning
Bob Hurt14, 36Quaker State, Jack Adams Aircraft
Sammy Sessions14, 49Quaker State, Weinberger Homes
Arnie Knepper17Bryant Heating & Cooling
Greg Weld17, 19Bryant Heating & Cooling, M.V.S.
Henry Pens17Bryant Heating & Cooling
Bill Cheesbourg22Michner Petroleum
Ronnie Duman22Michner Petroleum
Bobby Johns26Central Hardware
Rick Muther28George R. Bryant
Mike Spence30STP Oil Treatment
Sonny Ates31, 19Federal Engineering, M.V.S.
Al Miller32, 9Wally Weir, Vel's Parnelli Ford
Larry Dickson36Jack Adams Aircraft
Joe Leonard40STP Oil Treatment
George Follmer41George R. Bryant
Gary Bettenhausen47Joe Hunt Magneto
LeeRoy Yarbrough62Cleaver Brooks
Bruce Walkup62Cleaver Brooks
Danny Ongais63City of Long Beach
Bruce McLaren66Botany 500
Denny Hulme69Botany 500
Jerry Titus76, 50Bardahl, Navarro Injection
Bill Puterbaugh77, 63Dayton Steel Wheel, City of Long Beach
Bob Harkey88, 71Kenny Brenn, Stewart-Warner

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Leonard177
  Bobby Unser85649
  Lloyd Ruby578933
  Bobby Unser9011223
  Joe Leonard1131197
  Bobby Unser12016546
  Lloyd Ruby1661749
  Joe Leonard17519117
  Bobby Unser1922009