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1975 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 6 of 13
Sunday, May 25, 1975 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:54:55
Average Speed: 149.213 mph
Pole Speed: 193.976 mph
Cautions: 5
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1975 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1975 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
41811   Pancho Carter Cobre Tire   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy16931,633running0600
26 512   Mike Mosley Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy9415,852piston0 
3 114   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt17471,665running53700
52215   Roger McCluskey Silver Floss Sauerkraut   (Lindsey Hopkins)Riley / Offy16729,279running0500
251316   Bobby Allison CAM2 Motor Oil   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy11214,128gearbox1 
183317   Tom Bigelow Bryant Heating & Air Conditioning   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy15117,284piston0 
122619   Sheldon Kinser Spirit of Indiana   (Grant King)King / Offy16122,184running050
2 72   Johnny Rutherford Gatorade   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy17493,152running5800
31 220   Gordon Johncock Sinmast Wildcat   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1117,432ignition8 
282121   Mario Andretti Viceroy / Vel's   (Parnelli Jones)Eagle / Offy4915,174crash0 
231724   Bentley Warren The Bottom Half   (Grant King)King / Offy12014,761running0 
132030   Jerry Karl Jose JohnsonEagle / Chevy16118,932running0 
102333   Bob Harkey Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Offy16221,715running0150
172536   Sammy Sessions Commander Motor HomesEagle / Offy15517,218piston0 
16114   Al Unser Viceroy / Vel's   (Parnelli Jones)Eagle / Offy15717,373connecting rod0 
92140   Wally Dallenbach Sinmast Wildcat   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS16541,452piston96200
213044   Dick Simon Bruce Cogle Ford   (Dick Simon)Eagle / Foyt13316,282running0 
151945   Gary Bettenhausen Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy15818,849crash0 
1 348   Bobby Unser Jorgensen Eagle   (Earle Jorgensen)Eagle / Offy174204,590running111000
243258   Eldon Rasmussen Anacomp / Wild Rose   (Eldon Rasmussen)Rascar / Foyt11915,692fuel valve0 
6 86   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Cobre Tire   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy16626,934running0400
302863   Larry McCoy Shurfine Foods   (James Bidwell)Atlanta / Offy2414,270piston0 
22 468   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy12517,052crash0 
32 67   Lloyd Ruby Allied Polymer   (Mike Devin)McLaren / Offy714,922piston0 
201473   Jerry Grant Spirit of Orange County   (Fred Carrillo)Eagle / Offy13715,734piston0 
33 977   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Offy214,307turbocharger0 
141078   Jimmy Caruthers Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Eagle / Offy16118,351running0 
71583   Bill Puterbaugh McNamara Motor Express   (Lee Elkins)Eagle / Offy16527,377running0300
271689   John Martin Automotive TechnologyMcLaren / Offy6113,882oil cooler0 
191293   Johnny Parsons Ayr-Way / WNAP   (Tassi Vatis)Eagle / Offy14016,103transmission0 
293194   Mike Hiss Ayr-Way / WNAP   (Tassi Vatis)Finley / Offy3913,865crash0 
82497   George Snider Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy16523,368running0250
112998   Steve Krisiloff Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy16221,637running0100
* Race shortened to 174 laps due to rain.

Relief Drivers:
Car #33: Salt Walther (145 laps)

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Chuck Gurney23Crower V-4 Kit
Dan Murphy25Cicada
Bob Harkey25Cicada
Tom Bigelow27Bryant Heating & Air Conditioning
George Follmer28, 52American Kids Racers, Adams Automotive
Jerry Sneva37, 38Curtis Auto Ctr., Midwest Manuf. / Sunflower
Mike Hiss38Midwest Manufacturing / Sunflower
Jan Opperman46Thermo King
Rick Muther46, 52Thermo King, Adams Automotive / Hawthorn
Jim Hurtubise52, 56Adams Automotive / Hawthorn, Miller High Life
Jigger Sirois52Adams Automotive / Hawthorn
Bill Simpson52Adams Automotive / Hawthorn
John Hubbard53Minnesota Serendipity
Lee Kunzman55, 52Cobre Tire, Adams Automotive / Hawthorn
Larry Cannon59American Financial
Graham McRae75Silver Floss Sauerkraut
Bill Scott76Webster Racing
Al Loquasto86, 38Frostie Root Beer, Midwest Manuf. / Sunflower

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Gordon Johncock188
  A.J. Foyt92113
  Johnny Rutherford22232
  Bobby Allison24241
  A.J. Foyt255834
  Wally Dallenbach596911
  A.J. Foyt70701
  Wally Dallenbach719424
  A.J. Foyt95962
  Wally Dallenbach9712024
  A.J. Foyt1211233
  Bobby Unser1241241
  Wally Dallenbach12516137
  Johnny Rutherford1621643
  Bobby Unser16517410

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   A.J. Foyt 2510    
2   Bobby Unser 1830   -680  
3   Johnny Rutherford 1580   -930  
4   Steve Krisiloff 1330   -1180  
5   Wally Dallenbach 870   -1640  
6   Pancho Carter 835   -1675  
7   Lee Kunzman 740   -1770  
8   Billy Vukovich, Jr. 700   -1810  
9   Tom Sneva 690   -1820  
10   Roger McCluskey 670   -1840  
11   John Martin 660   -1850  
12   Mike Mosley 470   -2040  
13   Gordon Johncock 400   -2110  
14   Al Loquasto 330   -2180  
15   Bill Puterbaugh 300   -2210  
16   Salt Walther 260   -2250  
17   Eldon Rasmussen 260   -2250  
18   George Snider 250   -2260  
19   Bob Harkey 150   -2360  
20   Bill Scott 120   -2390