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1991 Indianapolis 500


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CART race number 4 of 17
Sunday, May 26, 1991 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:50:00
Average Speed: 176.457 mph
Pole Speed: 224.113 mph
Cautions: 7 for 35 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.149 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1991 CART results   /   1991 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
3141   Arie Luyendyk UNO / RCA / Total   (Granatelli Racing)Lola / Chevrolet199317,053running014
2 510   Michael Andretti Kmart / Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Chevrolet200607,753running9717
213212   Pancho Carter Doc's Hi Tech   (Frank Arciero)Lola / Buick94139,703engine0 
28 214   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Lola / Chevrolet25153,591suspension0 
271215   Scott Goodyear Mackenzie Financial   (Derrick Walker)Lola / Judd38127,791engine0 
92016   Tony Bettenhausen Jr AMAX   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)Penske / Chevrolet180170,016running04
322917   Willy T. Ribbs McDonald's   (Derrick Walker)Lola / Buick5147,791engine0 
19 418   Bobby Rahal STP / Kraco   (Galles Kraco Racing)Lola / Chevrolet130153,741engine1 
122719   Scott Pruett Budweiser   (Truesports)TrueSport / Judd166159,191transmission01
4 62   Al Unser, Jr. Valvoline   (Galles Kraco Racing)Lola / Chevrolet198223,916running412
10 920   Danny Sullivan Miller Genuine Draft   (Pat Patrick)Lola / Alfa Romeo173194,403turbocharger03
202221   Geoff Brabham MAC Tools   (Truesports)TrueSport / Judd109136,491electrical0 
171922   Scott Brayton Amway / Hoechst Celanese   (Dick Simon)Lola / Chevrolet146172,191engine0 
232623   Tero Palmroth Neste Oil / Rotator   (Paragon Motorsports)Lola / Cosworth77131,990engine0 
26 826   Jim Crawford Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Lola / Buick40133,690engine0 
1 13   Rick Mears Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Chevrolet2001,219,704running3020
143139   Randy Lewis AMP / Orbit / Jet-Air   (Dale Coyne)Lola / Cosworth159150,490running0 
5 74   John Andretti Pennzoil Z-7   (VDS Racing)Lola / Chevrolet197205,153running010
302840   Roberto Guerrero Sharp's   (Pat Patrick)Lola / Alfa Romeo23125,203crash0 
182148   Bernard Jourdain Monarch Sports Systems   (A.J. Foyt)Lola / Buick141140,190gearbox0 
11155   Emerson Fittipaldi Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Chevrolet171183,728gearbox462
241850   Mike Groff Fendi / Hawaiian Tropic   (Antonio Ferrari)Lola / Cosworth68133,290water leak0 
221351   Gary Bettenhausen Glidden Paints   (John Menard)Lola / Buick89177,890radiator01
7 36   Mario Andretti Kmart / Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Chevrolet187203,478engine226
133066   Dominic Dobson Coors / Kroger   (Thorn Burns)Lola / Judd164159,190running0 
16247   Hiro Matsushita Panasonic   (Dick Simon)Lola / Buick149145,891running0 
332371   Buddy Lazier Vail-Beavercreek   (Ron Hemelgarn)Lola / Buick1162,690crash0 
31108   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Target / Scotch Video   (Chip Ganassi)Lola / Chevrolet17125,591electrical0 
151186   Jeff Andretti Texaco / Havoline   (Bruce Leven)Lola / Cosworth150187,490engine0 
29169   Kevin Cogan Glidden Paints   (John Menard)Lola / Buick24127,391crash0 
81791   Stan Fox Byrd's / Bryant   (Ron Hemelgarn)Lola / Buick185201,090running05
63392   Gordon Johncock Jack's Tool Rental / Bryant   (Ron Hemelgarn)Lola / Cosworth188275,690running08
252593   John Paul, Jr. ATEC Environmental   (Mann Motorsports)Lola / Buick53130,690oil leak0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mark Dismore12
Didier Theys17,50
Ted Prappas31
Guido Dacco37
Salt Walther77
Dean Hall97
Johnny Parsons11
Tom Sneva59

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
133   #51,71 accident turn 3 
41916  
20234   #8 stopped on track 
24241  
25339   #9,14,40 accident turn 1 
348350  
84896   #23 stopped on track 
9014758  
1481536   #22,48 stopped on track 
15418330  
1841863   #20 blew engine 
1871904  
1911944   #6 stopped on track 
1952006  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.5%             Average green flag run: 23.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rick Mears11111
  Mario Andretti123322
  Michael Andretti345421
  Al Unser, Jr.55551
  Michael Andretti567924
  Al Unser, Jr.80823
  Michael Andretti8310826
  Emerson Fittipaldi1091124
  Bobby Rahal1131131
  Emerson Fittipaldi11413825
  Rick Mears1391402
  Emerson Fittipaldi14115313
  Michael Andretti15416512
  Emerson Fittipaldi1661694
  Rick Mears1701701
  Michael Andretti17118313
  Rick Mears1841863
  Michael Andretti1871871
  Rick Mears18820013

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rick Mears 57    
2   Arie Luyendyk 49   -8  
3   Bobby Rahal 48   -9  
4   Al Unser, Jr. 42   -15  
5   John Andretti 32   -25  
6   Michael Andretti 31   -26  
7   Danny Sullivan 23   -34  
8   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 19   -38  
9   Emerson Fittipaldi 16   -41  
10   Scott Brayton 13   -44  
11   Jeff Andretti 13   -44  
12   Scott Pruett 12   -45  
13   Mario Andretti 10   -47  
14   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 8   -49  
15   Gordon Johncock 8   -49  
16   Ted Prappas 8   -49  
17   Scott Goodyear 6   -51  
18   Mike Groff 5   -52  
19   Stan Fox 5   -52  
20   Didier Theys 3   -54