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1974 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 6 of 14
Sunday, May 26, 1974 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:09:10
Average Speed: 158.589 mph
Pole Speed: 191.632 mph
Cautions: 7
Margin of Victory: 22.33 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1974 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1974 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
15 114   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt14237,681oil line70 
30 240   Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy315,493piston2 
14 368   Mike Hiss Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy15820,692running0 
4 420   Gordon Johncock STP Double Oil Filter   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy19835,524running0600
31 55   Mario Andretti Viceroy   (Parnelli Jones)Eagle / Offy214,887valve0 
29 698   Mike Mosley Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy615,730engine0 
2 748   Bobby Unser Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy20095,854running6800
20 824   Tom Sneva Raymond Companies   (Grant King)King / Offy9418,296ring / pinion0 
5 973   David Hobbs Carling Black Label   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy19630,684running0 
331044   Dick Simon TraveLodge   (Dick Simon)Eagle / Foyt113,891valve0 
32118   Gary Bettenhausen Score   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy213,548valve0 
231221   Jimmy Caruthers Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy6415,315gearbox0 
281382   George Snider Gilmore Racing   (Jim Greer)Atlanta / Foyt713,355valve0 
171477   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Offy14117,348piston0 
221560   Steve Krisiloff STP Gas Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy7215,292clutch0 
3164   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy19961,455running0700
101755   Jerry Grant Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy17520,980running0150
9189   Lloyd Ruby Unlimited RacingEagle / Offy18722,396out of fuel0200
191942   Jerry Karl Ayr-Way / Lloyd's   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy11516,534crash0 
132018   Bill Simpson American Kids Racers   (Richard Beith)Eagle / Offy16318,981piston0 
72111   Pancho Carter Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy19126,551running0300
112289   John Martin Sea Snack Shrimp Cocktail   (Automotive Technology)McLaren / Offy16920,391running0100
122327   Tom Bigelow Bryant Heating & Air Conditioning   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy16619,798running050
272461   Rick Muther Eisenhour-Brayton RacingCoyote / Foyt1114,077piston0 
1253   Johnny Rutherford McLaren Cars   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy200237,193running1221000
182615   Al Unser Viceroy   (Parnelli Jones)Eagle / Offy13116,640valve0 
16271   Roger McCluskey English Leather   (Lindsey Hopkins)Riley / Offy14118,209rear end0 
252856   Jim Hurtubise Miller High LifeMcLaren / Offy3114,613engine0 
262994   Johnny Parsons Vatis Enterprises   (Tassi Vatis)Finley / Offy1813,802turbocharger0 
63045   Jim McElreath Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy19426,675running0400
83179   Bob Harkey City of Peru Circus   (Lindsey Hopkins)Kenyon / Foyt18922,850running0250
213251   Jan Opperman Viceroy   (Parnelli Jones)Parnelli / Offy8514,866spun out0 
243359   Larry Cannon American Financial   (Richard Hoffman)Eagle / Offy4914,725differential0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jim McElreath46Thermo King
Lee Brayton76Webster Racing
John Mahler69, 74Woods
Larry McCoy63Shurfine Foods
Eldon Rasmussen58Ras-Car
John Cannon53Minnesota Serendipity
Larry Rice39Precision Engine
Bill Puterbaugh38Midwest Manufacturing
Sammy Sessions30Oriente Express
Bentley Warren26, 94Raymond Companies, Vatis
Mel Kenyon19Ayr-Way / Lloyds
Jigger Sirois25Adams Automotive
Dennis Zimmerman31MVS
Al Loquasto86Martin Guitar

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Wally Dallenbach122
  A.J. Foyt32422
  Bobby Unser25262
  A.J. Foyt274923
  Bobby Unser50523
  A.J. Foyt536412
  Johnny Rutherford6512561
  A.J. Foyt12613510
  Johnny Rutherford1361372
  A.J. Foyt1381403
  Johnny Rutherford14117535
  Bobby Unser1761761
  Johnny Rutherford17720024