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1987 Indianapolis 500


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CART race number 3 of 15
Sunday, May 24, 1987 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:04:59
Average Speed: 162.175 mph
Pole Speed: 215.39 mph
Cautions: 10 for 55 laps
Margin of Victory: 4.496 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1987 CART results   /   1987 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
26 21   Bobby Rahal Budweiser   (Truesports)Lola / Cosworth57123,013ignition0 
81211   Jeff MacPherson MacHoward Leasing   (Rick Galles)March / Judd182117,313running05
31712   Fabrizio Barbazza Arciero Wines   (Frank Arciero)March / Cosworth198204,663running014
19 414   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen / Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)Lola / Cosworth117102,963oil seal0 
241415   Geoff Brabham Team Valvoline   (Rick Galles)March / Judd7192,963oil pressure0 
102716   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Call Free   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)March / Cosworth171105,838running03
29 918   Michael Andretti Kraco / STP   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth2891,113pit fire0 
22182   Gordon Johncock STP   (American Racing Series)March / Buick7694,913valve0 
163320   Emerson Fittipaldi Marlboro   (Pat Patrick)March / Chevrolet13198,263engine0 
11 821   Johnny Rutherford Vermont American   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth171104,313running02
6 622   Dick Simon Soundesign   (Dick Simon)Lola / Cosworth193131,813running08
301023   Ludwig Heimrath, Jr. Mackenzie Financial / Horton   (Dick Simon)Lola / Cosworth25111,513crash0 
322324   Randy Lewis Toshiba / Altos   (Leader Card)March / Cosworth890,763gearbox0 
12025   Al Unser Cummins / Holset Turbo   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth200526,763running1820
272929   Pancho Carter Hardee's   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth4593,263valve0 
13163   Danny Sullivan Miller American   (Roger Penske)March / Chevrolet160120,713engine4 
42230   Al Unser, Jr. Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)March / Cosworth196142,963running012
142133   Tom Sneva Skoal Bandit   (Mike Curb)March / Cosworth143103,313crash0 
2 54   Roberto Guerrero True Value / STP   (Vince Granatelli)March / Cosworth200305,013running816
72641   Stan Fox Kerker Exhaust   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth192111,263running06
282844   Davy Jones Copenhagen / Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth34115,463engine0 
9 15   Mario Andretti Hanna Car Wash   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Chevrolet180368,063ignition1706
172555   Josele Garza Schaefer   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth129103,350running0 
51556   Gary Bettenhausen Genesee Beer Wagon   (Gohr Distributing Co.)March / Cosworth195132,213running010
31247   Kevin Cogan Marlboro   (Pat Patrick)March / Chevrolet2190,763oil pump0 
18 771   Arie Luyendyk Living Well / Provimi Veal   (Ron Hemelgarn)March / Cosworth12597,113suspension0 
151977   Derek Daly Schied / Superior / Metro Link   (B.C. Pace Racing)March / Buick133100,763engine0 
23 38   Rick Mears Pennzoil Z-7   (Roger Penske)March / Chevrolet75112,463coil wire0 
201181   Rich Vogler Byrd's / KFC / Living Well   (Ron Hemelgarn)March / Buick10998,263rocker arm0 
333184   George Snider Calumet Farms   (A.J. Foyt)March / Chevrolet092,713engine fire0 
253287   Steve Chassey United Oil / Life of Indiana   (Lydia Laughrey)March / Cosworth6897,913engine0 
121391   Scott Brayton Amway / Autostyle Cars   (Ron Hemelgarn)March / Cosworth167103,063engine01
213098   Ed Pimm Skoal   (Mike Curb)March / Cosworth10995,513turbocharger0 

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
155   #29,55 accident turn 1 
62621  
27337   #23 spun turn 4 
34385  
39424   debris 
436119  
62676   debris 
688013  
81844   #3 spun turn 4 
859511  
961016   #22 stopped on track 
10213029  
1311344   #16 lost wheel 
13514915  
1501589   #33 accident turn 2 
1591613  
1621665   #12 spun turn 4 
16719125  
1921965   #5 stopped on track 
1972004  
  Percent of race run under caution: 27.5%             Average green flag run: 14.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti12727
  Roberto Guerrero28281
  Mario Andretti296032
  Danny Sullivan61644
  Mario Andretti658016
  Roberto Guerrero81811
  Mario Andretti829615
  Roberto Guerrero97971
  Mario Andretti9817780
  Roberto Guerrero1781825
  Al Unser18320018

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mario Andretti 39    
2   Roberto Guerrero 38   -1  
3   Al Unser, Jr. 28   -11  
4   Michael Andretti 24   -15  
5   Al Unser 20   -19  
6   Josele Garza 18   -21  
7   Bobby Rahal 16   -23  
8   Fabrizio Barbazza 15   -24  
9   Tom Sneva 14   -25  
10   Arie Luyendyk 14   -25  
11   Dick Simon 11   -28  
12   Gary Bettenhausen 10   -29  
13   Jeff MacPherson 8   -31  
14   Chip Robinson 8   -31  
15   Johnny Rutherford 6   -33  
16   Stan Fox 6   -33  
17   Dennis Firestone 6   -33  
18   Didier Theys 6   -33  
19   Randy Lewis 5   -34  
20   Geoff Brabham 5   -34